Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast

Pro Bono Perspectives Season 3 Finale: 3 Ways You Can Be a Force for Good in 2022

With Host Danielle Holly
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2021 was a year of transformation, defined by society’s continued reckoning with racism, the pandemic, climate change, and the Great Resignation. These issues underscored how pervasive inequity is and why centering the voices of those impacted by social challenges unlocks the most effective, sustainable solutions. In the Season 3 finale of Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly highlights three ways you can be a force for good in the new year.

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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E24: Teresa Pelletier, Fidelity Investments & Wendy Matheny, Ichor Strategies

How to Build True, Transformative Corporate-Community Partnerships
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Get an inside look at the tactics top companies are using to build more inclusive, equitable culture and support the fight against racism in their communities. Find out how your organization can move from transactional to transformative change and strengthen employee and customer loyalty in the process. Plus, as we approach the end of year giving season, learn what equity-minded philanthropy and service look like and how they drive stronger results for nonprofits and their causes.

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.

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.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E21: Melissa Madzel, Koya Partners

Examining the Great Resignation’s Impact on Nonprofits
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Nearly two-thirds of workers are considering leaving their jobs. As the Great Resignation continues with no signs of slowing down, we explore the challenges and opportunities it brings for the nonprofit sector, which was already under significant capacity constraints exacerbated by the pandemic, especially in HR and talent development.

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.

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.

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.

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