Day three of the GPBS was all about commitments. Corporate social responsibility representatives from over 30 companies convened at SPUR in San Francisco where hundreds of colorful sticky notes helped guide the dynamic and interactive conversations around pro bono and employee engagement.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Global Fellows and BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders spent the day in Marin County exchanging competencies and experiences in a series of workshops designed to facilitate pro bono implementation.
Both groups ended the day with commitments. On bright orange sticky notes that read “If I post it, I’ll do it,” corporate social responsibility representatives wrote commitments to:
- Think big about pro bono possibilities
- Identify how to use pro bono as a career accelerator
- Develop a pilot pro bono program for social entrepreneurs
- Work with at least three people I met today
- Ask about pro bono experience during recruitment screening calls
- Make it easier for employees to say yes to volunteering
While Global Fellows and Responsible Leaders pledged to their peers to:
- Convene an Asian Pro Bono Forum in Tokyo
- Commit technology support to the online pro bono marketplace
- Deploy BMW Foundation’s Responsible Leaders around the world to promote pro bono
- Encourage design students to do pro bono design work
- Popularize the pro bono philosophy in China
- Have Taproot Foundation and the BMW Foundation work together to support the global pro bono movement
The day of commitments ended with a pro bono celebration. Global Fellows, Responsible Leaders, corporate representatives, and pro bono intermediaries further connected over music, dancing, and a group sing-along to the classic song “San Francisco.” We love bringing together so many “people in motion” to further the pro bono movement. Another exciting, inspiring day at the Global Pro Bono Summit concluded!