Become a Pro Bono Champion
In 2013, the pro bono movement reached an historic milestone with 500 businesses pledging $2 billion worth of pro bono service to their communities. Now it’s time to scale the movement further and strengthen the quality of the pro bono marketplace by empowering Pro Bono Champions to help businesses do more and better pro bono.
A Billion + Change’s Pro Bono Champions will equip businesses across the country with tools, knowledge, connections and inspiration to grow and scale pro bono service in their own companies, industries or communities. With the scaling power of these champions, A Billion + Change will engage and equip 5,000 companies nationwide to do more and better pro bono to build the capacity of nonprofits and support their social missions.
Interested? If you are an experienced and passionate community engagement leader, we want you to be a Champion. For those who need it, A Billion + Change will provide training, as well as a set of turnkey materials—complete with a Pro Bono 101 curriculum and training guide, developed by Points of Light and the Taproot Foundation.
“Add us to the list of Champions. The training was great and I’ll definitely leverage the materials to build momentum for our skills-based volunteering.”
-Eric Garvey, Community Relations, Target
"The Billion + Change pro bono curriculum is a very useful tool to use during those first conversations with companies. It's well laid out, well-structured and quite comprehensive. With a few changes, it can be easily adopted by a lot of volunteer initiatives. As a Champion, I shared it with the Bankers without Borders team and plan to use a version of it in the future."
-Sabrina Quaraishi, Senior Program Manager, Bankers without Borders, Grameen Foundation
Consider becoming a Pro Bono Champion if you:
- Have experience starting or scaling a skills-based volunteer program at a company or nonprofit;
- Are passionate about community engagement and the high-impact power of pro bono;
- Want a professional development experience that will help establish yourself and your organization as a thought leader;
- Want to collectively help A Billion + Change reach 5,000 companies with the power of pro bono through capacity building sessions and community events.