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Remote work to enable international skills-based volunteering

Remote work to enable international skills-based volunteering

By Common Impact Guest Blogger | Jun 28, 2018

Venture with Impact (VWI) is a social enterprise providing international SBV programs for remotely working professionals. Ann Davis founded Venture with Impact, LLC in 2016 with the mission to expose professionals to new cultures, people and ideas so that they may be more informed and empathetic world citizens, and in the process, develop new professional skills while creating a positive social impact.

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Reflections on Points of Light Service Unites 2018

Reflections on Points of Light Service Unites 2018

By Molly Weinstein | Jun 28, 2018

One of my favorite annual events is Points of Light’s Service Unites. Not only is the conference an opportunity to connect with peers to celebrate best practices and commiserate lesson learned, but it is also a chance to share updates on emerging philanthropy trends and hear from global service leaders. This year’s event delivered on its promise of incredible speakers and insights on the state of volunteerism, and I am happy to share my reflections on three networking and learning-filled days in Atlanta.

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Impact at Work: An Interview with Tim Smith from The Boston Foundation and Pledge 1% Boston

Impact at Work: An Interview with Tim Smith from The Boston Foundation and Pledge 1% Boston

By Lauren Chasanoff | Jun 27, 2018

Another one of our favorite communities of practice is the Pledge 1% initiative, pioneered by Salesforce.com. Pledge 1% is a global movement that encourages and challenges both individuals and companies to Pledge 1% of equity, profit, product, and time for their communities. I had the exciting opportunity to speak with Tim Smith, Head of Pledge 1% Boston and Senior Director at The Boston Foundation to learn about the newest trends in philanthropy and the unique role he plays in driving change in his local community.

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Impact at Work: An Interview with May Malik from NYC Service

Impact at Work: An Interview with May Malik from NYC Service

By Lauren Chasanoff | Jun 26, 2018

Last week, we released a blog post on some of our favorites communities of practice that bring diverse professionals together across sectors to achieve maximum business and social value in their communities. As a follow up, I had the pleasure of interviewing May Malik, Director of Public Private Partnerships at NYC Service who has an infectious passion for service and a unique vantage point from her role in the public sector.

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Panoramic Perspectives: Creating Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

Panoramic Perspectives: Creating Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

By Lauren Chasanoff | Jun 21, 2018

We know communities of practice are an age-old concept, but we are excited to see a growing number of conveners who are bringing cross-sector leaders together to develop their people, improve their performance, and deepen their impact in the community. These groups are made up of practitioners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, who are actively developing shared resources, best practices, and tools to solve some of society’s toughest challenges.

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Shaping the Future of Skills-Based Volunteerism

Shaping the Future of Skills-Based Volunteerism

By Krista Van Tassel | Jun 20, 2018

Last week, the Common Impact team gathered in our Brooklyn offices to connect as colleagues and plan for the work ahead of us. As a growing and geographically dispersed organization, it was the first time many of us had a chance to engage face-to-face in important conversations on the future of pro bono work, and it also provided an opportunity for the team to re-connect with our mission and each other.

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