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Danielle Holly

Chief Executive Officer


Every single person has a superpower, something meaningful to contribute. Every day, I get a chance to work to connect people to the opportunities and moments where they get to use their experiences and skills as a force for social justice, and it is endlessly inspiring.

Danielle Holly is dedicated to creating previously unseen pathways for individuals to meaningfully contribute to making their communities thrive. She envisions a world where every person is able to bring their values and personal mission to their day jobs, integrate healthy and sustainable personal lives and, as a result, have the drive and energy to make our communities more equitable and vibrant. 

She is currently the CEO of Common Impact, an organization that designs programs that direct companies’ most strategic philanthropic asset – their people – to the seemingly intractable social challenges they’re best positioned to address. Danielle has supported hundreds of nonprofit organizations on positioning and branding strategies to more effectively scale their models of social impact. In addition, Danielle has helped numerous corporations navigate the new era in corporate social responsibility and skills-based volunteering, including global powerhouses JPMorgan Chase, Charles Schwab, Marriott International, and Fidelity Investments.

Danielle is a contributing writer for Nonprofit Quarterly and has been featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review. She is a member of the NationSwell Council and serves on the Board of Directors for Next Level Social Impact, Women in Innovation, and Fan4Kids. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and Net Impact NYC. Danielle has presented at major industry conferences including 3BL Forum, bbcon, the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, and Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute.