Training details

calendar_today Wednesday, March 18, 2020

access_time 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

place Candid
32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, NY

attach_money Free

Sold out


IMPORTANT: In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, we will be postponing this training until further notice. If you are registered for this training, you will be receiving details once the panel has been re-scheduled.  

In the meantime, please find relevant information regarding precautions to stop the spread of coronavirus:  

  • Stay informed: We recommend keeping updated of the most current updates from both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
  • Protect yourself: Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. If possible, avoid getting on overcrowded trains, buses or spaces. 
  • Protect others: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow, not your hands. 
  • Know when to seek medical attention: Stay at home if you are not feeling well. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance to let your health care provider know about possible exposure. 



Nonprofit interest in pro bono as a capacity-building tool is skyrocketing, yet organizations oftentimes do not know where to start. In this training led by Common Impact, learn the basics of skills-based volunteerism from scoping and managing effective projects to finding the right volunteers and reporting results. Receive an introduction to Capacity Commons, an open-source, interactive skills-based volunteering tool and resource hub designed to guide you through every step of the process and help you match with qualified volunteers. Join for insights and real-life examples of how to build lasting corporate partnerships that enable you to transform your operations and better serve your constituents.



Upon completion of this training you should be able to:

  • Evaluate whether your organization is ready for skills-based volunteerism
  • Successfully scope and manage pro bono projects with specific deliverables and timelines
  • Identify qualified skills-based volunteers who are a fit for your organization’s needs and culture
  • Use skills-based volunteering as a leadership-building tool as well as a way to free up staff to focus on serving the community


A special welcome to Executive Directors, CEOs, Project Managers, Partnerships Managers, Volunteer Coordinators, Marketing and Communications Managers, Development and Operations Staff


We recommend attendees bring their laptops. Our presenters will provide a walk-through of the Capacity Commons platform


Intended audience

  • All levels of experience


Aruni Ranaweera Manager of Field Building Common Impact
Tessa Vithayathil Consultant Common Impact

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