The Pro Bono Consulting Lounge will offer quick and reliable access to local area non-profits who will be matched with exact talents needed to help non-profits grow, seize opportunities, or solve critical business challenges.
Powered by highly skilled volunteer consultants specializing in tech, design, strategy, social media, communications, and other areas, the Pro Bono Consulting Lounge will build the capacity of non-profit organizations throughout the DC region.
At DCWEEK 2010, 42 Project matches were made between non-profits and volunteer consultants. Projects ranged from helping non-profits with logos and identity, to technical updates on their websites, to understanding available tools for activating their memberships for fundraising. Some non-profits wanted help with social media and managing social networks for the purpose of networking, recruiting volunteers, and announcing events and others just needed general consulting about their sites.
Including planning, preparation, designing & coordination of the lounge and projects plus the value of the consulting itself, this project contributed $125,000 worth of time and services donated on behalf of DC area organizations. This was one of the biggest success stories from DCWEEK last year and we know this year can be even better!
How you can get involved:
Consultants: Got consulting skills in tech, design, strategy, social media, communications, etc.? Then we want you to volunteer a couple of hours of your time on Friday 11/11 to advise local area non-profits. Visit http://bit.ly/vol2011 to sign up!
Non-Profits: Need help with tech, design, strategy, social media, communications, etc.? Then we want you to sign up to come in and spend a couple of hours of your time on Friday 11/11 with some of DC’s most qualified consultants. Visit http://bit.ly/npo2011 to register your project!
A couple of hours of your time and enthusiasm!
About the Organizer:
The Pro Bono Consulting Lounge is run by the DCWEEK team in partnership with HandsOn Greater DC Cares and our volunteer planning committee.
HandsOn Greater DC Cares Skilled Volunteer program offers year-round opportunities to get involved in pro bono projects that build the capacity of our nonprofit partner organizations