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Powered by Pro Bono: The Nonprofits Step-by-Step Guide to Scoping, Securing, Managing, and Scaling Pro Bono Resources Paperback – September 19, 2012
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Generate Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Pro Bono Services
More than $15 billion in pro bono services is donated to nonprofits every yearfour times as much as all corporate grantmaking. These services go beyond legal services, to marketing, strategic planning, technology, and more. Powered by Pro Bono, a hands-on guide from the leader in the field, provides step-by-step directions for how your nonprofit can secure and manage these valuable resources to get the results you need.
"Taproot was remarkably able to transform pro bono service from an unreliable solution into one that hundreds of nonprofits count on every year. This book finally lets the rest of us in on the secrets behind how they have made it work."
Jeanne Bell, CEO, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services; chair, Alliance for Nonprofit Management
"This book is a critical resource for any nonprofit board serious about resource generation."
Linda Crompton, CEO, BoardSource
"Powered by Pro Bono discusses effective approaches to attract and manage pro bono services."
Evan Hochberg, national director, Community Involvement, Deloitte Services LP
"This book will unlock the vault of talent and skills that companies can bring to the nonprofit sector, and ultimately help build stronger communities."
Ken Sternad, president, The UPS Foundation
"Powered by Pro Bono is required reading for anyone committed to making long-term, positive impact in their communities."
Caroline Barlerin, director, Global Community Engagement, Hewlett Packard's Office of Sustainability and Social Innovation
"Companies are increasingly developing pro bono programs as a key tool to increase their positive community impact. This book is an essential guide for nonprofits to prepare for this fast-growing trend."
Margaret M. Coady, director, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
About the Author
Aaron Hurst is the president of Taproot Foundation. He is one of the nation's most recognized social entrepreneurs, and a leading advocate of pro bono service. He is also the author of the inspirational Mommy and Daddy Do It Pro Bono.
Taproot Foundation, founded in 2001, leads the rapidly expanding pro bono marketplace. Taproot has served more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations through its award-winning Service Grant Program, designed pro bono programs for dozens of leading companies, and sparked key national pro bono initiatives such as Billion + Change.
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Top Customer Reviews
Some of the best features that makes Powered By Pro Bono far above the rest:
1) It is actually usable.
There are so many books out there that either recount successes of project management, or theory OR they're all workbook and no context. This is neither one - Powered by Pro Bono gives a reader enough strategy and insight to clue in to the process, but enough tools to make it applicable to what you're doing
2) It's a great tool for everyone
No matter if you're upper management of a non-profit, a professional consultant thinking about doing pro bono work, a seasoned pro bono professional, or even a regular paid consultant, a junior team member or project leader, this is for you. There are great project management and team leadership skills and tools that are relevant (and wise) for all professions, sectors and experience levels.
3) It's a great tool for anytime
No matter where you are in your project (concept, implementation, review), Powered by Pro Bono will help you figure out where you've been, where you want to go, and what you need to do to get you there
4) It's inspirational
Not only is it a great tool, but it's got a TON of resources and examples for what pro bono work is capable of achieving.
The best part about Powered by Pro Bono is that it leaves success up to you. It's not one of those prescriptive books which requires steps A-Z to be followed exactly - you can use it however you NEED to use it. You can just read chapters to expose yourself or your team to ideas, concepts or processes, or you can go through it line by line, use worksheets and make it a blue print for your project.
Great book. Must have for anyone remotely related to the social sector.
Taproot(itself a nonprofit) has pioneered a way to make this work through donation of pro bono (for the public good) time of lawyers, engineers, media experts, computer experts, management experts, and a host of skilled professionals. Taproots operates in large cities such as San Francisco, Chicago, and New York and advises throughout the country.
This book is based on over a decade of experience. It is intended to help non-profits elsewhere set up their own Pro Bono connections. The driving assumption is that making this work requires as professional an approach as the non-profits would use for expensive paid experts: not your "help set up chairs and stuff envelopes" volunteers. The authors are, in my view, right on with their ideas and guidance.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: There are five chapters, eight detailed how-to appendices, 28 hard-working & useful figures, 30 tables, 25 exhibits, and 11 worksheets.
The chapters cover how to scope projects, how to secure resources, how to manage projects with high value volunteers, and how to scale projects.
The appendices give examples and templates such as "examples of job postings" and "sample liability waiver." Readers can use the wheels already invented, which is a time-saver and big help in getting things right the first time.Read more ›
Many of the insights and practical recommendations are valid not only for nonprofits in the USA but around the world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As stated in the text, "Powered by Pro-bono" is a useful hands-on guide for non-profit organizations and in addition I found it quite helpful for me as a consultant who has worked... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Fred Cheyunski
This book it's a powerfull tool, couse has a lot of exersises. Also teach me with real examples to obtain accuracy in the fiel of aplicationsPublished on March 9, 2014 by Carlos Ricardo Ortiz Sordo
This book helps to shift the the dialogue among nonprofits from `how can we get some free stuff ' to `how can we make pro bono a viable part of our business strategy. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Teresa Coles