Taproot Foundation DC supports GiveBack DC (GBDC) in preparation of Pro Bono Week October 20-26, 2013

Taproot Foundation DC supports GiveBack DC (GBDC) in preparation of Pro Bono Week October 20-26, 2013

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 10:30am

CAMPAIGN: Pro Bono Week

CONTENT: Press Release

Washington, DC, October 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  With two weeks until Pro Bono Week 2013, Taproot Foundation DC is kicking things off with an appearance at GiveBack DC (GBDC) on October 8, 2013 at 1776.   Program Manager Omolola Adele-Oso will speak at GBDC about DC plans for Pro Bono Week, and encourage local creative web individuals to volunteer for the Pro Bono Campfire on October 22. 

DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (CYITC), a recipient of a Taproot service grant, is one of four DC area nonprofits that received pro bono website redesign done by talented teams from WDG, nclud, Free Range Studios, and Threespot.  GBDC will feature the unveiling of these new websites, all in the hope of increasing the digital presence of these nonprofit organizations.

With strong and positive feedback following last year’s event, the planners of GBDC are collaborating with agencies across the country to bring GiveBack to New York City this fall, and Denver in early 2014!

Follow this year's Giveback DC by visiting givebackdc.org and check back often for updates about other events across the country.


GiveBack DC (GBDC) is WDG’s annual initiative to provide area nonprofits with strengthened web presences.  As long-time residents of the DC-metro area, WDG is dedicated to serving our local community.  This event began in 2012, in its original format, bringing together volunteers from the DC creative circle for a weekend of volunteering their skills to local nonprofits in need of a WordPress website.  This year Giveback DC brings together four creative agencies from the DC area to each provide a deserving non-profit with a new interactive experience. 

About Taproot

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.


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Omolola (Lola) Adele-Oso
Taproot Foundation - Washington DC