Common Impact commits to leveraging skills-based volunteering to help small businesses recover and thrive for the long-term
Small businesses – the bookstores, landscaping services, family restaurants, neighborhood dentists, and so many others – are vital components of our economy and communities and central to Common Impact’s mission of alleviating inequality.
NYC Chief Service Officer Anusha Venkataraman leads NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s Office that builds nonprofit and corporate partnerships to advance lifelong civic engagement through volunteer and service programs. In this episode of Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast, Anusha shares that even though COVID-19 put constraints on in-person volunteering, the City still saw an increased interest in service this past year.
As a twenty-something woman, my generation is more commonly associated with avo-toast and Keeping Up With The Kardashians rather than exceptional community service. So, when I was recently given the opportunity to support the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative through Viacom's participation in “Good for Me.
On Monday, June 11, Viacom interns and employees gathered in a pop music-filled conference room at the company’s Times Square headquarters. They had come to join Viacommunity – Viacom’s social-responsibility arm – to assemble duffle bags full of towels, sheet sets, laundry bags, comforters, backpacks and other items for disadvantaged college-bound students.
Last week, we released a blog post on some of our favorite communities of practice that bring diverse professionals together across sectors to achieve maximum business and social value in their communities. As a follow-up, I had the pleasure of interviewing May Malik, Director of Public-Private Partnerships at NYC Service who has an infectious passion for service and a unique vantage point from her ro
We know communities of practice are an age-old concept, but we are excited to see a growing number of conveners who are bringing cross-sector leaders together to develop their people, improve their performance, and deepen their impact in the community. These groups are made up of practitioners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, who are actively developing shared resources, best practices, and tools to solve some of society’s toughest challenges.
Attendance Triples at Sold-out Pro Bono Day NYC, Supported by the Citi Foundation
New York, N.Y., November 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The second annual Pro Bono Day NYC 2014: Connecting Passion with Purpose, convened by Taproot Foundation and supported by the Citi Foundation, drew record crowds, with 500 individuals attending. This represents nearly triple the crowd from the inaugural Pro Bono Day NYC in 2013 and indicates a growing interest in pro bono services from nonprofits, individuals, and corporations.