2020 has been a year of realization. We realized how quickly tables can turn and how even the most resilient structures can come undone overnight. We struggled, succumbed at times, and persevered – only to emerge stronger, armed with a renewed set of skills, and more resilient than ever before. Albeit through the force of circumstances, we found new ways to live, work, and connect with one another.
The Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge is an annual skills-based volunteer event in partnership with Common Impact that taps into Schwabbies’ professional expertise to build nonprofit capacity and create long-term community impact.
United Way Worldwide Senior Director of Volunteer & Employee Engagement Mei Cobb joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a new episode of Pro Bono Perspectives. Mei eveals how her organization is pivoting amidst COVID-19’s significant disruptions to volunteering and the first responder organizations that provide vital services relating to hunger, housing, domestic violence, and more.
A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.
OAKLAND, Calif., January 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network with the most volunteer opportunities, today announced the launch of new community-based Guides in Apple Maps to easily find great places to volunteer. Available in 11 major metropolitan areas, VolunteerMatch Guides feature local in-person and virtual service opportunities in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, DC, and other major cities.
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen’s famous words were a source of comfort for Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly – and many of us in the social impact field – during this difficult year.
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.
Realized Worth has spent the year like everyone else – adapting, adjusting, and committing to adding value in a new world of remote work where human connection is more important than ever. So, we’ve produced products and services (like our Virtual Volunteer Accelerator and our Volunteer Champion training series!) to meet people where they are. Some of our friends in the field like Common Impact, Benevity, Points of Light, Taproot, Revere, YourCause, GozAround, and others have done the same!