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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

Published 10-17-19

Submitted by Taproot Foundation

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. 

This Pro Bono Week 2019 (October 20 - 26), Taproot gathers with intermediaries, nonprofits, volunteers, and companies around the world to celebrate pro bono service across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Taproot’s celebration of Pro Bono Week 2019 is sponsored by American Express, Deloitte, and Prudential Financial.

“The nonprofit sector is navigating a rollercoaster right now of declining donations countered by the increasing demand to keep up with critical social challenges,” says Lindsay Firestone Gruber, Taproot Foundation’s President & CEO. “In a climate like this, it can be transformational for sectors to come together through pro bono—acting as part of a broader ecosystem supporting nonprofits—so that we can start to see the multiplying effect of strengthening organizations.”

Throughout Pro Bono Week 2019 (#PBW19), Taproot Foundation will be leading events across the country, hosting panel discussions and webinars, and releasing profiles that highlight the impact of pro bono service in our communities, including:

  • Pro bono workshops and events connecting nonprofits and business professionals in Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, and Newark, supported in part by American Express and Prudential Financial.

  • A panel conversation on Pro Bono + The Inclusive Leader, exploring characteristics of strong inclusion and social impact strategies, and how pro bono work can enhance inclusion and diversity efforts, co-hosted by Deloitte on Thursday, October 24. (Register here)

  • A webinar for nonprofit professionals highlighting the value of pro bono service as a key leadership strategy at their organizations, sponsored by American Express, on Thursday, October 24. (Register here)

Learn more about Pro Bono Week 2019 here > 

About Taproot Foundation

Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access—through pro bono service—to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot’s network of skilled volunteers has served over 6,000 social change organizations providing more than 1.6 million hours of work worth over $190 million in value. Taproot has offices in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and founded a network of global pro bono providers in over 30 countries around the world.

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The Taproot Foundation is the provider of pro bono services to the nonprofit sector. It works to engage the country's millions of business professionals in pro bono service, building the infrastructure of organizations we rely on to strengthen and support our communities. Their pro bono model leverages the best practices of leading professional services companies to deliver reliable and quality marketing, human resources and technology services using corporate employees. Since 2002, the Taproot Foundation has recruited over 3,500 business professionals to awarded over $12 million in pro bono services to nonprofits in New York, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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