Common Impact’s partner Charles Schwab has long known the benefits of skilled volunteerism and offers an annual opportunity through their Pro Bono Challenge. Now in its fifth year, the Pro Bono Challenge is a skills-based flash consulting event that enables Schwab employees to apply their business expertise to building capacity for nonprofits in communities throughout the United States. In 2018, the challenge engaged nearly 400 volunteers and close to 70 nonprofits in nine locations to deliver an estimated $500,000 in value.
We recently analyzed three years of data from the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge and are excited to share the results of this program for the nonprofits, employees and communities it supports. Our new study, Making Long-Term Impact through a Day of Service, shares data, case studies and lessons learned from our work with the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge and is available to help organizations find new ways to engage volunteers in short-term skilled engagements that provide measurable, long-term results.