City Year Boston was honored to join The Boston Foundation for a Hubweek Future Forum panel discussing Boston's unique philanthropic ecosystem and how companies, foundations, and community members approach social challenges and come together to create innovative solutions. Moderated by The Boston Foundation's Keith Mahoney and featuring City Year Boston's Jonathan Palumbo, Jody Rose (New England Venture Capital Association, Hack.Diversity) and C.A. Webb (marketing and venture capital expert, Board Member at The Boston Foundation), the wide-ranging talk covered how nonprofits access capital and scale social innovation, how companies approach corporate philanthropy, and what is changing in those partnerships. Corporate partners increasingly want deeper engagement and alignment with their missions, are collaborating with nonprofits to maximize results, and many Boston employees now expect corporate philanthropy to be part of their work perks. Jonathan showcased City Year's impact in Boston over the last three decades with the help of our corporate and community partners.
The discussion then shifted to where Boston is headed, touching on the makeup of Boston's nonprofit boards and the importance of diversity, and how Boston's strong buy-in from city leaders, alongside the business community, will help foster a new pipeline of young leaders to usher in a new era of change and community engagement.
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