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.
Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jun 29, 2017
The Volunteer Engagement track at the Conference on Volunteering and Service offered 20 sessions to equip organizations with breakthrough tools and strategies for recruiting, retaining and managing high-impact volunteer programs - across these sessions, five trends emerged.
Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jun 27, 2017
A common theme throughout the Conference on Volunteering and Service was enthusiasm for national service programs. When at the Service Unites Summit Points of Light board chair Neil Bush asked, “Who here stands with Points of Light in 100 percent supporting national service?” the entire concert hall rose to its feet. Conference attendees shared their enthusiasm for national service throughout the Service Unites Summit through cheers, applause and social media.
Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jun 26, 2017
The 2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service gathered civic innovators, activists, volunteers and corporate citizens with the purpose and answering the question – how do we turn unpreceded and growing interest in action-oriented civic engagement into positive, measurable change. Every year, Conference is an opportunity for changemakers to come together and rediscover the many ways that service unites – bringing together people from all walks of life for the common goal of building stronger communities and affecting change.
Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jun 23, 2017
During this year's Conference on Volunteering and Service, and with the generous support of Target, youth in and around the Seattle metropolitan area were invited to complete interactive and engaging workshops to develop a service project that positively impacts their community.