From the perspective of a nonprofit, finding smart, passionate, and talented people to work with you for free is a clear win. But why do professionals engage in skills-based volunteering and pro bono projects?
As for all the people we've profiled in this series, what ties them all together is that they share is a common and unmistakable trait: they truly believe that who they are and what they have is due in large part to luck.
Each individual has a unique set of skills as well as physical, mental, financial and spiritual make up that will determine their role, productivity and contentedness, says Chase. The circumstances of each individual set the stage for the highest and best use.
You'd think it would be easy for Paul English, CTO and Founder of Kayak to convince someone to take a trip with him. And yet, his attempts to get wealthy people to accompany him to volunteer in Haiti have proven to be unbelievably difficult.
Bill Ackman, one of Wall Street's most influential hedge fund managers is pioneering a relatively young investment movement that mixes business strategy with philanthropy, yielding massive impact in the world.