Pro Bono Week: Pro Bono Service Builds New Communities Through Knowledge Sharing

Oct 30, 2015 6:00 PM ET
Campaign: Pro Bono Week
Pro Bono Week: A global celebration of the pro bono ethic worldwide!


When the American Bar Association kicked off its national celebration of pro bono service for the legal community, they likely didn’t anticipate that their celebration would soon stretch beyond the legal field into HR, finance, strategy, marketing, design, IT, and a diversity of other professions and outgrow national borders. As Pro Bono Week 2015, a global celebration of ALL pro bono service, comes to a close, we’ve seen not only an increase in services delivered – spanning 39 separate countries! –  but a significant  expansion in the resources that better prepare and support skilled-volunteers and nonprofits in aligning and kicking off pro bono projects. 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.

From San Francisco to Slovakia, people and organizations came together during Pro Bono Week to share the latest insights, learnings, and challenges in pro bono service.

The development of innovations and new learnings are critical in building a movement. Learn more about pro bono service and how it’s transforming civic engagement with the creation of new communities by visiting the Taproot Foundation.

Pro Bono Week is made possible through the generous contributions of Deloitte as well as ConAgra Foods Foundation, Prudential, and Walmart. 

About Pro Bono Week: Pro Bono Week (#PBW15) 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. This year, Pro Bono Week is October 25-31.

About Taproot Foundation: Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with skilled volunteers through pro bono service. 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 3,700 social change organizations providing 1.5 million hours of work worth over $147 million in value. Taproot is located in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and is leading a network of global pro bono providers in over 23 countries around the world.