It's almost here! Oct. 20-26 is Pro Bono Week!

  • Written by Jenni Brennison

Last year’s Global Pro Bono Summit gave rise to a new movement in skills-based volunteering. Inspired by the American Bar Association, Taproot Foundation invited summit attendees to join in a week-long global celebration of professionals  donating their skills to the nonprofit community. From IT assistance to Human Resources, many nonprofits simply don’t have the budget to hire employees with these much sought after skill sets. Pro Bono Week dedicates the third week of October to promoting the growing movement of professionals donating their expertise  to fill these gaps.

Pro Bono Week celebrates the sustainable impact of skills-based volunteering.

We quickly jumped on board as participants, and 14 CreateAthon partners will hold their events next week. We invite you to cheer them on by joining the Pro Bono Week conversation on Twitter. This year’s hashtags will be #pbw13 and #probono

Here’s a quick shout out to the agencies and organizations who will host their CreateAthon as part of Pro Bono Week:

Build-A-Sign/Austin AIGA, Austin, TX
DNA Creative Communications, Greenville, SC
Dawe Consulting Group, Wilkes-Barre, PA
EGC Group, Melville, NY
Emcee Design, Sacramento, CA
FleishmanHillard, Toronto, ON
Paragon Design Group, Hudson, NC
Proximo Marketing Strategies, Williamsburg, VA
redpepper, Nashville, TN
Riggs Partners, Columbia, SC
Think Tank, St. Louis, IL
Two Blonde Chicks, Kitchener, ON
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
verynice, Los Angeles, CA