SOURCE: Community Health Charities

Community Health Charities

November 23, 2015 09:30 ET

What Keeps Nonprofits From Accepting Pro Bono Help?

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 23, 2015) - Pro bono volunteers are frequently touted as boons to nonprofits, free help that will increase organizational effectiveness. But pro bono help is hardly "free"-- nonprofits have to dedicate staff time and other resources to a pro bono project in order for it to be successful.

The truth is that sometimes nonprofits turn down pro bono volunteers because the challenges of taking them on seem insurmountable. And sometimes they are. To try to help more nonprofits say "yes" and thus grow pro bono as a whole, we at LBG Associates surveyed more than 1,400 global nonprofits about the challenges they face when they accept pro bono help and the solutions they have found to those challenges. The results informed our latest research report, "Balancing Pro Bono Supply and Demand: Challenges and Solutions from the Nonprofit Point of View."

First things first: Does pro bono work?

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