Franklin Templeton Launches Nonprofit Board Leadership Program

Employees share their nonprofit board experience in a panel discussion

The Global Citizenship Team at Franklin Templeton has recently launched the firm’s first Nonprofit Board Leadership Program in the US to connect interested Franklin Templeton employees with nonprofit board service opportunities in their communities and provide resources and trainings for effective nonprofit board leadership.

Franklin Templeton’s Board Leadership Program (BLP) goals are to provide organization matching, group learning and sharing forums as well as access to nonprofit governance, best practices, literature and resources.

Tapping the Catalytic Capital Potential of Donor Advised Funds


by Timothy Freundlich, ImpactAssets 

Donor advised funds (DAFs) numbered roughly one million accounts hosted across 1,000 community foundation and nonprofit sponsors, with $160 billion in assets at the end of 2020. With a compound annual growth rate of 17% over the last five years, DAFs are growing much faster than private foundations as a storehouse of philanthropic assets. And, historically they grant more than 20% of assets each year. But what about the remaining philanthropic capital? Where does it sleep at night?

Medtronic Podcast: Ruchika Singhal Says One Thing Can Bring Better Healthcare to More People Worldwide

A podcast with Ruchika Singha, president of Medtronic Labs
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Ruchika Singhal, president of Medtronic Labs, says she grew up in Medtronic, starting her career as an engineer. But her professional life really began when she took over Medtronic Labs, a non-profit quasi-independent arm with a mission of bringing better healthcare to more people worldwide. In this podcast, Singhal shares her story and identifies the one thing that will help more people living away from big cities and healthcare hubs. “We’re never going to have enough doctors and we’re never going to have enough infrastructure,” Singhal says.

Beth Kanter on the Promise of Smart Tech for Nonprofits


What if nonprofits had the time to plan strategically and dream bigger instead of being burdened by repetitive workflows and scarcity mindsets? How can smart technology make this vision a reality? As the tech-enabled world continues to evolve, how can nonprofits harness technology to yield tangible outcomes? 

Chemours Supports Nonprofits during 'Do More 24 Delaware'


Chemours joined the United Way of Delaware and Spur Impact during Do More 24 Delaware, a 24-hour day of giving to help Delaware-based nonprofits raise funds and engage new donors. The event raised over $2.6 million in 24-hours from more than 10,000 generous donors across the country. As a philanthropic sponsor, Chemours focused its support on advancing the protection and beautification of the environment with two incentive prize categories – Environmental Champion and Green Philanthropist.

Black Leadership Spotlight: Patrice Berry, AssistHub


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.

Benevity Releases Its Top 10 Charitable Causes Supported by Companies and Their People in 2021

$2.3 billion donated to global nonprofits amid ongoing pandemic
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CALGARY, Alberta, January 20, 2022  /3BL Media/ -  Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced its annual top 10 causes and giving trends data for 2021, demonstrating that global events and crises continued to impact giving behaviors.

In 2021, nearly 1.6 million people from over 700 companies donated $2.3 billion on the Benevity platform to more than 200,000 nonprofit organizations around the world.

Skills-Based Volunteers Give Critical Support to Racial Equity Nonprofits

The Allstate Foundation and Common Impact collaborate for large-scale day of skills-based volunteering
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NEW YORK and NORTHBROOK, Ill., November 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, the nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteering, and The Allstate Foundation are collaborating again on November 17 for another day of service, this time strengthening nonprofits dedicated to advancing racial equity and creating a more just society.

Pro Bono Week Pride: Common Impact Provides $500,000 in Skills-Based Volunteering for Nonprofits


As Common Impact reflects back on Pro Bono Week, we couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished together! In October 2021 alone, we worked with over 1,400 volunteers on 40 pro bono projects to generate nearly $500K in value for more than 50 nonprofits!

Getting Nonprofits the Support They Need, for Free

Taproot is creating 100+ pro bono partnerships during Pro Bono Week
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 11 AM MT // 10 AM PST

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