Help drive social change: Raise your hand to volunteer your skills with Taproot Foundation
Want to volunteer, but don’t necessarily want to paint a fence? Instead, drive social change with what you do best by donating your time and professional skills to nonprofits in need of your expertise. Thousands of nonprofits and skilled volunteers are connecting each day on the free online platform, Taproot+, for marketing, IT, HR, business strategy, finance projects and more.
A guest post by Pamela Paton, Financial Services Executive and Common Impact Board Member
After 30 years of managing people in the corporate world, I've learned that the best employees are happy employees. Not just happy because their job is challenging and the salary is great, but because the company that they work for recognizes the importance of giving back to one's community. This concept is not new, even Ben Franklin referred to it long ago, and there are many studies available on the topic.
BOSTON, MA, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact is offering free one-hour consulting sessions to companies and nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about building or expanding skills-based volunteering programs as part of Pro Bono Week 2014 (October 19-25). Companies and nonprofits interested in signing up for a free one-hour telephone consultation session or to learn more can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Ashoka, the world’s leading association of social entrepreneurs seeking to build an Everyone a Changemaker™ world, announces its participation in global Pro Bono Week from October 20-26, 2013. For more than 30 years, Ashoka has bridged the business and social sectors by creating high-quality pro bono engagements that provide specialized business expertise to Ashoka’s leading social entrepreneurs, while enabling executives to gain unique perspective on the fields and communities in which they work. Taproot Foundation, founded by Ashoka Fellow Aaron Hurst,
On April 24th, America's Charities is hosting #GivingUnderTheInfluence, a symposium focused on key trends, solutions, and strategies shaping the future of employee engagement and workplace giving. In this series of posts, we’ll introduce you to the panelists who will lead the #GivingUnderTheInfluence Symposium discussion.
Volunteer programs are a key element of an integrated corporate social responsibility strategy.
They prove that a company is taking social responsibility seriously. Rather than treating CSR like an isolated sector, a for-profit with a volunteer program actively engages employees, consumers and stakeholders alike. It sees CSR as an essential strategy to be incorporated into every aspect of its business.