We believe that pro bono intermediaries are a crucial component in making pro bono work and providing high-quality professional services to nonprofits. Pro bono intermediaries are not only ensuring the right match but are also defining efficient processes and managing impactful pro bono engagements. Pro bono intermediaries are multipliers for spreading the power of pro bono across their countries and regions. In 2012, BMW Foundation went into partnership with the Taproot Foundation, organizing the Global Pro Bono Summit and birthing the Global Pro Bono Fellows Program.
Through the Global Pro Bono Network we provide ongoing support to both national and regional initiatives in areas across the globe. Intermediaries are becoming more sophisticated in their ability to provide pro bono services; the network facilitates the sharing of knowledge to ensure intermediaries do not have to reinvent the wheel as their programs expand. Being part of our Global Pro Bono Network also offers unique access to our Responsible Leaders Network. Members of the network are also featured through our media channels and at events.
The Global Pro Bono Network consists of a selected group out of the growing number of pro bono intermediaries from around the world offering different approaches towards providing pro bono. Intermediaries range from start-ups to mature organizations working to promote, provide and expand pro bono in their countries and regions. This mixture accelerates the sharing of best practices and lessons learned. Realizing that pro-bono engagement is highly culture-specific, the network fosters intercultural exchange and draws a new map of engagement-culture.