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Deloitte’s pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs are key components to our commitment to youth education, inspiring future leaders, and to our approach to creating opportunities for veterans.

“We’re committed to pro bono work because it’s an opportunity for us to use our skills, knowledge, and experience to drive lasting societal impact for the issues that matter most to our clients, people, and communities. We gain great satisfaction from delivering leading insights and innovative solutions on complex problems, while providing important leadership roles to our people and showcasing that exceeding expectations is how we do business.”


- Jim Moffatt, Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Pro bono: Over the past four years, Deloitte professionals delivered more than 1,000 pro bono projects, providing capacity-building business solutions across the breadth of Deloitte’s consulting, tax, and advisory services.

Deloitte’s Center for Leadership and Community: Deloitte’s Center for Leadership and Community (DCLC) convenes nonprofit leaders to address common issues, hone skills and create sustainable plans to catalyze their missions. 

Nonprofit board membership: Deloitte professionals consistently demonstrate their exceptional commitment to the nonprofit community by serving as board members and by participating in our nonprofit board shadowing program for junior practitioners. 

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“Deloitte’s transformative collaboration with City Year including intellectual capital, volunteer leadership and financial resources has propelled City Year to develop and execute effective strategies in support of keeping students on track to success.”

- Jim Balfanz, President, City Year

The guiding principle of Deloitte’s pro bono program is to treat our pro bono clients exactly the same way we treat our paid clients.

When our clients hire us, they seek and expect the full depth and breadth of the capabilities that Deloitte has to offer. We realized that it should be the same with our pro bono clients. Why? Because, while each pro bono project is championed by someone at Deloitte who is passionate about the cause, the resources available to deliver the work extend far beyond that individual and their capabilities. For us, this means leveraging our existing client service model to staff, fund, monitor, and evaluate pro bono projects.

Over the past four years, Deloitte professionals have delivered more than 1,000 pro bono projects, clocking more than 340,000 client service hours.

Deloitte’s pro bono projects consistently receive high ratings for impact–from both our clients and our people:

  • 83 percent of Deloitte’s pro bono clients report “significant” or “transformational” capacity gains–meaning the nonprofit realized a greater than 20 percent improvement in productivity as a direct result of the project. 
  • Our people love pro bono, too! 93 percent said their pro bono experience made a positive impact on their job satisfaction and 84 percent reported significant gains in job-relevant skills.

Skill-based volunteering

Skills-based volunteerism (SBV) leverages professional skills to help community organizations. It allows for leadership opportunities and drives social impact through the transfer of valuable knowledge from the for-profit to the not-for-profit sector.

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