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The Big Idea

In this section, we will share our overarching 2017 content themes for each quarter that revolve around our core focus area of skills-based volunteering and corporate social responsibility.

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Creating Long-Term Partnerships that Stick
If you’ve been following our content this year, you’ve likely heard us mention a concept called “The Knitting Factor,” which brings together three key conditions that enable skills-based engagements between the private and nonprofit sectors to create strengthened,...
Oct 11, 2018 10:05 AM ET
Cross-Sector Skill Sharing in Action
In previous posts, we’ve shared a concept we call “The Knitting Factor” along with the three key conditions – panoramic perspectives,...
Aug 24, 2018 9:30 AM ET
Panoramic Perspectives: Creating Cross-Sector Communities of Practice
We know communities of practice are an age-old concept, but we are excited to see a growing number of conveners who are bringing cross-sector leaders together to develop their people, improve their performance, and deepen their impact in the community. These groups are made up of practitioners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, who are actively developing shared resources, best...
Jun 21, 2018 11:45 AM ET
The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Stick
Common Impact has designed hundreds of meaningful skills-based volunteer partnerships over the years, and has watched them sustain far past the individual projects that initially bring business and nonprofit professionals together.  Along the way, we’ve asked ourselves a few questions. What makes some skills-based engagements work better than others? ...
Apr 19, 2018 9:15 AM ET
Everyday Diversity
Everyday Diversity by Danielle Holly, Common Impact  Earlier this month, I sat in a room alongside 400 nonprofit sector leaders at the Center on Effective Philanthropy’s annual conference – all of us still trying...
Apr 18, 2017 11:15 AM ET