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Panoramic Perspectives: Creating Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

Panoramic Perspectives: Creating Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

By Lauren Chasanoff | Jun 21, 2018

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.

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Shaping the Future of Skills-Based Volunteerism

Shaping the Future of Skills-Based Volunteerism

By Krista Van Tassel | Jun 20, 2018

Last week, the Common Impact team gathered in our Brooklyn offices to connect as colleagues and plan for the work ahead of us. As a growing and geographically dispersed organization, it was the first time many of us had a chance to engage face-to-face in important conversations on the future of pro bono work, and it also provided an opportunity for the team to re-connect with our mission and each other.

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Noteworthy News in Skills-Based Volunteerism

Noteworthy News in Skills-Based Volunteerism

By Lauren Chasanoff | Jun 18, 2018

Summer is finally here and the team at Common Impact is excited to start your beach reading list with the latest and greatest in research, reports and reflections on skills-based volunteerism.

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Common Impact Expands as Corporate Skills-Based Volunteerism Becomes the New Normal

Common Impact Expands as Corporate Skills-Based Volunteerism Becomes the New Normal

By Krista Van Tassel and Lauren Chasanoff | Jun 4, 2018

Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering is expanding its leadership team and introducing new regional models to meet the growing corporate and nonprofit demand for skills-based volunteer programs that strengthen the social sector and provide sustainable, focused community investments. According to research from CECP, skills-based volunteering has risen in popularity, with now more than 54% of companies hosting a formal program. Companies use skills-based volunteering as a powerful way to engage and develop their employees, while addressing social and environmental challenges in their communities.

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Shared Value Summit 2018 Reflection

Shared Value Summit 2018 Reflection

By Danielle Holly | May 8, 2018

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 financial bottom line at once.

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As The Education World Relies More On Data, Nonprofits Need Help With The Numbers

As The Education World Relies More On Data, Nonprofits Need Help With The Numbers

By Lauren Chasanoff | May 1, 2018

The education world is dense with data. And all those numbers can be numbing, especially for nonprofits trying to make a difference. One day each year, Fidelity Investments invites those groups to its complex near Grapevine Lake to help make sense of it all.

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