Common Impact is buzzing this Friday in advance of our 15th Anniversary celebration next week and that launch of Pro Bono Perspectives, a new resource to support companies and nonprofits in working together to solve complex community challenges. Stay tuned for the pro bono party!
In the meantime, check out what’s newsworthy this week: from Deloitte’s deep dive into Purpose Driven Talent, to new measurements of employee engagement, to an important perspective on the role of companies in addressing social challenges. This week’s Scoop gives you the lowdown you need as you head into the weekend.
This week’s Scoop is inspired by the back-to-school buzz in the air! We explore new models of purpose based learning, building systems and skill sets for change, and the way skills-based volunteering taps into the core motivations of corporate employees. All of our authors this week articulate the need for significant change in our current way of doing business - whether it’s in academia, business or the social sector. Our pencils are sharpened, our notebooks are fresh and we’re ready to dive in!
This week’s news was buzzing with ideas and approaches to creating systemic change to better our lives and the lives of others. From Barry Schwartz’s Rethinking Work to the launch of Impact 2030, great ideas are being matched with practical ideas on how to make a measurable impact on making our communities more equitable and vibrant places to live. Dig in, and let us know what you think about the ideas percolating here.
We are going back to our roots this week and talking about our raison d’être: skills-based volunteering. Common Impact has been in this line of work for fifteen years and in that time we’ve seen a true evolution in corporations’ and nonprofits’ understanding of pro bono work.