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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

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E23: Grace Bonney, Collective Wisdom & Design*Sponge

Slowing Down and Finding Fulfillment
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Learn how relationships with people from different cultures and ways of life can have a profound impact on your values, happiness, and success as bestselling author Grace Bonney takes you through her new book, Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women Over 50, where she interviewed over 100 trailblazing women on their purpose, careers, activism, and community work.

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.

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.

Where It Started: A Pro Bono Website Redesign

Team Consulting with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments
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This is the first in a series of blog posts tracking a long-term skills-based volunteering project with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments to upgrade the nonprofit’s website. Look out for the next edition coming later this Fall.

The Need: A New Website for a New Chapter

Community Engagement at Northern Trust

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Community engagement opportunities and paid time off for volunteerism enhance our communities and provide a competitive advantage in employee recruiting and satisfaction. Options for employee volunteerism are consistently a priority for college graduates considering future employers. Nonprofit and civic board involvement is integral to talent management, as it provides employees with leadership experience, skills development and networking opportunities beyond the scope of their responsibilities.

New Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Report Examines How For-Profit Companies Can Act as Anchor Institutions to Advance Social Impact in Lower-Income Communities

Research explores motivations and strategies of corporate engagement in four smaller U.S. cities
Press Release

BOSTON, September 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new report from Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) explores how for-profit corporations can serve as anchor institutions by fostering strategic partnerships and social impact efforts that benefit residents of lower-income communities where their companies are rooted. Large or otherwise influential organizations that have deep roots in their local communities and participate in activities meant to benefit those communities are commonly referred to as anchor institutions.

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.

MilliporeSigma Makes an Impact With 'STEMpact' on Science Education

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In Missouri, three out of the four fastest growing occupations are in STEM careers.

To help students prepare for STEM careers and close the education gap, MilliporeSigma localized partner STEMpact is working to transform STEM education and provide resources to teachers and schools in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E15: Dr. Stephanie Royal, The Robin Hood Foundation

Leadership in Times of Crisis & Recovery with Robin Hood
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Dr. Stephanie Royal, Chief People Officer at The Robin Hood Foundation, New York City’s largest poverty fighting organization, talks about community-driven philanthropy, leading with compassion, and how the K-shaped recovery from COVID-19 is further disadvantaging under-resourced communities and the nonprofit sector. Hear Stephanie’s takes on nonprofit talent management in the COVID-19 era, including new challenges with employee retention, the importance of investing in staff, building a culture of DEI, and supporting mental health and wellness.

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