Pro Bono CSR News

Taproot Foundation Celebrates the Community of Pro Bono This Pro Bono Week 2019

Taproot’s campaign supported in part by American Express, Deloitte, and Prudential Financial
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NEW YORK, October 14, 2019 / 3BL Media / – The pro bono movement is an ecosystem, a true community supporting a community. And each role in this ecosystem is vital in bringing the impact to life—from the nonprofit professionals on the frontlines fighting for those they serve to the business professionals and companies who are investing in their communities by working to strengthen the organizations that serve them. 

Taproot Foundation Announces the Average Hourly Value of Pro Bono Service is now $195

New valuation up 30% over 2015 value
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October 9, 2019 / 3BL Media / - In the lead up to Pro Bono Week 2019, Taproot Foundation announces that the average hourly value of pro bono service in 2019 has increased to $195, up 30% over the 2015 valuation. The $195 valuation defines the average per hour value of time donated by business professionals to nonprofit organizations through pro bono services, including expertise in areas like marketing, strategic planning, HR, technology, and finance.

Powering the Future World of Work Through Digital Skills Education

SAP CEO Bill McDermott has made clear: the new economy is here, and it’s open for business to everyone. No one can be left behind.
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Regardless of where in the world you find yourself, regardless of the place where you start, opportunity can be open for all in the digital economy. But it requires skills to be successful, and while they don’t pretend to know or have all the answers, SAP’s cross-enterprise approach to building opportunity, inclusively and sustainably, is an example of an integrated strategy that benefits the business and all of its stakeholders.

Global Pro Bono and the "Human Touch"

Five skills necessary to survive in the 4th industrial revolution
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It’s fair to say that a majority of jobs in industrialized economies today require some proficiency in Microsoft Office and other elementary computer skills. However, don’t be surprised when the next job description you see includes creativity or high emotional intelligence leading the list of required skills.

Tap Into Pro Bono Support at Your Nonprofit This Pro Bono Week

Partner up with marketing, HR, strategy, tech, and finance experts through Taproot Foundation
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 11 AM MT // 10 AM PST

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If you work at a nonprofit, you probably find yourself putting off projects and plans due to shortages in budget or in-house expertise. With the support of Taproot volunteers donating their professional skills, you can make those blue-sky plans a reality.

Connect With Your Community Through Pro Bono Service

Register now for Taproot Foundation’s Pro Bono Week webinar
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Koch’s Mark Holden Receives Award for Criminal Justice Reform Work

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Koch Industries Senior Vice President Mark Holden has received the prestigious Margaret Mead Award from the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) for his efforts to advance criminal justice reform at all levels in the United States.

Webinar: Pro Bono + The Inclusive Leader

A Panel Conversation Exploring the Connection between Pro Bono Service and the Evolving Field of Inclusion on Thurs, October 24
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For decades, companies have been tapping into the power of pro bono service to accelerate talent development and engage employees while lifting up the communities where they live and work. Now, as corporate leaders are looking for innovative inclusive experiences, how can pro bono work further enhance inclusion and diversity efforts?

Sappi North America Awards 2019 Ideas That Matter Grants

On the program’s 20th anniversary, 11 projects receive funds for social impact campaigns
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BOSTON, September 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the 2019 recipients of its annual Ideas that Matter grant program. Celebrating its 20th year, the program provides funding to support the production and distribution of social impact print projects with integrated campaigns.

Amplifying Your Pro Bono Story

A step-by-step approach to developing an effective storytelling strategy
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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.

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