civic engagement

How ViacomCBS Is Encouraging Civic Action & Engagement

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We believe increasing voter turnout is a shared mission, and we know we have a responsibility to unleash the power of our content, talent, employees and reach to accelerate social impact through civic engagement.

Getting Out the Vote With Vote Early Day

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E14: Dr. Rahsaan Harris, Citizens Committee for New York City (CitizensNYC)

Dr. Rahsaan Harris, Citizens Committee for New York City
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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rahsaan Harris, CEO of Citizens Committee for NYC (CitizensNYC), a micro-funding organization that provides support to community leaders on the front lines of change in their own neighborhoods. Hear what it was like for Rahsaan to assume his position as CEO in March 2020 right as New York went into lockdown, how he drove meaningful change during the pandemic, and why he believes many elements of pandemic era philanthropy and work culture should remain in place.

Keeping the Spirit of Volunteerism Strong

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With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.

Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Myers, Berkshire Bank

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This Global Volunteer Month, Common Impact is spotlighting some of the hundreds of talented skills-based volunteers we are fortunate to work with every year. Today we hear from Melissa Myers, a Compliance Analyst with Berkshire Bank, who reflects on her experience at Skills for Cities 2020. (Watch Melissa's two-minute interview here.)

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E6: Anusha Venkataraman

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NYC Chief Service Officer Anusha Venkataraman leads NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s Office that builds nonprofit and corporate partnerships to advance lifelong civic engagement through volunteer and service programs. In this episode of Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast, Anusha shares that even though COVID-19 put constraints on in-person volunteering, the City still saw an increased interest in service this past year.

GreenMoney Interviews: Liesel Pritzker Simmons on Impact Investing

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Interviewed by Cliff Feigenbaum, GreenMoney Journal 

Welcome to the latest in the 'GreenMoney Interviews' series. Recently I spoke with Liesel Pritzker Simmons of Blue Haven Initiative, as part of our new "Millennials and Money" issue. Liesel oversees an impact investing portfolio structured to generate financial returns and address social and environmental challenges.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E27: Reflections on a Challenging, Clarifying, Transformative Year

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“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen’s famous words were a source of comfort for Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly – and many of us in the social impact field – during this difficult year.

Still Rocking the Youth Vote: MTV to Support Orgs Focused on Young Voters in Georgia

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In keeping with MTV’s long history of youth voter engagement and as a continuation of our efforts to register first-time voters for the 2020 election through our Vote For Your Life campaign, MTV is proud to make funding available to organizations working to get out the youth vote for the upcoming runoff election in Georgia.  

Cox Enterprises Brings Pizza to the Polls in Atlanta

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We partnered with Pizza to the Polls to donate pizzas to polling places in Atlanta on Election Day.

If you spot a line to vote in your city, let them know so they can send some fresh pizza!

A Proud History of Civic Engagement 

How Johnson & Johnson Is Helping Over 40,000 Employees Exercise Their Ability to Vote in a Pandemic

By Liz Ozaist, Global Content Lab Editor-in-Chief, Johnson & Johnson
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In an unprecedented year, you need to think of unprecedented ways to help your workforce feel supported—including on Election Day. The company's Chief Human Resources Officer shares why employees can take paid time off to vote this November.

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In an unprecedented year, you need to think of unprecedented ways to help your workforce feel supported—including on Election Day. The company's Chief Human Resources Officer shares why employees can take paid time off to vote this November.

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