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Common Impact and Charles Schwab Scale Annual Pro Bono Challenge to 9 Cities

Common Impact and Charles Schwab Scale Annual Pro Bono Challenge to 9 Cities

By Lauren Chasanoff | Oct 19, 2017

National - October 19, 2017 -- Common Impact, a nonprofit that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering, teams up with Charles Schwab to launch their 4th annual 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. This year, the initiative will reach new scale, spanning across 9 regions and engaging nearly 400 employee volunteers and 65 nonprofits. Schwab volunteers will address nonprofit challenges across a variety of functional areas, with the greatest demand in Client Relations, Technology, and Marketing.

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Reflections from the 2017 NEHRA Conference

Reflections from the 2017 NEHRA Conference

By Andy Boes | Oct 11, 2017

Common Impact had a fantastic time at the 2017 NEHRA Conference! What a fun way to spend a few days: reflecting on employee engagement and talent development with a crowd of talented HR professionals. We learned a ton while we were there, so we've provided a few key highlights and reflections from the conference.

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Common Impact’s Nonprofit Skills-Based Volunteering Toolkit

Common Impact’s Nonprofit Skills-Based Volunteering Toolkit

By Lauren Chasanoff | Oct 11, 2017

We are excited to announce the launch of Common Impact’s Skills-Based Volunteering (SBV) Toolkit! Since 2000, Common Impact has supported nonprofits in effectively utilizing SBV to build internal capacity to better serve the community. Our decades of experience have proven that SBV holds great promise for both companies and nonprofits, and represents a sustainable resource for addressing social challenges, that complements traditional philanthropy and volunteerism.

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The Long-Term Impact of Skills-Based Volunteering on the Social Sector

The Long-Term Impact of Skills-Based Volunteering on the Social Sector

By Lauren Chasanoff | Sep 27, 2017

New research demonstrates the long-term impact of skills-based volunteering (SBV) on the social sector. As highlighted in our article, The Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review's Fall 2017 issue, Common Impact embarked on a study to quantify the longitudinal impact of SBV on the social sector and heard first-hand about the transformational impact from our nonprofit partners. We reached out to over 400 nonprofits across 21 cities and across various mission areas who have participated in one or more projects with Common Impact.

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Common Impact and John Hancock Launch Inaugural Skills-Based Flash Consulting Event

Common Impact and John Hancock Launch Inaugural Skills-Based Flash Consulting Event

By Lauren Chasanoff | Sep 26, 2017

Boston, MA, September 26, 2017 -- Common Impact, a nonprofit that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering, teamed up with longtime partner John Hancock to design its inaugural skills-based flash consulting event in Boston. Structured as a team-based, flash consulting event, John Hancock matched teams of volunteers with five local nonprofit organizations dedicated to developing youth in low income communities to support projects focused on technology and data, two critical areas of need for nonprofits.

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The Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering

The Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering

By Lauren Chasanoff | Aug 16, 2017

Common Impact is excited to be featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review's Fall 2017 Issue! Since 2000, Common Impact has supported nonprofits in effectively utilizing skills-based volunteering (SBV) to build internal capacity to better serve the community. Our decades of experience have proven that SBV holds great promise for both companies and nonprofits, and represents a sustainable resource for addressing social challenges, complementing philanthropy and volunteerism.

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