How to Leverage Skills-Based Volunteering for COVID-19 Recovery and Capacity Building
Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald – Chief Program Officer, Common Impact
The years following a crisis can be especially hard for nonprofits and community organizations; the effects linger, but elevated support doesn’t. In times like these, we need bold, creative solutions – solutions like virtual skills-based volunteering. Skilled volunteering leverages the talents and expertise of corporate professionals to support nonprofits in making the necessary pivots, program enhancements and infrastructure investments. It is a powerful and effective tool for social sector organizations – particularly smaller or BIPOC-led nonprofits that have historically been overlooked for service and giving opportunities – to build capacity, especially now as they work to recover and rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Join Common Impact’s Chief Program Officer, Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald, as she explains the fundamentals of skills-based volunteering and proposes how SBV resources can be solutions for short- and long-term needs. Elizabeth will guide attendees through the variety of models and readiness strategies leaving attendees with insights on kicking off pro bono projects and recommendations for where to access skills-based volunteering resources.