Give What You’re Good At: Go Pro Bono with Catchafire
About Catchafire <ul><li>Mission:  To improve the quality of the volunteer experience by providing pro bono opportunities ...
Twitter: #NYCinternz NY Creative Interns  is dedicated to enabling college students and recent grads to find internships, ...
Twitter: #NYCinternz We are proud to be hosted by  The Morris + King Company , a public relations firm with deep expertise...
Twitter: #NYCinternz Join the Conversation on Twitter TW: @NYCInternz // #NYCInternz TW: @Catchafire  TW: @Morris_King TW:...
Twitter: #NYCinternz Cool people in the room.  Introductions. Who You Are. One Random Thing.
Our Goal Twitter: #NYCinternz Discover  how pro bono work can effectively contribute towards your professional development...
Understanding motivations and goals <ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development </li></ul><ul><li>Social Interacti...
Breakout Group Twitter: #NYCinternz How can you use Pro Bono Work towards professional development?  [Brainstorm and Prese...
Motivation: Professional Development Twitter: #NYCinternz <ul><li>Refine skill sets in real-live projects  </li></ul><ul><...
Awesome Pro Bono Professionals Twitter: #NYCinternz Meet  Andre Davis. Designer and Creative. Cool Guy. Catchafire Pro Bon...
Awesome Pro Bono Professionals Twitter: #NYCinternz Meet  Jessica Kantor Social Media Strategist and Wizard Catchafire Tea...
Capture your experience: Portfolio Twitter: #NYCinternz <ul><li>Create a portfolio or case study </li></ul><ul><li>Define ...
About.me – Your Digital Resume Behance Profile – Creative Professional Platform DeviantART: Online Portfolio TED
Best Practices: How to Pitch  Twitter: #NYCinternz <ul><li>Be passionate about your pro bono work  </li></ul><ul><li>Tell ...
How Catchafire Can Help? Twitter: #NYCinternz Pro Bono Seminar 101: Understand Your Motivation Culture of Introductions Am...
Twitter: #NYCinternz Per Scholas: Graphic Design MicroSociety: Social Media Plan  SWT Life: Crowdfunding TalkAboutHealth: ...
Twitter: #NYCinternz Develop your career by changing the world.  Do good with what you are good at.
Thank You! [Terra Fossil Wine Anyone?]
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Catchafire teamed up with NY Creative Interns to host “Giving What You’re Good At? Go Pro Bono with Catchafire” workshop at the beautiful office of The Morris + King Company. The workshop focused on effectively leveraging pro bono work towards professional development. The event was attended by social media strategists, designers, entrepreneurs, and other professionals interested in using pro bono work to build on existing skills and experiences, gain employment, or new business opportunities. You can make an impact and develop professionally by giving what you’re good at!

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Give What You're Good At: Go Pro Bono with Catchafire

  1. 1. Give What You’re Good At: Go Pro Bono with Catchafire
  2. 2. About Catchafire <ul><li>Mission: To improve the quality of the volunteer experience by providing pro bono opportunities for skilled professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision: To make it easy for every professional to use their skills for good, and to make it easy for every nonprofit and social enterprise to access and effectively use pro bono as a way to build capacity within their organization.  </li></ul>Twitter: #NYCinternz
  3. 3. Twitter: #NYCinternz NY Creative Interns is dedicated to enabling college students and recent grads to find internships, mentors, and inspiration through networking and meetups.
  4. 4. Twitter: #NYCinternz We are proud to be hosted by The Morris + King Company , a public relations firm with deep expertise in strategic marketing and branding.
  5. 5. Twitter: #NYCinternz Join the Conversation on Twitter TW: @NYCInternz // #NYCInternz TW: @Catchafire TW: @Morris_King TW: @Terrafossil
  6. 6. Twitter: #NYCinternz Cool people in the room. Introductions. Who You Are. One Random Thing.
  7. 7. Our Goal Twitter: #NYCinternz Discover how pro bono work can effectively contribute towards your professional development. Arm you with tools and resources to successfully leverage your pro bono experience to gain employment or clients. Explore Pro Bono Opportunities with Social Good Organizations. Engage with like-minded people over wine.
  8. 8. Understanding motivations and goals <ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development </li></ul><ul><li>Social Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Personal connection </li></ul><ul><li>Make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Hone and develop skills </li></ul><ul><li>Meet or work w/ new people </li></ul><ul><li>Be rewarded for service </li></ul><ul><li>Gain perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Feel valuable </li></ul><ul><li>Give in remembrance of </li></ul>Motivators Goals Twitter: #NYCinternz
  9. 9. Breakout Group Twitter: #NYCinternz How can you use Pro Bono Work towards professional development? [Brainstorm and Present]
  10. 10. Motivation: Professional Development Twitter: #NYCinternz <ul><li>Refine skill sets in real-live projects </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen project management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Stay current and active </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Gain experience in different sectors: versatility </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Opportunities: Employment, Clients, and Friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Build a portfolio and case study </li></ul>
  11. 11. Awesome Pro Bono Professionals Twitter: #NYCinternz Meet Andre Davis. Designer and Creative. Cool Guy. Catchafire Pro Bono Professional Wordpress // Re-Nuble
  12. 12. Awesome Pro Bono Professionals Twitter: #NYCinternz Meet Jessica Kantor Social Media Strategist and Wizard Catchafire Team Member Pro Bono Professional Pastry Chef
  13. 13. Capture your experience: Portfolio Twitter: #NYCinternz <ul><li>Create a portfolio or case study </li></ul><ul><li>Define your strategy for success (Hire Me, Sales Generation, Reputation Portfolio or Networking Portfolio) </li></ul><ul><li>Update your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Case Study: Outline goals, objectives, strategy, tactics and results. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and leverage your work: Use multiple platforms. </li></ul>Resource: http://bit.ly/jMlPM
  14. 14. About.me – Your Digital Resume Behance Profile – Creative Professional Platform DeviantART: Online Portfolio TED
  15. 15. Best Practices: How to Pitch Twitter: #NYCinternz <ul><li>Be passionate about your pro bono work </li></ul><ul><li>Tell a results-driven story: portfolio and case study </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate problem and how you solved it </li></ul><ul><li>Establish credibility and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Educate client or employer about the process // Teach them about language </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest if you are not the right fit for the job. </li></ul><ul><li>Build your personal brand (online) </li></ul>
  16. 16. How Catchafire Can Help? Twitter: #NYCinternz Pro Bono Seminar 101: Understand Your Motivation Culture of Introductions Amplify Thank You via Social Media Highlighting your work and impact via Blogs Be a reference Invite to special networking and industry events Feature Pro Bono on their website Catchafire Blog, Social Media, and Website Highlight Written or LinkedIn Recommendation
  17. 17. Twitter: #NYCinternz Per Scholas: Graphic Design MicroSociety: Social Media Plan SWT Life: Crowdfunding TalkAboutHealth: Website Design Project Rousseau: Crowdfunding NYAWC: Website Design
  18. 18. Twitter: #NYCinternz Develop your career by changing the world. Do good with what you are good at.
  19. 19. Thank You! [Terra Fossil Wine Anyone?]

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