YLG Pro Bono TAP
Thank you to the Lewis Group of Companies for their ongoing sponsorship of the Young Leaders Pro Bono Technical Assistance Panel (TAP).
Mike West, Inland West, and John Marshall, Northmarq Capital, co-chairs of the TAP are seeking suggestions for the 2017 ULI Young Leader’s Group Pro Bono Technical Assistance Panel (TAP). Past TAPs have advised organizations such as the Orange County Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, and ShareKitchen. Last year, the TAP advised Moses House Ministries on the relocation of their Victorville thrift store and provided best-use recommendations for their vacant piece of land.
Once a non-profit has been selected, ULI will seek qualified volunteers to participate on the panel. Working together on their own time, panelists will conduct research and analysis on this project. A call for panelists will be sent out in October.
For more information on how you can get involved with the YLG Pro Bono TAP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solving Complex Land Use/Real Estate Issues for Charity
ULI has been providing advisory services since 1947, so our members know this process well, and it works! Unlike the TAPs that the District Council conducts for public agencies, where a fee is paid to cover the administrative costs of the TAP, the YLG TAP is for charitable organizations and the administrative services are provided pro bono by the District Council.
In 2007, the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire Young Leaders Group organized the first-ever Pro Bono TAP comprised of members under 35, who collectively had varied and broad experience and knowledge applicable to a particular challenging land use issue. The Pro Bono TAP was born out of our members’ desire to get the ULI more involved in charitable organizations. The first Pro Bono TAP was conducted for the Advocates for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AADD). AADD was looking for help with finding alternative solutions to the City of Irvine’s affordable housing deficiency for the developmentally disabled.
Over the past nine years, the YLG Committee has conducted eight Pro Bono TAPs for organizations. Other organizations receiving these pro bono advisory services include United Cerebral Palsy, the Green Works Urban Academy, the Orange County Children’s Theatrical ARTS Center, Guide Dogs of the Desert, the Orange County Rescue Mission, and Habitat for Humanity. In 2014, the TAP was for ShareKitchen, a food innovation hub located in the City of Coachella that is supported by the Clinton Health Foundation.
In 2011, the ULI Foundation supported the Guide Dogs of the Desert Pro Bono TAP with a grant. See the story about GDD featured in the March/April 2012 Urban Land magazine on the “Back Page.”