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Community Fellows – Pro Bono Consulting

Blue Cross marketing consultants with Adelle Bergman of Crescent City Cafe. Blue Cross employees provided graphic design and media outreach support as part of the Cafe’s Community Fellows pro bono project.

 

Blue Cross employees volunteer thousands of hours each year with nonprofits in the communities we call home.

In 2017, we launched the Community Fellows program to deepen the impact of the time we share. Through this program, we offer nonprofits the opportunity to get pro bono consulting from high-performing employees across a number of business service areas.

Pro bono publico, or “for the public good,” is a way for our talented employees to use their professional skills in legal, marketing, IT, financial, planning and other areas to benefit a cause they care about.

In partnership with the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO), we supported ten projects in 2017 with 515 hours of pro bono services (you can download a very brief listing of those projects here).

Using research-based tools from the Taproot Foundation and the Committee Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, we calculate the total value of those 515 hours of employee service at $77,250.

 

2018 Cycle Update

We are now accepting project proposals for the 2018 Project Cycle from eligible Louisiana-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits: