Pro Bono Day NYC: Connecting Passion with Purpose
Connecting Passion with Purpose was the 1st event of its kind in New York City, bringing together nonprofits, volunteers, and key investors of the pro bono movement for a day of all things pro bono. During the evening reception, “Celebrating Pro Bono”, a video highlighting pro bono in New York City was shared with attendees. Showcasing Rosie’s Theater Kids and a pro bono consultant volunteer, audience members had the opportunity to learn more about how they could get involved in the pro bono movement in New York City.
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 www.taprootfoundation.org to learn more.
ABOUT PRO BONO SERVICE
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.