The Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering

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The Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering

One of the biggest differentiators of skills-based volunteering is a concept Common Impact refers to as the knitting factor. Although traditional corporate philanthropy, which focuses on grant making and volunteerism, creates tremendous value, the exchange is often transactional and short lived. SBV stitches together previously untapped or underutilized expertise and resources from the corporate and nonprofit sectors to create more meaningful engagements that ultimately strengthen outcomes for both parties. 

The articles and resources included in this campaign demonstrate the long-term impact of skills-based volunteering on the social sector and how both companies and organizations can overcome existing barriers to create sustainable solutions for the community.  

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Shaping the Future of Skills-Based Volunteerism
Last week, the Common Impact team gathered in our Brooklyn offices to connect as colleagues and plan for the work ahead of us. As a growing and geographically dispersed organization, it was the first time many of us had a chance to engage face-to-face in...
Jun 20, 2018 9:15 AM ET
Common Impact's Nonprofit Skills-Based Volunteering Toolkit
We are excited to announce the launch of Common Impact’s Skills-Based Volunteering (SBV) Toolkit! Since 2000, Common Impact has supported nonprofits in effectively utilizing SBV to build internal capacity to better serve the community. Our decades of experience have proven that SBV holds great promise...
Oct 11, 2017 10:45 AM ET
The Long-Term Impact of Skills-Based Volunteering on the Social Sector
New research demonstrates the long-term impact of skills-based volunteering (SBV) on the social sector. As highlighted in our article, The Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review's Fall 2017 issue, ...
Sep 27, 2017 9:15 AM ET