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Skills- Based Volunteering and Pro Bono

27 Sep 2017

Skills-based volunteering (SBV) is an innovative approach that is rapidly gaining recognition as a powerful driver of both social impact and business value. SBV utilizes the skills, experience, talents and education of volunteers and matches them with the needs of nonprofits.

SBV is a strategic type of volunteerism that exponentially expands the impact of nonprofits by incorporating a whole range of skills that strengthen the operations and services of nonprofit organizations. Pro bono, which originated in the legal sector and involves providing legal services at no cost is a subset of SBV, and provides a nonprofit with the kind of professional expertise critical to maintaining a productive organization.

Find out about the advantages and challenges of skills-based volunteering, and be inspired by examples from companies.