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Beyond the Grant: Building Capacity of Your Nonprofit Grantees Through Pro-Bono Services

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm PDT
The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA
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Fifteen BILLION dollars worth of pro-bono services are given in the United States annually. Yet, some foundations are unaware that pro-bono services can complement their grantmaking. Pro-bono service is critical to the success of the nonprofit sector and for building a new contract between business professionals and society. How can foundations tap this resource to support their grantees with communications strategies, information technology, board and executive leadership, or any other number of nonprofit capacity and organizational challenges? How can corporate foundations additionally engage their company’s professional talent in pro-bono service to support their grantmaking objectives?

As a part of Global Pro Bono Week, NCG is partnering with the Taproot Foundation on a special program for funders that will highlight the value of pro-bono support. Nonprofits often need support beyond grant support. This briefing will showcase three different models of support and provide you with an opportunity to work in smaller groups to develop practical ways to introduce this powerful resource to your grantees. Attendees will hear examples of how funders support their grantees’ work by providing much-needed pro-bono services and gain an increased awareness of the scale and impact pro-bono capacity building delivers to grantees.

Target Audience

This is a free funder-only event and is open to NCG and prospective members. If you are not a member of NCG and would like to register for this program, please email the NCG registrar at registrar[at]ncg[dot]org.

Come Join Us To

  • Increase awareness of scale and impact pro-bono capacity building delivers to grantees
  • Explore the possibility of incorporating pro-bono support to your grantees
  • Learn practical ways to introduce this support to your grantees


  • Joel Bashevkin, Executive Director, San Francisco Region, Taproot Foundation


  • Carlina Hansen, Executive Director, Women’s Community Clinic
  • Nancy Huang, Director of Outreach, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • Julia Love, Senior Program Manager, Adobe Foundation
  • Brenda Solorzano, Chief Program Director, Blue Shield of California Foundation