Common Impact's Pro Bono Week 2019 was an action-packed stretch of flash consulting events where skills-based volunteers across the nation lent their professional expertise to help local organizations solve business challenges and build capacity. As our celebrations come to a close, we want to take a moment to thank our corporate and nonprofit participants for their enthusiasm, ingenuity and dedication to strengthening their communities. Here’s a recap of what Common Impact and our partners accomplished during Pro Bono Week 2019!
When it comes to supporting their local communities, companies have a lot more to give than just their dollars. One of the most powerful resources they can contribute is the expertise of their employees and their dedication to where they work and live. For nearly two decades, Common Impact’s skills-based volunteer programs have leveraged corporate talent to address societal needs from hunger and health to education and employment. But no one company can solve these complex challenges alone.
Skills-based volunteering offers a transformative opportunity for organizations with capacity needs with over 70% of nonprofits reporting that pro bono service would enable them to increase their impact. Skills-based volunteering connects social sector organizations to the expertise they need to address deficits in core, yet under-resourced business functions such as IT, HR, finance and marketing.
By Alison Vultaggio, Associate Director, Corporate Leadership, CECP
Pro Bono service has been a cornerstone of corporate volunteerism for decades. As the kids would say, it’s the “OG” of skills based volunteerism.
As companies continue to refine their corporate responsibility strategies to 1. align more closely with business goals and 2. enhance the impact of the nonprofit organizations they support, pro bono service has shone stronger than ever as a win-win-win opportunity for the business, its employees and the communities they and their nonprofit partners serve.
Five skills necessary to survive in the 4th industrial revolution
It’s fair to say that a majority of jobs in industrialized economies today require some proficiency in Microsoft Office and other elementary computer skills. However, don’t be surprised when the next job description you see includes creativity or high emotional intelligence leading the list of required skills.
Corporate Volunteers Gather to Provide Local Nonprofits with Professional Expertise in a Day of “Flash Consulting”
BOSTON, Sept. 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - More than 80 corporate volunteers will join with Common Impact, a nationally recognized leader in skills-based volunteerism, for a day of flash-consulting, a one-day volunteer marathon, to support 15 Boston-based nonprofit organizations. Participants will lend their expertise in accounting, finance, tech, human resources, marketing and other specialties, a donation of time and talent that will deliver an estimated $100,000 to the Boston community.