McKinsey Study Demonstrates Nonprofit Leaders Need Access to Pro Bono

McKinsey Study Demonstrates Nonprofit Leaders Need Access to Pro Bono

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:45am

CAMPAIGN: Pro Bono Week


A McKinsey study of 196 C-suite nonprofit leaders released this month explored today's state of leadership in the social sector to uncover what leaders need to succeed.  The study found that two primary barriers preventing nonprofit leaders from securing the resources they need include:

·         A lack of understanding on how to find the right resources; and

·         A feeling that the right resources are inaccessible because they are too expensive.

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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 by acting locally, 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.