“How to Get the Right Pro Bono Expertise for the Job” Presented by Amanda MacArthur at Points of Light Conference

“How to Get the Right Pro Bono Expertise for the Job” Presented by Amanda MacArthur at Points of Light Conference

Amanda MacArthur to speak on her recently published chapter in Volunteer Engagement 2.0
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:20pm

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Washington, DC, October 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ –Amanda MacArthur, Vice President of Global Pro Bono and Engagement at PYXERA Global, will share insights into the skills and tools that help non-profits maximize the power of pro bono (volunteer) support October 20, 2015, in Houston, Texas at the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service.

Ms. MacArthur and Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global, recently co-authored the chapter entitled “How to Get the Right Pro Bono Expertise for the Job” in the book Volunteer Engagement 2.0. Ms. MacArthur will lead a discussion on how non-profits can create, effectively recruit, and use pro bono volunteers.

“Despite a mountain of evidence that workers love engaging their professional skills in doing good, most nonprofits say they simply aren’t getting enough pro bono help. Confidence in pro bono work is increasing, but many organizations continue to have difficulty defining their needs and gaining access to pro bono providers…

…One thing nonprofits can do to address this gap is to create the kind of experience that individuals want to come back to and share with their colleagues and friends. Remember, as a nonprofit, you have a valuable commodity—the ability to create meaningful experiences that inspire and ignite the passion of pro bono volunteers. This may require a leap of faith on your part. Rather than approaching your volunteers from the mindset of ‘I’ll take all the help I can get!,’ what if you thought of yourself as a provider of incredible journeys of purpose and impact? You have an opportunity to offer your volunteers!”

Continue reading the chapter excerpt on New Global Citizen. 

About PYXERA Global

PYXERA Global is hosting a series of events to bring the #GlobalGoals to life, including “The Global Engagement Forum” November 10-12, 2015. The forum will bring together leaders and organizations from across the public, private and non-profit sectors to discuss how best to partner and move the goals from aspiration to achievement.

For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.  The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.

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Director of Media Relations