Who We Are

Building Impact is a nonprofit organization transforming corporate volunteering.

We partner with civic leaders, business leaders, and nonprofit leaders in addressing complex social issues through volunteering.

How We Do It
Our Mission 2

Listen to Nonprofit Needs

Our Mission 5

 Co-Design Projects

Our Mission 3

Measure Project Outcomes

Our Method

Start Local

Local Volunteering offers individuals and groups the opportunities to strengthen their communities. 

Serve with Buildings and Teams

We work with Building and Corporate Teams to strengthen the community and foster a community-oriented co-working space. Teams are challenged to focus on and discuss critical social issues each month of the year.

Measure Impact

We measure the impact of all our programs, projects, and Days of Service so that our clients and nonprofit community partners can view the value that they are adding in their local communities.

Our Network

Over 20,000 Volunteers

500 National Companies

and 60 Building Partners

...who volunteer, donate, and connect to effect positive social change.

They Don't Just Give Back... They Build Impact. 



Our History


Building Impact began as "Community Connection," a tenant appreciation program with Paradigm Properties.


Community Connection grows to become Building Impact, an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization, founded collectively by four CRE Founding Partners: Paradigm Properties, Bulfinch, National Development and Davis.


Building Impact creates opportunities for companies to plan Days of Service with local nonprofits.


Building Impact partners with MIT to launch the Leading With Impact Program. Leading with Impact invests in capability-building for nonprofits in Boston.


Building Impact partners with 62 buildings, reaches 500 companies and engages 20,000 people in community service within Greater Boston. 


Pivoting with the COVID-19 pandemic, Building Impact pioneers Virtual Volunteering. BI launches virtual service opportunities, including kit-based programs, skills-based volunteering, and online donation drives with partners across the United States. 


Today,  Building Impact has scaled to be a national nonprofit, engaging over12,000 volunteers and impacting over 350 communities and 127,800 lives. Building Impact's offerings have expanded to include Weeks of Service, conference and meeting-based volunteer offerings, and in-person skills-based programs. 

Our Founding Partners

Building Impact was founded by Commercial Real Estate companies who recognized that
providing opportunities to give back to the community would strengthen the community in the building and beyond.

Our Real Estate Partners