Pro Bono Week Plans in DC to Generate $100,000 in Pro Bono Services to Area Nonprofits

Pro Bono Week Plans in DC to Generate $100,000 in Pro Bono Services to Area Nonprofits

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 10:00am

CAMPAIGN: Pro Bono Week

CONTENT: Press Release

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During this week, Taproot DC and its partners will host a variety of events to educate Washington, DC area nonprofits about strengthen their organizational infrastructure with pro bono consultations.  Mayor Vincent Gray of DC has issued a proclamation officially naming October 20 to 26, 2013 as Pro Bono Week in the District. 

This week’s activities kick off with a Legal & Business Pro Bono gathering hosted by Winston & Strawn, LLP.  Twenty nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC metro area will learn about available tools necessary for utilizing business and legal pro bono resources.

Our day of service known as the “Pro Bono Campfire” is on Tuesday, October 22.  Hosted by Washington Gas Energy Systems, dozens of pro bono volunteer consultants matched with 23 DC area nonprofit organizations will work to complete done-in-a-day capacity-building projects.  Pro Bono Campfire partners including IMPACT (@teamIMPACT), AIGA DC (@aigadc), and Deloitte have provided teams of highly qualified pro bono consultants.

Brandon Andrews, Special Projects Manager at IMPACT says, "IMPACT is proud to partner with Taproot Foundation in helping non-profit organizations create meaningful change during Pro Bono Week 2013. These pro bono consulting opportunities will allow IMPACT's network of young professionals to serve others, while building their professional skills and network. Supporting non-profit organizations and growing teams of socially conscious consultants is a double benefit to our communities."

Stone Soup Films volunteers will create a short docufilm about the value and impact of pro bono.  These filmmakers will document several pro bono projects conducted during Pro Bono Week, and the completed film will be unveiled at the end of the week.

Taproot Washington DC Executive Director, Max Skolnik, says, “I’m very excited to be a part of DC’s first Pro Bono Week celebration.  It will be a week of transformative work for both local nonprofits and professional volunteers.  I can’t wait to see the results.” 

About Taproot

Founded in 2001, the Taproot Foundation’s mission is to lead, mobilize, and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change. Taproot seeks to fill a critical gap in the nonprofit sector: a lack of access to key marketing, design, technology, management, and strategic planning tools. In over a decade of research and experimentation, Taproot has operated award-winning programs that connect corporate talent to nonprofit need. Inspired by a commitment to innovation and high-quality programming, Taproot strives to equip nonprofits with the infrastructural resources they need to accomplish their direct-level service work.

Since its inception, Taproot has awarded nearly 2,400 national Service Grants, delivering more than $120 million in pro bono consulting services. Through programming, over 13,000 consultants have donated well over 1 million volunteer hours.


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.


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