Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E17: Balaji Ganapathy, Tata Consultancy Services

How COVID-19 is Hurting Working Women
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Social Responsibility Officer at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the largest technology firms in the world.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E16: Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Fighting Harmful Paradigms in the Nonprofit Sector
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Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the fundamental improvements that need to be made to how money is given and used in the social sector. NFF believes in the power of improved access to capital and credit to address the systemic financial challenges nonprofits face, which disproportionately affect communities of color.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E15: Derrick Feldmann, Ad Council Edge & INFLUENCE|SG

What Drives Young People to Act on Social Issues?
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Derrick Feldmann, Managing Director of Ad Council Edge and INFLUENCE|SG, has devoted his career to unpacking why and how young people choose to engage with social issues, as well as how the topics they care about influence companies’ CSR and marketing strategies.

Listen as he and host Danielle Holly discuss what’s in store for brand engagement in social issues in the context of COVID-19 and how to tell when a company is authentically supporting a cause versus what’s just “good marketing.”

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E14: Lacy Caruthers, Google.org

Unexpected Benefits of Skills-Based Volunteering
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Google.org Director of Global Employee Programs Lacy Caruthers joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share how her organization leverages funding, technology, products and expertise to support under-served communities and solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E13: Natalye Paquin, Points of Light

Serving Our Communities in Times of Crisis
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Points of Light President & CEO Natalye Paquin joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a conversation on the importance of civic engagement and volunteerism in improving our communities, especially in crises like COVID-19.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E11: Chris Ide, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19
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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Chris Ide, Vice President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a candid conversation on mental health during COVID-19. CAMH is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centers in its field. The Foundation drives change for mental health by inspiring philanthropy that enables leading-edge care, research and education.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E10: Nick Savarese, Flutie Foundation

Addressing Autism Today
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In early March, before COVID-19 transformed daily life here in the U.S., Pro Bono Perspectives host and CEO of Common Impact Danielle Holly sat down with Nick Savarese, Executive Director of the Flutie Foundation, to discuss autism, nonprofit leadership, cross-sector partnerships, talent retention and purpose, all of which are still very much relevant today.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E8: COVID-19 - Stories From Nonprofit and Business Leaders Fighting for Our Communities

Michelle Jackson, Human Services Council; Amy Sample Ward, NTEN; Lucy Darragh, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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This special episode of the Pro Bono Persepctives podcast explores the impact COVID-19 has had on nonprofits, corporate social responsibility programming and volunteerism. Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews social impact leaders across sectors for a comprehensive look at what nonprofits and companies are experiencing as they respond to the pandemic.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E7: Cheryl Timoney, Salesforce.org

The “New Normal” - Impact, Innovation and Work-Life Balance During COVID-19
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Cheryl Timoney, Salesforce.org’s Senior Director of Tech for Social Impact, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss Salesforce.org’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including ongoing pro bono support for nonprofit and education partners. Cheryl reflects on how this moment in time has made clear the power of virtual volunteering, both as a disaster response tool and a democratic way to engage employees for good.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E6: Janelle Woods-McNish, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

The Power of Saying "No"
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Janelle Woods-McNish, Director of Service and Giving at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and one of the newest members of Common Impact’s Board of Directors. Janelle leads Harvard Pilgrim’s employee giving and service initiatives across New England, the latter of which has an impressive volunteer participation rate of 96%.

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