SOURCE: Taproot FoundationDESCRIPTION:
When Carissa Biggie was selected for Goldman Sachs’ six-month leadership-acceleration program, one of her tasks was to figure out a template for growth—not for the firm or even for her department but for STRIVE, a national nonprofit that provides skills training for low-income people and helps them get jobs.
Welcome to corporate pro bono, the fastest growing category of volunteerism in the U.S.
“[Companies] are using pro bono as a way to develop leadership, nurture high-potential employees and create more strategic ways of giving back to the community,” said Liz Hamburg, president and CEO of the Taproot Foundation, which maintains a network of 20,000 corporate volunteers across the country and coordinates skilled volunteering programs for Fortune 500 companies, connecting them with nonprofits in need of strategic savvy.
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