Staff Profile: Jennifer Grudnowski, Senior Staff Attorney

Development and Marketing Assistant Lisa Borsellino chats with Senior Staff Attorney Jennifer Grudnowski, employment lawyer extraordinaire, who also provides direct legal assistance and leads webinars and workshops for myriad nonprofit clients. What do you like most about working for Pro Bono Partnership? I most enjoy working with the nonprofit organizations we serve, especially working together…

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Renovating History, Building the Future: Charter Oak Cultural Center

Charter Oak Cultural Center (Charter Oak), located in Hartford, Connecticut, carries out its social justice mission by offering access to the arts to everyone.  Recently, Charter Oak needed legal guidance to navigate the intricacies of a grant in the amount of $450,000 from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development. With this…

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Celebrating Our 2015 Volunteers of the Year

In 2015, nearly 1,100 passionate and skilled volunteers assisted the Partnership’s nonprofit clients by creating and merging nonprofits, reviewing contracts, handling trademark and other intellectual property matters, and providing expert advice and guidance across a wide range of subject areas. The types of organizations assisted were as varied as the legal work — the organizations…

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Staff Profile: Katie Peden, Pro Bono Manager

To give our audiences a sense of the person behind the title, we’re introducing a series of brief and lighthearted staff profiles! We’re starting with an interview of Pro Bono Manager Katie Peden, conducted by Kate Marchese, Program and Marketing Assistant in the New Jersey office.

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Pro Bono Partnership’s Website: New Look, Better Functionality

In April, Pro Bono Partnership launched its redesigned website, www.probonopartner.org, to provide nonprofits, legal volunteers, donors, and community constituencies with easy-to-find information on pro bono legal services, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs and resources. Executive Director Marcia Levy explained, “Our new website will serve as a digital hub for nonprofit organizations seeking free, high-quality legal…

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A New Website Thanks to New Donors

Last spring, for the first time in Pro Bono Partnership’s history, a new donor — the Jeniam Foundation — posed a Matching Challenge of $20,000 to support Pro Bono Partnership’s educational and outreach efforts. The centerpiece project would be a website redesigned to engage and expand our network of current and prospective clients and volunteers, as…

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Organizational Best Practices: Corporate Compliance Plans

Nonprofits are required to adhere to state and federal regulation and legislation. While its philanthropic mission is the driving force behind an  organization, legal obligations must be taken into consideration. A Corporate Compliance Plan can be a valuable tool that can help facilitate a nonprofit’s accountability and transparency, aid in the discovery of illegal or…

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