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Activating our network of skilled volunteers' expertise to tackle your nonprofit challenges

When nonprofit leaders and corporate professionals have a chance to work together to solve for capacity-building challenges, everyone wins. Nonprofits can deliver on their missions in new, expanded, or accelerated ways, corporate volunteers stretch their skills in a new context, and everyone gains from two-way learning and a fresh perspective. Skills-based volunteering unlocks community connections and change in powerful ways.


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Interested in partnering with us for a skills-based project? Tell us more – we may have an opportunity that fits your needs.


Capacity Commons

For organizations that want to leverage skilled volunteers to increase their capacity to do good and do it well.


Let us know about your organization’s capacity-building needs.

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We plan hundreds of skills-based volunteer engagements each year, working with nonprofit organizations from across the country who share our values of alleviating inequality and building more equitable communities.

If your organization has a capacity-building need, please tell us more.

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Use skilled volunteers to increase your capacity to do good.

Capacity Commons

Capacity Commons is a one-stop shop for all your skills-based volunteering needs. You’ll be equipped with the information, tools, and network needed to: understand how pro bono can best support your organization, obtain skilled volunteer support, and maximize the immediate and long-term impact of your engagement.

Capacity Commons features a suite of resources to support your organization wherever you are in your pro bono journey.

  • Check Your Readiness – Receive an objective assessment of your organization’s readiness to leverage pro bono services, along with customized tips for preparing to work with skilled volunteers.
  • View Sample Projects – See common skills-based volunteer projects, along with peer-generated templates and examples.
  • Assess Your Project – Receive an objective assessment of the readiness of your proposed project, along with customized tips for positioning the project for maximum organizational impact.
  • Scope Your Project – Design a strong skills-based volunteer project through our guided scoping exercise.
  • Value Your Project – Calculate the monetary value of your proposed project to share with key stakeholders.
  • Find Your Volunteers – Learn where to find qualified skilled volunteers to meet your project needs.

Start your pro bono journey.

Success Stories


Empowering Girls: La’Keisha Gray-Sewell and Girls Like Me Project’s Collaboration with Common Impact and The Allstate Foundation 

As the Founder and Executive Director of Girls Like Me Project, La’Keisha Gray-Sewell is committed to empowering African American girls. Her mission is to help them critically examine social, cultural, and political ideologies in media, including negative stereotypes. Her organization equips them with…


Empowering Underserved Students: A 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation Collaboration with Common Impact and Unum Group 

Access to higher education can sometimes feel like a distant dream for underserved high school students, but Andrew H. Ragland, CEO and Founder of 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation, is changing that narrative. We met Andrew through a collaborative skills-based volunteering…

success stories

Fidelity Investments and Common Impact: 20 Years of Unwavering Support for Underserved Communities

As a leader in Social Impact, Fidelity’s commitment to community is clear: to create positive social change by actively partnering with community leaders and nonprofit organizations. Fidelity esteems nonprofits and their leaders as experts with invaluable insight into their communities’ needs.…

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