Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Today, February 13, 2008, in New York City, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, and other government, and corporate leaders will convene the Summit on Corporate Volunteering: Towards a New Definition of Pro Bono.
The goal of the Summit is to move toward 'pro bono' service becoming as common in the business world as it is in the legal field. The audience at the Summit will be corporate executives and we hope that the corporate community will leave the summit convinced of the benefits of pro bono service and skilled professional volunteering.
All materials from the Summit will be posted on the CNS Web site.
Jim Morsch, of the Lawyers Lend A Hand Program in Chicago, was a participant in the Summit. His observations can be found here.
If this topic interests you, I encourage you to read some of the articles posted on this blog about leadership, maps, and No Child Left Behind. As you or your company develop a strategy, I encourage you to use maps to focus your help in all of the places where you do business, operate a facility, or where your employees live. I encourage you to use your marketing and visibility to give attention to volunteer service on an on-going basis, just as you use these tools to expand the visibility and market share of your company and its products and services.
Finally, I encourage you to use the Tutor/Mentor Connection web site as a resource for your decision making and a partner in your efforts to create a pipeline of kids from poverty to your workforce.