It’s Pro Bono Week! But this one looks unlike any other we’ve experienced before. Instead of large skilled volunteering events or gathering by the hundreds in event spaces for keynotes on social impact, we’re logging on to video calls from our homes or mostly empty offices. Handshakes have been replaced by waves on screens. Digital breakout rooms are the new space for collaboration.
Uniting Corporate Talent and Nonprofit Professionals for a Cross-Sector Day of Learning and Skills-Based Volunteering
BROOKLYN, NY, October 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – So many nonprofits that serve communities of color, focus on a racial justice mission, or have BIPOC leadership are facing an extraordinary confluence of need and opportunity: their stakeholders are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and
Wendy John, the new Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Fidelity Investments, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the rapid growth in corporate DEI positions in the past several years and the added urgency these programs have taken on in 2020.
Annual Skills-Based Volunteer Event to Engage 400+ Fidelity Employees in 81 Nonprofit Projects
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.
Skills for Cities delivered an estimated $80,000 in pro bono service to Boston nonprofits helping to advance UN Sustainable Development Goals
BOSTON, October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Common Impact, a national leader in skills-based volunteerism, Social Venture Partners Boston, a nonprofit focused on local engaged philanthropy, and Impact 2030, a collaborative that uses corporate volunteerism to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, demonstrated the power of cross-sector collaboration and skilled volunteerism through Skills for Cities Boston, which took place on September 25, 2018 at The Boston Fed.
Skills for Cities Boston will unite corporate volunteers, local leaders and community nonprofits to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
BOSTON, September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Common Impact, a nonprofit recognized as a national leader in skills-based volunteerism, Social Venture Partners Boston, an organization focused on engaged philanthropy, and Impact 2030, a collaborative initiative that seeks to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteerism are launching a new model for citywide impact through a day of skilled service.
In previous posts, we’ve shared a concept we call “The Knitting Factor” along with the three key conditions – panoramic perspectives, skill sharing, and sticky relationships – that enable effective skills-based volunteer engagements.
I had the exciting opportunity to interview Nancy Merritt and Tim Lavallee of WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a nonprofit organization in Raleigh, North Carolina that engages, informs, and mobilizes the business community and community-at-large in collaboration with the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) to provide every student with excellent educational opportunities, highly effective teachers, and strong leaders.