Common Impact’s Skills-Based Volunteering Event Promotes COVID-19 Relief and Recovery for Nonprofits
April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, a national nonprofit that works to strengthen communities and alleviate inequality through cross-sector skills-based volunteering partnerships, is hosting Skills for Cities on April 21, 2021 in honor of National Volunteer Week.
As someone who started her career in the non-profit sector, I know first-hand that making meaningful impact on a daily basis can be a struggle. There is no doubt that good intention, vast intelligence and valuable skills are not lacking in the current employee base of non-profit organizations but I believe the ability to attract and pay the experienced talent they need to magnify and grow their non-profit remains a challenge.
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 Handshakes have been replaced by waves on screens.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.
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.
Fighting Harmful Paradigms in the Nonprofit Sector
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Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the fundamental improvements that need to be made to how money is given and used in the social sector. NFF believes in the power of improved access to capital and credit to address the systemic financial challenges nonprofits face, which disproportionately affect communities of color.
The T. Rowe Price Foundation, in partnership with the Maryland Association of Nonprofits, held a series of five capacity-building workshops during the past several months. The sessions focused on key capacities: leadership, adaptability, management, and technical skills (marketing and communication, fundraising, and development).
Just like any business or institution, nonprofits go through life cycles, but many are ill-equipped to handle change.
NetSuite.org launched a 7-week course for nonprofits receiving a software donation to help them understand the ins-and-outs of migrating their financials to NetSuite.
Good financial management is critical to the success of nonprofit organizations, even if it might not be the most exciting topic. Every organization is challenged with delivering better transparency to constituents and being effective stewards of donor resources. Beyond the basics, they need to connect the dollars they raise and spend to the outcomes their organizations seek to achieve.
Common Impact’s IT Associate Consultant, Patricia Vaccaro-Coburn, is guest writing this week’s SCOOP, with a special focus on how digital technologies create a foundation for cross-sector collaboration and social innovation.
There are likely skilled professionals – specialists in accounting, information technology, human resources and more – in your community ready to volunteer at your nonprofit, but are you ready to receive them?
Do you have the right infrastructure? Staff available to plan and manage? A clear focus?