Leading the Way: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Through Pro Bono

Taproot Foundation gathers leaders from across sectors for first of its kind convening on leadership and pro bono
Oct 16, 2017 3:15 PM ET

OAKLAND, Calif., October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Taproot Foundation is gathering leaders from across sectors for the first-of-its-kind leadership convening—Leading the Way—on Tuesday, October 24, at the Google Community Space in San Francisco.

“The social sector is facing increasing challenges—and opportunities—requiring its leaders to be innovative and flex to meet the needs of our communities,” said Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald, Taproot’s Chief External Relations Officer. “Pro bono offers a way to support and resolve those needs through the use of cross-sector partnerships. We’re excited to bring together this gathering to further the conversation and harness the energy around this critical issue.”

Taproot’s invitation-only convening will focus on pro bono as a unique tool for personal and professional development through experiential learning, both for the volunteer and the nonprofit professional who benefits from pro bono. Leaders from Prudential Financial, San Francisco Foundation, Transgender Law Center, BoardSource, Paradigm Consulting, AirBnB and more will guide discussions that highlight pro bono opportunities at the intersection of leadership development and diversity, equity and inclusion, and how board service can drive the growth of talented leaders.

“Prudential is thrilled to be a part of Leading the Way,” says Spring Lacy, vice president of corporate & community engagement, Prudential Financial, Inc. “We infuse leadership development into our pro bono programs at all levels, and I’m excited to share the outcomes and opportunities we’ve uncovered through our partnership with Taproot.”

Leading the Way is generously sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc., and is part of Taproot’s 2017 leadership initiative, which empowers nonprofit and corporate leaders to practice the essential leadership skills needed in our future workplaces through pro bono service. Learn more about the initiative, and sign up to receive the latest news in leadership from Taproot.

About Taproot Foundation
Taproot Foundation, a U.S. based nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono. 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. Since 2001, Taproot’s skilled volunteers have served 4,600 social change organizations providing 1.5 million hours of work worth over $160 million in value. Taproot is located in New York City, 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. www.taprootfoundation.org @taprootfound

About Prudential Financial, Inc. 
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1.3 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit news.prudential.com.