Pro Bono Australia is one of the country’s best known social businesses.
Since 2000 we have provided news, jobs, education, skilled volunteering opportunities and other resources to support purpose-driven organisations across Australia to maximise their impact.
Over 20 years we can claim to have given significant profile and support to the emergence of many flourishing organisations that make up Australia’s increasingly robust social economy – one that sees the economy as being at the service of the people, and not the other way around.
We have a newsroom employing trained journalists who provide daily news to a growing subscriber base of 60,000. We are the number one media service for Australia’s social economy, and we have established our place as the “go to” hub for information and resources, with over one million people using our services annually.
We cover all sectors under the umbrella of the purpose-economy from impact investing to philanthropy, volunteering, corporate social responsibility, not for profits and social enterprise. We engage broadly, investigating and examining varying opinions, raising concerns and voicing issues that are not often aired by mainstream media.
Our name, Pro Bono, comes from the Latin term “pro bono publico”. The term has been used for many years by the legal and accounting professions to mean “for free” but strictly speaking, pro bono publico means “for the public good”. This is what it means for us. Pro Bono Australia is here “for the common good”.