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Accessing the Power of Pro Bono Through
the Readiness Roadmap
AGENDA
Welcome and Introductions
What is the Readiness Collaborative?
Getting Ready
Finding a Pro Bono Champion
Project Sc...
ABOUT THE TAPROOT
FOUNDATION
► 5 offices: San Francisco Bay
Area, Los
Angeles, Chicago, New
York, and Washington DC
► 3,50...
BUILDING PRO BONO MARKETPLACE
SUPPLY – Advisory Services
Businesses, Boards, and Individuals
DEMAND – Powered by Pro Bono
...
A Billion + Change is a national campaign that has inspired
the largest commitment of corporate pro bono service in
histor...
The Collaborative and Nonprofit
Readiness Research
• What is the Readiness Collaborative?
• Nonprofit Readiness Research
–...
Most NGOs Know
About Pro Bono
• The majority (75%) of respondents are
familiar with pro bono because they
have used these ...
A Majority Find SBV Helpful
• Overall, the vast majority of respondents felt
that the pro bono work was helpful
– 39% said...
Why Would SBV Not Be Helpful?
• Deliverable was disappointing
• Volunteers were not knowledgeable about
the agency or sect...
• About 25% felt that the project took too long
to finish
• Another 25% felt that the volunteer did not
have the right ski...
The Solution – a clearinghouse of information
The Readiness Roadmap – a free, one-stop shop for
interactive, step-by-step ...
Where are
you on the
ROADMAP?
How do
you want to
strengthen
your org?
www.readinessroadmap.org
Getting Ready
 Strong Executive Leadership
 Potential to Create Impact
 Effective Relationship Building
 Organizational Stability
 ...
Needs Assessment Tool
Through Taproot Foundation’s
Project Finder tool, nonprofits can
started by accessing a catalog of
more than 100 of the mo...
Finding a Pro Bono Champion
MAKING
BUDGET
―EXTRA HANDS‖ TO DELIVER
SERVICES/PROGRAMS
INFRASTRUCTURE AND
LEADERSHIP
FINANCIAL
SUPPORT
HANDS-ON
VOLUNTEE...
They can then access
Taproot’s Provider
Finder to search their
networks for the pro bono
professional services
their organ...
Sourcing
• Unlock the potential of your Board of Directors
• HandsOn Affiliates
• A Billion + Change pledges—more than 500...
Project Implementation and
Scoping
Implementation drives
the results of the
project. Ensure
success by:
Implementation
• Understanding each
phase of the proj...
Set yourself up for
success by:
Scoping
• Defining the project
details, work
plan, timeline, project
goals and measurable
...
• Success stories – review a sampling of successful projects, large
and small, from team-led to individuals; projects demo...
Success Stories
Closing and Q&A
Collaborative Member Websites
Readiness Roadmap -- www.readinessroadmap.org
Points of Light -- www.pointsoflight.org
Hands...
Thank You!
Max Skolnik, Executive Director—Washington, DC
Taproot Foundation max@taprootfoundation.org
Yvonne Siu, Marketi...
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Have you ever wondered how you could help your nonprofit partners take their organization to the next level with pro bono support? On July 22, speakers from Points of Light, Taproot Foundation and Capital one led a training on a new tool-- the Readiness Roadmap—a one-stop shop designed to help nonprofits navigate and manage skills-based volunteering. Explore each stop on the Roadmap that will empower nonprofits to: improve their readiness to receive pro bono, identify their skills-based volunteer needs, find the right volunteers, and more!

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  1. 1. Accessing the Power of Pro Bono Through the Readiness Roadmap
  2. 2. AGENDA Welcome and Introductions What is the Readiness Collaborative? Getting Ready Finding a Pro Bono Champion Project Scoping and Implementation Corporate Expectations of Readiness and Capital One Case Studies Closing and Q&A
  3. 3. ABOUT THE TAPROOT FOUNDATION ► 5 offices: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC ► 3,500+ professionals delivering 1+ million hours of pro bono consulting valued at over $112 million since 2001 ► Consulted to 20+ Fortune 500 companies to build and advance employee pro bono programs Our mission is to lead, mobilize and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change. taprootfoundation.org
  4. 4. BUILDING PRO BONO MARKETPLACE SUPPLY – Advisory Services Businesses, Boards, and Individuals DEMAND – Powered by Pro Bono Nonprofit Organizations INTERMEDIARIES – Service Grants Taproot Foundation and other pro bono consulting groups
  5. 5. A Billion + Change is a national campaign that has inspired the largest commitment of corporate pro bono service in history. More than 500 companies have pledged over $2 billion in pro bono services to serve the needs of nonprofits and communities at home and around the world.
