Pro bono and skills-based volunteering make good business sense
Pro bono – “for the public good” – is the donation of professional skills to non-profit organizations to further their missions. It is increasingly a core part of the ethic of business professionals who believe that high-quality professional services are too important to be available only to those who can afford it.
Source: Taproot Foundation
Endeavour’s corporate pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs have been proven to contribute to employee engagement and professional development.
Survey results indicate the following program benefits for employee volunteers:
- Increased pride in ability to help others
- Increased pride in their employer
- Feelings of having contributed to team-building amongst colleagues
- Improved skills and knowledge relevant to career
- Increased likelihood of seeking volunteer opportunities that use professional skills
- Better preparedness for providing pro bono consulting
- Increased knowledge of the non-profit sector
Research shows that skills-based volunteering and pro bono service enhance team building, professional and leadership development, and brand value.
of Fortune 500 human resources managers said volunteering knowledge and expertise to a non-profit can be an effective way to cultivate business and leadership skills
believe pro bono has contributed to stronger team development
have built stronger relationships with community, business and legislative leaders as a result of pro bono engagement
notice an increase in brand value
Source: Billion + Change