Building Modern Day Leadership Through Pro Bono

A case study on Macquarie’s Civic Edge Program
Jan 23, 2018 10:05 AM ET

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Demands on corporate leaders are greater today than ever before. Companies face complex challenges characterized by increasingly collaborative contexts, numerous stakeholders, and thorny decisions. More and more, leadership development professionals at top companies are recognizing the necessity of providing their top talent with innovative, dynamic opportunities for development – particularly those that take place outside of the classroom.

At the Taproot Foundation, we know pro bono to be a powerful tool for experiential leadership development. We partner with leading companies to help them integrate pro bono into their talent development strategies. This case explores how, together with Macquarie Group Foundation and Macquarie’s Talent Development arm, Taproot worked to create Civic Edge, a program designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the competencies necessary for effective leadership today. 


About Taproot
Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with skilled volunteers through pro bono service. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access—through pro bono service—to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Our Advisory Services practice has partnered with over 85 leading companies across the globe to develop best-in-class, customized, in-house pro bono initiatives. Taproot is located in New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Chicago and is leading a network of global pro bono providers in over 30 countries around the world. For more information, contact sends e-mail)