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How can I find sources of pro bono expertise?

If you are seeking free or low cost legal or accounting services, see “Where can I find "pro bono" tax or legal assistance for my nonprofit?”

According to Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition, pro bono service is a growing trend in corporate America. More companies are merging it into their volunteer programs as another way to engage employees while investing in their communities.

“Skills-based volunteering” goes beyond traditional days of service, in which a large group of employees joins a nonprofit for a few hours or a full day to clean up a park or paint a building. Instead, nonprofits can get help with pressing needs from experts in their field. For example, marketing volunteers could help with a re-branding effort, or IT experts could assess your technology needs and design the ideal infrastructure for your operating environment.

The Giving in Numbers report also found that companies offering pro bono services tend to increase their cash donations as well. A few corporations known for their pro bono components are American Express, Adobe , and Deloitte.

The Taproot Foundation publishes Powered by Pro Bono: The Nonprofits Step-by-Step Guide to Scoping, Securing, Managing, and Scaling Pro Bono Resources, a how-to guide for bringing capacity building resources into your nonprofit.

Learn more about corporate fundraising with Introduction to Corporate Giving, available free as an online webinar or an in-person class.

See also our related KnowledgeBase articles:

- Where can I find "pro bono" tax or legal assistance for my nonprofit?

- How can I find sources of in-kind gifts: Goods and services?

Where can I find information on corporate giving? 
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What is cause-related marketing? 
What are employee matching gifts? 
Where can I learn more about workplace giving?
- Where can I learn more about recruiting and managing volunteers for my nonprofit?

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