ATLANTA – March 12, 2018 – Points of Light will bring its annual conference, Service Unites, back to Atlanta this year, from June 18-20. Points of Light, headquartered in Atlanta, has chosen this year’s conference theme to be “Igniting Civic Culture.” Formerly known as the Conference on Volunteering and Service, this global event brings together more than 2,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to gain and share knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally.
We’re excited to announce a special, limited opportunity to pre-register for the 2018 Conference on Volunteering and Service! Secure your seat at the world’s largest service-related convening now to get exclusive, first access to sign up for your choice of more than 140 exciting workshops – one week before early-bird registration opens in February. Historically, these workshops reach capacity; this is your chance to skip the waitlist!
Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jul 25, 2017
The Higher Education track at the Conference on Volunteering and Service examined the question of how colleges and universities can equip students to be 21st century citizens. Over the course of three sessions and a keynote presentation, speakers shared insights and concerns about how higher education institutions engage with broader society, provide opportunities for students to deepen their learning through volunteerism and service learning, and encourage interaction with people, cultures and views different from their own.
Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jul 14, 2017
When government agencies, nonprofits and community changemakers focus on strengthening educational and economic advancement for youth and families, social equity and cultural expression, their collective action can lead to clear, measurable impact and sustainable long-term change.
Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jul 13, 2017
Nonprofits and government agencies’ abilities to solve societal issues are often constrained by organizational capacity. When your roof is leaking, you focus on the immediate issue of repairs and may put off a much-needed basement remodel. The same can often be said for capacity building initiatives; they take time, resources and staff capacity that many nonprofit organizations don’t feel they have, even if it would pay off in the long run.
Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jul 07, 2017
The Tech for Good track at the Conference on Volunteering and Service highlighted stories of civic-tech leaders who are using technology to help solve social problems, creating empathy in their communities and encouraging others to use their tech skills for good.