Reflections from the Global Pro Bono Summit

We recognize that the world’s most pressing social issues are persistent and complex. Although we’re pro bono evangelists, we know that it isn’t a magic bullet—pro bono service alone isn’t enough to address the problems that society faces.
At the Global Pro Bono Summit's Cross Sector Day on May 8, attendees explored opportunities to expand the pro bono movement across the field. And at Corporate Day on May 9, we asked companies to think strategically about pro bono as just one piece of their philanthropic strategy. Practitioners exchanged best practices and reflected on the impact of their work, inspiring, transforming, and challenging the way we think about leveraging business talent for good.

As leaders who set the tone and standard for corporate pro bono, Corporate Day helped affirm that when accompanied by targeted social impact investing, thoughtful social responsibility practices, and meaningful employee engagement programs, pro bono service is a critical input in our efforts to affect systemic change.
Read on to find our key takeaways from Corporate Day at the Global Pro Bono Summit as well as an invitation to attend our Summit recap webinar.

Kim Gillman
Managing Director, Advisory Services
Taproot Foundation

  Connections at Corporate Day
Corporate Day at the Global Pro Bono Summit was built on the idea of connections, that pro bono is a piece of a company's broader philanthropic puzzle. 
And through this lens, we encouraged practitioners across companies and industries to collaborate and innovate with their peers on how we can truly maximize the impact pro bono has on our communities.

Explore key takeaways of the day--from storytelling as a "must do" to paving the way for partnerships.
  Global Pro Bono Summit Recap Webinar
Over 150 leaders from 20+ countries came together at the Global Pro Bono Summit to dig into topics ranging from building a movement to pro bono as a piece of the philanthropic puzzle. We uncovered what’s next in the field, and we’re eager to share key takeaways with you in our Global Pro Bono Summit Recap WebinarWhether you were in attendance or not, we invite you to be inspired by what we found!
  See you there?
Be sure to catch our sessions at these conferences:
Social Innovation Summit in LA (June 4-5):  Taproot's President and CEO Lindsay Firestone Gruber will  be leading a roundtable discussion on pro bono service.
Points of Light in Minneapolis
 (June 18-20): Jennifer Diaz, Director and Western Market Lead of Advisory Services, will be part of a panel on program scaling.

And find us in attendance at these:
America's Charities Member Assembly in Washington D.C. (June 7)
Charities@Work Summit in NYC
(June 12-13)
From Day One: Brooklyn in NYC (June 19)
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