Lots of INFORMS Annual Meeting attendees contributed their time, enthusiasm – and artistic talent – to Safe Haven Family Shelter, a Nashville nonprofit organization that helps families move from the street to the shelter and then on to a permanent housing.
Meeting attendees stopped by the Pro Bono Analytics table in the INFORMS Center to create cards of encouragement for Safe Haven families and learn more about the program. It was also an opportunity to learn about Pro Bono Analytics, an INFORMS initiative that will become a permanent program in January 2017. More than 50 new volunteers signed up for Pro Bono, bringing the total of interested volunteers to nearly 300!
Pro Bono connects INFORMS members and other analytics professionals with nonprofit organizations working in underserved and developing communities. Our volunteers have the satisfaction of giving back to the community by applying their skills and knowledge to the nonprofit world. Volunteers also gain great experience by being exposed to new and interesting problems, taking a project from problem definition to solution, and expanding the depth of their CV. Click for details on Pro Bono and how to become a volunteer.