Appreciating Our Volunteers and Sharing Our Impact

Posted by Bridget Scott Akinc & Emily Goggin on May 3, 2022 12:36:20 PM

As National Volunteer Month comes to a close, we continue to reflect on how fortunate we are to have our incredible network of volunteers! With your support and encouragement, we’ve successfully pivoted our model several times in ways that best serve the community. Our network’s embrace of both virtual and hybrid volunteering has played a huge role in helping us to grow our impact to unprecedented levels - over 300,000 lives impacted and $4M in contributions since Covid began! Visit this page to see the full Annual Impact Report and learn more about our volunteer’s contributions in 2021. 

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Building Impact Launches Hybrid Volunteering

Posted by Bridget Scott Akinc & Emily Goggin on Mar 24, 2022 10:50:38 AM

With the days getting warmer, more and more organizations are rolling out their spring return-to-office plans. Many employees are questioning what their organization's culture will feel like, how their teams will operate, and how they’ll stay connected with their remote coworkers. Particularly at a time when reentry to the office can present new challenges, service and volunteering are ways that we see teams reasserting their organization’s inclusive culture and values.

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Building Belonging through Volunteering - an ERG Spotlight

Posted by Bridget Scott Akinc & Emily Goggin on Mar 2, 2022 10:28:38 AM

As Black History Month comes to a close, we are celebrating the Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders who partner with us to build community throughout the year. ERGs play a critical role in creating brave, inclusive spaces for community building, networking, and professional development throughout the year. Volunteering together strengthens the community within teams and companies, and strengthens ties to the communities where we live and work. 

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A Day On. Not a Day Off!

Posted by Building Impact on Jan 29, 2021 4:45:00 AM

We were inspired by all of you who came out individually, with your families, colleagues and friends in support of the City of Boston’s Love Your Block/MLK Day of Service, in partnership with Building Impact. Dr. King’s message of providing service to all and volunteering within our communities was on full display at the Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School.

--A note from our CEO, Bridget Akinc

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Tech Gives Back 2018 - Guppy Tank

Posted by Building Impact on Jan 22, 2021 11:00:00 AM

This was a big week of volunteering in the tech community for TUGG’s TechGivesBack 2018. We at Building Impact are thrilled to be part of the scaling from 200 students last year to over 400 students this year! Thanks to all the companies that opened their doors to the students, Boston Foundation, TUGG and our amazing partners at Boston Public Schools!

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Solidarity in Action

Posted by Building Impact on Jun 20, 2020 4:16:00 PM

Building Impact Stands In Solidarity

Building Impact stands with our Black team members, our Black families, our Black partners, our Black volunteers, our Black leaders and our Black neighbors who have felt the burden of injustice and marginalization in their daily lives for far too long. As a team, we stand in solidarity as our Black communities experience grief and rage over the senseless loss of Black lives, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and Ahmaud Arbery. We understand that their deaths came at the hands of those who failed to see a common humanity - who failed to see them as people- a father, a son, a daughter, brothers and sisters.

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The Serendipity of Local Impact

Posted by Building Impact on May 21, 2020 4:02:00 PM

As part of our COVID-19 response we created Virtual Volunteer opportunities and launched our Gift Cards for Groceries program in partnership with FamilyAid Boston, a nonprofit working to end child and family homelessness. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the staff at FamilyAid have been working around the clock to distribute emergency supplies of basic necessities and food to ~300 local families living in shelters. To help ease the burden on FamilyAid staff and empower these families to have the opportunity to make their own choices on what they need we asked our network to help us purchase gift cards. Our network responded in a HUGE way and has been very generous in already providing $10,000+ in donations for gift cards.

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This is Our Moment to Give & Connect

Posted by Bridget Akinc on Feb 5, 2020 9:45:00 AM

During these unprecedented days of Social Distancing, our need for social connection is great. As individuals and families, we look for opportunities to maintain a connection to our community - but amidst all of the challenges that we feel, our hearts and thoughts are with our neighbors who are struggling right now just to get enough food on the table, or enough diapers or detergent for their families, or even just enough soap to keep hands clean. So what can we do? How can we help?

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HubSpot HR Summit Includes Volunteering

Posted by Building Impact on Nov 15, 2019 4:02:00 PM

Team-building with a purpose! A huge thank you to the People Ops HR team at HubSpot for taking time out of your summit to create 14 fleece blankets and 30 bark bags last Tuesday! These donations will go to Greater Dog Rescue New England, a rescue-group that supports homeless or abandoned dogs by placing them with loving foster families until they find their forever home.

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Impact Fellows Re-Shape Volunteering

Posted by Bridget Akinc & Caroline Grindrod on Aug 30, 2019 4:02:00 PM

The Impact Fellows Program was designed to bring together a diverse cohort of Boston professionals to dig deeper into what it means to strengthen the community through volunteering. The Impact Fellows explored complexities and nuances of volunteer projects as well as the power imbalance between nonprofits and their corporate partners. The program is based on Building Impact's model of listening first to nonprofit needs, co-designing a project, and then serving and measuring the impact. 

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