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Pro Bono Perspectives S2E20: Dana Castro, HP & Justin van Fleet, GBC-Education

Closing the Digital Divide in Education
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Dana Castro, HP’s Worldwide Education Manager, and Justin van Fleet, Executive Director of GBC-Education, join Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly as we continue our exploration of the digital divide and education equity. We're in the midst of a back-to-school season where many children - over 17 million(!) - can't even participate in the new virtual education environment due to lack of access to computers or sufficient Internet.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E19: Gregg Betheil, PENCIL

Back-to-School – For Some: Virtual Education and the Deepening Digital Divide
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Gregg Betheil is President of PENCIL, a NYC-based education nonprofit that brings together business partners and educators to develop strategies that disrupt current college and career readiness outcomes and help public school students succeed. Gregg joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a conversation on back-to-school amidst the continuing pandemic, virtual education, and the deepening digital divide that is preventing millions of students from continuing their schooling.

Common Impact Releases Insights on Pandemic's Impact on Nonprofits, Grows Leadership Team to Meet Those Needs

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August 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - According to a new report from Common Impact, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nonprofit organizations is staggering and the skills and expertise of corporate employees are a critical part of restoring and sustaining the sector.

Common Impact and Fidelity Investments Expand Impact Week 2020 to Support COVID-19 Relief and Racial Justice Movement

Annual Skills-Based Volunteer Event to Engage 400+ Fidelity Employees in 81 Nonprofit Projects
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August 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, a nonprofit recognized as a national leader in skills-based volunteerism, is partnering with Fidelity Investments to expand the company’s fifth annual Impact Week. This nonprofit consulting event invites Fidelity Investments employees to apply their business expertise across multiple disciplines – including marketing, HR, strategy, finance, client relations, tech, data, and operations – in service of their communities.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E18: Ami Dar, Idealist.org

The Case for Optimism during COVID-19
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Ami Dar is the Founder & Executive Director of Idealist.org, the top resource for finding jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations. In this episode, Ami joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a conversation on how COVID-19 has impacted the private and social sectors – and why not everything should go back to the way it was.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E17: Balaji Ganapathy, Tata Consultancy Services

How COVID-19 is Hurting Working Women
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Social Responsibility Officer at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the largest technology firms in the world.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E16: Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Fighting Harmful Paradigms in the Nonprofit Sector
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Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the fundamental improvements that need to be made to how money is given and used in the social sector. NFF believes in the power of improved access to capital and credit to address the systemic financial challenges nonprofits face, which disproportionately affect communities of color.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E15: Derrick Feldmann, Ad Council Edge & INFLUENCE|SG

What Drives Young People to Act on Social Issues?
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Derrick Feldmann, Managing Director of Ad Council Edge and INFLUENCE|SG, has devoted his career to unpacking why and how young people choose to engage with social issues, as well as how the topics they care about influence companies’ CSR and marketing strategies.

Listen as he and host Danielle Holly discuss what’s in store for brand engagement in social issues in the context of COVID-19 and how to tell when a company is authentically supporting a cause versus what’s just “good marketing.”

LGBTQIA+ Entrepreneurship Nonprofit Receives Pro Bono Expansion Consult From JPMorgan Chase

Common Impact Partners StartOut and JPMorgan Chase for Virtual Volunteering Project Amidst COVID-19
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Early this year, LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurship nonprofit StartOut and JPMorgan Chase began a three-month virtual volunteering project to develop a strategy for the decade-old organization’s new expansion efforts.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E14: Lacy Caruthers, Google.org

Unexpected Benefits of Skills-Based Volunteering
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Google.org Director of Global Employee Programs Lacy Caruthers joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share how her organization leverages funding, technology, products and expertise to support under-served communities and solve humanity's biggest challenges.

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