After a great session on skills-based and pro bono volunteerism (SBV), we hope that you’re full of thoughts and questions about expanding skills-based volunteerism work at your organization. So here are some resources that may be helpful on your implementation journey:
- The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence at the Rhode Island Foundation is an excellent resource for organizations wanting to increase nonprofit board service by their leaders, as well as development of skills based volunteering initiatives for employee skill and leadership development. If you have questions or are interested in learning more, contact Jill Pfitzenmayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Nonprofit Readiness Toolkit, produced by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service, provides a step by step case study on what is necessary on the nonprofit partner side of things for mutually successful SBV experiences.
These resources are available on the Common Impact website:
- Pro Bono Perspectives from Common Impact presents different perspectives from organizations that have implemented skills-based volunteerism initiatives.
- The Big Idea has metrics to support the business case for SBV
- The organizational and project readiness wizards help assess nonprofit readiness to engage in SBV
- Common Impact’s blog shares the ways in which skills-based volunteering can support the solution to enterprise wide business challenges (closing the workforce gender gap, shared value creation, engaging virtual and global employees, etc.)