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2 Giving in Numbers 2016, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, 2016.
3 William D. Eggers, Nate Wong, and Kate Cooney, The Purpose Driven Professional, Westlake, Texas: Deloitte University Press, 2015.
4 Assessing the Problem: Underinvestment in Organizational Infrastructure, Common Impact, 2008.
5 Common Impact is an intermediary that designs and implements corporate skillsbased volunteering programs.
6 This research was conducted in partnership with Common Impact. We interviewed 15 nonprofit executives from nine organizations and 7 corporate executives from five companies: Fidelity Investments, John Hancock, NetSuite, Charles Schwab, Blackbaud, PENCIL, Citizens Schools, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth, Dallas CASA, Leadership Fort Worth, EARN, Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center, Education First Steps, and Political Asylum Immigrant Services. Two of the five corporations are not Common Impact clients, and several nonprofits have experience with multiple intermediaries. Interview questions covered history with pro bono work, specific experience with recent SBV engagements, key success factors, and advice for both nonprofits and corporations on this work. We also pulled from Common Impact’s previous research and 17 years of experience managing hundreds of skills-based engagements with Fortune 500 companies and their nonprofit partners.