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Common Impact Volunteer Spotlight: Cate Hewett, State Street

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Pro Bono Week is almost here and we’re thrilled to be spotlighting another one of the many dedicated skills-based volunteers we have the pleasure of working with. Today we hear from Cate Hewett, State Street’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), about a project she completed in June with nonprofit Riverside Industries, Inc.

Where It Started: A Pro Bono Website Redesign

Team Consulting with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments
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This is the first in a series of blog posts tracking a long-term skills-based volunteering project with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments to upgrade the nonprofit’s website. Look out for the next edition coming later this Fall.

The Need: A New Website for a New Chapter

Driving Communities Forward: Insights from Cross-Sector Leaders Closing the Opportunity Gap

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The pandemic continues to widen the opportunity gap and adversely impact students and job-seekers, especially those who already faced systemic barriers to career success. We need innovative, collaborative, community-driven solutions to ensure that communities that have been disproportionately affected can have equal access to economic mobility.  Those solutions can often feel amorphous or unattainable, but – if you look closely at the work of local organizations – there are powerful collaborations that are meaningfully building equity every day.

Leveraging Pro Bono to Build Strong Nonprofit Boards

Jump into the cross-sector conversation at Taproot’s 2021 U.S. Pro Bono Summit
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1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. MT / 10 a.m. PT

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Elevating Nonprofit Websites With Skilled Volunteer Support

[Webinar] Building a Website with Pro Bono Support
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Wednesday, September 29 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT

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When people search for your nonprofit organization, your website is the first thing they see. You need great design that pulls people into your mission, strategies for reaching folks through online search engines, and UX that makes navigation easy. But knowing how to develop, design, and write copy for your website is out of range for most nonprofit leaders. That’s where pro bono comes in.

Taproot Foundation Deepens Community Impact With Online Program

After two decades of serving nonprofits, Taproot Foundation is poised for greater impact.
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September 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Taproot Foundation was founded on a core belief: that greater change can be achieved in the world when we help to strengthen the organizations that are tackling society’s greatest challenges. After two decades of learning, growing, and adapting to serve nonprofits, we are now poised to have a greater impact than ever before.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E18: Gary Bagley, New York Cares

Reflecting on Service 20 Years After 9/11
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This week, as we reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, host Danielle Holly and New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley have a conversation on how era defining moments from the 9/11 attacks to the current pandemic and racial reckoning bring on new waves of service and activism. They also talk about New York Cares’ increased focus on food insecurity, taking meaningful action on DEI, and why companies actually benefit more from designing service programs around nonprofit and community needs rather than their own business results.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E17: Susan McPherson, McPherson Strategies

The Lost Art of Connecting
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CSR and social impact expert Susan McPherson talks about her new book, The Lost Art of Connecting, and signature “gather, ask, do,” method for meaningful networking and lasting business relationships. She and host Danielle Holly discuss the Great Resignation and how employees having more power will democratize companies’ approaches to CSR. Plus, Susan explains why even though companies are not moving as quickly as they need to on social and environmental issues, we should be encouraging – not disparaging – those that are making efforts to deliver on their goals.

Navigating the Great Resignation

Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteer Programs to Boost Employee Engagement and Retention in a Time of Rapid Turnover
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In what’s being dubbed the "Great Resignation,” around 4 million people quit their jobs in June alone and 52 percent of employed workers plan to actively job hunt this year. A year and a half of living through COVID-19 has left many professionals burned out and in pursuit of more fulfilling opportunities or employers that better align with their values.

Common Impact Announces New Board Member As It Continues to Expand Its National Reach and Initiatives

Social sector trailblazer and finance industry veteran Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, joins Common Impact’s Board of Directors
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BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Common Impact, the nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteerism, announced the election of Dorri McWhorter as a member of their Board of Directors, to bolster the organization’s national presence and mission of aligning business and social purpose to create more equitable communities.

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