Pro Bono Week takes place each October and celebrates the pro bono ethic of thousands of professionals who volunteer their skills and professional expertise to support nonprofit organizations around the world.

In February 2013, the BMW Foundation and the Taproot Foundation hosted the first Global Pro Bono Summit in New York City, an annual gathering of leaders with a shared vision to make the talents and skills of the business community accessible to organizations working for our common good. Since then, organizations from that group have formed the Global Pro Bono Network and committed to supporting and spreading the pro bono movement worldwide. Their first contribution to the sector was the development of the website.

Pro Bono Week is a worldwide celebration that takes place every year during the last week of October. It celebrates the pro bono ethic in all professionals who use their talents to make a positive difference in local communities around the world. Each year, thousands of people volunteer their professional expertise in marketing, legal, human resources, strategy and IT to support nonprofit organizations. In 2018, more than 50 events were organized in 17 countries during Pro Bono Week.


To learn more about the different events and activities taking place around the world during Pro Bono Week, visit our events page. During Pro Bono Week, partners around the world will host a variety of events and activities, including pro bono projects, public recognition of pro bono consultants and nonprofits using pro bono services, social media campaigns, and crowdfunding to build the pro bono marketplace.

Pro Bono Week is an opportunity to spotlight the outstanding work of business professionals who volunteer their expertise throughout the year and inspire more local communities to provide valuable pro bono services to local organizations that serve the public good.

Looking for events to celebrate pro bono during Pro Bono Week? Check out the events section.

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