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Common Impact Expands Team to Support Growing Demand for Skills-Based Volunteer Programs

Wes Moe joins organization’s leadership team as Director of Consulting
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April 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Common Impact, a national nonprofit leader for skills-based volunteerism, has announced the appointment of Wes Moe as director of consulting. The addition of Moe to the organization’s leadership team comes with Common Impact’s continuing expansion as the demand for pro bono service, corporate social responsibility and employee engagement grows. Reporting to COO Tara Cardone, Moe will manage and grow Common Impact’s skills-based volunteer programs, oversee the consulting team and partner with the organization’s cross-sector clients.

Common Impact Connections Newsletter: National Volunteer Week Edition

In this issue: A spotlight on women in leadership, new podcast episodes, cross-sector partnerships at work, and more!
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), we've been sharing some of our favorite volunteer stories from throughout the year. Follow us on Twitter @CommonImpact to join the conversation and tag us in some of your favorite volunteer moments! We’re also using the occasion to spotlight women in leadership. Research tells us that the specific leadership qualities that are naturally strong in women lead to more holistic, thoughtful, engaged and effective leadership.

7 Strategies for Turning Your Volunteering Program Into a Cultural Driver

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Today’s leading corporate volunteer programs have one thing in common—they’re flexible and inclusive. Why? The benefits go deeper than you might think. When people can volunteer in a way that resonates with (and works for!) them, they’re more likely to participate. And that first interaction opens the opportunity to engage them in doing good year-round.

Pilita’s Story: How ScottsMiracle-Gro Associates Help Each Other in Times of Need

Associate Support Fund raised $82,000 in 2018
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It started with a phone call

A phone call from Pilita’s son changed both their lives in 2015. He was serving in the U.S. Air Force overseas and was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was rushed back to the States to his home base in Idaho in order to begin cancer treatments immediately.

Pilita wanted to be with her son, but she was 2,000 miles away. “A plane ticket to Idaho is a big, unexpected expense,” she says. “I was worried about the cost, but I just had to get there.”

She received a helping hand

PNC Matching Donations to Pre-K Classrooms

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PNC and DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that connects individual donors with classrooms in need, have teamed up to help teachers obtain quality resources and experiences for students in public pre-K, public charter and Head Start classrooms across the country.

PNC Continues to Inspire Great Futures

On the 15th anniversary of PNC Grow Up Great, we reflect on how far we’ve come together.
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By Sally McCrady 

Spring is a time when all of our planting and watering finally pays off, yielding beautiful blooming flowers. This simple philosophy is the same one we apply to PNC’s long-standing corporate philanthropy focus of early childhood education. 

Points of Light Celebrates National Volunteer Week With a Focus on Recognizing Individuals Who Make a Difference

Five Extraordinary Volunteers Honored with Daily Point of Light Award
Press Release

ATLANTA, April 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Points of Light, in partnership with The UPS Foundation and TEGNA, celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019, through volunteer recognition and service events around the country. Each year, National Volunteer Week is celebration of the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.

Viacom Scores Perfect 100 on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

With inclusive benefits packages, strong workplace protections, and a supportive internal culture, Viacom is working to stitch equality into its company fabric.
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By Stuart Winchester

Walking among the 2 million revelers at last year’s New York City Pride Parade was a yellow-clad contingent of 350 marchers clustered around floats sponsored by VH1 and Comedy Central. These employees, media members and corporate partners marching on behalf of Viacom underscored the company’s dedication to supporting, promoting and delivering equality to the LGBTQ community.

Sysco Partners with Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s The Store to Help Feed Those in Need

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Sysco’s new sponsorship with Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s non-profit organization, The Store, as part of our Nourishing Neighbors initiative, will provide refrigeration equipment for The Store facility and fresh produce through FreshPoint. We are dedicated to fighting hunger in our communities and to #DeliveringaBetterTomorrow. By 2025, our goal is to donate 200 million meals and $50 million in support of our local communities.

Taproot Foundation Gathers Movers and Shakers of the Pro Bono Movement in New York City for 2019 Global Pro Bono Summit

Leaders from over 25 countries to meet May 7 - 9
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Nonprofits and non-governmental organizations around the world are taking on society’s greatest challenges each and every day. But how can these organizations get the support they need to meet the mounting needs in our communities?

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