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Keeping the Spirit of Volunteerism Strong

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With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.

Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Lai, Verizon

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This Global Volunteer Month, Common Impact is spotlighting some of the talented skills-based volunteers we are fortunate to work with every year.

Skills for Cities to Build Midwest Nonprofit Resilience During National Volunteer Week

Common Impact’s Skills-Based Volunteering Event Promotes COVID-19 Relief and Recovery for Nonprofits
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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.

Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Myers, Berkshire Bank

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This Global Volunteer Month, Common Impact is spotlighting some of the hundreds of talented skills-based volunteers we are fortunate to work with every year. Today we hear from Melissa Myers, a Compliance Analyst with Berkshire Bank, who reflects on her experience at Skills for Cities 2020. (Watch Melissa's two-minute interview here.)

Organizations Are Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice. What Comes Next Will Be Crucial.

By Marianne Harrison, John Hancock, and Danielle Holly, Common Impact
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Recent events have brought widespread attention to racial injustice and helped unite communities against this common ill.

We’ve heard public, private, nonprofit and grassroots leaders, almost as one chorus, speak out. They’ve raised their voices as it’s become painfully clear that equality remains out of reach for too many Americans and building healthy, more equitable communities depends on challenging the status quo.

Common Impact Recruiting Partners for Cross-Sector Collaboration to Support Midwest Nonprofits

Virtual Day of Skills-Based Service to be Held During National Volunteer Week
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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.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E26: Tom Crohan, John Hancock

Cross-Sector Collaboration for Racial Justice
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Tom Crohan, Vice President & Counsel, Corporate Responsibility & Government Relations at John Hancock, joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to talk Skills for Cities and John Hancock’s response to COVID-19, racial injustice, and social inequity. John Hancock co-hosted this year’s Skills for Cities day of cross-sector collaboration aimed at supporting racial justice and BIPOC-led nonprofits amidst the dual pandemic of racism and COVID-19.

Make an Impact in Just One Day

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By Eleanor Malloy, John Hancock

As someone who started her career in the non-profit sector, I know first-hand that making meaningful impact on a daily basis can be a struggle. There is no doubt that good intention, vast intelligence and valuable skills are not lacking in the current employee base of non-profit organizations but I believe the ability to attract and pay the experienced talent they need to magnify and grow their non-profit remains a challenge.

Pro Bono Week 2020: A Snapshot of Skills-Based Volunteering in the COVID-19 Era

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Pro Bono Week 2020 came at a time of unprecedented difficulty and uncertainty, but in spite of that – or even for that very reason – it produced some of the strongest, most inspiring, and most necessary cross-sector collaborations we’ve ever witnessed. Corporate, public sector, and nonprofit professionals participated in everything from webinars and conferences to skills-based volunteering projects ranging a day or a week or several months, all in the name of better supporting their communities through COVID-19, racial injustice, and intractable societal challenges.

Skills for Cities 2020 Day of Service Event to Focus on Racial Justice and BIPOC-Led Nonprofits

Uniting Corporate Talent and Nonprofit Professionals for a Cross-Sector Day of Learning and Skills-Based Volunteering
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BROOKLYN, NY, October 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – So many nonprofits that serve communities of color, focus on a racial justice mission, or have BIPOC leadership are facing an extraordinary confluence of need and opportunity: their stakeholders are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and

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