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2019 Blue Corps Pro Bono Project Proposal - Cycle B

Community Fellows Overview

This form is for Cycle B - Projects to take place in Fall 2019.


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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is looking for up to five pro bono consulting projects that can make good use of the skills our high performing Blue Cross employees have to offer – from legal and financial services to marketing and more.

A Blue Corps Pro Bono project will take the business and executive talent of a team of Blue Cross employees and match them with a need that can move your organization forward, while building a deep relationship with a leader at one of Louisiana's top businesses.  Our employees give thousands of hours each year to volunteering on behalf of the company. Through the pro bono model, we’re helping them get involved in places where they can do the most good.
Take this opportunity to think creatively and thoughtfully about a project need that, if solved, could build the capacity of your organization for greater good.
Questions? Please contact Ben Mahoney at

What are some examples of projects that have been chosen in past cycles?

In past cycles, we've supported projects like:

  • Helping to create a risk management plan, including cybersecurity
  • Rebuilding an aging website to meet modern design and usability standards
  • Branding a new nonprofit with a logo and other collateral
  • Collaborating to rework a marketing or public relation plan
  • Designing social media campaigns
  • Helping to design a performance management plan 
  • Rewriting outdated policies
  • Fully developing an earned-income strategy
  • Providing translation services
  • Analyzing data and conducting interviews to create metrics that measure impact
  • Deploying new technology
  • Designing a data retention strategy
Ultimately, the projects we choose in any given cycle are dependent upon the employee volunteers who sign up.  If you have applied in a past cycle, we encourage you to apply again — our pool of employee talent is constantly growing.

What will your organization receive as a Blue Corps partner?
  • If selected, we will match you with a team of high performing Blue Cross employees to provide pro bono services to your organization through November 2019.
  • Your Blue Corps partners will give you 4-8 hours a month in pro bono services within a specific scope of work defined by you and your team.

What kind of assistance can Blue Corps provide?

Blue Cross is a large local company, with employees representing every aspect of running our business. We have expertise for projects in:
  • Strategic planning, developing program evaluation methods, market research
  • Governance issues, including writing bylaws
  • Event planning
  • Financial and legal assistance
  • Communications, marketing and advertising (including graphic design)
  • Public affairs, lobbying and advocacy
  • Technology and IT
  • Social enterprise and entrepreneurship 
  • Leadership coaching

The Blue Corps process:
  • Complete the application
  • Deadline for submission is July 22, 2019.
  • Announcement of applicants will be made by Aug. 7, 2019.
  • All participants must participate in a half-day planning session on Aug. 15, 2019.
  • Fellows and organizations will also meet to discuss a project work plan and timeline for the pro bono project. 
  • Work with organizations will take place through Nov. 22, 2019.

Nonprofit Eligibility:
  • You must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit.
  • You must be in good standing with all state and federal filings.
  • You must meet all of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana's other corporate sponsorship eligibility requirements (find them online at here).

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