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One-day Taproot marathon helps professionals volunteer, fast

By Carolyn Said - San Francisco Chronicle | Comments (0)
One-day Taproot marathon helps professionals volunteer, fast

Originally published on the San Francisco Chronicle.

Small groups of people huddled around tables in an Oakland conference room. Some typed on laptops, their words appearing on projection screens; others scrawled on whiteboards and flip easels, or printed on colorful sticky notes for wall display. Phrases like “strategic plan,” “cultural competency” and “target client population” floated through...

What Does it Mean to Engage Tech Talent in Pro Bono?

By Kendra Ott | Comments (0)
What Does it Mean to Engage Tech Talent in Pro Bono?

It’s a hot topic in the Bay Area, and it feels like you can hardly cross the street without hearing about a tech company launching their 'For Good’ efforts. This is certainly an inspiring trend to watch happen - and for many, also leads to lots of questions. Who at these companies are doing ‘for good’ work and quite importantly, for whom?

So we here on Taproot’s Bay...

People of Pro Bono: Bruno Querenet

By Taproot Foundation | Comments (0)
People of Pro Bono: Bruno Querenet

In high school, Bruno had a blast organizing a tour of Nordic countries for his choir. He’s now enjoying donating his time and considerable talent to nonprofits.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer and a poet, but I realized quickly that reading was much more fun. I do pro bono because I wanted to find ways to volunteer some of my...

Does Your Company Have Corporate Social Responsibility Goals in 2016?

By Kendra Ott | Comments (0)

Tips & tricks for navigating the Bay Area corporate social responsibility (CSR) space in the new year

It’s 2016. Wait, what? When did that happen? If you’re like us, you punted a lot of those end of year meetings and to-do items to the new year, didn’t actually (mentally) come back to work until mid-January, and are now realizing you’re more than halfway through the first month of...

People of Pro Bono: Bill Tucker

By Taproot Foundation | Comments (0)

Bill Tucker is a traveler and seeker of ultimate gastronomical and entertainment experiences. He’s also got nearly 40 years of business and marketing expertise, which he’s used when delivering over 1,000 hours of pro bono service.

My particular strength is focusing on tangible solutions and providing executable end results. I like to simplify the process and bring together people with diverse backgrounds and ideas and help...

Is Your Nonprofit's Pro Bono Muscle in Shape?

By Suzanne Craig | Comments (0)
Is Your Nonprofit's Pro Bono Muscle in Shape?

How nonprofit organizations go from not using pro bono service to regularly relying on the talents of experienced business professionals as a "go to" resource to support their missions.

To go from zero to four-day-per-week workouts is tough. Really tough. But once you have your thing, whether it’s lifting weights, walking, spinning, or kickboxing, after a while it gets easier. Eventually, your body, mind, and mood crave a...

People of Pro Bono: Anuja Singhal

By Taproot Foundation | Comments (0)

As a kid, Anuja won prizes for handwriting and drawing, and decided to study biology so she could draw organs. Today, Anuja is a graphic designer and globetrotter who has donated 200 hours of pro bono service.

I think good design is an expensive necessity. As a designer, it hurts me tremendously to see badly set type, horrible logos, and awful layouts used by...

Maximizing Community Commitment: Prudential Employees Use Their Skills for Good to Benefit Newark Nonprofits

By Kate Effland - Senior Development Manager | Comments (0)

Headquartered in Newark, NJ for more than 100 years, Prudential is a recognized leader for its commitment to the local community. No stranger to employee volunteerism, Prudential demonstrated its investment in helping the community thrive by partnering with Taproot Foundation to host a ScopeAthon to benefit Newark, NJ nonprofits.

The Pro Bono Week ScopeAthon was a half-day pro bono volunteering event in which Prudential employees unleashed their professional...

People of Pro Bono: Tammy Brown

By Taproot Foundation | Comments (0)

TammyBrown.PBCWhen she was a kid, Tammy wanted to be a nurse, own a TV network, or be a musician in a rock band. Now she’s a marketing expert, a board member for LA Commons, and has completed more than 300 hours of pro bono service.

The first job I ever had was as the nerdy AV girl in college. No one can run a Grass Valley switcher...

Services Donated by Business Professionals are Valued at $150 Per Hour--a 25% Increase over 2009 Rates

By Suzanne Craig | Comments (0)
Services Donated by Business Professionals are Valued at $150 Per Hour--a 25% Increase over 2009 Rates

In celebration of Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation announces that the 2015 standard for the value of pro bono service has increased 25% to $150 per hour. The $150 valuation defines the average, per hour value of time donated by business professionals to nonprofit organizations through pro bono services including expertise in marketing, strategic planning, HR, and IT. This study was developed in partnership with CECP, a coalition of 150 CEOs...

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