A step-by-step guide for nonprofits who want to leverage skilled volunteers in times of crisis
This page highlights important resources for nonprofits seeking support from skilled volunteers in adapting their organizations, operations, and services to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 operating environment. These recommendations are based on insights from Common Impact’s disaster assistance service line, which can be explored further in the report Impact and Insights 2019: Disaster Response – From Relief to Resiliency.
Skills-based volunteering can serve as an important resource in an emergency, providing you with pro bono access to business-critical expertise in:
Where can you get started?
What can pro bono help with during COVID-19?
How do I know what my organization needs, specifically?
How do I design a project that meets those needs?
Where do I find volunteers?
How can I ask for more help?
We at Common Impact are grateful for and inspired by the hard work, long hours, emotional fortitude, ongoing innovation, thoughtful humility, and endless determination of the nonprofit community. Thank you for what you do. And thank you for continuing to serve as a community, working and collaborating through challenging times.