Talent Development

Volunteer Spotlight: John Ketner, State Street

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Skills-based volunteers apply their business experience and specialized expertise to propel nonprofits – and their own companies – to reimagine their possibilities and achieve their goals. In celebration of National Volunteer Month, Common Impact spoke with longtime volunteer John Ketner, Vice President, Talent Marketplace at State Street.

LifeGuides® Honored as “100 Best Arizona Companies” of the Future

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TEMPE, Ariz., March 23, 2022 /3BL Media/ - LifeGuides® is honored to be named to the 2022 “100 Best Arizona Companies” by the respected BestCompaniesAZ, which has been serving Arizona’s business community for the past 20 years.

The “100 Best” are chosen by invitation only, with LifeGuides® being specifically recognized in the Best of Future category, with its promise for considerable growth, as it helps to build a new era of business success in Arizona.

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.

Creating Cross-Sector Talent Development Wins

Skills-Based Volunteering in Action with Fidelity Investments and Achievement First
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Offering upskilling opportunities is a priority for any company that values its employees’ continuous growth and success.

Much More Than a New Website

Team Consulting with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments
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This is the final installment in a series of blog posts tracking a Common Impact long-term skills-based volunteering project with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments to upgrade the nonprofit’s website. Catch up on the project progress by reading the first and second posts in the series.

The Final Product

Skills for Cities: Common Impact to Connect Corporate and Nonprofit Worlds to Advance Efforts Around Racial and Digital Equity

One-day skills-based volunteer event will bring nonprofits together with their corporate peers to create actionable solutions for capacity-building challenges
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NEW YORK, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Among the many consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the outsized negative impact it has had on communities of color and the organizations that serve them. Pre-existing challenges like the digital divide have been exacerbated, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) facing less access to reliable internet service and the devices needed to access digital work opportunities, online education, and, increasingly, essential needs like healthcare.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E21: Melissa Madzel, Koya Partners

Examining the Great Resignation’s Impact on Nonprofits
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Nearly two-thirds of workers are considering leaving their jobs. As the Great Resignation continues with no signs of slowing down, we explore the challenges and opportunities it brings for the nonprofit sector, which was already under significant capacity constraints exacerbated by the pandemic, especially in HR and talent development.

Carolyn Gundersen Joins LifeGuides® As Executive Vice President, Enterprise Growth

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TEMPE, Ariz., August 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - LifeGuides® is delighted to announce Carolyn Gundersen has joined the team as Executive Vice President, Enterprise Growth. Carolyn comes to LifeGuides® with over two decades of experience in the coaching, learning and talent development space, including 18 years with The Ken Blanchard Companies. Throughout her career, she has amplified servant leadership and redefined organizational cultures to drive positive business outcomes for clients around the world.

Navigating the Great Resignation

Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteer Programs to Boost Employee Engagement and Retention in a Time of Rapid Turnover
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In what’s being dubbed the "Great Resignation,” around 4 million people quit their jobs in June alone and 52 percent of employed workers plan to actively job hunt this year. A year and a half of living through COVID-19 has left many professionals burned out and in pursuit of more fulfilling opportunities or employers that better align with their values.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E15: Dr. Stephanie Royal, The Robin Hood Foundation

Leadership in Times of Crisis & Recovery with Robin Hood
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Dr. Stephanie Royal, Chief People Officer at The Robin Hood Foundation, New York City’s largest poverty fighting organization, talks about community-driven philanthropy, leading with compassion, and how the K-shaped recovery from COVID-19 is further disadvantaging under-resourced communities and the nonprofit sector. Hear Stephanie’s takes on nonprofit talent management in the COVID-19 era, including new challenges with employee retention, the importance of investing in staff, building a culture of DEI, and supporting mental health and wellness.

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