It’s rare to find a candidate whose experience and qualifications map so well to our organization’s needs, and rarer still to find a candidate who so clearly shares our passion...In Lindsay Mahoney we have found both.
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 29, 2010
Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that brings together global companies and local nonprofits to build stronger communities through skills-based volunteering partnerships, announced today that Lindsay Mahoney has been appointed as associate consultant, a role that will see her leading the design, implementation and management of corporate volunteering programs at nonprofits in the New York City area.
Mahoney comes to Common Impact with significant experience coordinating community relations initiatives, events and volunteering programs, and as an MBA candidate at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business, where she expects to complete her studies in 2011. Prior to joining Common Impact, Mahoney spent several years at leading health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield, where she held community and corporate relations roles.
At Common Impact, Mahoney will be responsible for helping nonprofits solve key organizational challenges by building cross-sector connections between corporate and nonprofit partners. Key to this role will be designing and implementing programs that help identify and improve performance of high-potential nonprofits, managing teams of skilled corporate volunteers, and fostering relationships between volunteers, nonprofits and their management teams.
Mahoney specifically will be managing programs in the New York City area, where Common Impact has a strong and growing number of corporate partnerships.
“It’s rare to find a candidate whose experience and qualifications map so well to our organization’s needs, and rarer still to find a candidate who so clearly shares our passion for engaging corporate resources to meet the needs of nonprofits and the communities they serve,” said Common Impact founder and co-chief executive Theresa Ellis. “In Lindsay Mahoney we have found both, and we are very pleased to have her on board to spearhead our project implementation efforts in the New York area.”
In addition to her academic work at Fordham University Graduate School of Business, Mahoney is a graduate of Providence College, where she received a B.A. in pubic and community service studies and business studies. While at Blue Cross Blue Shield, she was actively engaged in that organization’s CSR initiatives, and has been a business plan competition finalist during her course of study at Fordham.
“Since my undergraduate years, I have been intrigued by the potential for huge gains to be made in communities where the corporate and nonprofit sectors partner in volunteering programs,” noted Mahoney. “As both a student and a practitioner of community relations, I know that Common Impact’s work holds enormous potential for nonprofits and communities in need, and I look forward to the challenges and rewards of being part of this dynamic team.”
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.
Further information can be found at http://www.commonimpact.org/.