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Channeling Wisdom: Danielle Holly, CEO of Common Impact

Channeling Wisdom: Danielle Holly, CEO of Common Impact

By Common Impact Guest Blogger | Feb 8, 2017

Danielle Holly, CEO of Common Impact, oversees an organization that designs programs to direct a company's’ most strategic philanthropic asset – their people – to the seemingly intractable social challenges they’re best positioned to address.

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Common Impact and Fidelity Investments Launch  Tech Impact Day in Durham, North Carolina

Common Impact and Fidelity Investments Launch Tech Impact Day in Durham, North Carolina

By Danielle Holly | Jan 27, 2017

Durham, January 27, 2017 -- Common Impact, a nonprofit that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering is partnering with Fidelity Investments on its 2nd wide scale day of service designed to build the technical infrastructure and know-how of nonprofits in the Raleigh-Durham area. Tech Impact Day will bring together 125 Fidelity technologists to design data, networking and web strategies for 14 local nonprofits, resulting in an anticipated investment of more than $100,000.

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Navigating Change with Skills-Based Volunteering

Navigating Change with Skills-Based Volunteering

By Danielle Holly | Jan 26, 2017

January always lends itself to predictions about hot trends in the year to come. Indeed, if you look up “2017 CSR and sustainability trends” in your search engine right now, you’ll see a collection of insightful articles sharing expert (and of course widely divergent) opinions on what’s in store for us over the next twelve months. This January, though, in the face of a starkly different administration in Washington D.C., the social sector is looking at an even more uncertain, unpredictable climate. This has the Common Impact team thinking less about trends, and more about how to practically navigate the twists and turns ahead.

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Program Spotlight: John Hancock’s Signature Skills Program

Program Spotlight: John Hancock’s Signature Skills Program

By Lauren Chasanoff | Nov 27, 2016

For this month’s Impact Inspirations spotlight, we’re highlighting John Hancock’s skills-based volunteer program, Signature Skills. Signature Skills aligns the talents and development goals of John Hancock employees with nonprofit capacity building needs. Signature Skills provides employees an opportunity to enrich leadership competencies, develop new skills, and engage more deeply with John Hancock, their community and each other.

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A Multi-Sector Muscle

A Multi-Sector Muscle

By Danielle Holly | Nov 22, 2016

At Common Impact, one of the joys of our work is facilitating the positive social change that springs from cross-sector partnerships. At its core, skills-based volunteering brings engaged participants from the corporate and nonprofit sectors together – connecting smart people with very different perspectives and backgrounds to solve a common challenge. It is always clear that from our skills-based volunteer programs, concrete solutions emerge that address key nonprofit challenges – whether that solution is a new website to showcase an organization’s impact or a strategic plan to launch the next phase of its growth.

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A Nonprofit Guide to Quantifying the Value of Pro Bono

A Nonprofit Guide to Quantifying the Value of Pro Bono

By Danielle Holly and Molly Weinstein | Nov 16, 2016

Corporate skills-based volunteerism is on the rise. Today, 54% of companies are offering skills-based volunteering opportunities for their employees . This is good news all around. Good news for companies who are seeing tangible talent development returns; good news for employees who are reporting higher levels of engagement with their company and their community; and good news for nonprofits who are leveraging this influx of talent to build their capacity to serve.

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