The Pledge 1% Movement: Inspiring Early-Stage Corporate Philanthropy and Service

By Dipti Pratt - Director of Pledge 1% | Comments (0)

This guest blog was written by Dipti Pratt, Director of Pledge 1%

Pledge 1% is excited to announce that the Taproot Foundation has joined our movement in acknowledgement of the critical need for time and talent – in addition to dollars – as resources in building the nonprofit sector.

Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business....

How to Manage Virtual Pro Bono

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How to Manage Virtual Pro Bono

Technology has completely changed the way that professionals get work done. The savvy pro bono program managers among us have been able to leverage technology to support our efforts to connect company talent with NGOs in distant and remote communities all over the world. The use of technology to provide virtual pro bono services is becoming more popular, enabling traditionally under-served organizations to gain access to much-needed...

HP Project Managers Help Nonprofits with IT Challenges

By Amy Whittaker | Comments (0)

HP Project ManagersOn January 19, 2015, 80 teams of nonprofits and Project Manager volunteers sat down in a room to tackle the nonprofits’ most pressing organizational challenges at the Project Management Day of Service. During this one-day event, volunteers talked with their nonprofit partners about their greatest needs and identified potential projects to address those needs. From there, they selected one project and created a...

Here's to Pro Bono Consultants Driving Social Change

By Liz Hamburg | Comments (0)

Volunteer SpectrumIt’s National Volunteer Week ! Spearheaded by Points of Light, National Volunteer Week inspires, recognizes, and encourages people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Here at Taproot we have over 11,500 skilled volunteers and pro bono professionals who have worked with the Taproot Foundation since 2001 and thousands more who are ready to be placed on a project. We...

CASE STUDY: Latin United Community Housing Association

By Shelby Logan | Comments (0)
CASE STUDY: Latin United Community Housing Association

BACKGROUND

Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) supports low-to-moderate income Latino families as they navigate home ownership by combatting displacement and preserving affordable housing. LUCHA provides educational courses and a counseling program focused on the home-buying, renting and maintenance process. In addition, LUCHA manages affordable housing units in the community and provides grants and reasonable loans to assist their clients to overcome housing financial roadblocks. Since its founding...

Generation Z is Entering the Workforce: Is Your Company Ready?

By Alexandra McArthur | Comments (0)
Generation Z is Entering the Workforce: Is Your Company Ready?

In fewer than 5 years, the makeup of your organization will be dramatically different. What is this shift? And, more importantly, is your organization ready for this change?

Currently, members of “Generation Z”, individuals born between 1990 and 2000, represent only 7% of the U.S. workforce. By 2019, they will account for nearly 20% of all working adults in the States.[i] Due to the unique characteristics...

Capital One Hosts Problem-Solving ScopeAthon for Nonprofits at Plano, Texas Campus

By Monica Shortino | Comments (0)

This guest blog was written by Monica Shortino, South Central Community Relations at Capital One.

Nonprofits are an inspiration for their selfless giving and dedication to making the world a better place. As they focus time and energy on helping people, businesses and communities in need, they also face internal, administrative challenges. As a leading corporate citizen committed to investing for good in local communities, Capital One recognizes the...

Pro Bono Can Help Fill Nonprofit Resource Gaps

By Liz Hamburg | Comments (0)

SkollThis blog is being partially reposted here from Skoll World Forum. To read the full story, please click here.

“Stop the Funding: Social Sector is Fully Resourced.” Until we see this headline across international newsfeeds, social change organizations should consider this simple Latin phrase to help them move their missions forward — “pro bono.”

Post-revolutionary Egypt, fast-growing China, Slovakia, Hungary, Singapore, Canada, India, Germany, and the U.S....

Taproot's Chicago Office Proudly Accepts KAN-WIN Bada Award

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Taproot's Chicago Office Proudly Accepts KAN-WIN Bada Award

KAN-WIN is a Chicago nonprofit whose mission is to eradicate all forms of violence against women by empowering Asian American survivors and by engaging the community through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Taproot Foundation’s Chicago office is honored to accept the Bada Award from KAN-WIN given in recognition of Taproot’s support and passion for helping nonprofit agencies achieve their mission through high-quality pro bono service. Bada is the...

2015 Global Pro Bono Summit: 23 Nations Driving the Pro Bono Movement Forward

By Ariana Gonzalez - Taproot and BMW Foundation Global Program Manager | Comments (0)
2015 Global Pro Bono Summit: 23 Nations Driving the Pro Bono Movement Forward

The BMW Foundation, Taproot Foundation and local host Proboneo welcomed representatives from 23 countries for the 3rd Annual Global Pro Bono Summit in Berlin to address how to provide more high-quality and high-impact pro bono service to social change organizations around the world.

Participants represented countries where the pro bono provider (also referred to as intermediary) space is well-established (Japan, UK,...

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