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New Online Platform Provides Social Change Organizations with a One-Stop Shop for Skills-Based Volunteering

Capacity Commons Enables Organizations to Define and Manage Pro Bono Projects and Measure their Financial Value and Social Impact

Submitted by: Common Impact

Categories: Volunteerism, Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Jun 20, 2019 – 02:05 PM EST

 

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jun. 20 /CSRwire/ - Common Impact, a national nonprofit that designs and implements skills-based volunteer programs, today launched Capacity Commons, a new online platform to accelerate the adoption of skilled volunteerism for social sector organizations. Developed through support from the Charles Schwab Foundation, the new tool increases access to and the effectiveness of skills-based volunteerism by helping organizations plan for, execute and evaluate the financial and social impact of their pro bono engagements. 

Capacity Commons walks organizations through an interactive process to evaluate their readiness for skills-based volunteering, identify capacity-building projects and connect to skilled volunteer sources. It will also help nonprofits calculate the dollar value of a project and communicate the results of effective skills-based volunteer engagements to their stakeholders.

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