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Refresh and Reset: A Pro Bono Website Upgrade

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This is the second in a series of blog posts tracking Common Impact's long-term skills-based volunteering project with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments to upgrade the nonprofit’s website. Read the first post here.

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Pro Bono Week 2021: Taproot Foundation Doubles Impact for Social Good

Taproot thanks those who celebrated Pro Bono Week with them, a time to recognize pro bono service around the world.
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Pro Bono Week (October 24-30) allows us to recognize the dedication of our volunteers who share their skills with nonprofits, along with the nonprofits striving to further their missions by collaborating with these volunteers.

Highlights From Taproot Foundation's 2021 U.S. Pro Bono Summit

Taproot Foundation celebrated its annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit, exploring how the power of pro bono service can transform nonprofits and social change organizations.
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Taproot’s 2021 Pro Bono Summit provided innovative tips and facilitated open discussions between corporate pro bono practitioners to share best practices and challenges in developing skills-based volunteering opportunities.

Key takeaways from the five webinars touched on critical aspects of capacity-building, board development, DEI in pro bono support, and more.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E23: Grace Bonney, Collective Wisdom & Design*Sponge

Slowing Down and Finding Fulfillment
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Learn how relationships with people from different cultures and ways of life can have a profound impact on your values, happiness, and success as bestselling author Grace Bonney takes you through her new book, Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women Over 50, where she interviewed over 100 trailblazing women on their purpose, careers, activism, and community work.

Skills-Based Volunteers Give Critical Support to Racial Equity Nonprofits

The Allstate Foundation and Common Impact collaborate for large-scale day of skills-based volunteering
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NEW YORK and NORTHBROOK, Ill., November 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, the nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteering, and The Allstate Foundation are collaborating again on November 17 for another day of service, this time strengthening nonprofits dedicated to advancing racial equity and creating a more just society.

Changing Veterans' Lives, One Pro Bono Case at a Time

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Ron Potempa spent his career in the United States Navy ensuring “good order and discipline” as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. He enjoyed his job, but every now and then, Ron wished there was something more he could do to help a sailor caught up in the naval justice system.

Carlton Ford Joins Taproot Foundation as National Director of Strategic Partnerships

Taproot Foundation welcomes esteemed nonprofit leader Carlton Ford as its new National Director of Strategic Partnerships.
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November 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Taproot Foundation, connectors of nonprofits and skilled volunteers, welcomes esteemed nonprofit leader Carlton Ford as its National Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Pro Bono Week Pride: Common Impact Provides $500,000 in Skills-Based Volunteering for Nonprofits

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As Common Impact reflects back on Pro Bono Week, we couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished together! In October 2021 alone, we worked with over 1,400 volunteers on 40 pro bono projects to generate nearly $500K in value for more than 50 nonprofits!

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E22: Dan Noyes, Tech Goes Home

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Last week, Tech Goes Home Co-CEO Dan Noyes joined host Danielle Holly at Common Impact’s Skills for Cities for a Community Conversation on the role cross-sector partnerships can play in addressing the digital divide and advancing racial equity.

Cross-Sector Solutions for Digital Inclusion

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Happy International Internet Day! This week during Common Impact's Skills for Cities Fall 2021, CEO Danielle Holly moderated a Community Conversation exploring the role cross-sector partnerships can play in addressing the digital divide and advancing racial equity.

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