Online application:We direct potential PBCs to our online application. PBCs are required to have at least 5 years of working experience prior to volunteering with Taproot. Phone Interview:Ourrecriutment staff screen all applicants to determine their level of commitment and their fit within our Service Grant offerings. We accept approximately 1/3 of applicantsAll PBCs are required to attend orientation. Account Directors, the lead pro bono consultants on the projects, are required to attend an additional orientation geared towards the more strategic side of managing the pro bono engagement.
Pro Bono Consultants identified the following as motivations for giving back through pro bono Satisfying personal values or humanitarian concerns, 56%Professional Challenge/ Sharpening Professional Skills, 51%Expand Career Options, 47%
Transcript of "Taproot volunteer deck "
VOLUNTEER OUTLOOKAN INSIDE LOOK AT TAPROOT’S PRO BONO CONSULTANTS<br />
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCETHE PROFESSIONAL SIDE OF OUR PRO BONOCONSULTANTS<br />
EMPLOYER CATEGORIES<br />OUR PRO BONO CONSULTANTS COME FROM A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT FIELDS AND INDUSTRIES <br />Corporations or Professional Service Agencies 64%<br />Consulting Firms 29%<br />Independent Consultants 15%<br />Freelancers 17%<br />Unemployed 2%<br />
EMPLOYER CATEGORIES<br />WE ATTRACT PRO BONO CONSULTANTS FROM ALL LEADERSHIP LEVELS <br />Associate, 27%<br />Manager, 24%<br />Director, 20%<br />VP, 14%<br />C-Level, 9%<br />Independent Contractor, 5%<br />Not Specified, 1%<br />
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE<br />OUR PRO BONO CONSULTANTS AVERAGE 12 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE <br />0 to 4 years, 4%<br />5 to 9 years, 15%<br />10-to 14 years, 24%<br />15 to 19 years, 23%<br />20 to 24 years, 18%<br />25 to 29 years, 13%<br />30+, 3%<br />
WHY GIVE BACK? MOTIVATIONS FOR VOLUNTEERING<br />
TOP THREE MOTIVATIONS<br />DUTY TO COMMUNITY<br />48.9%<br />NETWORK<br />45.6%<br />CHALLENGE<br />44.4%<br />FROM A RANDOM SAMPLE OF 250 TAPROOT <br />PRO BONO CONSULTANTS<br />
I want to be able to reach out and help people…and become part of a company that changes lives.<br />—BAY AREA PRO BONO CONSULTANT<br />
GAUGE MOTIVATING FACTORS<br />POST-PROJECT SURVEYS <br /><ul><li>Each pro bono consultant receives a post-project survey to determine their satisfaction with Taproot’s methods and processes and their reasons for volunteering. </li></li></ul><li>MAJOR MOTIVATING FACTORS<br />2010 SURVEY<br />PERSONAL<br />48.9%<br />CHALLENGE SKILLS<br />45.6%<br />CAREER<br />44.4%<br />
The client was great and they are very appreciative. That makes our entire team feel really good about the impact we had.<br />— PRO BONO CONSULTANT<br />
RETURNING PBCS<br />POST-PROJECT SURVEY RESULTS<br /><ul><li>1,446 PBCs have completed at least two projects
62% of nonprofits receive additional support from volunteers following the project’s close
85% of pro bono consultants would recommend a Taproot project to a colleague</li></li></ul><li>At the end, delivering a quality product to the client that we knew would be used and create value to them was the most rewarding part of the project<br />— PRO BONO CONSULTANT<br />
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