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Pro bono and skills-based volunteering
Making an impact. Every day.
Deloitte’s pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs are key components of our commitment to help achieve lasting social impact for the greater good.
Pro bono guiding principle
The guiding principle of the Deloitte 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 deploying teams full-time and leveraging our service delivery capabilities, including The Deloitte Greenhouse® Breakthrough Labs.
Our pro bono program is a centerpiece of Deloitte’s community-powered efforts
Pro bono investments are part of Deloitte’s commitment to leverage the collective intelligence and ambition of our people to help nonprofits develop innovative solutions to address their most critical issues and help drive transformational social outcomes.
Our pro bono social impact strategy is focused on investments with organizations that are helping young people prepare for college, as well as closing the skills gap and creating pathways to employment to help improve social and economic opportunities. By bringing together our network of people, clients, nonprofits, and communities, we can develop innovative solutions around society’s pressing issues.
Over the past 11 years, Deloitte professionals have devoted more than 830,000 hours of their time and talent in pro bono service to support our communities.
Making an impact that matters through pro bono
Since 2013, Deloitte and New Profit, a nonprofit venture philanthropy organization, have collaborated on 42 pro bono projects to build the capacity of 38 nonprofit and social impact organizations that collectively reach millions of people across the US. Deloitte provides a broad range of strategic support, including leadership and board development, monitoring and evaluation, financial sustainability, impact modeling, and growth strategy.
When I look back on our work and the community of leaders we have helped build, it amazes me to think that nearly every organization we have supported has had Fortune 500-caliber strategy support from Deloitte.
— Vanessa Kirsch, founder and CEO, New Profit
In addition to our formal pro bono projects, Deloitte professionals volunteer more than 145,000 hours every year leveraging their skills and experience to help local nonprofits in the community tackle pressing challenges such as talent development, data analysis, and donor engagement. Support can range from one-day workshops to six-month projects where individuals volunteer 2-5 hours per week. These programs not only allow us to help drive social impact for the greater good, they also grow our talent by providing professional skill development, and team building opportunities. These programs not only allow us to help drive social impact for the greater good, they also grow our talent by providing professional skill development, and team building opportunities.
- Board service: 4400+ Deloitte professionals demonstrate their exceptional commitment to the nonprofit community by serving as nonprofit board members. We also offer programs where junior staff can shadow Deloitte leaders who serve on nonprofit boards.
- Service trips: Every year, 200+ Deloitte Consulting LLP professionals lead and participate in week-long service-related consulting projects to educate and empower nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in developing countries such as Guatemala and Nicaragua.
- Inspire: Deloitte professionals volunteer through Inspire, a national nonprofit comprised of volunteers from leading management consulting firms that seeks to help leaders of nonprofit organizations make critical decisions about the future of their organization. Through Inspire, our professionals offer management and strategy consulting services to nonprofit organizations and schools.