Skills for Cities Boston

Join the first-of-its-kind skills-based day of service for the city of Boston!

What

A day of corporate-nonprofit collaboration to solve community challenges
in Boston.

When

September 25, 2018
12:00 - 6:00 pm
The Boston Fed
600 Atlantic Avenue

Why

Join a movement.
Build your professional toolkit.
Invest your talent in Boston.
 

Boston, September 25, 2018 logo Use Your Talent as a Force for Good in Boston!

Join corporate volunteers, local leaders and impactful nonprofits to make a difference in your community and help Boston deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals!


Skills-based volunteering helps connect professionals with expertise in areas like marketing, finance, HR, operations and technology to nonprofits looking to develop their teams and build capacity for their organization. On September 25, 2018, more than 80 volunteers representing 14 civically-engaged companies collaborated with 15 Boston-based nonprofits to deliver community change at a local and global level.
 

The event provided an estimated $80,000 in pro bono services to the Boston community in just one day of service and delivered on the promise to increase longer-term engagement that will have a lasting impact on the city:

  • Over 90% of volunteers and nonprofit leaders believe that the work they did during Skills for Cities will make a real difference for the organization. 
  • New partnerships and long-term connections were forged as well as over 70% of volunteers indicated they will continue to lend their professional skills to the nonprofit they supported at the event, and 93% of nonprofits reported they made a new corporate connection. 


Participating nonprofits were selected for their innovative approaches to tackling persistent community challenges that also deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The event was designed to increase awareness of this important global initiative, as well as engage more organizations and volunteerism in pro bono service: 

  • Over 60% of volunteers stated that they have increased awareness of the goals and ways they can personally advance them through volunteer service.
  • One-third of participating nonprofits report that they have a better understanding of the connection of their local work to these global goals.
  • In fact, 68% of participating Skills for Cities Boston volunteers were new to pro bono service. 
     

> See results from Skills for Cities Boston

Read the Skills for Cities launch press release​

Want to bring Skills for Cities to your community?
Pease email info@commonimpact.org for more information.

 


 



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