We are proud to use our talents and skills (PR, social media, video, websites, etc) to help nonprofit organizations. We have chosen to work with nonprofits that are focused on sustainable growth/the built environment (a natural fit since many of our clients are real estate companies) or helping people in crisis. Pro bono clients in 2021 included:
Wilbert Cares is our commitment to making a difference in the community where we live and the industries in which we operate. It is fundamental to who we are as individuals and what we want our company to be. Wilbert Cares makes us prouder to work at The Wilbert Group.
In the last few years we have formalized Wilbert Cares
and started tracking our contributions.
Donation to pro bono clients:$102,000$62k + up from 2019
There are three categories for Wilbert Cares:
We value hands-on volunteering. We bond as a team, while also doing meaningful work. In 2021, we volunteered for pro bono client the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other organizations, including Trees Atlanta, the Shepherd Center and City of Refuge. Despite challenges around COVID, we met our goal of one volunteer event per quarter.
We are committed to playing a positive role in our industry. In 2021, we were involved with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), including 4 committee roles. We also strengthened our fellowship program for recent college graduates. Nine full-time employees at Wilbert started as either interns or fellows. In 2021, we increased the pay for our fellows, ensuring it would be accessible for candidates no matter their financial situation.We also broadened the number of universities where we have active relationships, allowing us to attract a more diverse pool of applicants. We speak at a number of universities to support the next generation. In 2021, we spoke, either in-person or virtually, at UGA, Georgia State and Kennesaw State University.