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The Gift of Time: Why Volunteering Can Be a Four-Way Win

The Gift of Time: Why Volunteering Can Be a Four-Way Win

By Lauren Chasanoff | Jan 12, 2018

Today we're spotlighting an inspiring story from Steve Neff, one of Common Impact's board members and Head of Technology and Global Services at Fidelity Investments. Steve's commitment to service and dedication to volunteerism provides our team with the motivation to continue to fulfill our mission of strengthening the local communities in which we live and work on a daily basis.

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MLK Day Employee Volunteer Spotlight: Stephanie Burgess

MLK Day Employee Volunteer Spotlight: Stephanie Burgess

By Lauren Chasanoff | Jan 11, 2018

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service, we are spotlighting an incredible story from Stephanie Burgess, one of our outstanding skills-based volunteers from Charles Schwab. Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing your story with us and for allowing us to see the true impact that skills-based volunteering can have, both for the volunteer and the nonprofit organization.

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MLK Day Employee Volunteer Spotlight: John Ketner

MLK Day Employee Volunteer Spotlight: John Ketner

By Lauren Chasanoff | Jan 10, 2018

As MLK Day approaches, Common Impact is encouraging our partners to make it a day "on," not a day off. To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy were lifting up our inspiring employee volunteers who have a strong commitment to civic engagement and are deeply involved in strengthening the livelihood of their local communities. Over the past two decades, our partners have leveraged skills-based volunteering as a way to address our communities most pressing challenges. We hope that the stories we share this week will both activate others to get involved on MLK Day and encourage those that do to think about giving your time, in addition to your dollars to create sustainable, long-term solutions for your nonprofit partners that won't come undone when you part ways.

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Impact at Work Employee Volunteer Spotlight: May Chen

Impact at Work Employee Volunteer Spotlight: May Chen

By Lauren Chasanoff | Dec 20, 2017

This holiday season, we’re spotlighting May Chen, one of our inspiring employee volunteers from Fidelity Investments. May has now volunteered on two skills-based volunteering projects, where she helped develop a Salesforce community application for Citizen Schools and an IT assessment and strategic roadmap with Metrocrest Services. Throughout both projects, May has been an incredible team player and is extremely dedicated to developing the most effective deliverable for her nonprofit partners.

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‘Tis the Season: Our Personal Mission Statements

‘Tis the Season: Our Personal Mission Statements

By Lauren Chasanoff | Dec 18, 2017

Tis the season to reflect, refresh and recharge as 2017 comes to a close. While this year has certainly had its ups and downs, the Common Impact team is grateful for the passion and dedication of our partners who continue to drive our mission forward. As we head into the last week of the year, we spent some time reflecting on (and discovering!) what truly motivates us to do the work we do every day to strengthen the communities in which we live and work. Below you will find our staff's personal missions statements, which reveal what drives us both personally and professionally.

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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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