Blog Archive

Blog Archive

The Extra Mile- Points of Light Volunteer Pathway

President George H. W. Bush with Linda and Millard Fuller at unveiling of Points of Light "Extra Mile" bronze medallion in 2001

Daily Point of Light #4476 Gianni Lopergolo

Turning common objects into magic – that was Gianni Lopergolo’s gift. Using only a bit of grass, a piece of broken asphalt, or a trinket from his desk, Gianni could transform a simple photo of a toy into a Hollywood shot worthy of an action thriller.

Celebrating Volunteers

How do Rural and Urban Communities Affect Volunteer Trends?

To continue our strategic planning research on how relevant trends might impact our organization and the larger volunteering sector, another topic we looked into was the role of business in rural vs. urban communities and specifically how volunteer programs may differ in rural and urban communities.

Rural Life

Tonight NBC Broadcasts “All Together Now: A Celebration of Service” at 8 p.m. EDT

Tonight the Points of Light Institute Tribute “All Together Now: A Celebration of Service” will air at 8:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.

Recap of the Bipartisan Tribute event “All Together Now: A Celebration Of Service”

The Points of Light Institute Tribute event “All Together Now: A Celebration of Service” took place on Monday, March 21st at the Kennedy Center.  Throughout this week there have been various publications and videos produced by msnbc, DC fox news, the associated press, etc. that have highlighted great moments of the night.

Sonal Shah writes about the Tribute event: "All Together Now: A Celebration of Service" on the White House blog

This post is written by Sonal Shah who is the Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.

What Constitutes Community? Why is Community Volunteering So Successful?

Picture taken from keithhopper.com’s “Defining Community” essay, exact release date unknown

Write a Guest Post

We encourage anyone who cares about service and volunteerism to submit a guest post.

All Together Now: A Season of Service, Happening Tonight at the Kennedy Center!

Tonight we honor President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush for their leadership in founding and advancing the modern-day service movement in the Tribute event All Together Now: A Celebration of Service in Washington, D.C.  The event will be broadcasted for all to watch on Monday March 28th from 8-9 p.m.

Continuing Support for the Japan Disaster

We are continuing to activate response to the devastating disaster in Japan.

Turn Your Trash Into Cash!

Congressman Todd Platts Honors President George H. W. Bush in a Tribute

Today's guest post is written by Congressman Todd Platts, who represents the 19th District of Pennsylvania.

Captain Chip Miller of The USS George H. W. Bush Honors President George H. W. Bush

Today's guest post is written by Captain Chip Miller, Commanding Officer of the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) as a Tribute to President George H. W.

The Power of Inspiration

Today’s guest post is written by Candice LaCroix who shares with us how volunteering has changed her life.

What Constitutes a Family and a Household? How do Families Spend Time Together and How Does That Influence the Voluntary Sector?

To get back to our strategic planning research on how relevant trends might impact our organization and the larger volunteering sector another topic we researched was the role of

Treats for 2011 NCVS

Volunteer Opportunities to Help Respond to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

You can help HandsOn Network respond to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

Congratulations to Karen and Ray Stark, Winner of Our Facebook Tribute Contest

As the date for “All Together Now – A Celebration of Service” approaches, we are thrilled to announce the winner of our Facebook contest, Karen and Ray Stark of Edmond, Okla.

How Will Faith and the Role of Faith Based Organizations in Society Effect the Voluntary Sector?

On Monday we discussed how Points of Light was going to go into detail about social trends occurring in the U.S. Today we will highlight the role of faith based organizations in society and how they impact volunteering.

Strategic Planning: Social, Demographic, Economic, Technological Trends in the Volunteer Sector

We’ve been working on some strategic planning lately at Points of Light Institute and, as part of that effort, have been looking at how social, demographic, economic, and technological trends might impact our organization and the

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Encore.org Awards Creative Community Problem Solvers

Today we thought we’d highlight a great group of Americans who are doing amazing things in their communities.

The first ever Launch Pad contest awarded grants to people who created innovative solutions to problems facing their communities. The winners represent our great American diversity and both in their backgrounds and in the impact they generate.

Is Managing Volunteers a real job?-Reflections on AVMI

As an international consultant for the community sector, I regularly cross borders.