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Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 29: Marcy Scott Lynn, Facebook

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In recognition of National Disaster Preparedness Month, Pro Bono Perspectives is revisiting Danielle Holly’s conversation with Facebook Director of Global Impact Partnerships Marcy Scott Lynn. One of many CSR projects Marcy has implemented at Facebook is the Safety Check feature, which allows users to notify their networks that they are safe following a natural or man-made disaster.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 28: Gary Bagley, New York Cares

Mobilizing New Yorkers to Serve their City
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Host Danielle Holly speaks with fellow local change-maker Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares, an organization that provides New Yorkers opportunities to give back to the community by supporting local schools and nonprofits.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 27: Kathleen LaValle, Dallas CASA

Celebrating International Youth Day
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In honor of International Youth Day on August 12th, Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast is revisiting a past episode with Kathleen LaValle, President & CEO of Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). This nonprofit is dedicated to recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children and help ensure they have safe, permanent homes where they can thrive.

Common Impact Connections Newsletter: Capacity Commons Edition

In this issue: The launch of Capacity Commons, social impact projects at work, new Board members and more!
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Skills-based volunteerism has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, but pro bono support can be harder to come by in certain regions of the U.S. Even where it is easily accessible, social impact organizations sometimes need help in creating and managing successful skilled volunteer projects. 

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 26: Martin Cominsky, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

Connecting Faiths & Fortifying Communities
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Martin Cominsky, President & CEO of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, joins host Danielle Holly to share his organization’s messages of volunteerism, community building and respect for other faiths.

Common Impact Announces New Board Members as Organization Expands the Reach of its Mission

Bhavani Pyla and Michi Kono join Common Impact Board of Directors, expanding the organization’s leadership team and presence in New York City
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NEW YORK, July 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Common Impact, a national nonprofit leader for corporate skills-based volunteerism, has announced the appointment of two new board members. Bhavani Pyla and Michi Kono join the organization’s board of directors to support Common Impact’s continued expansion as interest in and demand for pro bono service and effective community and employee engagement grows.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 25: May Malik, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Creating a Fairer New York
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Host Danielle Holly is joined by May Malik, Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), to talk about how the city, local nonprofits and dedicated volunteers are working to promote the wellbeing of immigrant New Yorkers.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 24: Erica Tavares, International Medical Corps

Joining Forces for Disaster Relief
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In this episode, we turn back the clock to October 2018 when the world was recovering from several major natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence in the U.S. and the September earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Host & Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly and International Medical Corps (IMC) Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Erica Tavares take this opportunity to explore cross-sector partnerships focused on disaster relief.

New Online Platform Provides Social Change Organizations with a One-Stop Shop for Skills-Based Volunteering

Capacity Commons Enables Organizations to Define and Manage Pro Bono Projects and Measure their Financial Value and Social Impact
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ST. PAUL, Minn, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Common Impact, a national nonprofit that designs and implements skills-based volunteer programs, today launched Capacity Commons, a new online platform to accelerate the adoption of skilled volunteerism for social sector organizations.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 22 - Susan Portugal, Bank of America

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Host Danielle Holly speaks with Susan Portugal, SVP and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Director at Bank of America, who reflects on the challenges and excitement of integrating social purpose into existing business structures. Susan reveals that when it comes to making ESG sustainable, one of the most effective tactics is showing employees what’s in it for them in terms of their own work and priorities.

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