The Community of Pro Bono Service

Taproot Foundation celebrates Pro Bono Week 2019
Oct 21, 2019 10:05 AM ET

By Lindsay Firestone Gruber, President & CEO of Taproot Foundation

Every year, Pro Bono Week serves as an amazing opportunity for those of us in this field to come together with a strong, collective voice and shine a light on the impact and importance of pro bono service. And never has the need for pro bono been more apparent. Nonprofits and other social good organizations are confronted daily with the challenge of meeting the increasing demand of critical social issues amidst declining charitable giving. 

This year, our voices are joined by leaders from the philanthropic community. In a watershed moment for the sector, these foundations amplified the important message that the true cost of nonprofits’ crucial work includes the business infrastructure they need to achieve their missions. It is when we come together in this way—acting in unison as part of a broader ecosystem supporting the nonprofit sector—that we can create more change by helping strengthen the organizations that are taking on society’s greatest challenges. And pro bono service is uniquely able to achieve that multiplier effect by increasing organizations’ capacity for impact.

During Pro Bono Week 2019, we are celebrating that ecosystem—from the nonprofit professionals on the frontlines serving critical community needs to the funders, business professionals, and companies who are helping strengthen the organizations that address them.

We invite you to be a part of this community of pro bono—this week and every week.

Taproot Foundation’s celebration of Pro Bono Week 2019 is generously supported by American Express, Deloitte, and Prudential Financial.

Be a part of the community of pro bono service

  • Webinar: Do More with Less—Tapping into Pro Bono Support
    This webinar will give nonprofit organizations all the tools they need to get started on Taproot Plus, Taproot’s online platform that connects organizations with skilled volunteers.
    Tuesday, October 22
    1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT
  • Webinar: Use Your Skills to Make a Difference
    In this webinar, skilled volunteers will explore how they can share their expertise with nonprofit and social change organizations on Taproot Plus.
    Wednesday, October 23
    1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT

Build the community of pro bono at your company

  • Webinar: Pro Bono + The Inclusive Leader
    Leading Inclusion and Social Impact experts at Deloitte will join Taproot for a panel discussion unpacking the characteristics of a strong Inclusion strategy and how pro bono can help companies develop inclusive behaviors while supporting nonprofits that are working to build more inclusive societies.
    Thursday, October 24
    1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT

Build the community of pro bono at your nonprofit

  • Webinar: Developing Nonprofit Leaders through Pro Bono
    Developing leaders and talent at your nonprofit doesn’t have to happen in a “traditional” way. Managing pro bono projects that engage business professionals can be equally as valuable of an experience—explore how at this webinar supported by American Express.
    Thursday, October 24
    3 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. CT / 12 p.m. PT

And be inspired by the exponential power of pro bono

  • Explore the impact of pro bono on our communities with profiles featuring Prudential Financial and more.
    Stay tuned!
  • Follow along on social media using the hashtag #PBW19.

About Pro Bono Week
Pro Bono Week (#PBW19) is a global campaign that celebrates and activates pro bono service across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Inspired by the American Bar Association’s National Celebration of Pro Bono, Taproot works with partners around the globe to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year in October.