Pro Bono Speakers Bureau Partners With Rotary District 7620
Free Speakers, a pro bono speaker’s bureau in the Washington D.C. metro area has formed a partnership with Rotary District 7620 which covers Central Maryland and Washington D.C.
FreeSpeakers.org, currently in five United States cities, is a community service project that provides speakers to groups. The bureau is 100 percent free to groups that need speakers. There is no charge to any group. Ever. Not from the speaker and not from the bureau.
“Rotary clubs are the leaders for requests from FreeSpeakers.org which is a community service project,” said Andy Richardson, director of FreeSpeakers.org. “We’ve received amazing feedback from grateful Rotaries and happy speakers.”
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and act to create lasting change – across the globe and as part of local communities. Most Rotary clubs have a need for weekly speakers which can become a challenge for program chairpersons.
Rotary District 7620 is comprised of 60 Rotary clubs and six satellites throughout Central Maryland and Washington DC. A 27-year member of Rotary, Richard B. Glover is the District Governor.
“We’re very excited to partner with FreeSpeakers.org,” Glover said. “Our Rotary clubs welcome speakers and this community service project will be beneficial to all concerned.
What’s in it for the speakers who belong to FreeSpeakers.org? They are motivated by the opportunity to network, teach, hone speaking skills, make contacts, convey a message, give back to the community, and frequently, all the above.
“I have found that many people are interested in becoming speakers in the bureau are very high-level people, all with experience and willingness to give a talk, unconcerned about the size of the audience or the donated time,” Richardson said.
Since 1996 FreeSpeakers.org has been providing speakers to area groups in Chicago. The project has been expanded to include bureaus in Phoenix, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and most recently, Washington D.C.
To request a speaker in Washington D.C., visit https://washington-dc.freespeakers.org/.
To learn more about Rotary District 7620, visit http://www.rotary7620.org/.