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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E1: Vu Le, NonprofitAF

The Existential Crisis We Need
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Vu Le of the NonprofitAF blog and formerly Rainer Valley Corps joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for the Season 3 premiere of Pro Bono Perspectives. Recorded the day after the violent insurrection on the Capitol, Vu and Danielle discuss how the nonprofit sector can and must be bolder in responding to injustices like this. Philanthropy has become the white moderate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E27: Reflections on a Challenging, Clarifying, Transformative Year

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“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen’s famous words were a source of comfort for Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly – and many of us in the social impact field – during this difficult year.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E26: Tom Crohan, John Hancock

Cross-Sector Collaboration for Racial Justice
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Tom Crohan, Vice President & Counsel, Corporate Responsibility & Government Relations at John Hancock, joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to talk Skills for Cities and John Hancock’s response to COVID-19, racial injustice, and social inequity. John Hancock co-hosted this year’s Skills for Cities day of cross-sector collaboration aimed at supporting racial justice and BIPOC-led nonprofits amidst the dual pandemic of racism and COVID-19.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E25: Shalu Umapathy, IDEO.org

Innovation & People-Centered Design for a More Just Tomorrow
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Shalu Umapathy, Managing Director of New Ventures at IDEO.org, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share how her organization creates a more just and inclusive world through people-centered design. As the nonprofit arm of the  innovation and design firm by the same name, IDEO.org partners with organizations to pioneer new ways of working and builds tools that help millions of people learn and practice human-centered design.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E24: Edgar Villanueva, Schott Foundation

Decolonizing Wealth: Equity in Philanthropy and Beyond
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Pro Bono Perspectives Host & Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews Edgar Villanueva, a Senior Vice President at the Schott Foundation and the award-winning author of Decolonizing Wealth, a bestselling book offering hopeful and compelling alternatives to the dynamics of colonization in the philanthropic and social finance sectors. Edgar was named a 2020 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity and is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

Celebrating the Power of Pro Bono in Difficult Times

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It’s Pro Bono Week! But this one looks unlike any other we’ve experienced before. Instead of large skilled volunteering events or gathering by the hundreds in event spaces for keynotes on social impact, we’re logging on to video calls from our homes or mostly empty offices. Handshakes have been replaced by waves on screens. Digital breakout rooms are the new space for collaboration.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E22: Wendy John, Fidelity Investments

DEI for a New Era of Social & Racial Justice
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Wendy John, the new Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Fidelity Investments, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the rapid growth in corporate DEI positions in the past several years and the added urgency these programs have taken on in 2020.

Whirlpool Corporation Named a 'Best Place to Work for People With Disabilities' for Fourth Straight Year

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For the fourth year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities, as part of the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is a prominent benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors. Top-scoring businesses — scoring 80 percent or higher — are recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

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Why Workplace Accessibility Matters: Hear From Persons With Disabilities Succeeding at Work

Insights from Accenture colleagues on accessibility when you walk in the shoes of someone who is deaf, blind or autistic.
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Imagine a world that is: Silent. Dark. Confusing. Out of reach.

Walk in the shoes of someone who is deaf, blind, autistic or in a wheelchair, and the world will appear very different. Perhaps even isolating, forbidding, closed and exclusive.

That’s often the reality for nearly 1 billion people worldwide with a disability. But workplace accessibility can change that.

Meet Sergio, Beatriz and Jonathan.

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