News & Updates

  • 3 Trends in Nonprofit Capacity Building

    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.

  • How Tech Skills and Innovations Support Nonprofits, Increase Volunteer Impact

    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.

  • 5 Trends in Effective Volunteer Management from the Conference on Volunteering and Service

    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.

  • The Call for National Service: Conference on Volunteering and Service Attendees #Stand4Service

    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.

  • 10 of the Best Images (and Moments) from the 2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service

    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.

  • For the Youth, By the Youth

    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.

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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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