In honor of National Volunteer Week, I want to give a shout out to my colleagues here at APCO for their commitment to service.
Many APCO consultants devote personal time to the causes that matter most to them—including coaching a youth sports team, cleaning up parks, taking in rescue dogs and handling press relations for the local homeless shelter.
As a company, community engagement is very important to us, and we have created the APCO Gives Back program to manage the commitments we make. One of the largest components of this program is APCO’s pro bono program grant initiative. In 2010, we launched the grant program and have supported 27 clients with more than one million dollars in communication services in the first two years. We are currently working with seven pro bono clients in 2012, including Seeds of Peace, Clinton Global Initiative, Grassroots Business Fund and the Nature Conservancy.
Kudos to my colleagues for sharing their time and talents, and happy National Volunteer Week to everyone!