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We Need More Companies in the Business of Change

Wendy Spencer | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Imagine what would happen if the marketing experts behind your favorite Super Bowl ad developed a campaign to help a nonprofit recruit volunteers or r...

How Do You Develop a Brand Around Doing Good Business?

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Lane Wood, veteran of charity:water and Warby Parker, has set out on his own to give advice to companies with social missions.

Using Marketing Expertise to Help Causes in a 24-Hour Blitz

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Cathy Monetti is the founder of CreateAthon, where ad agencies take a day off to help nonprofits with their branding and message -- over the course of a single, frenetic day.

How MTV Uses Its Connection to Kids to Push Social Change

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

In between monitoring unannounced celebrity cameos at the VMAs and overseeing the creation of the next hit TV show, Stephen Friedman, MTV's president,...

A Reason for Optimism in D.C.

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Aaron Hurst

We hope that our nation's capital sees this success as an inspiration for what is possible in helping people in the region but also see it as a model for better collaboration and partnership in addressing our national priorities.

Join the Largest Commitment of Pro Bono Service in History

Michelle Nunn | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Has your nonprofit received pro bono support from a business? Or does your company lend its talent and expertise to a local nonprofit? Tell us about it.

The Business Case for Pro Bono: Psychoanalyzing Capital One's Core Engagement Strategy

Aaron Hurst | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Would-be psychotherapist Carolyn Berkowitz helps drive the CSR field from the helm of Capital One Foundation. I met with her recently and had the chance to discuss her own career path and how the business value of pro bono service has made it a core strategy.

Upwardly Global Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Expanding capacity through donated professional services not only helps organizations thrive, but strengthens partnership with the private sector, translating into long-term relationships and even greater incentive for financial investment in the future.

Social Good Stars: Catchafire's Rachael Chong on How Pro-Bono Changes the World - And You

Amy Neumann | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

A few years back I was introduced to Catchafire, and it has become a favorite organization. Rachael Chong is Founder & CEO of Catchafire, the nation's leading online pro bono network that connects talent and purpose.

Juma Ventures Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Juma Ventures is an innovative youth development program that helps under-resourced youth achieve their dreams of a college education through a mixture of youth employment, financial asset building, and educational support services.

3 Ways to Fix America's Health and Legal Services Safety Net

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Claire Pomeroy

Failure to provide an adequate safety net of health and legal services places the health, economic well-being and civil rights of all of us at risk. It is time to make a lasting difference.

Clinic by the Bay Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Eliza Gibson is the executive director of Clinic by the Bay, a two-year-old volunteer-powered free health clinic in San Francisco for working uninsure...

Benevolent Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Benevolent, a Chicago-based nonprofit, works to meet community needs by creating a platform for individuals to give directly to other individuals. Individuals are able to donate directly to other individuals in need, and track progress toward meeting those needs.

Stepping Away From the Rat Race to Give Back... for a Year

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Employee volunteer programs are one thing, but what about centering your entire enterprise around service? It might sound like a pipe dream, but San Francisco-based Fuse Corps is making it happen.

The Great Tech Hope

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

It is important to understand the current state of technology in the sector and where investments should be directed in order to yield the greatest social impact.

MLT Is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is the number one source of minority students at the top ten U.S. business schools. Founded and led by John R...

The Power of Pro Bono: How DataKind Helped Prepare NYC for Hurricane Sandy

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Natural disasters, with good reason, often encourage people to volunteer. Especially in their own neighborhoods, those less affected are driven to lend a hand to their less fortunate peers.

Toward One City: Getting to Know Each Other

Judith Sandalow | Posted 12.25.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

While a lot of attention this election season has been given to rifts between right- and left-leaning neighbors, men vs. women, and black vs. white, the most profound and troubling divide in Washington, D.C. is between rich and poor.

Year Up is Powered by Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Inspired by his experience as a Big Brother in New York City, Gerald Chertavian founded Year Up in 2000. Today, Year Up is one of the most successful nonprofits in the U.S.

New York State Takes Pro Bono to the Next Level

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

By starting their careers doing public service, new lawyers will begin their journey with a humble reminder that while they may be paid by an employer, they have a greater responsibility to the community.

Citi Pioneers the Skills Marathon

Aaron Hurst | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Too short to be a stewardess, Pam Flaherty has become a giant in corporate philanthropy at Citi, where she has spent most of her career.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro Bono Work -- It's Not Just for Big Business

Thenera Bailey | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

With the Fortune 500 taking on this challenge, small- and medium-sized corporations can sit back, cheer from the sidelines, and leave the heavy lifting to those with more to give, right? Wrong!

Are Women Giving It Away for Free?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

I was recently asked to offer some business advice to a couple of female entrepreneurs. Of course I said, "Yes! I'd be happy to help!" This prompted my husband to ask me how much I would charge for this advice. I demurred, thinking that we women have to help one another.

What Companies Can Learn From MBA Programs

Aaron Hurst | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

In a few years, we might find that pro bono opportunities are as common in corporate office buildings as on MBA campuses. That would be great news for employees and the nonprofits they would serve.

The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy: Skills-Based Volunteering

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

By Lauren Coulston, Integration Manager, Women & Co. In today's economic climate, corporations are leveraging limited resources while nonprofits are...