Quick Consult is a series where members of Taproot Foundation's team share insights into questions and topics we hear are top of mind for pro bono practitioners at all stages. Crystal Hendricks-Kretzer, Taproot's Director of Marketing and Communications, shares a few tips for building out your corporate storytelling efforts.
How VMware Foundation's team taps into the power of storytelling
For corporate pro bono practitioners, telling stories is critical. By communicating the impact of your pro bono programming effectively, you’ll promote your company’s social good initiatives both internally and externally. Those efforts can help elevate your company’s brand and position in the field—that’s the power of a good story.
At VMware, we’re on a journey to put back more than we take, delivering long-term shared value for our stakeholders, and unlocking opportunities for all. As part of that journey, for the past three years, we’ve been working with the pro bono experts at Taproot Foundation, investing in tools and resources to help nonprofits build their technical capacity.
Explore VMware and Taproot Foundation's Free Step-By-Step Guide
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Transforming Technology Pro Bonois a practical guide released by Taproot Foundation and VMware for companies, philanthropies, and volunteers who are looking to offer pro bono as well as nonprofits who are looking to lead their own technology pro bono projects. In this compilation, new research is combined with the previously released Solution Development Framew
A Customer-Centric Approach to Effective Technology Pro Bono
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On the heels of last week’s Global Pro Bono Summit, Taproot Foundationand VMware are releasing their latest research—a compilation of guides to Transforming Technology Pro Bono—in an effort to support nonprofit organizations in maximizing the impact technology pro bono can have on their mission.
Taproot Foundation and VMware release their newest nonprofit resource on the heels of the Global Pro Bono Summit
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The social sector continues to lag in the adoption and use of technology due in part to lack of funding and limited staff. How can pro bono service bridge the gap between the needs of the sector and available human and financial resources?
A guide for effectively communicating your pro bono initiatives
For corporate pro bono practitioners, storytelling is critical.
By communicating the impact of your pro bono programming effectively, you’ll promote your company’s social good initiatives both internally and externally. Those efforts can help elevate your company’s brand and position in the field—that’s the power of a good story.
“At VMware, we believe that each person has something unique to contribute. Thus, everyone can be a Citizen Philanthropist,” says Jessamine Chin, director of the VMware Foundation. “With those unique contributions, each person has the ability to effect positive change in the world.”
“Rural school districts in the U.S. struggle to deliver the same educational experiences provided by their larger suburban and urban peers…Technology…holds great promise for rural communities working to improve outcomes for students and leverage their existing resources toward even greater impact.”1