There's no higher-impact way for a business to give back to society than through pro bono. For nonprofits and communities, the value of skilled support can be 500% greater than the value of traditional volunteering. As we face tough economic and social challenges, the talent of corporate America’s best and brightest is needed now more than ever.
Imagine receiving a new brand identity your nonprofit could use to launch a rebranding of your organization—for free. Or imagine engaging a team of your best and brightest employees to research and create a pitch presentation for a high-performing charter school—with 24 hours’ notice.
Whether it’s by organizing a weekend-long marathon session of pro bono service projects for local nonprofits, creating a virtual internship program for students to prepare them for careers in the social sector, or building coalitions of businesses to mentor disconnected youth, small business that have pledged to join A Billion + Change have demonstrated innovation, creativity and passion for improving communities through pro bono service.
Across the country, GE Volunteers are lending their professional skills--from IT support and marketing to finance and process improvement--to community health centers to improve access to quality primary care services for underserved populations.
This guest blog post was submitted by Beth Rosemond, Assistant Director of Corporate Responsibility, Ernst & Young LLP, and builds on remarks given during a campaign webinar held on March 28 discussing best practice skills-based volunteer programs improving the environment. This post explores the Earthwatch - Ernst & Young Global Ambassador Program and how it supports E&Y’s overall corporate sustainability goals.
Today at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy, Deloitte LLP CEO Joe Echevarria announced that Deloitte has committed to provide $60 million in pro bono services to nonprofit organizations over a three-year period (FY 2012-2014).
If you are a CSR or HR professional or managing your employee volunteer program, you will want to join Deloitte and McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP as they welcome A Billion + Change to Atlanta with a breakfast event on April 16. This national campaign to mobilize billions in pro bono and skills-based volunteer (SBV) services from corporate America is attracting the attention of businesses large and small across the country.