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  • American Express Leadership Academy Provides Professional and Personal Growth Opportunity at Service Unites

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta on Mar 21, 2018

    The Service Unites Conference brings together more than 2,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally – but for 48 individuals who participate in the American Express Leadership Academy, it will also be an opportunity for profound professional and personal growth.

  • Top 5 Reasons for Nonprofits to Attend the Service Unites Conference

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta on Mar 20, 2018

    Guest post from Amy Lytle, executive director of HandsOn NWNC: "Since beginning my work in the volunteering and service sector in 1998, I have attended all but two Points of Light conferences. And I go back year after year, even during the tightest of budget times – something I know many nonprofit professionals understand – because I continue to find unmet value in the opportunities this event has to offer. Here’s why."

  • Points of Light Conference Returns to Atlanta

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta, Press Releases on Mar 12, 2018

    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.

  • Pre-Register Now to Get Early Access to Workshops You Won’t Want to Miss

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta, Registration on Dec 04, 2017

    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!

  • How Higher Education Institutions Use Service to Develop 21st Century Citizens

    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.

  • Solutions for Community Resilience: Meeting the Urgent Needs

    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.

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What Others Are Saying

The emphasis on cross-sector collaboration was eye-opening, and everyone I met walked away with fresh perspectives and ideas. It broke down the silos of inward-facing sectors and showed us how much more powerful our work can be when we come together. An unbeatable experience!

— 2017 Seattle Attendee

The conference proved to be one of the most engaging and exciting professional gatherings of like-minded people I've ever attended. Although the topics, content, and presentations all appropriately centered around volunteering and service in some way, the sheer range of them was simply astounding.

— 2017 Seattle Attendee

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