Volunteerism is both a personal goal and engrained in the corporate culture of my employer. Giving my time to local community organizations, including youth sports and educational initiatives, has always been forefront in my priorities. As part of our corporate culture of giving, I was exposed to Common Impact.
Our blog is for the curious, the innovative, the change-makers: for you who recognize our society’s challenges, see how big they are, and immediately start rolling up your sleeves. Our hope is that it serves as an incubation tank for new ideas, a place for us to share the incredible work that people do every day, and to help build a community that supports and inspires each other.
While the ideas of cross-sector collaboration and shared value have been popular for a while, most of the conversation has focused on the ways in which the private sector can be more strategic in helping nonprofit organizations. We often overlook how nonprofits can help the private sector. Here are some ways that our team at Common Impact has seen our nonprofit clients provide business insight to their corporate partners.
The air is getting crisp here at Common Impact's home base in New England, and it's starting to be that time of year where there's nothing we look forward to more than curling up with some hot apple cider and a good book. Here are a couple of the books and articles that are stacked up on our nightstands right now.
For nonprofits, skills-based service offers a new way to build capacity and talent at their organizations. Yet, this important resource requires a significant amount of thought and time to be truly effective.