  6. 6. The Collaborative and Nonprofit Readiness Research • What is the Readiness Collaborative? • Nonprofit Readiness Research – Capital One commissioned LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute to conduct a survey to assess nonprofit readiness to receive pro bono services – 1,400 nonprofits surveyed across the nation in early 2012
  7. 7. Most NGOs Know About Pro Bono • The majority (75%) of respondents are familiar with pro bono because they have used these services or volunteers’ professional skills at their organization
  8. 8. A Majority Find SBV Helpful • Overall, the vast majority of respondents felt that the pro bono work was helpful – 39% said it was helpful every time – 47% said it was more often helpful than not – 14% said it was helpful only half the time or less
  9. 9. Why Would SBV Not Be Helpful? • Deliverable was disappointing • Volunteers were not knowledgeable about the agency or sector needs • Too much of the organization’s staff time was needed for the project
  10. 10. • About 25% felt that the project took too long to finish • Another 25% felt that the volunteer did not have the right skills • 23% said they underestimated the scope of work that was required
  11. 11. The Solution – a clearinghouse of information The Readiness Roadmap – a free, one-stop shop for interactive, step-by-step resources and tools created to help nonprofits navigate pro bono skills-based volunteering. The Roadmap is organized into eight distinct sections: Helping Nonprofits Navigate Pro Bono Skills-Based Volunteering • Organizational Readiness • Needs Identification • Project Readiness • Sourcing • Planning • Implementation • Evaluation • Recognition & Celebration
  12. 12. Where are you on the ROADMAP? How do you want to strengthen your org? www.readinessroadmap.org
  13. 13. Getting Ready
  14. 14.  Strong Executive Leadership  Potential to Create Impact  Effective Relationship Building  Organizational Stability  Commitment to Capacity Building  Strategic Engagement of Volunteers
  15. 15. Needs Assessment Tool
  16. 16. Through Taproot Foundation’s Project Finder tool, nonprofits can started by accessing a catalog of more than 100 of the most common pro bono projects including helpful project descriptions, key deliverables, and recommendations for where to source the support. Project Finder
  17. 17. Finding a Pro Bono Champion
  18. 18. MAKING BUDGET ―EXTRA HANDS‖ TO DELIVER SERVICES/PROGRAMS INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEADERSHIP FINANCIAL SUPPORT HANDS-ON VOLUNTEERING SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING GENERAL SKILLS BOARD SERVICE PRO BONO PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE  Cash grants  Dollars for Doers  Matching gifts  Playground clean-up  Soup kitchen  Planting a garden  Tutoring  Literacy programs  Event coordination  Board placement  Board member training  IT assistance  Marketing collateral design  HR consulting  Legal counsel SPECTRUM OF VOLUNTEERISM
  19. 19. They can then access Taproot’s Provider Finder to search their networks for the pro bono professional services their organization needs. Sourcing
  20. 20. Sourcing • Unlock the potential of your Board of Directors • HandsOn Affiliates • A Billion + Change pledges—more than 500 companies committed to pro bono. Main impact areas are: • Education • Youth • Community Revitalization • Environment • Women’s Issues
  21. 21. Project Implementation and Scoping
  22. 22. Implementation drives the results of the project. Ensure success by: Implementation • Understanding each phase of the project • Agreeing to the scope of the project, deliverables, a nd the timeframe
  23. 23. Set yourself up for success by: Scoping • Defining the project details, work plan, timeline, project goals and measurable success factors upfront
  24. 24. • Success stories – review a sampling of successful projects, large and small, from team-led to individuals; projects demonstrate the various degrees of engagements that deliver quality results in partnership with nonprofit organizations. Key Stops on the Roadmap
  25. 25. Success Stories
  26. 26. Closing and Q&A
  27. 27. Collaborative Member Websites Readiness Roadmap -- www.readinessroadmap.org Points of Light -- www.pointsoflight.org Hands On Network – www.handsonnetwork.org A Billion + Change -- www.abillionpluschange.org Taproot Foundation -- www.taprootfoundation.org Capital One -- www.capitaloneinvestingforgood.com We welcome feedback on the roadmap – please don’t hesitate to share your comments. Thank you!
  28. 28. Thank You! Max Skolnik, Executive Director—Washington, DC Taproot Foundation max@taprootfoundation.org Yvonne Siu, Marketing Manager, A Billion + Change, Points of Light ysiu@pointsoflight.org Natalie Smith, Senior Manager, Corporate Volunteerism, Capital One Natalie.Smith@capitalone.com

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