Strategic Planning for Media Production and Distribution Businesses
Pro Bono Practice
Willis Group offers pro bono publico services to qualified public media and other non-profit organizations.
COVID-19 Response Update
Many of our clients' operations were severely impacted by COVID-19. Non-profit organizations were no exception.
Increased Pro Bono Commitment
We were eager to help, so had increased our pro bono commitment to 80% of our business activity for 2020. Anticipating continuing effects of the pandemic, we extended our increased commitment, allocating 40% of our business activity to pro bono services through June, 2021.
Return to Normal
It has been a pleasure to serve our clients with expanded pro bono services during the pandemic. As of July 1st, we reverted to our normal pro bono commitment — targeting a minimum 10% of our business activity for the remainder of 2021.
Owner and principal consultant Willis Peligian got his start in the media & entertainment business at a small public television station. And, upon founding this consultancy, he made a commitment to provide discounted services to public media organizations.
As the consultancy grew, Willis Group began to offer a combination of pro bono and discounted services. We also extended the offer beyond just public media, to include other non-profit organizations.
In addition to public media organizations, we accept pro bono projects to assist research institutions, educational organizations, non-profit media companies serving special needs communities, among others.
Disciplined Business Terms
Our pro bono publico and discounted services receive the same attention to detail we employ on all our projects. We will collaborate with you to develop a detailed Scope of Work, define all deliverables, establish a project timeline with milestones, among other details.
We will execute a formal contract based on our agreed upon scope of work, deliverables and timetable. In short, the only difference in a pro bono contract is the fee, which will include a 'pro bono credit' that results in a $0.00 total.
Willis Group allocates a minimum of 10% of our annual business activity to providing pro bono publico services. Project proposals are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Proposals are evaluated based on suitability and our availability — contact us early for the best opportunity. We will work with you to determine if your proposed project is eligible for consideration. We will then collaborate to define a scope of work, deliverables and timeline.
Even when our 10% annual allocation has been exceeded, we have been known to accept a compelling pro bono project. We are, however, ultimately able to accept only a finite number of pro bono projects in a given year.
In cases where a worthy project does not fit into our schedule, we will work with you to see if there is flexibility in the timing of your project. In other cases, we offer discounted services.
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