Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights

Common Impact interviewed three nonprofit organizations that participated in Charles Schwab's 2016 Pro Bono Challenge to understand the underlying organizational challenge, how the team addressed the challenge and what the ultimate impact was. We will be sharing their stories over the course of Pro Bono Week 2017 that all demonstrate the unique and sustainable impact that skills-based volunteering can have on the nonprofit community. We look forward to having these nonprofits join us again for the 2017 Pro Bono Challenge!

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Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge 2020 Champions Financial Literacy for Social Justice, COVID-19 Relief, and Military Communities
The Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge successfully brought together 392 volunteers and 65 nonprofits across the U.S. for three weeks of virtual volunteering valued at $749K in pro bono support for COVID-19 relief and urgent community needs.

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Impact at Work: Charles Schwab and the SAFE Alliance Join Forces
In October of 2018, The SAFE Alliance joined forces with a volunteer team from Charles Schwab to tackle a pressing organizational staffing challenge. The SAFE Alliance is dedicated to ending violence through prevention, advocacy and comprehensive services for individuals, families and communities that have been affected by abuse.

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Common Impact, Sustainable Food Center and the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge
After one year implementing the strategies they learned at the 2017 Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge, the Sustainable Food Center is reporting some big impact. Its Farmers’ Market WIC program has grown three-fold. The organization has even brought on another staff member to manage the expanding program

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Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: YWCA Chicago
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago impacts more than 200,000 individuals annually through programs focused on safety and wellness, education and training, and economic sustainability. They provide career, financial management, digital literacy and business services to help youth and adult members achieve financial stability and obtain training to enter high-growth fields.

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Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: CHIP Indy
The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP) mobilizes, advocates, and empowers community collaboration towards ending homelessness and fosters an effective system of homelessness prevention and intervention in the greater Indianapolis area. Their goal is to make homelessness rare, short-lived, and recoverable.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: OCJ Kids
In 2016, 59 nonprofit organizations participated in the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge—a skills-based flash consulting event where Schwab employees utilize their talents and expertise to support local nonprofit organizations in building capacity to serve the community. The projects spanned across 8 regions, engaged 318 employee volunteers and generated almost half a million dollars in social return on investment to the nonprofit participants. Talk about impact!

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