About The Global Pro Bono Network
The Global Pro Bono Network supports civic engagement that brings meaningful and transformative change to communities. Organized by pro bono intermediaries, the Global Pro Bono Network exists to promote knowledge sharing, mutual support and collaboration among pro bono intermediaries from around the world. Through this increased capacity, Member Organizations are better equipped to drive the movement forward, creating greater global change through meaningful local and regional actions. Our Network is a catalyst for impact through the capacity building of civil society organizations.
Network Members range from start-ups to mature organizations working to promote, provide and expand pro bono in their countries and regions. This mixture accelerates the sharing of best practices and lessons learned. Realizing that pro bono engagements brings communities together, the Network fosters intercultural exchange and draws a new map for a model of civic engagement globally.
The Network was created in 2013 by founding partners the BMW Foundation and Taproot Foundation BMW Foundation and Taproot Foundation who convened intermediaries for the first annual Global Pro Bono Summit. This growing Network is currently composed of 42 member organizations from 30 countries and regions. It thrives under the guidance of the Taproot Foundation, BMW Foundation, and an Advisory Council of Network Members.
About Pro Bono Intermediaries
We believe that pro bono intermediaries are a crucial component in making pro bono successful and providing high-quality professional services to nonprofits. Pro bono intermediaries make this purposeful work more consistent and its effects more lasting by providing a wide breadth of supportive services to both the providers and recipients of pro bono service — before, during and after the engagement. Pro bono intermediaries are multipliers for spreading the power of pro bono across their countries and regions.
About Our Founding Partners
The BMW Foundation brings together leaders from across communities, cultures and countries to drive Social Innovation, promote the Global Dialogue, and encourage Responsible Leadership. BMW Foundation is convinced that their approach breaks down barriers between politics, business and civil society and allows society to benefit from the creativity and diversity that result from cross-sector collaboration.
Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access—through pro bono service—to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot’s skilled volunteers have served 4,600 social change organizations providing 1.5 million hours of work worth over $160 million in value. Taproot is located in New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. and is leading a network of global pro bono providers in over 30 countries around the world.
How to join our Network?
If you are an intermediary organization with substantial practice in pro bono projects/programs and interested in joining our Network, please fill out this form to apply. After submitting the application you will be interviewed by Global Council and member organizations to be admitted to join.