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A New Year, a New Commitment to STEM

Linda Rosen | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Linda Rosen

We have a responsibility to give young people a strong foundation in these fields as early as possible, so that they can pursue whatever career options are most appealing to them.

When You Don't Know How to Be Disruptive

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
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Ryan Scott

The old proverb about how to feed a man for a lifetime has us teaching him to fish. Matthew Manos thinks teaching also works for changing the world.

When Your Pro Bono Offer Is Turned Down

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Pro bono service has experienced such an explosion of popularity in the last few years that it's now the fastest-growing employee engagement program. But is skills-based volunteering one of those gifts that givers like to offer more than recipients want to accept?

Passing the Pro Bono Baton

Max Skolnik | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Max Skolnik

I was at a conference recently where a young leader declared, "Pass the baton to us, or we're going to take it." After this comment, much of the room erupted defensively. But one of the more senior activists stood up in the back. She pleaded, "We want to pass the baton, but you need to teach us how."

For Asylum Seekers, Representation Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

Human Rights First | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Human Rights First

This week marks National Pro Bono Week, a time to celebrate the dedication and generosity of pro bono attorneys. For asylum seekers, a lawyer can mean the difference between life and death. With representation, asylum seekers have a much better chance of receiving protection.

The Shockingly High Value of Volunteers

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

A report from Johns Hopkins shows that 140 million people volunteer annually. If that was a country (let's call it Volunteer Land), it would be just behind Russia in terms of population.

I Am My Brother's Keeper

Max Skolnik | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Max Skolnik

I've told this story before but it bears repeating, especially in these trying times. For many years, I ran youth programs in the District of Columbia. I worked with hundreds, maybe thousands, of young people all over the city. Still, I keep coming back to the experiences of two kids.

Challenging What's Possible in Pro Bono Service

Tracy Hoover | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Just imagine the possibilities of deploying the same American business ingenuity that fuels the world's leading economy to tackling the most critical issues of our time - such as eradicating extreme poverty, ensuring strong community health and education systems, protecting our natural resources.

Educating Sustainability Professionals: Learning By Doing

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Steven Cohen

As always, I derive great hope and optimism from the dedication and brainpower of our students and from the willingness of our clients and faculty to invest time and effort in developing this first generation of sustainability professionals.

Why Pro Bono Works

Erin Lackey | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Erin Lackey

In the end, pro bono shouldn't be about the awards or credit your agency gets. It's about the results for the organization because nobody is forcing you to work for free.

Celebrating Pro Bono Month

Lonnie A. Powers | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Lonnie A. Powers

Voluntary service to people in need is a deep tradition of the legal profession. Here in Massachusetts, it is clear that equal access to justice has come to depend on the pro bono services of attorneys.

Crazy or Genius? Giving Away Half Your Work

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Giving away half of your work to nonprofits. For free. Nuts, huh? But it's a trending business idea that reimagines what it means to be engaged in pro bono service.

Report: Pro Bono Now Prevalent in All Areas of Philanthropy

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Pro bono service has experienced an explosion of growth that is sweeping across Corporate America. As the fastest growing employee engagement program, pro bono service is now represented across every industry for the first time in the study of pro bono service.

A Pro Bono Week Reaffirmation

Max Skolnik | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Max Skolnik

A few years ago, I observed my first ScopeAthon event. On a dreary fall day, in a cramped room deep within the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company, I sat down with dozens of overwhelmed nonprofits and eager corporate employees.

When Women Take the Lead

Monique Villa | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Monique Villa

Women are the ultimate economic accelerators: when they work, whole families benefit. Children are better fed, better educated and have longer life expectancies

Save the world from your desk

Monique Villa | Posted 08.02.2014 | Good News
Monique Villa

If I told you that lawyers were on the frontlines of the fight against HIV in Africa, would you believe me? And what if I told you that legal professi...

LinkedIn's Volunteer Marketplace: Half the Battle

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. And you can be that servant." -- M...

Why Non-profit Design Should Be Free

George McGraw | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
George McGraw

It's expensive to run a millennial non-profit. We want things to be faster, bolder, and more inclusive -- which usually means a costly emphasis on design, transparency and impact assessment.

A Billion Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Emily Yu | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Emily Yu

Why not take what you are good at such as graphic design, accounting, marketing, or human resources, for example, and use that skill to help your favorite nonprofit organization?

The Power of Pro Bono

Max Skolnik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Max Skolnik

As we approach Pro Bono Week, it is critical that we address the big social sector questions. How do we build capacity? How do we ensure quality and impact? How do we become sustainable?

The Cofounder of Wordpress on Using Publishing to Push Change

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Matt Mullenweg created the open source blogging platform to let anyone share their story on the Internet.

Get a Lawyer Son, Get a Real Good (and Pro Bono) One

Hugh Whalan | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Hugh Whalan

Too many for-profit social enterprises make one huge mistake in their first year... something that potentially costs them hundreds of thousands of dollars. They don't take the time to secure pro bono support.

Behind the Front Door of Every Company in America

Sen. Mark Warner | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Sen. Mark Warner

At today's National Conference on Volunteering and Service, we celebrate a significant milestone: A Billion + Change, a coalition of businesses large ...

The Power of Pro Bono

Carolyn S. Berkowitz | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Carolyn S. Berkowitz

Nonprofit organizations today are being called to solve pressing social and economic issues -- and to do so quickly -- while their organizational mode...

The Four E's: Tips to Run a World Class Pro Bono Program

Caroline Barlerin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Caroline Barlerin

Imagine the good that can be done by unleashing the enormous human potential of businesses throughout the country. Every successful company is made up...