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MasterCard Makes a Difference for Women in Technology through Pro Bono

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MasterCard Makes a Difference for Women in Technology through Pro Bono

Does the idea of tapping into your talents to tackle big picture problems sound exciting to you? Well, it sounded exciting to 26 MasterCard employees and 16 nonprofit leaders who were selected to participate in today’s MasterCard Pro Bono Challenge. The Pro Bono Challenge is a unique one day event where representatives from select community organizations partner with MasterCard subject matter experts to...

Confessions of a Pro Bono Copywriter

By Rich Rhodes - Guest Blogger | Comments (0)
Confessions of a Pro Bono Copywriter

Full disclosure: I'm a professional TV writer who gets paid to encourage viewers to stick around, to stay right where they are, to keep watching the same program they're already watching. It's not easy. People have so many other things to do. In the end, I lean on a universal truth: people are interested in other people. In the business, they're called "human interest...

What Happened at the Corporate Day of Global Pro Bono Summit?

By Amy Whittaker | Comments (0)
What Happened at the Corporate Day of Global Pro Bono Summit?

“The Summit is a unique meeting of the minds of people who are all working incredibly hard to achieve the same goal.

There are limited opportunities for us to connect with our peers in a direct, open and honest way, the Corporate day is a great way to share lessons and challenges. This summit is a prime example of the power of the...

A Thank You to Pro Bono Consultants During National Volunteer Week

By Adam Ukman | Comments (0)
A Thank You to Pro Bono Consultants During National Volunteer Week

Visiting the Taproot Foundation website? It’s hard to miss the really big blue number on the top-right side of the homepage.

$127 million… and counting.

As of this week, that’s the value of pro bono services delivered by Taproot since 2001, but we’re not doing that on our own. There are nearly 8,000 smart, talented, dedicated professionals who have volunteered and completed a pro bono project...

The Key to Scaled Impact: Employee Leadership

By Elizabeth Linzer - Guest Blogger | Comments (0)
The Key to Scaled Impact: Employee Leadership

Postcards from the Pro Bono Summit: Corporate Day

Every year, one of the highlights of the Corporate Day of the Global Pro Bono Summit is the “Promising Practices Pop-Up Panel” highlighting great examples that emerged of innovative ideas and approaches for corporate pro bono programs. This blog showcases one of these great promising practices from Corporate Day attendees.

“Would you be willing to sponsor our upcoming...

Throw it on the wall and see what sticks

By Monica Chaves - Guest Blogger | Comments (0)
Throw it on the wall and see what sticks

Throw it on the wall and see what sticks - that has always been my motto! The concept that no idea is a bad idea, that you need to explore all possibilities and opportunities, that you need to throw ideas up on the wall and run them down to determine which one you want to make happen. 

This year was my second year attending...

Meet Rich: Writing his way to pro bono excellence

By Bari Goldsmith | Comments (0)
Meet Rich: Writing his way to pro bono excellence

Rich Rhodes joined Taproot with 18+ years of professional writing experience; ranging from marketing and advertisement to sitcom screenplays, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and creativity. His motivation to volunteer came from a desire to give back to the Los Angeles community by applying his professional skills as a writer in a different voice. Rich appreciates the sense of work-life balance...

Guest blog: WordPress web firm dives in to pro bono

By Anthony Yeo - Guest Blog | Comments (0)
Guest blog: WordPress web firm dives in to pro bono

I founded Mad Lively Web as a nimble, Los Angeles-based boutique web consultancy business with several support people, and we have been building websites for small- and medium-sized businesses around the globe for 10 years. We work primarily with WordPress CMS and open source applications. It is our goal to provide websites, social media connections, search engine optimization, and online marketing in a simple...

SWISH! Pro Bono MADNESS (in March) was a HUGE success!

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SWISH! Pro Bono MADNESS (in March) was a HUGE success!

The San Francisco Bay Area office hosted a fast-paced, fun-filled all day scoping event last weekend. Thirty-five active pro bono consultants, who have not yet had the opportunity to join a Service Grant, were divided into groups of five and given the task of brainstorming and scoping potential new ideas for Taproot and/or the pro bono marketplace in general. Taproot prepared these...

WordPress Developers: Leap into the Pro Bono World!

By Jenn de la Fuente - Guest Blogger | Comments (0)
WordPress Developers: Leap into the Pro Bono World!

Pro bono.

It is a phrase that can evoke strong emotions. Some recoil in horror at the thought for doing something without pay. Some have nightmares of unwieldy bureaucracies, decisions by committee, projects that seem to never end and get quickly out of control. And while pro bono isn't for everyone, it also need not be a phrase that strikes fear into people. Doing...

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