Business professionals seeking to give their time and skill set to organizations in need will come together today for Pro Bono Day in New York City--a daylong series of workshops and networking events revolving around skills-based volunteering opportunities, organized by the Taproot Foundation.
Many organizations that work to tackle social issues often have limited access to the marketing, design, technology, management or strategic planning resources they need to succeed. Pro bono opportunities allow business professionals to share their talents with the causes that are near and dear to them. The Taproot Foundation has partnered with the CECP to create industry standards and benchmarking for pro bono service. 30% of companies now report that they offer pro bono opportunities to employees.
Pro Bono Day is actually a week-long celebration, with events also happening in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Today in New York, the Arts & Business Council of New York has organized a panel discussion with speakers from arts organizations who will share their personal experiences with pro bono volunteers--how they developed and managed impactful projects and maintained lasting relationships.
Ready to get involved? Learn more about Americans for the Arts' leading pro bono program, Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA), which matches mid- to upper-level business professionals as pro bono consultants with arts organizations.
For more information on Pro Bono Day, including the Pro Bono Blog, visit TaprootFoundation.org.