Skills-Based and Pro Bono Volunteering

Use your professional skills to help nonprofits fulfill their mission. Skills-Based Volunteering provides an invaluable service to our nonprofit partners by allowing them to do more with less. 

Why Volunteer? Skilled volunteers have many reasons for serving. Here are some trends in skilled volunteers:

  • In job transition, looking to keep their skills current.
  • Retired or have free time, and want to use professional skills
  • Students looking to learn new skills and build on their education
  • Employees or associations looking for Pro-Bono projects

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Common skills include:

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Software Development
  • Organizational Management
  • Operations and Process Improvement
  • Web Development
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Content Marketing and Blogging

Traditional Volunteerism

Skills-Based Volunteerism

Tutor a student

Design a tracking program to manage tutors & mentors

Serve at a food pantry

Set up a database to help track and evaluate donations

Sell raffle tickets at a fundraising event

Develop a strategic plan to increase profitability and donor support

Answer phones, enter data

Create a work processes and implementing a plan for improvement

Donate items to resale shop

Coming up with a marketing strategy to increase customer base

 

For more information, contact Jordan Friedman
jordan@handsonsuburbanchicago.org
847-228-1320 x 111