Community - It’s Our Business
Insights and reflections on doing pro bono work
We constantly strive to make a difference in the communities we serve. Our professionals set aside one day every June to lend their time and skills to strengthen nonprofits nationwide, by volunteering at 800+ events organized by more than 100 office locations. IMPACT Day has become both a symbol of, and a testament to, our unique Deloitte culture and the way we support our communities throughout the year.
On IMPACT Day 2012, we have something else to celebrate: the renewal of our pledge to contribute pro bono work to leading nonprofits, which brings our total commitment to $110 million over six years.
To date, we’ve delivered over 350 pro bono projects worth more than $50 million and we’ve seen the results. Our program has enabled us to connect with our people, our clients and our communities in extraordinarily meaningful ways. Simply stated, pro bono is good for the community and good for business.
We are also proud to be a founding sponsor of A Billion+ Change, the national initiative that is building the corporate pro bono movement. Under the leadership of Honorary Chairman Senator Mark Warner and the Points of Light organization, the campaign seeks to engage 500 companies—regardless of industry or size—to develop or expand their skill-based volunteerism and pro bono programs by 2013.
At Deloitte, we crossed many hurdles over the last few years in developing a successful pro bono program. We created this report to outline some of our key lessons learned to help others who are just starting down this path. Through our insights, we hope to inspire and mobilize others to join this important effort.
By harnessing the diverse talents of our nation’s workforce, we will truly have an impact. Together, we can make our nonprofits, our communities and America stronger.
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte LLP