Capacity Commons is a one-stop shop for all your skills-based volunteering needs
Capacity Commons features a free suite of resources to support your organization wherever you are in your pro bono journey.
Here, you’ll be equipped with the information, tools and network needed to understand how pro bono resources can best support your organization, to obtain skilled volunteer support and to maximize the immediate and long-term impact of your engagement.
Tools of Capacity Commons
Check Your Readiness
Take our 10-minute multiple choice exercise and receive a scored objective assessment of your organization’s readiness to leverage pro bono services, along with customized tips for preparing to work with skilled volunteers.
View Sample Projects
See common skills-based volunteer projects, along with peer-generated templates and examples.
Assess Your Project
Take our 10-minute multiple choice exercise and receive a scored objective assessment of the readiness of your proposed project, along with customized tips for positioning the project for maximum organizational impact.
Scope Your Project
Scope a strong skills-based volunteer project through our guided scoping exercise.
Value Your Project
Calculate the monetary value of your proposed project to share with key stakeholders.
Corporate pro-bono support for:
- Nonprofit leaders
- Social impact start-ups
- Social entrepreneurs
Pro Bono Hotline: Get free advice on an accelerated timeline from volunteer experts at Fortune 500 level companies
Pro Bono Hotline matches you to volunteers with the correct skills for your goals.
Introduce skills-based volunteering to your organization or start-up through collaboration with experts in a one-time, one-on-one framework that can lead to lasting relationships and future pro-bono engagements.
Use Skilled Volunteers to Increase Your Capacity to do Good
The social sector forms the backbone of our communities, providing the education, care and social and civil services that enable us to lead healthy, prosperous and just lives. The sector spends the majority of its dollars and time bringing these services to life, leaving precious little resources to dedicate to the core business functions that enable organizations to streamline, scale and innovate.
Skills-based volunteerism offers the social sector a transformative resource: external expertise that strengthens its capacity to serve our communities.
Pro Bono Success Stories:
Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN)
Brought To You By
Capacity Commons is brought to you by Common Impact, a national nonprofit that works to build a society in which individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening the local communities in which we live and work. Common Impact has over two decades of experience designing, running and evaluating skills-based volunteering initiatives.
Capacity Commons is generously supported by the Charles Schwab Foundation. Charles Schwab’s employee volunteer programs include one of the country’s largest and most impactful pro bono initiatives. Schwab seeks to build upon the pro bono services it provides by expanding the accessibility and impact of skills-based volunteerism across the country and the globe.
A collaborative of industry experts actively participated in the development of the Capacity Commons. Click here to learn more about our partners.