Across the country, local Taproot Foundation offices demonstrate the diversity of pro bono opportunities as they prepare for Pro Bono Week. Celebrated from October 20th-26th, Pro Bono Week serves the dual purpose of celebrating the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference and encouraging more skilled professionals to give back and donate their skills pro bono. Taproot offices are located in New York City, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In addition to the events listed below each office will co-host a legal and business pro bono gathering with law firm, Winston & Strawn.
The New York City office’s main event is a day-long celebration of the NYC Pro Bono Community at the Centre for Social Innovation. In addition, they will provide trainings for new pro bono practitioners and a breakfast with Philanthropic Partnership to inform nonprofits how they can become powered by pro bono.
The DC office has committed to a day-long pro bono blog-a-thon to spread the word that pro bono can help nonprofits do more with less in these challenging economic times. They are also hosting UpRoot!, a celebratory event at Busboys and Poets, and a Pro Bono Campfire with Washington Gas.
Taproot’s Chicago office is celebrating professionals who give their time pro bono with a Pro Bono Awards Gala and is demonstrating the power of pro bono by co-sponsoring ScopeAthons, with Capital One and Kraft. ScopeAthons are done-in-a-day events where employees help nonprofits translate challenges into actionable scope of work for a project. The Chicago office is also hosting an inspiration event with Deloitte.
The San Francisco office will also be spreading the word about pro bono’s benefits at the Net Impact Conference and is also co-hosting a training with Chevron to encourage nonprofits to be powered by pro bono.
Taproot’s Los Angeles office will be hosting their second annual pro bono recognition ceremony, The Golden Root Awards, in which they honor businesses, nonprofits, and pro bono consultants for the work that they do.
ABOUT PRO BONO WEEK
Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Every year, thousands of people volunteer their professional expertise in marketing, legal services, HR, strategy and IT to support nonprofits. Inspired by the American Bar Association, Taproot Foundation works with partners around the globe to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year during the third week of October.