Want to Build an In-House Pro Bono Program? Ask these 5 Key Questions Before You Begin - Free VolunteerMatch Webinar w/ Lindsay Firestone and Diana Fischer, Taproot Foundation, 6/28

Jun 21, 2011 12:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 21, 2011 - Join us for this Best Practice Network Webinar installment on pro bono programs with Taproot Foundation. Taproot Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new tool designed for anyone interested in building or scaling a pro bono program at their company: BUILD: A Blueprint for Pro Bono Program Development leads you through the key questions you should be asking when you develop a new program and provides tools and resources to help you find the answers you need.

Follow the webinar conversation on Twitter @VM_Solutions or @taprootfound with #BUILDProBono.

Speaker Profiles: Lindsay Firestone and Diana Fischer, Taproot Foundation

Lindsay Firestone has built her career with a focus on cross-sector nonprofit capacity building. As the Senior Consultant in the Taproot Foundation's Advisory Services Practice, Lindsay works with companies to help them develop and scale their own in-house pro bono programs connecting the professional skills of their employees with the needs of nonprofits and other community partners. Since founding Taproot’s consulting practice in 2008, Lindsay has worked with over a dozen Fortune 500 companies across industries to develop customized, impact-oriented pro bono programs that are strategically aligned with their business and philanthropy goals. She has developed several best practice tools around pro bono service delivery, including the Community Engagement Spectrum, Business Value Flashcards and Designing for Impact Framework, available in the “Lead Pro Bono” section of the Taproot Foundation website. In her tenure at the Taproot Foundation, Lindsay has also coauthored whitepapers on the topic of leveraging private sector skills to meet nonprofit needs, including research focusing on Human Resources needs in the nonprofit sector and the engagement of Baby Boomers in volunteer service.

Prior to joining the Taproot Foundation in 2004, Lindsay worked at New Sector Alliance, a nonprofit organization that works with private sector strategy consultants to engage students in strategy consulting projects for nonprofits. Lindsay holds a BA from Yale University where she wrote her senior thesis on cross-sector approaches to organizational management in the nonprofit sector. While at Yale, she interned in the Department of Corporate Strategy in the Office of the President and CEO of the American Red Cross, and in Global Business Practices & Corporate Social Responsibility at Colgate-Palmolive.

Diana Fischer is a consultant with the Taproot Foundation’s Advisory Service practice and has been with Taproot since 2009. Through direct consulting and the development of sector-wide resources and tools she engages a growing number of key companies and institutions in the pro bono service movement. Diana specializes in program design and evaluation, and has been the lead architect behind several of Taproot’s recent thought leadership tools and trainings. Before joining the Taproot Foundation, Diana worked as an analyst at Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest nonprofit evaluator. She completed performance ratings of many of the nation’s largest organizations and produced tutorials, videos, and educational content for Charity Navigator’s web audience.


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