Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit that connects social change organizations with volunteers sharing expertise pro bono, is making its annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit virtual this June. Leaders from across sectors will explore 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 crisis. Webinars will be hosted on Wednesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 25.
“This global crisis is 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.”
The U.S. Pro Bono Summit is supported in part by Impact Sponsor Johnson & Johnson, and Leadership Sponsors Deloitte, Disney, and Prudential Financial.
2020 U.S. Pro Bono Summit Virtual Series:
Rebuilding our Communities: Workforce Development
Wednesday, June 17, 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT
A record 20+ million individuals have filed for unemployment in recent months. Organizations in the workforce development field across the country are experiencing an exponential increase in demand, pushing them to the forefront in this changing world of work. Jobs for the Future, Per Scholas, and The HOPE Program will join us to highlight urgent needs in the field today and uncover how pro bono from the private sector can support these organizations in ensuring sustainable employment for our communities.
Rebuilding our Communities: Small Businesses
Thursday, June 25, 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT
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 expert, we’ll build an understanding of the immediate, medium-term, and long-term challenges facing these businesses. Taproot will share how we’ve supported small businesses through pro bono and the best practices for impact. And we’ll uncover how the private sector can step up through pro bono to lift up these community cornerstones.