Pro Bono Day NYC 2014: Connecting Passion to Purpose

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Overview

Pro Bono Day NYC: Connecting Passion with Purpose showcases and celebrates pro bono. Nonprofit organizations, business professionals, NYC-based Fortune 500 companies, professional service firms, and grant-making foundations are working together to ensure that nonprofits in our city have access to the pro bono they need. 


Join us for this day-long event that includes a kick-off breakfast, panels and workshops throughout the day, and an evening cocktail reception to “Toast” to Pro Bono Service. Learn about how to give, support and access pro bono in the NYC marketplace. More information on confirmed activities below. 

AGENDA

We’ve designed Pro Bono day to share, showcase and celebrate New York City’s vast (and growing!) pro bono landscape. Join us for one or two sessions that interest you, or for the whole day — just RSVP for the events you’d like to attend on our Eventbrite page.


9:00-10:30 am
Networking Breakfast & Opening Plenary Session

The Citi Auditorium, 399 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
[Use Park Avenue Entrance at 53rd Street]
Pro Bono Day NYC: Connecting Passion with Purpose kicks off with thought-provoking words from Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, Richard Buery who will offer a keynote address, Suni Harford, Citi’s Head of North American Markets, named by American Banker one the 25 most powerful women on Wall Street, and Paula Gavin, NYC’s Chief Service Officer. As a special treat, the national debut of the groundbreaking Online Pro Bono Marketplace will be presented by Rob Acton, Taproot Foundation’s Executive Director in NYC
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11:30 am-12:30 pm
PANEL: WHAT EVERY NONPROFIT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SECURING LEGAL PRO BONO
(POWERED BY LAWYERS ALLIANCE FOR NEW YORK)

Lawyers Alliance for New York, 171 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Your nonprofit has a variety of legal needs, from contract reviews to compliance obligations, and you want access to pro bono legal services as efficiently and effectively as you possibly can. This session will offer tips from Lawyers Alliance for New York, the oldest and largest provider of pro bono business law services for nonprofits in the U.S., to help you identify pro bono counsel and get the most out of that pro bono relationship.
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11:30 am-12:30 pm

WORKSHOP: CYBERSECURITY FOR NONPROFITS
(POWERED BY SYMANTEC & THE COMMUNITY CORPS AT NPOWER)

Centre for Social Innovation, 601 W 26th Street, #325, New York, NY 10001
In this workshop a Symantec cybersecurity expert will guide us through the basic cybersecurity essentials. Should nonprofits have the same approach to cybersecurity as for-profits? Why or Why not? We’ll present some of the basic best practices all nonprofits should have in place to ensure adequate security, including: Threat awareness and Countermeasures, Donor/Member Data and Protection, Cloud Storage and Mobile Security. What cybersecurity challenges is your nonprofit grappling with? You will have ample opportunity to ask questions specific to your organization and get recommendations for improvements.

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1:15-2:15 pm
PANEL: REWRITING THE RULES | INNOVATIONS IN CORPORATE PRO BONO 
(POWERED BY TAPROOT FOUNDATION)

Centre for Social Innovation, 601 W 26th Street, #325, New York, NY 10001
Leading corporations are taking pro bono service to new heights. In this dynamic panel discussion, you’ll discover how three forward-thinking players – Goldman Sachs, MetLife, and Time Warner – are rewriting the rules of pro bono service in the corporate sector. Through candid conversation with our panelists, learn how they’re putting their talent to work to help organizations like yours solve intractable social changes – and are turning wins with pro bono into wins for their business. 
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1:15-2:30 pm

WORKSHOP: LEVERAGING PRO BONO FROM A SEAT ON THE BOARD 
(POWERED BY GOOGLE & PWC)

Google, 111 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
[Use 9th Avenue Entrance: 76 9th Avenue – Use door closer to 16th Street]
Board service – in and of itself – is a powerful way for an individual to contribute to a nonprofit organization, but when business professionals know how to deliver their core skill set from a seat on the board they become a particularly valuable asset. This workshop will share how Google, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Alcoa collaborated with Taproot Foundation to place its employees on nonprofit boards and trained them to drive organizational capacity building in technology, finance, strategy, marketing, and HR. This interactive session is especially designed for nonprofit Board members, chief executives and staff members who work directly with Boards. We will share best practices in helping Board members optimize their service by becoming internal drivers of pro bono resources.
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1:00-2:30 pm

WORKSHOP: INTRO TO GOOGLE FOR NONPROFITS
(POWERED BY GOOGLE & THE COMMUNITY CORPS AT NPOWER)

Google, 111 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
The Google for Nonprofits program offers organizations access to free or highly discounted tools that can help you find new donors and volunteers, work efficiently and get supporters to take action. At this intimate workshop you’ll learn more about these tools right from the source – Google in NYC! Tanuja Gupta, Program Manager for Google for Nonprofits, will start off with an overview of the Google for Nonprofits and YouTube for Nonprofits programs. Using Google’s various apps, she’ll show you how to: attract supporters, collaborate on documents and share materials, increase efficiency, track website traffic with Google Analytics, and ultimately understand how the cloud can transform your nonprofit!  This intimate session is especially designed for registered 501c3 organizations, space is limited. 
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2:30-3:30 pm
PANEL: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MARK IN THE ARTS | IMPACTFUL PRO BONO STORIES
(POWERED BY ARTS & BUSINESS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK)

Centre for Social Innovation, 601 W 26th Street, #325, New York, NY 10001
Are you interested in applying your skills to a creative field? Looking for tips on how to develop and manage a successful volunteer project? Join the Arts & Business Council of New York as we celebrate Pro Bono Day. Hear from arts organizations about their personal experience with pro bono volunteers – how they developed and managed impactful projects, and maintained lasting relationships!
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3:15-4:15 pm
WORKSHOP: TALENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS | USING FREE TECH TOOLS TO SCOPE, SECURE AND MANAGE PRO BONO
(POWERED BY TAPROOT FOUNDATION)

Foundation Center, 79 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Pro Bono is full of possibilities for enhancing your work, but sometimes accessing the talent can seem too intimidating and labor-intensive to take the plunge. Thankfully, there are some great free tools, such as LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace, Taproot’s new online pro bono marketplace, and good old Meetups, that can make getting and managing pro bono a whole lot easier. We’ll demo some of the best options so you can get up and running with critical pro bono projects, even before you leave the workshop! 
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7:00-8:30pm
“A TOAST TO PRO BONO SERVICE” | EVENING RECEPTION 
(POWERED BY CITI FOUNDATION)

We Work Lounge, 173 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013
Business Professionals across New York City are using their skills to transform nonprofits, strengthening the organizations that address our community’s greatest challenges. Pro Bono Day NYC 2014 will close with a toast to pro bono service – a recognition of the passion, dedication, and skill pro bono consultants bring to the table to truly affect change. Come network with like-minded professionals, meet others who are passionate about pro bono, and learn about new ways to get involved in pro bono. All are welcome! We hope to see every attendee of Pro Bono Day NYC 2014 at We Work Lounge as we toast to pro bono. Light appetizers and cocktails will be available.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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