Thomson Reuters IMPACTathon goes global
by Meg Rauth VanWagner, Director, Social Impact Institute
Thomson Reuters has had a longstanding commitment to supporting pro bono work as part of our legal corporate responsibility practice. Building off this foundation, we are excited to expand our skills-based approach to our community efforts with the launch this week of a global IMPACTathon.
Spanning the technology, legal, human resources, marketing, business strategy and operations, and other areas, the professional skills of our employees across our global organization are vast. This week, 80 are setting aside time to help non-profit partners and organizations that do work in the same areas of our social impact pillars — access to justice, truth, and transparency.
This inaugural annual global event follows a successful pilot in the United States last year in which we leveraged the talent and expertise of our people for social good in support of six non-profit organizations in Minnesota, Texas, Washington, D.C., and New York — whose incredibly critical work spans from media literacy to human rights to defending those wrongfully convicted.
This year, to mark Global Volunteer Month, we are holding IMPACTathon events each day this week with 18 non-profit organizations in the U.S., Canada, India, and the Philippines. With a focus on helping organizations develop necessary capacity-building tools to enhance their own ability in functional areas not typically supported by foundation grants and individual donors, our goal is for participating organizations to come out of the IMPACTathon with tangible, sustainable deliverables that can be immediately implemented.
People across our technology, data and analytics, human resources and leadership development, marketing, communications, business strategy and operations, and sales teams are participating.
We look forward to sharing the impact of our global IMPACTathon following the event with this year’s non-profit partners:
- Achieve Twin Cities
- Blessings in a Backpack
- Bonton Farms
- Hispanic Alliance for Career Development (HACE)
- Human Trafficking Institute
- Impact Ventures
- Innocence Project
- KIND REPUBLIC (IMDOINGIT)
- Lawyers Without Borders
- Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
- MOB Foundation
- National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
- Open Hands Legal Services
- Sabathani Community Center
- U&I Trust
- United Way of Western Connecticut
- Wellspring Living