Common Impact

Common Impact Announces New Board Members as Organization Expands the Reach of its Mission

Bhavani Pyla and Michi Kono join Common Impact Board of Directors, expanding the organization’s leadership team and presence in New York City
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NEW YORK, July 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Common Impact, a national nonprofit leader for corporate skills-based volunteerism, has announced the appointment of two new board members. Bhavani Pyla and Michi Kono join the organization’s board of directors to support Common Impact’s continued expansion as interest in and demand for pro bono service and effective community and employee engagement grows.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 25: May Malik, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Creating a Fairer New York
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Host Danielle Holly is joined by May Malik, Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), to talk about how the city, local nonprofits and dedicated volunteers are working to promote the wellbeing of immigrant New Yorkers.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 24: Erica Tavares, International Medical Corps

Joining Forces for Disaster Relief
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In this episode, we turn back the clock to October 2018 when the world was recovering from several major natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence in the U.S. and the September earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Host & Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly and International Medical Corps (IMC) Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Erica Tavares take this opportunity to explore cross-sector partnerships focused on disaster relief.

New Online Platform Provides Social Change Organizations with a One-Stop Shop for Skills-Based Volunteering

Capacity Commons Enables Organizations to Define and Manage Pro Bono Projects and Measure their Financial Value and Social Impact
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ST. PAUL, Minn, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Common Impact, a national nonprofit that designs and implements skills-based volunteer programs, today launched Capacity Commons, a new online platform to accelerate the adoption of skilled volunteerism for social sector organizations.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 22 - Susan Portugal, Bank of America

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Host Danielle Holly speaks with Susan Portugal, SVP and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Director at Bank of America, who reflects on the challenges and excitement of integrating social purpose into existing business structures. Susan reveals that when it comes to making ESG sustainable, one of the most effective tactics is showing employees what’s in it for them in terms of their own work and priorities.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 21 – Rachael Weiss Riley, Two Sigma Data Clinic

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Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Two Sigma Data Clinic Director Rachael Weiss Riley to discuss the role of data in skills-based corporate philanthropy and why communication, collaboration and mindfulness are essential for conducting insightful research and becoming an effective “data storyteller.” Conscious of the fact that collecting data can be daunting

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 20 - Farron Levy, True Impact

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In this episode of Pro Bono Perspectives, Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly and True Impact Founder & CEO Farron Levy talk about a vital, yet underutilized tool in the social impact sector: measurement. Farron provides actionable strategies to avoid being a prisoner to perfect measurement, like looking at "sufficiently good" information and using the best available data to inform decisions.

Common Impact Study: Making Long-Term Impact Through a Day of Skilled Service

A closer look at how skilled volunteerism can build sustainable capacity for the social sector
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Many of the companies we work with at Common Impact host a Day of Service as a way to give back to their local communities. According to the most recent CECP Giving In Numbers, days of service are one of the most popular corporate volunteer programs with more than 77% of US companies offering this type of opportunity to employees. Currently, most days of service engage teams in volunteer projects like building a home, cleaning a local park or packing groceries at a food bank.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 19 - Colleen Olphert, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

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Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Colleen Olphert, Director of Membership and Member Services at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC). Since 1985, BCCCC has been helping companies align corporate citizenship objectives and business goals to create a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

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