Sarah Ford | February 24, 2015

Professional Development: How Pro Bono Makes You Better at Your Job

Ed Kamrin, a communication manager at Wordwright Communications and vice president of operations for the San Francisco chapter of IABC, wrote a wonderful piece on IABC titled Why Doing Good Can be Good for Your Career. He has completed pro bono branding and publications projects for clients such as the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, LifeLong Medical Care and Streetside Stories. His learnings are shared in this post.

While there are many valuable ways to volunteer, donating your skills and expertise offers an efficient chance to grow as a professional and  build capacity for an organization.

Volunteering skills allows any professional the opportunity to create social impact while building a resume and gaining real-world experience. If you are hesitant to begin a project, consider that Pro Bono work can actually make you better at your job.

Here are few ways Karmin believes Pro Bono can actually improve your professional life:

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