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Four Short Films Help Tell the Story About How Companies Can Have Greater Impact with a Unique Approach to Community Involvement
Submitted by: Deloitte
Posted: Jan 06, 2011 – 11:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, Jan. 06 /CSRwire/ - Deloitte has released a powerful documentary film series, "Making A Difference…Differently," that dramatically illustrates the impact that can be realized when people and companies contribute business skills to help nonprofit organizations achieve their goals. This documentary series is available for viewing at Deloitte.com.
Told through the personal lens of professionals who have worked pro bono on issues such as urban poverty, college access for low-income students, disaster response and the paralympics movement, Deloitte's film series exemplifies how resource-constrained nonprofits can achieve much more when given the resources to address the operational and capacity challenges they invariably face.
"We made these films primarily to help our own people recognize just how much they have to offer, and to encourage others in the business community to embrace skills-based volunteerism," said Evan Hochberg, national director of community involvement, Deloitte Services LP. "Deloitte is committed to helping advance the field of community involvement by focusing on volunteerism that achieves very tangible outcomes, and this film series is an opportunity for us to spark dialogue that makes people think about the value of their professional skills in a different way."
Each of the four short films, "Fellowship, Skills, Ready and Empower," offers a compelling story of volunteers affecting social change through the contribution of business skills and acumen, to help a nonprofit organization deal with tough business issues:
The films illustrate the enduring role community involvement plays in Deloitte's culture, and its place in the organization's business strategy. Though the professional service organization has done pro bono work for many years, Deloitte made a formal three-year commitment in 2008 to support up to $50 million in work for eligible nonprofit organizations. Now, well on its way to accomplishing its goal, Deloitte has completed more than 200 pro bono projects, with many more in the pipeline. The program is the embodiment of Deloitte's approach to community involvement, which focuses on contributing the best thinking of Deloitte's people to strengthen the nonprofit sector, and is emblematic of the organization's commitment to service.
About Deloitte Community Involvement
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