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Spotlights of best practices in pro bono and skilled volunteering in various functional areas

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A Nonprofit Guide to Quantifying the Value of Pro Bono
by Danielle Holly and Molly Weinstein, Common Impact Corporate skills-based volunteerism is on the rise. Today, 54% of companies are offering skills-based volunteering opportunities for their employees.[1] This is good news all around. Good news for companies who are seeing tangible talent...
Nov 16, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Best Practices to Engage Harder to Reach Employees through Skills-Based Volunteering
by Jackie Hodgson, Common Impact At Common Impact, we know that skills-based volunteering is an effective employee engagement and talent development tool for all employees. Skills-based volunteering stretches employee’s current talents in a new environment, develops new skill sets including teamwork, navigating ambiguity, client focus, and much more....
May 25, 2016 12:00 PM ET
Successful IT Volunteer Management
Originally published by Idealware How valuable are volunteers to your organization’s technology infrastructure? Believe it or not, this question actually sparks some controversy. Not all nonprofits are comfortable engaging...
Feb 24, 2016 4:45 PM ET
What You Need to Know to Make the Most of Corporate Pro Bono Opportunities at Your Nonprofit
A large company in your community wants to partner with your nonprofit. You’re excited – this partnership could pave the way for new funding, fill knowledge gaps at your organization, and raise your nonprofit’s profile in the community. The company loves your mission and wants to know how their employees can help. They have some ideas for volunteer service, and can articulate what...
Jan 15, 2016 3:30 PM ET
The Power of Skills-Based Volunteerism
On March 25th, The Boston Globe published the article “Corporate Volunteers can be a burden for nonprofits.” Its central argument: corporate volunteers are an ineffective resource for the nonprofits they serve and those nonprofits would be better off without them...
Apr 1, 2015 4:00 PM ET