This year Taproot Foundation made its annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit virtual . Leaders from across sectors explored how the pro bono ecosystem can support the social good organizations and small businesses who will be a vital part in rebuilding our communities in the wake of our current crises.
“These global crisis are having a profound impact on our communities,” notes Lindsay Firestone Gruber, Taproot Foundation’s President and CEO, “and the ripple effects will be felt well into the future. We’re bringing leaders together with these webinars so that we are all prepared to step up—through pro bono service—when organizations and small businesses are ready for support in rebuilding their communities.”
Small businesses are often described as the backbone of our communities, employing millions of individuals and providing vital services and contributions. But what does their path forward look like in the wake of our current crisis?
Together with a small business sector experts we built an understanding of the immediate, medium-term, and long-term challenges facing these businesses. Taproot shared how we’ve supported small businesses through pro bono and the best practices for impact, and we uncovered how the private sector can step up through pro bono to lift up these community cornerstones.
The U.S. Pro Bono Summit is supported in part by Impact Sponsor Johnson & Johnson, and Leadership Sponsors Deloitte, Disney, and Prudential Financial.