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Celebrating the Power of Pro Bono in Difficult Times

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It’s Pro Bono Week! But this one looks unlike any other we’ve experienced before. Instead of large skilled volunteering events or gathering by the hundreds in event spaces for keynotes on social impact, we’re logging on to video calls from our homes or mostly empty offices. Handshakes have been replaced by waves on screens. Digital breakout rooms are the new space for collaboration.

Skills for Cities 2020 Day of Service Event to Focus on Racial Justice and BIPOC-Led Nonprofits

Uniting Corporate Talent and Nonprofit Professionals for a Cross-Sector Day of Learning and Skills-Based Volunteering
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BROOKLYN, NY, October 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – So many nonprofits that serve communities of color, focus on a racial justice mission, or have BIPOC leadership are facing an extraordinary confluence of need and opportunity: their stakeholders are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Common Impact Present the Third Annual Making Good Happen at Work Conference

Free Virtual Conference Will Help Service and Giving Leaders Create and Manage Effective Employee Engagement Programs
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WELLESLEY, Mass., October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Common Impact today announced the third annual Making Good Happen At Work conference, a free virtual event that will help business leaders and corporate social responsibility managers build employee engagement and corporate philanthropy programs in response to changing community needs.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E22: Wendy John, Fidelity Investments

DEI for a New Era of Social & Racial Justice
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Wendy John, the new Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Fidelity Investments, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the rapid growth in corporate DEI positions in the past several years and the added urgency these programs have taken on in 2020.

Koch Pro Bono Initiative Delivers Aid to Those Who Need It Most

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For some Americans, just one criminal misstep early in life can cascade into an endless stream of trouble — trouble getting a job, affording a home and even supporting a family.

Now, through Koch Industries’ pro bono initiative, many more people can access free legal help to clear charges from their records or move beyond past mistakes that have haunted them for years.

The ripple effects can be huge. Legal assistance such as clearing up records gives people a fresh start, helps strengthen their families and ultimately bolsters the communities in which Koch works.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E21: Ngozi Okaro, Custom Collaborative

Fashioning a Pathway to Success and Equity
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Custom Collaborative Executive Director Ngozi Okaro joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss nonprofit management during times of crisis.

VMware's Commitment to Nonprofit Digital Transformation

By Jessamine Chin, Director, VMware Foundation
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COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and behaviors, like a distributed workforce, that can be widely beneficial. However, we also have seen significant setbacks, especially for historically marginalized communities, exacerbating existing inequities in our society.

We Are Citizen Philanthropists - Building Digital Resilience with Good Gigs

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Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. It’s about empowering everyone to be active and engaged citizens in their communities because we believe social change only happens when many people choose to take action.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E19: Gregg Betheil, PENCIL

Back-to-School – For Some: Virtual Education and the Deepening Digital Divide
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Gregg Betheil is President of PENCIL, a NYC-based education nonprofit that brings together business partners and educators to develop strategies that disrupt current college and career readiness outcomes and help public school students succeed. Gregg joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a conversation on back-to-school amidst the continuing pandemic, virtual education, and the deepening digital divide that is preventing millions of students from continuing their schooling.

Common Impact and Fidelity Investments Expand Impact Week 2020 to Support COVID-19 Relief and Racial Justice Movement

Annual Skills-Based Volunteer Event to Engage 400+ Fidelity Employees in 81 Nonprofit Projects
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August 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, a nonprofit recognized as a national leader in skills-based volunteerism, is partnering with Fidelity Investments to expand the company’s fifth annual Impact Week. This nonprofit consulting event invites Fidelity Investments employees to apply their business expertise across multiple disciplines – including marketing, HR, strategy, finance, client relations, tech, data, and operations – in service of their communities.

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