Common Impact Expands Reach Through Appointment of Jennifer Griffin

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Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that brings together global companies and local nonprofits to build stronger communities through employee engagement programs, announced today that Jennifer Griffin has joined the organization as a consultant managing skills-based volunteering projects and research with corporate partners in the Richmond, Va., and Raleigh, NC, regions. Griffin comes to Common Impact with more than a decade of director-level experience in Technology, HR and operations at Genworth Financial and General Electric. Griffin will work on a major Common Impact research project sponsored by Capital One Financial Corporation that will help nonprofits and their funders allocate budget for back-office investments with the greatest strategic value. She also will be responsible for managing Common Impact's skills-based volunteering projects with corporate partners including Genworth Financial and Fidelity Investments in Richmond and Raleigh.

Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that brings together global companies and local nonprofits to build stronger communities through employee engagement programs, announced today that Jennifer Griffin has joined the organization as a consultant managing skills-based volunteering projects and research with corporate partners in the Richmond, Va., and Raleigh, NC, regions.

Griffin comes to Common Impact with more than a decade of director-level experience in Technology, HR and operations at Genworth Financial and General Electric. With specific expertise in talent development, Griffin brings a cross-disciplinary perspective to her role at Common Impact, where she will have two main responsibilities.

First, Griffin will work on a major Common Impact research project sponsored by Capital One Financial Corporation that will help nonprofits and their funders allocate budget for back-office investments with the greatest strategic value. Second, Griffin will be responsible for managing Common Impact's skills-based volunteering projects with corporate partners including Genworth Financial and Fidelity Investments in Richmond and Raleigh.

"We are extremely pleased to add Jenne Griffin to our leadership team as we expand into new regions and grow the scope of our work with corporate partners," said Common Impact Managing Director and Co-Founder Theresa Ellis. "Combining high-level corporate experience with a passion for helping organizations grow strong through creative operational and talent management solutions, Jenne is uniquely qualified to help Common Impact fulfill its mission to make corporate-nonprofit partnerships a key part of nonprofit success in communities across the U.S."

Jenne Griffin joins Common Impact from Genworth Financial, where she was the director for technology, talent management and training. Prior to her tenure at Genworth, Jenne held several positions over nearly a decade with General Electric (GE) and GE Capital. At GE and GE Capital, her roles included serving as marketing, sales and operations IT solutions leader; managing licensing and commissions IT programs; and leading technology and integration programs for GE Financial Assurance. Griffin holds an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BS from Virginia Tech, and a GE Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

"I am very pleased to be joining Common Impact at such an exciting time in the organization's development," noted Griffin. "Having seen firsthand at Genworth how Common Impact's skills-based volunteering programs can make a measurable difference for nonprofits and local communities, I am keen to help Common Impact make further inroads in the Richmond and Raleigh areas while bringing my expertise to bear on employee engagement projects already underway."

About Common Impact
Common Impact is a nonprofit organization that connects skilled professionals from global companies to high-potential local nonprofits. Our employee engagement programs match employee-volunteers with nonprofits that need help overcoming key business challenges. This innovative approach to corporate community service enables companies to realize a positive return on their social investment while building stronger teams and developing employee skills. At the same time, this access to private sector talent enables nonprofits to amplify their impact on the constituents they serve. Ultimately, our work helps foster stronger communities wherever those companies operate.

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