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Impact at Work: Center for Transforming Lives

Impact at Work: Center for Transforming Lives

By Lauren Chasanoff | Nov 28, 2017

On Giving Tuesday, we’re highlighting a project with a talented team from Fidelity Investments and its nonprofit partner, The Center for Transforming Lives (CTL). CTL has provided safe housing, early childhood education, and financial empowerment services for economically disadvantaged women and children in the Texas community for over 100 years. CTL impacted 3,814 women, children, and families in fiscal year 2016 alone; however, the organization’s previous website failed to lift up their vast impact. The site was static, outdated, and challenging for staff to maintain. To better showcase their impact on the community, CTL partnered with a team of technologists from Fidelity Investments to build a new, user-friendly website on the Wix platform.

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Impact at Work: Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

Impact at Work: Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

By Lauren Chasanoff | Nov 27, 2017

This month, we’re highlighting a project with a talented team from Fidelity Investments and its nonprofit partner, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina (RTF), whose mission is to support and partner with local universities, create jobs, and lift up all the citizens of North Carolina by providing a positive economic and social impact. RTF manages the Research Triangle Park (RTP), the nation’s largest business park, and creates economic development by attracting and retaining over 200 innovative companies, driving business, university, and government collaboration, and by offering knowledge-based programming and incubation spaces such as The Frontier – a co-working space for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits.

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Giving Tuesday Twitter Chat: A Year in Review Through the Lens of Skills-Based Volunteering

Giving Tuesday Twitter Chat: A Year in Review Through the Lens of Skills-Based Volunteering

By Lauren Chasanoff | Nov 20, 2017

This year, Common Impact is hosting a Twitter chat on Tuesday, November 28th to reflect on a year in review through the lens of skills-based volunteering (SBV). In light of everything that happened over the past year, we will explore ways in which nonprofits and corporations are working together to building nonprofit capacity and enhance the social sector’s ability to meet their missions.

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Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: YWCA Chicago

Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: YWCA Chicago

By Marjie Bland | Oct 25, 2017

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago impacts more than 200,000 individuals annually through programs focused on safety and wellness, education and training, and economic sustainability. They provide career, financial management, digital literacy and business services to help youth and adult members achieve financial stability and obtain training to enter high-growth fields. Additionally, the YWCA Chicago administers the state’s largest Child Care Resource and Referral program-offering services to families seeking child care and a variety of support resources for child care providers.

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Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: CHIP Indy

Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: CHIP Indy

By Marjie Bland | Oct 24, 2017

The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP) mobilizes, advocates, and empowers community collaboration towards ending homelessness and fosters an effective system of homelessness prevention and intervention in the greater Indianapolis area. Their goal is to make homelessness rare, short-lived, and recoverable.

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Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: OCJ Kids

Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: OCJ Kids

By Marjie Bland | Oct 23, 2017

In 2016, 59 nonprofit organizations participated in the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge—a skills-based flash consulting event where Schwab employees utilize their talents and expertise to support local nonprofit organizations in building capacity to serve the community. The projects spanned across 8 regions, engaged 318 employee volunteers and generated almost half a million dollars in social return on investment to the nonprofit participants. Talk about impact!

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