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How can pro bono benefit governments and the public sector?

Pro bono is the volunteering of professional services to social sector organizations that often do not have the resources available for accessing such expertise.

Through pro bono, government and public sector organizations can support various social programs and civic participation, while raising awareness about a range social issues and encouraging philanthropy.

The necessary skills are required for social sector organizations to succeed as they confront a growing demand and seek solutions to wide-ranging and complex problems. Pro bono works to support these organizations with the resources needed to achieve their mission and social goals.

As pro bono increases capacity, there is also the potential to make an effective use of funding by improving efficiencies and the social impacts gained, such as where pro bono services may offer a higher return on investment than conventional volunteering models.

Social sector organizations are known to confront many challenges in developing and sustaining their operations. Pro bono can be applied as a tool for strengthening their organizational structure and business models towards ensuring organizations maintain stability over the longer term.

Collaborate with us

Our Network was formed in 2013 by its founding partners, BMW Foundation – Herbert Quandt and Taproot Foundation, with Network member organizations that specialize in the co-ordination of pro bono projects.

For governments and public sector organizations interested in discussing a collaboration, please contact a regional member organization or us directly via our contact page.