We are going back to our roots this week and talking about our raison d’être: skills-based volunteering. Common Impact has been in this line of work for fifteen years and in that time we’ve seen a true evolution in corporations’ and nonprofits’ understanding of pro bono work. We’re thrilled to see both sides coming around to the bottom line benefits of skills-based volunteer engagements and we’re excited by the innovative new variations on the skills-based model that are cropping up each day.
NetSuite.org's Hackathon 4Good brought together NetSuite developers, customers, and employees to develop creative solutions to the technology challenges of two of their nonprofit partners -- Found Animals Foundation and Good360. This full-day event was part of SuiteWorld, NetSuite's annual conference and tradeshow.
Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is helping Verizon to encourage students nationwide to join the Verizon Innovative App Challenge - the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life.
When Team Sky's Chris Froome crossed the finish line on the Champs-Èlysèes on Sunday, cementing a 72-second lead over his nearest competitor Nairo Quintana, he became the first Briton in history to win the Tour de France twice. Team Sky, sponsored by 21st Century Fox, collected the overall team award, marking the third time the team has won the Tour in the past four years.
Regina Agyare feels passionately about bringing local Ghanaian women and girls into information and communications technology (ICT) by providing them with the role models and tools to change them from consumers to creators of technology.
At the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn on Tuesday, June 9, Fox Searchlight hosted an exclusive screening of its upcoming film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, as well as a Q&A with the director and cast, for students and alumni of the Ghetto Film School program in New York City. Ghetto Film School is a Bronx-based nonprofit that teachers filmmaking to young people from traditionally low-income neighborhoods.
In partnership with the nonprofit CARE India, STAR has launched Ek Padosi Hi Padosi Ke Kaam Aata Hai ("A Neighbor Can Help Another Neighbor"), a national PSA campaign to mobilize relief efforts for the earthquake that struck Nepal and parts of northern India on April 25. The campaign consists of short video messages from some of Bollywood's biggest stars, calling for donations to CARE India's disaster relief work.