We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Harriet Harral the Executive Director of Leadership Fort Worth (LFW) to Pro Bono Perspectives! LFW is a Texas-based nonprofit that is among the oldest community leadership-development programs in the nation. Harriet has acquired expertise in organizational effectiveness and leadership development through her experience working in not only the non-profit sector but also the public and corporate sectors. Talk about a cross-sector leader!
We are so excited to welcome our good friend, Dave Armon, Chief Marketing Officer of 3BL Media and Publisher of CR Magazine, to Pro Bono Perspectives. As many 3BL Media readers know well, Dave is a digital media executive who is known for partnering with progressive brands dedicated to making a positive difference through their environmental, social and governance initiatives.
We are thrilled to welcome Emily McCann, CEO of Citizen Schools to Pro Bono Perspectives. For those of you in the nonprofit sector, you likely know Citizen Schools, a national education nonprofit that works primarily in low-income communities that need additional support and resources.
We are thrilled to welcome Gary Levante, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Berkshire Bank to Pro Bono Perspectives. Gary leads community engagement and sustainability for Berkshire Bank and under his leadership, Berkshire has earned more than two dozen accolades for its work, recently highlighted by a 100% participation rate in its corporate volunteer program. Now that is a stat we can get behind!
Carol Cone, a name many of you may recognize as she has been called "arguably the most powerful and visible figure in the world of Cause Branding." Carol founded Cone, Inc., led Edelman's Business + Social Purpose practice and most recently founded Carol Cone ON PURPOSE as a return to her entrepreneurial roots and life passion: to educate, inspire and accelerate purpose programs and impact for organizations, nonprofits and individuals around the globe.
Episodes feature everyday leaders driving community change by reframing the concept of work
NEW YORK, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering is launching a new podcast – Pro Bono Perspectives. Hosted by CEO Danielle Holly, Pro Bono Perspectives is the latest in a series of new Common Impact initiatives focused on showcasing the people, organizations and ideas that are shaping new models for purpose-driven work.
We know communities of practice are an age-old concept, but we are excited to see a growing number of conveners who are bringing cross-sector leaders together to develop their people, improve their performance, and deepen their impact in the community. These groups are made up of practitioners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, who are actively developing shared resources, best practices, and tools to solve some of society’s toughest challenges.
When Common Impact’s clients ask me what events they should attend to understand the next generation of CSR, employee engagement and for-purpose business, I always point them to the Shared Value Initiative (SVI). SVI held its annual summit this past week in the (finally sunny!) downtown NYC, where hundreds of business, investment and social sector professionals met to hear and discuss the latest in driving a social, environmental and
Common Impact has designed hundreds of meaningful skills-based volunteer partnerships over the years, and has watched them sustain far past the individual projects that initially bring business and nonprofit professionals together. Along the way, we’ve asked ourselves a few questions.
What makes some skills-based engagements work better than others?
When do we see partnerships move from transactional to transformational?
We are at an exciting moment for employee engagement, with its untapped potential arguably larger than ever. Civic engagement is on the rise with volunteer platforms showing double to triple digit increases in engaged citizens. Millennials are maturing into leadership positions, enabling them to translate their appetite for purpose-driven work into everyday business practice.