Pro Bono Week 2014: Celebrating Work for the Public Good
Pro bono. We’ve all heard this strange phrase, but what does it actually mean?
Pro bono comes to us from the Latin “pro bono publico”, or “for the public good”. It’s a special form of volunteering where people use their professional career skills for a good cause. At VolunteerMatch, we love pro bono. When volunteer roles align with expertise, everyone wins. How? If your company facilitates and encourages pro bono work for its employees, you gain valuable connections with and respect from your community. Your employees gain new ways to practice their skills. And everyone gets to feel the joy that comes with making a difference.
So this week, VolunteerMatch, along with others all over the world, is celebrating this wonderful form of volunteering. It’s Pro Bono Week 2014!
In honor of this exciting week, we’ll spend the next few days highlighting stories from some of our clients whose employees engage in pro bono work. For example, Christie’s created the Arts Assembly volunteer fair, in which their trained auctioneers assist in the planning of benefit auctions. Just this year, they’ve helped with 161 auctions across the world and in turn helped nonprofits raise more than $28 million. Go Christie’s!
Help us celebrate this week by:
- Exploring #PBW14 on Twitter and sharing your stories.
- Find a local event, such as those sponsored by Taproot Foundation.
- Swing by the VolunteerMatch site to find a pro bono volunteering opportunity of your own.
- Encourage your employees to get involved with pro bono and other volunteering opportunities with VolunteerMatch Solutions.
- And stay tuned this week for more stories of people working “for the public good”