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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

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E20: Steven Clarke, Ceres

Accelerating Corporate Action on the Climate Crisis
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Unless companies take immediate action on climate change, we will quickly surpass the 1.5 degree Celsius global temperature increase that will have catastrophic implementations not only on the environment and severity of natural disasters, but on human health, livelihoods, and security. But there is cause for optimism: more than ever, the private sector – which accounts for the vast majority of carbon emissions – is listening and stepping up sustainability commitments.

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.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E19: Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP

Ushering in a New Era of CSR with Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP
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Corporate mandates have changed. Customers, employees, and even investors are increasingly pushing companies to move from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism. What does this look like across companies and sectors? Are companies moving fast enough when it comes to making good on their commitments to social change? Carolyn Berkowitz, President & CEO of the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), shares her insights, plus the importance of diversity and inclusion within CSR departments.

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.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E16: Lina Klebanov, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Empowering Communities through Digital Access
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One of the biggest takeaways from the past year and a half has been that the “old normal” wasn’t working – like the digital divide.

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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