Since 2013, the Taproot Foundation and BMW Foundation have convened the leaders of the pro bono movement to share challenges and best practices among peers. The summit format and location change each year to accommodate the varied needs of attendees.
The 2017 Global Pro Bono Summit will be held in Lisbon and drew CSR and pro bono movement leaders from over 27 countries. The summit challenges pro bono movement leaders to identify ways to increase their impact and hold each other accountable to delivering and facilitating pro bono work that drives social change.
Participants included Global Pro Bono Network Members who are pro bono providers (“intermediaries”) belonging to the Global Pro Bono Network, corporate leaders in pro bono programming, foundations supporting pro bono efforts, and other pro bono enthusiasts. Participants seek to collaborate with their peers and partners, learn how pro bono can elevate and amplify other tools being used to create social change, and create strategies to provide more high-quality and high-impact pro bono service. Ideas and topics that surface during the course of these four days aim to transform into actionable commitments for the coming year.