Taproot and BMW Foundation Convene the 3rd Annual Global Pro Bono Summit in Berlin: Unfolding the Potential of Cross-Sector Collaboration

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This cross-sector convening of international corporations, pro bono service providers, and German government representatives aims to expand the reach and impact of skills-based volunteering and pro bono service around the world.

Berlin, Germany--This week in Berlin, representatives from 23 countries are convening for the 3rd Annual Global Pro Bono Summit to address how to provide more high-quality, impactful pro bono service to organizations in need around the

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The Taproot Foundation Appoints Karen Hunte as Executive Director of Los Angeles

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The Taproot Foundation Appoints Karen Hunte as Executive Director of Los Angeles

The Taproot Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Hunte as Executive Director, Los Angeles effective February 16, 2015.

Karen is a seasoned executive who has worked for over 15 years at the intersection of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. She brings strong leadership and a passion to support social impact initiatives and organizations to Taproot.

“Karen is committed to making an impact in the Los...

The Taproot Foundation Appoints Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald as VP External Affairs

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The Taproot Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald as the organization’s new Vice President of External Affairs effective January 1, 2015. We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth back to the Taproot Foundation where she previously served as Executive Director for Taproot’s Chicago office. Most recently, Elizabeth served as the Vice President, Partnerships for Benevolent, a start-up organization committed to changing how we give...

Here’s how over 400 Project Managers Used their Skills to Impact the DC Area | #ScopeForChange Recap

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This blog was contributed by A Billion + Change and has been re-posted here from its original source on Storify.

For more information about this Taproot Foundation ScopeAthon designed in partnership with The Project Management Institute, please see this press release.

 

PMI, Taproot Foundation with support by A Billion + Change and HP, host the largest pro bono day of service in...

I Scoped For Change!

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I Scoped For Change!

Wandering around the cavernous room with countless tables filled with people, I was struck by the hum of the crowd. The US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, had kicked off the day. Now, hands were waving excitedly to illustrate a point; data was being scribbled on flip charts; heads were nodding in agreement; and computers were clacking away. On this day of...

The Northern Illinois Food Bank and Hillshire Brands Team Up to Enhance a Technology Strategy

By Caroline McDermott - Advisory Services Consultant | Comments (0)

Northern Illinois Food Bank is the source for nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than 71,000 people each week in the 13 counties surrounding Chicago, Illinois.

Given the number of individuals that the Food Bank serves and the importance of its mission to feed its hungry neighbors, it is critical that its internal support infrastructure—especially its Information Technology (IT) system—be effective and efficient.

For a nonprofit...

Become the Internal Driver of Pro Bono Resources

By Jiawen Meng | Comments (0)

As a graduate student in NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, I’m passionate about supporting nonprofit capacity in various ways. Having participated in a pro bono consulting project in China, I’m convinced of the impact pro bono work can have on tearing down the capacity barriers affecting many nonprofits. Last fall, I joined Taproot Foundation as a Product Development Fellow, responsible for developing improved...

Congratulations to Taproot, Winner of the 12 Days of Giving

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Congratulations to Taproot, Winner of the 12 Days of Giving

This blog has been re-posted here from its original source on General Assembly.Thank you for all those who voted for us! We're already planning to use the prize money to build new features for Taproot+.

It was a fierce competition, but we’re thrilled to announce that the winner of our 12 Days of Giving holiday campaign was The Taproot Foundation, a non-profit that drives social change...

The Gift of Code

By Guest Blog by Peter Chittum - Developer Relations at Salesforce | Comments (0)

This guest blog was written by Peter Chittum, Salesforce Developer Evangelist. It has been reposted here from the Salesforce Developers Blog

You are a developer. You build applications. Those are valuable skills.

But these skills can benefit more than your career. Whether you’re an experienced Salesforce Developer, or just learning the ropes, your expertise can also benefit our thousands of Salesforce Foundation customers who need help customizing their...

Securing pro bono legal services in New York

By Guest Blog by Hayley Samuelson - Storytelling Officer at Catchafire | Comments (0)

This guest blog was written by Hayley Samuelson, Storytelling Officer at Catchafire.

As an organization that connects nonprofits with pro bono services, we were particularly interested in attending the Lawyers Alliance of New York’s Pro Bono Day Panel because providing pro bono legal services is not our specialty.

The Lawyers Alliance connects nonprofits in need of legal support with lawyers who can help them with issues ranging...

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