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Impact at Work: Sustainable Food Center and the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge

By Common Impact Guest Blogger | Mar 13, 2019

By Marielle Walter, Project Consultant After one year implementing the strategies they learned at the…

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CityLink & Fidelity Investments Partner to Propel Cincinnati Workers into Living Wage Jobs

By Common Impact Guest Blogger | Feb 27, 2019

By Marielle Walter, Project Consultant In April of 2018, Common Impact launched an exciting project between Fidelity Investments and CityLink Center – one that would support the nonprofit in providing additional hard-skills training programs that…

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Boston Debate League benefits from Skills for Cities

By Common Impact Guest Blogger | Feb 21, 2019

Written by Nikke De Year Associate Consultant, Common Impact Last year, Common Impact worked with IMPACT2030 and Social Venture Partners Boston to demonstrate the power…

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Coalition of Partners Announces the Titan Generator - a Dynamic Start-up Micro Accelerator

By Krista Van Tassel | Feb 19, 2019

Generation Titans, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Google, Envolve Entrepreneurship, and the Soze Agency are…

Keep reading’s Fellowship Program Doubles Down on Skilled Volunteering

By Danielle Holly | Jan 25, 2019

Originally published in Nonprofit Quarterly Last week, announced an expansion of its pilot fellowship program that will deploy 40–60 of its technologists in three-to six-month stints with nonprofits in need of concentrated support from computer engineers,…

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Celebrating Schwab’s Pro Bono Challenge in Indianapolis

By Common Impact Guest Blogger | Jan 24, 2019

The vibrant energy of the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge makes it one of the Common Impact team’s favorite events of the year—or so I…

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Common Impact Announces New Initiatives to Build Nonprofit Capacity through Pro Bono Service

By Krista Van Tassel | Jan 22, 2019

Common Impact is launching a model to engage private sector talent in supporting community disaster preparedness and resiliency, as part of a broader expansion of its program models and leadership team. The move is designed to meet the demand of U.S. communities faced with recovery from wild fires, hurricanes, and other disasters brought about by climate change, with long-term preparation and recovery services from catastrophic events.

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Impact at Work: Attracting Talent to Support Financial Education for California Youth

By Lauren Chasanoff | Jan 21, 2019

We had the exciting opportunity to interview Amiko Foster of Youth Finance Institute of America (YFIA), a California-based nonprofit that provides personal finance education programs designed to teach finance life skills to youth in disadvantaged areas.

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Supporting Veterans Through Skilled Service

By Marielle Walter | Nov 12, 2018

This week we celebrate Veteran’s Day and as a tribute to the people who serve in our military, we are showcasing a skills-based volunteer project that supports veteran-owned small businesses. Based in Austin, TX, PeopleFund is an organization that creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved entrepreneurs in Texas. Their work touches women, minorities, ex-offenders, members of the LGBT community and veterans by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses and, in the process, improve economic mobility for their families and the community.

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Common Impact, SVP Boston and Impact 2030 Post Strong Results from Citywide Day of Skilled Service

By Krista Van Tassel | Oct 25, 2018

Common Impact, a national leader in skills-based volunteerism, Social Venture Partners Boston, a nonprofit focused on local engaged philanthropy, and Impact 2030, a collaborative that uses corporate volunteerism to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, demonstrated the power of cross-sector collaboration and skilled volunteerism through Skills for Cities Boston, which took place on September 25, 2018 at The Boston Fed.

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