Leveraging Pro Bono Talent to Build Organizational Capacity
An Expert Panel Discussion in Boston
New York, NY – February 15, 2012 – We’ve assembled a panel of esteemed speakers from Boston’s social good sector. We will get together later this month and spend an evening discussing how to use pro bono to effectively build capacity within a nonprofit or social good organization.
Since coming on board in 2010, Prosperity Candle, a Boston-based organization, has successfully completed 11 Catchafire projects – including branding, marketing, social media, PR and strategy – to dramatically enhance their social impact. This amounts to 355 hours pro bono time and $82,500 in organization savings. Says Properity Candle co-founder, Siiri Morley:
“Catchafire fills an important role in the social sector. As a young social enterprise start-up, Prosperity Candle struggles with limited resources and huge ambitions. Catchafire offers a perfect solution – with a small investment we can get fantastic talent that truly delivers on the proposed scope.”
- Matthew Segneri, Advisor to the Mayor at City of Boston
- Jennifer Aronson, Director of Nonprofit Services, The Boston Foundation
- Selena Schmidt, CEO, Common Impact
- Andrew Wolk, Founder – Root Cause
- Rachael Chong, Founder and CEO, Catchafire
We’re inviting all nonprofits and social enterprises in the Boston area to join us for an evening of inspirational learning, sharing, meeting old friends and making new friends.
Where: New England Research & Development (NERD) Center
When: Monday, February 27th
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
5:00 – 6:00pm: Panel
6:00 – 7:30pm: Networking and Refreshments
Catchafire is the largest pro bono service provider in NYC. Through Catchafire, social good organizations can access professional services at rates that they can afford and professionals can access meaningful skilled volunteering opportunities. Last November we expanded into Boston and welcomed our Boston Founding 30 Members.
Read more about Catchafire here.
Contact JC Darné
Phone: (646) 400-5659
Interested in attending? Book tickets here.