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MUMBAI, India, February 6, 2018 / 3BLMedia/ - The Taproot Foundation, together with BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt and local host iVolunteer, will convene the 6th annual Global Pro Bono Summit February 6 – 9 in Mumbai, India.
“Pro bono is an increasingly valuable resource for our global communities,” says Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald, Taproot’s Chief External Relations Officer. “The Global Pro Bono Summit offers a unique opportunity to bring together cross-sector leaders eager to innovate and expand the ways in which pro bono can be used to create social impact.”
Year over year, pro bono continues to be the fastest growing volunteer program internationally. CEP’s 2017 Giving in Numbers reports that 51% of companies worldwide now integrate pro bono programs into their Corporate Social Responsibility offerings. Why? “Pro bono is that unique approach that tics all the boxes for companies,” says Schwan-Rosenwald. “It engages and develops talent, offers employees an opportunity for civic engagement, and makes a significant impact on the world’s challenges. We call that a triple win.”
About the Global Pro Bono Summit
Since 2013, the Global Pro Bono Network, Taproot Foundation and BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt have hosted the Global Pro Bono Summit. This invitation-only gathering brings together leaders and practitioners from across sectors who share the vision of tackling global challenges by connecting the skills and talents of the business community with non-governmental organizations worldwide.
Programming at this year’s Summit includes in-depth sessions on:
- what successful cross-sector collaboration looks like.
- how pro bono programming has flourished in India and how lessons learned can be applied globally.
- addressing major social issues with human capital investments.
- best practices around the intersection between leadership development and pro bono.
2018 Global Pro Bono Summit
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Participating regions/countries: Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Saudia Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam
About the Taproot Foundation
Taproot Foundation, a U.S. based nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access—through pro bono service—to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot’s skilled volunteers have served 4,600 social change organizations providing 1.5 million hours of work worth over $160 million in value. Taproot is a national organization with offices in New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Chicago and is leading a network of global pro bono providers in over 30 countries around the world.
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