capacity building

Creating Cross-Sector Talent Development Wins

Skills-Based Volunteering in Action with Fidelity Investments and Achievement First
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Offering upskilling opportunities is a priority for any company that values its employees’ continuous growth and success.

Much More Than a New Website

Team Consulting with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments
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This is the final installment in a series of blog posts tracking a Common Impact long-term skills-based volunteering project with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments to upgrade the nonprofit’s website. Catch up on the project progress by reading the first and second posts in the series.

The Final Product

Refresh and Reset: A Pro Bono Website Upgrade

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This is the second in a series of blog posts tracking Common Impact's long-term skills-based volunteering project with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments to upgrade the nonprofit’s website. Read the first post here.

Where it Started

Highlights From Taproot Foundation's 2021 U.S. Pro Bono Summit

Taproot Foundation celebrated its annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit, exploring how the power of pro bono service can transform nonprofits and social change organizations.
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Taproot’s 2021 Pro Bono Summit provided innovative tips and facilitated open discussions between corporate pro bono practitioners to share best practices and challenges in developing skills-based volunteering opportunities.

Key takeaways from the five webinars touched on critical aspects of capacity-building, board development, DEI in pro bono support, and more.

Skills-Based Volunteers Give Critical Support to Racial Equity Nonprofits

The Allstate Foundation and Common Impact collaborate for large-scale day of skills-based volunteering
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NEW YORK and NORTHBROOK, Ill., November 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, the nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteering, and The Allstate Foundation are collaborating again on November 17 for another day of service, this time strengthening nonprofits dedicated to advancing racial equity and creating a more just society.

Getting Nonprofits the Support They Need, for Free

Taproot is creating 100+ pro bono partnerships during Pro Bono Week
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 11 AM MT // 10 AM PST

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Skills for Cities: Common Impact to Connect Corporate and Nonprofit Worlds to Advance Efforts Around Racial and Digital Equity

One-day skills-based volunteer event will bring nonprofits together with their corporate peers to create actionable solutions for capacity-building challenges
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NEW YORK, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Among the many consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the outsized negative impact it has had on communities of color and the organizations that serve them. Pre-existing challenges like the digital divide have been exacerbated, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) facing less access to reliable internet service and the devices needed to access digital work opportunities, online education, and, increasingly, essential needs like healthcare.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E21: Melissa Madzel, Koya Partners

Examining the Great Resignation’s Impact on Nonprofits
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Nearly two-thirds of workers are considering leaving their jobs. As the Great Resignation continues with no signs of slowing down, we explore the challenges and opportunities it brings for the nonprofit sector, which was already under significant capacity constraints exacerbated by the pandemic, especially in HR and talent development.

Skills-Based Volunteers Join Nonprofit Organizations Addressing Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

Common Impact and The Allstate Foundation bolster nonprofits across the U.S. during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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NEW YORK and NORTHBROOK, Ill., October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Common Impact, a nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteering, and The Allstate Foundation are collaborating on a day of service focused on increasing domestic violence awareness and prevention through local nonprofits.

Common Impact Volunteer Spotlight: Cate Hewett, State Street

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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.

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