WEBINAR: Inequities in the Funding Gap

Taproot Foundation brings together panelists from American Express and Greater Washington Community Foundation for a conversation on how pro bono support can be used to counter systemic inequities in philanthropy.

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It’s widely understood that traditional grant funding falls short when it comes to covering nonprofits’ real operating costs. But recent discussions about the gap in funding are incomplete if they ignore the systemic inequities that compound this sector-wide under-funding, particularly for nonprofit leaders of color.

On Tuesday, October 27, join Lindsay Firestone Gruber (President & CEO, Taproot Foundation) and guests Richard Brown (Vice President, Philanthropy, American Express) and Dawnn Leary (Senior Community Investment Officer, Greater Washington Community Foundation) for a webinar exploring how pro bono can be used to help counterbalance these inequities by giving nonprofit leaders of color access to the kind of professional-grade services that can help their organizations thrive.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Examine trends in philanthropy that perpetuate existing systemic inequities.
  • Build an understanding of how pro bono can change the trajectory of under-resourced organizations and leaders.
  • Explore examples of how foundations can offer open access to pro bono.
  • Learn from powerful stories of how nonprofit leaders have maximized pro bono.

Tuesday, October 27
3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT

Taproot Foundation

Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access—through pro bono service—to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot’s network of skilled volunteers has served over 7,600 social change organizations providing more than 1.7 million hours of work worth over $204 million in value. Taproot has offices in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and co-founded a network of global pro bono providers in over 30 countries around the world. www.taprootfoundation.org
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