Common Impact’s Skills-Based Volunteering Event Promotes COVID-19 Relief and Recovery for Nonprofits
April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, a national nonprofit that works to strengthen communities and alleviate inequality through cross-sector skills-based volunteering partnerships, is hosting Skills for Cities on April 21, 2021 in honor of National Volunteer Week.
The Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge is an annual skills-based volunteer event in partnership with Common Impact that taps into Schwabbies’ professional expertise to build nonprofit capacity and create long-term community impact.
A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.
Virtual Day of Skills-Based Service to be Held During National Volunteer Week
Common Impact, the national organization that matches companies and nonprofits with proven models of impact for skills-based volunteering, has announced that it will hold a virtual Skills for Cities event on Wednesday, April 21st during National Volunteer Week. Skills for Cities unites corporate professionals with nonprofits for a cross-sector day of skills-based consulting to build their capacity to do good in their communities.
Vu Le of the NonprofitAF blog and formerly Rainer Valley Corps joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for the Season 3 premiere of Pro Bono Perspectives. Recorded the day after the violent insurrection on the Capitol, Vu and Danielle discuss how the nonprofit sector can and must be bolder in responding to injustices like this. Philanthropy has become the white moderate Martin Luther King, Jr.
The results of this year’s presidential election will affect human and civil rights, the racial justice movement, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector not just for the next four years, but potentially for decades to come. Voting is a vital way each of us can take a stand to create equitable and healthy communities, especially right now. At the same time, COVID-19 has disrupted typical pre-election activities, restricting “get out the vote” initiatives, impeding a key demographic of poll workers – seniors – from volunteering, and making voting in person risky.
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.
If you work at a nonprofit, you probably find yourself putting off projects and plans due to shortages in budget or in-house expertise. With the support of Taproot volunteers donating their professional skills, you can make those blue-sky plans a reality.
Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director of the Classical Theater of Harlem, is building bridges between young actors of color and local audiences. In this #AmexLeads LeaderStories short, Ty shares his transformative vision -- and what gets him going and helps him stay motivated. Find more at http://LeaderStories.org.