Taproot Convenes Leaders From 80+ Cross Sector Companies and Organizations at 7th Annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit

Apr 17, 2018 10:05 AM ET

April 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The social sector is rapidly evolving to meet the needs of its communities. How can corporations and their human capital step up, make an impact and address the infrastructure challenges of nonprofits? On April 18 and 19, the Taproot Foundation will convene 80+ leaders from corporations, nonprofits, philanthropies and government to explore emerging trends in pro bono at the 7th annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit in San Francisco.

“Taproot has a unique vantage point among sectors that allows us to see opportunities for collaborations,” says Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald, Taproot’s Chief External Relations Officer. “We see the growing challenges our nonprofit partners face. And at this year’s U.S. Pro Bono Summit, we’re eager to explore how the incredible talent of the corporate sector can continue to support communities by addressing those urgent and critical needs of social change organizations rapidly mounting in these challenging times.”

Sessions at the 2018 Summit will touch on everything from the women’s movement to food insecurity. Featured speakers will include: Prudential Financial, Edelman, Bridgespan, Netsuite/Oracle, Nielsen, Team4Tech, Pyxera, Wallace Center at Winrock International and more.

The 2018 U.S. Pro Bono Summit is generously sponsored by Prudential.

“New Ways Forward in Pro Bono” – April 18
New Ways Forward in Pro Bono—Taproot’s capstone event for its Campaign Initiatives—will bring together corporate, nonprofit and government leaders to explore what human capital can mean for increasing food access, building leaders and driving technology adoption and use among social change organizations. Highlights of the day will include deep dives into how the needs of nonprofits can be addressed through pro bono, the tools nonprofits and volunteers need to ensure quality project outcomes, and uncovering hidden opportunities for high-impact pro bono.

Corporate Convening – April 19
A growing number of Fortune 500 companies are now offering employees opportunities to volunteer their professional expertise to nonprofits. This exclusive Corporate Convening gathers social responsibility and HR leaders from more than 30 of the leading corporations in pro bono programming to share best practices and innovations around delivering critical pro bono resources to social change organizations. A sampling of last year’s attendees included representatives from Google, JPMorgan Chase, Adobe, Morgan Stanley, Disney, KPMG, Salesforce, Aetna, ESPN, Capital One, Dell, and others. As part of the day’s sessions, U.S. Pro Bono Summit sponsor and featured speaker Prudential Financial will share the evolution of their pro bono strategy and how it has evolved to support the company’s talent development strategy. Other highlights of the day will include how pro bono can accelerate change in today’s social landscape, empowering pro bono practitioners with the tools they need to effectively tell their pro bono story, and more.

Follow the 2018 U.S. Pro Bono Summit on Twitter at #PBSummit2018.

About the Taproot Foundation

Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with skilled volunteers who provide 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 over 6,000 social change organizations providing more than 1.6 million hours of work worth over $180 million in value. Taproot is located in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and is leading a network of global pro bono providers in over 30 countries around the world. www.taprootfoundation.org

About Prudential Financial, Inc.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 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. For more information, please visit news.prudential.com.