Pro Bono Week is almost here and we’re thrilled to be spotlighting another one of the many dedicated skills-based volunteers we have the pleasure of working with. Today we hear from Cate Hewett, State Street’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), about a project she completed in June with nonprofit Riverside Industries, Inc.
The pandemic continues to widen the opportunity gap and adversely impact students and job-seekers, especially those who already faced systemic barriers to career success. We need innovative, collaborative, community-driven solutions to ensure that communities that have been disproportionately affected can have equal access to economic mobility. Those solutions can often feel amorphous or unattainable, but – if you look closely at the work of local organizations – there are powerful collaborations that are meaningfully building equity every day.
This week, as we reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, host Danielle Holly and New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley have a conversation on how era defining moments from the 9/11 attacks to the current pandemic and racial reckoning bring on new waves of service and activism. They also talk about New York Cares’ increased focus on food insecurity, taking meaningful action on DEI, and why companies actually benefit more from designing service programs around nonprofit and community needs rather than their own business results.
GoDaddy, the company empowering everyday entrepreneurs around the world, has teamed up with Silver Lining to create the Local Leader’s Action Plan to inspire local leaders to create positive change for microbusiness and spark conversation within communities.
Cutting-Edge Technology in Support of LGBTQ+ Youth with The Trevor Project & Google.org
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This Pride Month, we welcome Lena Ballantine, COO of The Trevor Project, which does life-saving work in mental health and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth, and Jen Carter, Head of Technology & Volunteering at Google.org and founder of the Google.org Fellowship Program, a pro bono program that matches Google employees with social impact organizations full-time for up to six months.
How California Rallied Volunteers during the Pandemic
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week, host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews Californians for All Director Dave Smith about the founding of this California Volunteers initiative and how it achieved over one million volunteer hours and 600,000 meals served in its first year.
Jim Thorne, President of Nourish Ventures and SVP, Partnerships & Strategy for Griffith Foods hosted a networking discussion at the Future Food-Tech Summit! He welcomed leaders to join the conversation and explore: Barriers to Scaling New Alternative Protein Ventures. Jim also was a 'Shark' at their start-up arena as they welcomed presenting start-ups:
Representatives from Corporations, Foundations, and Associated Nonprofits Join Nonprofit Board
STAMFORD, Conn., January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/– Keep America Beautiful® (KAB), the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, recently elected seven individuals, including affiliate representation, foundation leadership, and senior executives from partner companies, for a three-year term to its 31-member national board of directors.
Leading tree planting nonprofit rallies partners to raise awareness and action around restoring forest lands devastated by wildfires
LINCOLN, Neb., October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Wildfire Restoration Collaborative, a group of corporate and non-governmental partners dedicated to the long-term restoration of forestlands devastated by wildfires. The Foundation-led initiative connects private sector partners with high-impact tree planting projects aiming to restore critical ecosystems and build resilience against future fires.