Points of Light President & CEO Natalye Paquin joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a conversation on the importance of civic engagement and volunteerism in improving our communities, especially in crises like COVID-19.
S&P Global, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Pivot Successfully to Virtual Volunteering in Response to the Coronavirus
April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Coronavirus pandemic is not stopping people from volunteering. You don’t always have to be physically present to do some good, but there are some things to consider before starting a virtual volunteering project.
Transitioning to a completely virtual work life has been a challenge for many of us, PYXERA Global included. It’s now been one month since we made the organizational decision to take our office in DC remote, followed rapidly by our global offices in India, West Africa, and Latin America. Our office in China is just now beginning to emerge from months of quarantine and is providing us all with hope and advice on the next steps.
Michelle Jackson, Human Services Council; Amy Sample Ward, NTEN; Lucy Darragh, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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This special episode of the Pro Bono Persepctives podcast explores the impact COVID-19 has had on nonprofits, corporate social responsibility programming and volunteerism. Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews social impact leaders across sectors for a comprehensive look at what nonprofits and companies are experiencing as they respond to the pandemic.
How to leverage virtual service and disaster resiliency to safely continue your skills-based volunteering
Last month, Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly shared a clear call to action: “Now is the time to plan and adapt, not pull back." Since then, our team has been working with Danielle to accelerate and expand our virtual skills-based volunteer models for companies and design resiliency-focused needs assessment and project scoping tools for nonprofits. We've created some first-look resources your team can use to help navigate skills-based volunteerism during the COVID-19 pandemic:
The “New Normal” - Impact, Innovation and Work-Life Balance During COVID-19
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Cheryl Timoney, Salesforce.org’s Senior Director of Tech for Social Impact, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss Salesforce.org’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including ongoing pro bono support for nonprofit and education partners. Cheryl reflects on how this moment in time has made clear the power of virtual volunteering, both as a disaster response tool and a democratic way to engage employees for good.
Female executives from Blackbaud, Harvard Pilgrim, Fidelity and Creative Marketing Resources join Common Impact Board of Directors
NEW YORK, March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/-Common Impact, a national nonprofit leader for corporate skills-based volunteerism, has announced the appointment of four new executives to its Board of Directors. The selection of Janelle Woods-McNish, Anne Ames, Rachel Hutchisson and Lauren Banks represent an expansion of the organization’s leadership into new industries and geographies.
Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Janelle Woods-McNish, Director of Service and Giving at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and one of the newest members of Common Impact’s Board of Directors. Janelle leads Harvard Pilgrim’s employee giving and service initiatives across New England, the latter of which has an impressive volunteer participation rate of 96%.
Preparing for a potential coronavirus outbreak in your area
As news and anxieties surrounding COVID-19 spreads rapidly, Common Impact is working closely with our partners to ensure that their skilled volunteering efforts can continue while keeping volunteers safe.