Building Nonprofit Boards that Transform Lives

Building Nonprofit Boards that Transform Lives

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Friday, October 11, 2013 - 2:45pm

CAMPAIGN: Pro Bono Week


At Taproot Foundation, we know connecting talented professionals with opportunities for pro bono and board service can dramatically change the game for nonprofits working to improve society.

Nearly two million nonprofit board seats need to be filled annually. The good news is that professionals want to join these boards. A recent research project Taproot led, in conjunction with BoardSource, found that 87% of human resources professionals and 92% of marketing professionals are interested in board service but far fewer actually serve.

So how can nonprofits and professionals connect? Taproot partnered with LinkedIn to make it easier for nonprofits to find board members—including free use of the $1000 Talent Finder tool and access to LinkedIn’s 200 million members through their Board Member Connect program.

To finish reading about how to build the board you need to change the world, visit the Taproot Foundation Blog. 


Give back - donate your skills pro bono.

Get your company engaged in pro bono service.

Start securing pro bono resources for your nonprofit.



Since 2001, Taproot Foundation has proven that pro bono service is a viable and reliable tool for strengthening nonprofit organizations. Today, Taproot continues to lead nationally, and seeks to build a pro bono marketplace that, like philanthropy, is large, accessible, professional and transparent. By taking lessons learned from our award-winning Service Grant Program and applying them to our innovative new program areas, we work to stimulate the supply of pro bono resources through our corporate Advisory Services practice, as well as demand for these services by giving nonprofits the tools and training that sets them up for successful pro bono engagements. Our work has evolved to include thought leadership and international field-building, convening global leaders in the social sector to guide the design and direction of the pro bono movement while focusing on infusing a pro bono ethic into business professions, professional schools, companies and nonprofits in communities across the country and around the world. Visit to learn more.


Pro bono--short for pro bono publico, "for the public good"—refers to professional services delivered without expectation of a fee to organizations serving the social good. It is both a form of support for community organizations as well as an increasingly core part of the ethic of business professionals from design to HR and technology, who believe that high-quality professional services are too important to only be available to those who can afford them.