The Taproot Foundation Appoints Jaime Guzman as Executive Director of Chicago

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The Taproot Foundation Appoints Jaime Guzman as Executive Director of Chicago

The Taproot Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaime Guzman as the Chicago Executive Director, responsible for the Midwest, effective October 1, 2014.

Jaime Guzman is a seasoned leader and a native Chicagoan, who has worked for over 15 years at the intersection of the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Most recently, Jaime served as the Senior Director for Outreach at the Big...

CASE STUDY: Year Up

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CASE STUDY: Year Up

THE BACKGROUND

Year Up is a national nonprofit that works to close the “Opportunity Divide” by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their full potential through professional careers and higher education. A one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, corporate internships and support, Year...

The MAKE IT MATTER Challenge: 4 teams, 5 judges, a million good ideas

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The MAKE IT MATTER Challenge: 4 teams, 5 judges, a million good ideas

On September 5, LinkedIn hosted the judging and awards for Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER Challenge at their office in Mountain View. The event, generously sponsored by LinkedIn and Reid Hoffman, was the culmination of a challenge that sought to find new ways to engage nonprofits in high-impact pro bono service. Here are the top 10 things we learned. 

10. Pro bono for pro bono = MEGA BONO....

Make It Matter Challenge Reflections: The Pro Bono Challenge Grant

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Make It Matter Challenge Reflections: The Pro Bono Challenge Grant

After Taproot's MAKE IT MATTER Challenge, we asked each of our four finalists to reflect on their experience participating in the challenge. Below is the reflection from one of our winning teams, The Pro Bono Challenge Grant, written by Karen McCord.

Team: The Pro Bono Challenge Grant

Team Members: Karen McCord

Why did you enter Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER Challenge?

Having joined...

Make It Matter Challenge Reflections: Bona Fide Consulting Corps

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Make It Matter Challenge Reflections: Bona Fide Consulting Corps

After Taproot's MAKE IT MATTER Challenge, we asked each of our four finalists to reflect on their experience participating in the challenge. Below is the reflection from one of our winning teams, Bona Fide Consulting Corps, written by Robert Cunningham.

Team: Bona Fide Consulting Corps

Team Members: Robert Cunningham, Heeyeon Park, and Joshua Winata

Connecting folks is what gives me pleasure in life. I consider it important work in the grand...

Global vs Local

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Global vs Local

To go abroad or not to go abroad?

That is the question. Literally. That is the question Taproot Advisory Services hears from many companies as they consider their pro bono program focus. This single question begets many others, including: How do you decide where and when to go international? How do you best balance an international focus with a local one? How and where do you decide to double-down...

Bridging the Leadership Gap: Developing High-Potential Talent through Pro Bono Service

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How can companies use pro bono service to accelerate the development of top talent?

You asked, and Taproot responded by exploring this important topic in a recent webinar with ACCP, featuring findings from the field and a case study on GlaxoSmithKline’s innovative approach to developing leaders.

Miss the conversation? We have you covered. We’ve compiled top takeaways to help you develop a game plan for integrating pro bono into...

Community Reinvestment Act + Pro Bono Service

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Community Reinvestment Act + Pro Bono Service

How Engaging Your Employees in Pro Bono Consulting Can Help You Earn CRA Credit

Think that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has nothing to do with you? Well, if your company delivers pro bono service to the community, you may want to think again. 

Here’s the scoop. If you work at a financial services firm that provides pro bono to nonprofits serving low-income communities, you may be...

Meet David: Doing Good Is Just a Way of Life for this Photographer

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David Moss’s work as a Taproot pro bono consultant started in 2012, and since then, he’s worked on four Taproot projects as a photographer. But his commitment to giving back started well before that. In fact, that ethic for giving back has made a huge impact on David and his wife’s life together.

“When we were in our late twenties, my wife and I were looking for work...

CASE STUDY: Feeding America National Office and Hillshire Brands

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Feeding America National Office found an ideal partner in Hillshire Brands to help provide momentum to its organizational culture campaign. Feeding America re-focused their cultural journey in 2011 to re-imagine their organizational values and behaviors. But Daphne Logan, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, wasn’t satisfied with simply creating words on paper. Logan wanted to develop tools for staff to “live” the culture and to support a thriving...

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