Pro Bono Today: What's New, What's Working
We know why we do pro bono--to help nonprofits thrive and to develop employee talent. What LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute wanted to know more about was how we do pro bono today.
So we went to the companies with reputations for having solid pro bono programs. We interviewed the company and a nonprofit partner to hear both sides. The result is a 60-page report that reveals all the ways that companies are moving the practice of pro bono forward.
The report covers the trends, practices that address barriers to pro bono for nonprofits, the elements of success, and 10 case studies of successful projects.
This report wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors:
Gold: Andeavor, Booz Allen Hamilton, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Silver: Macquarie Group, Target
For a free copy of the report, click here.
Best Practices in Corporate Citizenship: A Four-Part Series
What are best practices in corporate citizenship today? The world isn't the same as it was when we published the report “Trends and Best Practices in Corporate Community Involvement” back in 2007. Since then, corporations have experienced national and global economic changes, including a punishing recession. And so we set out to see what has changed and what has stayed the same.
We began our quest to identify best practices in all aspects of corporate citizenship by holding brainstorming meetings with a number of company CSR representatives. These conversations, plus our experience with clients over many years and recent publications by others, formed the basis for our best practices.
The latest editions of our Communique newsletter have been devoted to our findings. Parts 1-3 are now available and Part 4 will be published in October 2017. To read the issues on Strategy, Corporate and Foundation Giving, and Employee Engagement, click here.
Balancing Pro Bono Supply and Demand: Challenges and Solutions from the Nonprofit Point of View
While pro bono is the fastest growing employee engagement program, according to CECP’s 2015 Giving in Numbers report, anecdotally it appears that the supply of volunteers is outpacing the demand for their services. If corporations want the promise of pro bono to be fulfilled, it is critical that the companies that supply these volunteers understand why nonprofits don’t take advantage of corporate talent.
LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute went directly to nonprofits to ask them why. With the support of corporate sponsors, including Platinum Lead Sponsor JPMorgan Chase, LBG surveyed nonprofits about their experiences with pro bono volunteers, what the challenges were and the solutions they had found for these challenges.
The study identified five top challenges nonprofits face when taking on a pro bono volunteer and suggests solutions that corporations can employ to help the nonprofit use their volunteers more effectively and guarantee the creation of a successful pro bono program for itself. For a free copy of the report, click here.
Global Employee Engagement: Challenges and Solutions. CSR consultants LBG Associates has completed an important research study that does what no previous study on Global Employee Engagement has done--tell you how real companies solved real problems they encountered taking their employee giving and volunteer programs overseas. This 57-page report reveals the three biggest challenges of global engagement and the solutions multinational companies employ to minimize them.
The report is FREE thanks to the generosity of Microsoft Corp. Download the report here.