Is anyone doing pro bono work or working for equity?

As I attend talks and other events around Boston I am sometimes asked by start-ups to do some pro bono work or to work for equity. I don’t agree because I think you should have some business framework and insurance before doing any design work for someone else – even free work.

But are there individuals or agencies who do such work? If so I will refer these people to them.

I do a lot of pro bono , pro deo and pro amico legal stuff where I mix the back end thinking with UX so the clients can move on and costs can stay low .
The network you build up is not something money can buy .

and , you can never go wrong by giving .

I am no longer in the Boston area. But thanks for letting me know.