The Mentoring Movement: Stand for Something, Stand with Someone
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly begins season 2 of Pro Bono Perspectives with a call to turn our aspirations into plans and impact. She introduces the first guest of the season, MENTOR CEO David Shapiro, and other upcoming guests who are changing lives for the better, including PwC Responsible Business Leader Jeff Senne and VeraWorks President & Founder and job purposing pioneer Bea Boccalandro.
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.
The mutual benefits of skills-based volunteering across sectors
On Giving Tuesday, we’re highlighting a project with a talented team from Fidelity Investments and its nonprofit partner, The Center for Transforming Lives (CTL). CTL has provided safe housing, early childhood education, and financial empowerment services for economically disadvantaged women and children in the Texas community for over 100 years. CTL impacted 3,814 women, children, and families in fiscal year 2016 alone; however, the organization’s previous website failed to lift up their vast impact.
This month, we’re highlighting a project with a talented team from Fidelity Investments and its nonprofit partner, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina (RTF), whose mission is to support and partner with local universities, create jobs, and lift up all the citizens of North Carolina by providing a positive economic and social impact. RTF manages the Research Triangle Park (RTP), the nation’s largest business park, and creates economic development by attracting and retaining ove
I’m not exactly the poster child for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Aside from the long, tied-back hair and subtle earring that project a superficial divergence from the norm, I appear to be the mainstream standard for privilege: straight, white, cisgender male from a socioeconomically stable upbringing. The assessment is on point: I am privileged. As such, it may come as a surprise that I am the one writing about DEI. So, before I share my current DEI work at Common Impact, let me share my story.
VM Summit 16 brought nonprofits and companies together in one space to collaborate on volunteerism
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Didn't make it to VM Summit 16 last month in Chicago? Check out this video of the opening address to find out what you missed. You'll see VolunteerMatch's President Greg Baldwin explain the "engagement gap" in volunteering, discuss the role of technology in volunteerism, and even test out his "selfie" skills. You'll also hear from event manager Bree von Faith about VM Summit 16's vision for collaboration between companies and nonprofits.
This year's VolunteerMatch Summit brought together corporate, nonprofit, and public sector professionals to discuss how to create impactful partnerships and effectively engage corporate volunteers. Common Impact led an all-conference session that convened these diverse stakeholders around the impact and the challenges of cross-sector collaboration. Using participatory technology, the entire audience engaged in the session by guiding the conversation towards the subjects that interested them most.