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Taproot Celebrates Deloitte’s Partnership This Week

By Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald | Comments (0)
Taproot Celebrates Deloitte’s Partnership This Week

Pro bono as a non-legal resource? Fifteen years ago, only a few had ever considered how business professionals could use their diverse talents to support organizations working for social good. Marketing pro bono, strategy pro bono, IT pro bono: these were radical ideas to many companies in 2001, when the Taproot Foundation first began its work to lead, engage, and inspire business professionals in pro...

Orange & Black in the Bay Area - The Colors of October

By Rachel Kim | Comments (0)
Orange & Black in the Bay Area - The Colors of October

Orange and Black. No, I'm not talking about Halloween although I'm quite excited to see my 5 year old in her unicorn costume after spending five hours online looking for the PERFECT one. And no, I'm not even talking about the SF Giants, although as of this morning, I can feel the World Series coming back to town. I am referring to Pro Bono Week, which is literally...

A visit from Samsung Life Insurance's Ji Hyun Lee

By Ariana Gonzalez | Comments (0)

The end of the summer brought with it not only the warm weather us San Franciscans long for but also a special visitor from Seoul, South Korea. Ji Hyun Lee of Samsung Life Insurance came to Taproot’s San Francisco office for three weeks to learn about pro bono and more broadly, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Creating Shared Value (CSV) practices in the US.

Understanding Taproot’s position in...

Guest Blog: Making a Difference

By Ruchi Gupta | Comments (0)

This blog was written by PBC Ruchi Gupta. She was the Project Manager on the Taproot consultant team that recently completed a Program Measurement Service Grant for Black Coalition on AIDS in San Francisco.

Putting forth yet another paradigm example of a contemporary business solution for a committed nonprofit organization, Taproot’s pro bono consultants continue to inspire and encourage many more fellow professionals.

A team of consultants – Bridget Doran,...

The Taproot Foundation Appoints Jaime Guzman as Executive Director of Chicago

By Adam Ukman | Comments (0)
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

By Lindsey Morgan | Comments (0)
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

By Alethea Hannemann | Comments (0)
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

By Alethea Hannemann | Comments (0)
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

By Alethea Hannemann | Comments (0)
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

By Ava Kuhlen - Advisory Services Senior Consultant | Comments (0)
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...

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