Converting good intentions in to greater impact

Posts for October, 2012

By Jeff Hoffman, Reimagining Service Council Member - Often when one hears the term pro bono you think of a law firm. True, but pro bono service can be provided by most any business. In recent years companies have been using their intellectual capital to help solve some of society’s most pressing issues. The same intellectual capital that creates new technology, designs marketing campaigns or guides large workforces. Some call it skills-based volunteering, some call it pro bono. Sometimes it is on the clock and sometimes it is not. What is important is that more businesses are helping organizations be more effective in achieving their missions through brain power.
Posted by: Season
Post date: 10/29/2012
By Thea Arnold, a summer 2012 Bank of America Fellow Over the past few weeks, I have been reflecting on what being a Bank of America Fellow at Reimagining Service has meant to me. In trying to convey these thoughts here, I think it's best to pause a moment to also reflect on what the program signals in a broader context: this is a corporate sponsored fellowship on behalf of a multi-sector coalition working on an issue far too long seen as the sole purview of the nonprofit sector—volunteerism. This new approach is what Reimagining Service is all about.
Posted by: Season
Post date: 10/08/2012