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Salesforce has Volunteered over 11,000 Pro Bono Hours this Year

By Cheryl Timoney October 25, 2014

Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the pro bono ethic that drives professionals across the world to use their talents to make a difference.

After all of the amazing giving back at Dreamforce, I can think of no better follow-up than a whole week of recognizing the Salesforce employees who are working to make the world a better place. This week we highlighted the stories of Salesforce Pro Bono Pros who used their unique talents to help nonprofits do more with technology. In case you missed them, take a look back:

These stories are just a glimpse into the works of the 1,800 Salesforce employees that volunteered over 11,000 pro bono hours this year. In honor of each Pro Bono Pro featured, Salesforce.org is making a $250 donation to a charity of their choice.

Pro Bono was on display everywhere this week! Our Headquarters Legal Department enjoyed their own Pro Bono Program kickoff and prepared for their first pro bono event. Twenty members of our legal team will provide legal counsel to veterans with cases before the San Francisco Superior Court’s Veterans Court on November 5th. This is the first of many pro bono events to come for this fantastic team!

Pro Bono Pros

I also had the opportunity to attend several pro bono events in San Francisco. I joined field-building conversations with other pro bono providers. I met over 90 nonprofit representatives at a pro bono resources fair. And I celebrated the launch of the Taproot Foundation’s new Taproot+, an online pro bono marketplace. More and more companies are recognizing the importance of pro bono and it’s wonderful to see so many pro bono resources made available to the nonprofit sector.

Every day I am struck by the power and impact of the work Salesforce employees are doing with nonprofits. It has been a joy to watch what happens when technical expertise and professional skills meet the passion and spirit of giving back. I’m so happy we took this week to celebrate these inspiring individuals and their collective impact during Pro Bono Week. Cheers to all the Pro Bono Pros!

Happy Pro Bono Week and Go Giants!

If you are interested in learning more about pro bono at Salesforce visit salesforcefoundation.org/probono.