Pro Bono Week

Pro Bono Week is a global campaign that celebrates and activates pro bono service across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Inspired by the American Bar Association's National Celebration of Pro Bono, Taproot works with partners around the globe to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year in October.

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Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

How to Make the Business Case for Pro Bono at Your Company
Those of us who have experienced pro bono service understand that it is a powerful way to drive social change. Pro bono can equip social good organizations with the expertise and support they need to serve more beneficiaries, become more efficient, and deliver on their missions more effectively.

Social Impact & Volunteering

How Can I Help?
Flooded streets, collapsed buildings, growing inequality, healthcare, citizenship and more. Of course we’re all wondering how we can help and wishing we knew precisely how and where to show up.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Are You Part of the Pro Bono Movement?
Pro bono service is a movement. It’s made up of people who see not just a challenge in their communities, but a solution. The movement is filled with nonprofit professionals who refuse to be held back by their lack of resources. They’re scrappy, determined, and bursting at the seams with ideas to make their communities a better place. And the movement is fueled by companies and corporate professionals who wake up with their hands raised, ready to work alongside their community partners to make those ideas a reality.

Social Impact & Volunteering

95% of Nonprofit Professionals Reported That Pro Bono Service Improved Their Organization’s Effectiveness Last Year. Were You One of Them?
This week, Taproot Foundation released findings from the 2016 State of Pro Bono Service Survey showing that 95% of nonprofit professionals report pro bono service improved their organization’s effectiveness. These improvements were cited most often in cost or resource savings, efficiency, and quality of operations or services.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Taproot Foundation’s State of Pro Bono Service Survey Finds 95% of Nonprofit Professionals Report that Pro Bono Service Improved Their Organization's Effectiveness
In celebration of Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation is releasing key findings from the 2016 State of Pro Bono Service Survey. Results show that 95% of surveyed nonprofit professionals report that pro bono service improved their organization's effectiveness. In addition, almost 90% of respondents say they will use pro bono service in the coming year. Services most sought after were in marketing, design, technology, and strategy.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Taproot Foundation and True Impact Release a Practical Guide to Help Companies Measure the Social Return of their Pro Bono Service Programs
Taproot Foundation and True Impact recognized the lack of pro bono program measurement standards and common confusion over how to measure the effects of pro bono service. Together, with support from Mastercard, they demystified this issue by developing a practical guide for corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals. This new resource will help corporate pro bono practitioners seize opportunities to better tell the story of their impact on the nonprofits they serve, validate their investment, and continuously improve their offerings.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Pro Bono Week: Pro Bono Service Builds New Communities Through Knowledge Sharing
From San Francisco to Slovakia, people and organizations came together during Pro Bono Week 2015 to share the latest insights, learnings, and challenges in pro bono service.This week of knowledge-sharing has built stronger communities and is resulting in more and more social change organizations adopting pro bono service as a “go to” resource.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Pro Bono Week Spurs New Community Service Ideas
This time in October is when volunteer leaders honor the power of pro bono, a global campaign that celebrates and activates pro bono service across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Organized by Taproot, the leading national advocate for pro bono service, and inspired by the American Bar Association's National Celebration of Pro Bono, Pro Bono Week is an opportunity to highlight the global network of pro bono champions who mobilize volunteers around the world.

Innovation & Technology

Even Doc Brown Couldn't Predict Taproot+! #BackToTheFuture
Maybe Doc Brown nailed it with his Back to the Future predictions about video chatting, drones, self-driving cars, and the Cubs in the playoffs (albeit briefly) but Taproot+ was far too futuristic. Any nonprofit in the country can connect to seasoned skilled-volunteers in marketing, IT, finance, HR, design and more.

Research, Reports & Publications

Taproot Foundation Announces That 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 of the world’s largest companies focused on societal engagement, and is based on an analysis of data included in the 2015 Salary Guides produced annually by professional staffing firm Robert Half.
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