A large company in your community wants to partner with your nonprofit. You’re excited – this partnership could pave the way for new funding, fill knowledge gaps at your organization, and raise your nonprofit’s profile in the community. The company loves your mission and wants to know how their employees can help. They have some ideas for volunteer service, and can articulate what they want their employees to get out of the experience – but they’ll look to you to define if and how their employees can meaningfully contribute to your mission. Are you ready?
In President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, he called on business to be a force for good through the strong and fair treatment of employees.
"This year I plan to lift up the many businesses who've figured out that doing right by their workers ends up being good for their shareholders, their customers and their communities, so that we can spread those best practices across America."
300 seasoned project managers and experts in strategic planning, marketing, IT, finance, and HR volunteer their skills to 100 DC Metro nonprofit organizations on the second annual Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS™) Pro Bono Lab.
WASHINGTON, January 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – On January 18th, as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, Taproot Foundation and Project Management for Change will lead the second annual Project Management Day of Service Pro Bono Lab. This pro bono volunteer event will bring critical resources in strategic planning, marketing, IT, finance, and HR to local nonprofit organizations.
Building a strong talent pipeline has been the focus of corporate conversations since the industrial revolution. Now, companies are recognizing that employees are not only their most critical business asset – they are their most strategic philanthropic asset.
CECP’s 2015 Giving in Numbers reported that Pro Bono and Paid Volunteer Time are the two most rapidly growing corporate programs.
Charities and Non-Profits Aren't the Only Beneficiaries Here...
A number of companies participate in a program that supports the giving of time by their employees commonly known as Dollars for Doers (D4D). There has been a lot of buzz in the marketplace of the value of this type of program and its benefits.
How nonprofit organizations go from not using pro bono service to regularly relying on the talents of experienced business professionals as a “go to” resource to support their missions.
To go from zero to four-day-per-week workouts is tough. Really tough. But once you have your thing, whether it’s lifting weights, walking, spinning, or kickboxing, after a while it gets easier. Eventually, your body, mind, and mood crave a workout. Most of us just do it because deep down we know it’s smart and worth it.
Prudential employees unleashed their professional expertise to diagnose the critical challenges facing nonprofits at a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Week ScopeAthon.
Headquartered in Newark, NJ for more than 100 years, Prudential is a recognized leader for its commitment to the local community. No stranger to employee volunteerism, Prudential demonstrated its investment in helping the community thrive by partnering with Taproot Foundation to host a ScopeAthon to benefit Newark, NJ nonprofits.
The promise of pro bono is that skilled volunteers can lend their expertise to nonprofits thus reducing barriers to effectiveness. The problem is that accepting a pro bono volunteer is not necessarily easy for a nonprofit nor cost free. According to a survey of more than 1,400 nonprofits, the major challenge of engaging in a pro bono project is the time the project consumes for an already overworked staff.