Pro bono work seems to be all the rage in the current economic climate, and the Taproot Foundation is at the forefront of this inventive new business model. (SFist is currently about to wrap up our first Taproot project, which was a delightful experience.)
Aaron Hurst, founder of the Taproot Foundation and Kara Hurst, leader of Business for Social Responsibility's consulting and research work, have just released a new book Mommy and Daddy Do It Pro Bono, which is for working adults who want to set a good example for the next generation.
When asked about their idea for the book, Aaron said, "Back in 2002 I met one of our early Taproot Foundation pro bono consultants at an event. I asked him why he does pro bono work and he said that it was because his kid asked him what he did at work and he didn't like the answer."
Kara: "Working with many companies on corporate responsibility, I have seen first hand what an impact people in the private sector can make when they apply all of their resources, skills and influence." Given our first-hand experience at Taproot, we couldn't agree more.