community development

Black Leadership Spotlight: Ron Waddell, Legendary Legacies


In celebration of Black History Month, Common Impact is proud to highlight some of the outstanding Black nonprofit leaders we collaborate with and the ways they’re driving social change and equity through their organizations’ work.

Transformational Investing in Communities of Color


by Mary Bruce Alford, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Hope Credit Union 

After spending a decade working nationally to advance social and environmental justice through land conservation, I was looking for a way to continue purpose driven work while also establishing roots within the community where I was living. There was no turning back after I discovered CDFIs.

Fifth Third's Community Development Lending and Investments Group Funds More than $500 Million in 2021 Projects

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CINCINNATI, December 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank’s Community Development Lending and Investments group has closed on more than $500 million in loans and investments in 2021. The financing provided for over 6,000 units of new and preserved housing for low- and moderate-income people, including families and seniors. In addition, over six loans and investments went to development projects that will provide jobs and services for communities in the Bank’s footprint.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E24: Teresa Pelletier, Fidelity Investments & Wendy Matheny, Ichor Strategies

How to Build True, Transformative Corporate-Community Partnerships
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Get an inside look at the tactics top companies are using to build more inclusive, equitable culture and support the fight against racism in their communities. Find out how your organization can move from transactional to transformative change and strengthen employee and customer loyalty in the process. Plus, as we approach the end of year giving season, learn what equity-minded philanthropy and service look like and how they drive stronger results for nonprofits and their causes.

Fifth Third to Invest $20 Million to South Chicago through Neighborhood Investment Program

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CHICAGO, October 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third Bank and Enterprise Community Partners today announced the establishment of a neighborhood program to support and revitalize the South Chicago neighborhood. The Neighborhood Investment Program will focus over three years on the Claretian Associates and cross-sector collaborations.

Fifth Third Announces $180 Million Neighborhood Investment Program in Collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners to Accelerate Revitalization of Nine Communities

Commitment will create transformational impact across footprint
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CINCINNATI, October 13, 2021 /3BL Media/  – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, and Enterprise Community Partners today announced the launch of a $180 million neighborhood program to accelerate revitalization in nine key majority-Black communities across seven states that have experienced disinvestment. Over a three-year period, the program will focus on organizations that create cross-sector partnerships to serve the communities within Fifth Third’s retail banking footprint.

ViacomCBS Finds New Ways to Strengthen and Invest In Communities


This year was truly a testament to the nature of the people who make up ViacomCBS. Service has been a part of our company from the very beginning, and 2020 was no exception. From making our annual Community Day into a virtual event, to connecting veterans to new opportunities and moving our programs online for students, we found new ways to give back and engage our employees throughout the year.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E18: Gary Bagley, New York Cares

Reflecting on Service 20 Years After 9/11
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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.

Navigating the Great Resignation

Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteer Programs to Boost Employee Engagement and Retention in a Time of Rapid Turnover

In what’s being dubbed the "Great Resignation,” around 4 million people quit their jobs in June alone and 52 percent of employed workers plan to actively job hunt this year. A year and a half of living through COVID-19 has left many professionals burned out and in pursuit of more fulfilling opportunities or employers that better align with their values.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E16: Lina Klebanov, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Empowering Communities through Digital Access
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One of the biggest takeaways from the past year and a half has been that the “old normal” wasn’t working – like the digital divide.


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