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 2016 Global Pro Bono Summit was held in Singapore and drew CSR and pro bono movement leaders from over 23 countries. The Summit challenged 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 and corporate leaders in pro bono programing. Participants sought to collaborate with their peers and partners, shared best practices and learnings, and created strategies to provide more high-quality and high-impact pro bono service. Ideas and topics that surfaced during the course of these three days aimed to transform into actionable commitments for the coming year.
The US Pro Bono Summit was held April 13-14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
GPBS 2017 location has been announced! The 2017 Global Pro Bono Summit will held on March 7-10, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Much more information to come.