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Black Leadership Spotlight: Lewis Spears, Kismet of Kings

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In celebration of Black History Month, Common Impact is spotlighting remarkable Black nonprofit leaders and their many contributions to creating more positive, healthy, and equitable communities.

On-Demand Support for Your Small Business

Taproot Foundation pro bono now available to small businesses
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Thursday, March 11 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT 

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Your small businesses help make up the backbone of our communities. But right now, given the challenges of this past year, we know that you may be struggling. Let’s get you connected with volunteers who can help.   

Organizations Are Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice. What Comes Next Will Be Crucial.

By Marianne Harrison, John Hancock, and Danielle Holly, Common Impact
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Recent events have brought widespread attention to racial injustice and helped unite communities against this common ill.

We’ve heard public, private, nonprofit and grassroots leaders, almost as one chorus, speak out. They’ve raised their voices as it’s become painfully clear that equality remains out of reach for too many Americans and building healthy, more equitable communities depends on challenging the status quo.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E2: Mei Cobb, United Way Worldwide

Building Back Better in 2021
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United Way Worldwide Senior Director of Volunteer & Employee Engagement Mei Cobb joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a new episode of Pro Bono Perspectives. Mei eveals how her organization is pivoting amidst COVID-19’s significant disruptions to volunteering and the first responder organizations that provide vital services relating to hunger, housing, domestic violence, and more.

Prepare for Pivots With Support From Taproot Skilled Volunteers

WEBINAR: Build Capacity in 2021 by Teaming Up with Virtual Volunteers
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Thursday, January 28 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM CT/ 10 AM PST  
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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E1: Vu Le, NonprofitAF

The Existential Crisis We Need
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Vu Le of the NonprofitAF blog and formerly Rainer Valley Corps joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for the Season 3 premiere of Pro Bono Perspectives. Recorded the day after the violent insurrection on the Capitol, Vu and Danielle discuss how the nonprofit sector can and must be bolder in responding to injustices like this. Philanthropy has become the white moderate Martin Luther King, Jr.

FREE WEBINAR: Measuring the Social Impact of Volunteerism, How to Develop - and Measure - High Leverage Projects

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Common Impact and True Impact will hold a free webinar for CSR and nonprofit professionals on new ways to measure the impact of volunteerism - Thursday, November 12, 12 PM ET.

Connect With Virtual Volunteers to Build Your Nonprofit's Capacity

[Webinar] Dive into Taproot Foundation’s marketing, HR, and tech pro bono
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 11 AM MT // 10 AM PST

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If 2020 has proven anything, it’s that the role nonprofits play in rebuilding and strengthening families and communities has never been more vital. Get the support your organization needs to meet these rising demands by connecting with a community of 75,000+ volunteers for virtual pro bono that builds your capacity to do even more important work.

Virtual Support From an Army of Skilled Volunteers

Taproot Foundation’s pro bono services available in the UK, EU, and India!
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Tuesday, September 29 at 7 AM EST / 11 AM GMT / 4:30 PM IDT

If you work at a charity or NGO, you probably find yourself putting off projects and plans due to a lack of budget or in-house expertise. With the support of Taproot Plus volunteers donating their professional marketing, technology, strategy, HR, and finance skills for free, you can make those plans a reality. 

Within Our Reach - Equitable Local Economies Through Action and Investment

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by Sydney England, of LOCUS Impact Investing 

The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.

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