Community Engagement

Franklin Templeton's Employees Engage in Global Events to Give Back to the Community


This June, Franklin Templeton again celebrated Impact Days firm's global month of service led by its global volunteering program, Involved. After two years of the pandemic, the firm's Global Citizenship team said, “HELLO volunteers!” and invited colleagues around the world to join in person for the longstanding company tradition of volunteering.

Globally, employees participated in the firm’s two traditional projects: a global food drive with a structure build contest and a virtual mapping project to help map areas missing from maps.

In Central Indiana, KeyBank Teammates Step Up To Help Their Community on Neighbors Make the Difference Day


On Tuesday June 7, 2022, KeyBank teammates in Central Indiana took time out of their workday to serve their community and volunteer during Neighbors Make the Difference Day. It’s an annual day of service on which thousands of KeyBank employees across the country contribute their time and talents to local nonprofit organizations to give back to the places they call home.

Leveraging Digital Resources and Training for Small Business Growth and Community Benefit: Enabling Small Businesses to Strengthen Communities

Presented by AEO in partnership with Empower by GoDaddy

Empower by GoDaddy is proud to celebrate 5 years of serving entrepreneurs everywhere. This report is intended as a reflection of our learnings and framework for others to follow suit in supporting local small business owners around the world.

Empower by GoDaddy: Enabling Small Businesses to Strengthen Communities

Shifting Power Through Authentic Corporate Community Engagement


Shifting power is critical to reshaping the traditional corporate-community relationship dynamic. In part 2 of our blog series on community engagement, we share 5 lessons based on our work with companies rethinking community engagement to advance equity.

Translating Completely KIDS' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Commitments Into Action


Organizations are increasingly stepping up their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but defining what that looks like in practice can be difficult, not to mention creating a plan of action and bringing different stakeholder groups into alignment.

How Gildan Plans to Build Long-term Value for Its Communities

Q&A with Claudia Sandoval, Vice-President of Corporate Citizenship at Gildan 

Since its beginnings, Gildan has operated on the principle that it is possible to make high-quality and durable apparel manufactured responsibly for people, for the environment, and for the communities in which it operates. That thinking has pushed the Company to innovate sustainably over the years, guided by Gildan’s ESG strategies that support value-creation for all its stakeholders.

What Does It Take for Companies to Engage Communities More Equitably?


Community engagement has long been popular with the corporate sector. Often relegated to market research, hometown grantmaking, and volunteerism, community engagement has historically been a means for companies to “give back” or improve external brand perception. And more often than not, the approach is reactive, reputation-focused, and transactional, grounded in a “savior” mindset, where companies hold the power, resources, and answers about how to effectively support their community.

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.

Reinforcing Community Partnerships Through a Skills-Based Day of Service

Skills-Based Volunteering with Citizens & Common Impact
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When Citizens set out to hold its first-ever day of skills-based service, it did so with the desire to create lasting impact for its nonprofit partners, deepen those relationships, and uphold its commitment to serving the communities in which it operates.

Pro Bono Perspectives Season 3 Finale: 3 Ways You Can Be a Force for Good in 2022

With Host Danielle Holly
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2021 was a year of transformation, defined by society’s continued reckoning with racism, the pandemic, climate change, and the Great Resignation. These issues underscored how pervasive inequity is and why centering the voices of those impacted by social challenges unlocks the most effective, sustainable solutions. In the Season 3 finale of Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly highlights three ways you can be a force for good in the new year.

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