Blog Archive

Blog Archive

Have a Ball with Your Kids at NCVS

All audiences are invited to participate at this year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service.

National Service at National Conference on Volunteering and Service

From cleaning up national disasters to teaching in low-income schools, national service members are making the country better. This year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service honors their commitment by hosting an entire track focused on national service.

See All These Awesome Sights at NCVS in Chicago

We hope National Conference on Volunteering and Service attendees will take some time to enjoy all of the amazing attractions that Chicago has to offer. Check out just a few of our suggestions. The Art Institute of Chicago

The Butterfly Effect of Helping Others

Today's guest post is written by Laura Backes; she enjoys writing about all kinds of subjects and also topics related to internet providers in her area. You can reach her at: laurabackes8 @ gmail.com.

Excellence in Education at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service

This year at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, session content is organized across a series of issue areas so that attendees can tailor their schedules to meet their learning and networking needs. Take a look at a few of our sessions on Excellence in Education.

My Turning Point Was Inspired By Service-Learning

Elena BallamToday's turning point story is written by Elena Ballam, the Volunteer Center Program Manager for Community Thread.

Friday Volunteer News Round Up

Memorial DayAnother week has flown by so fast and we are 3 weeks out from Conference! This past week was the one year anniversary of the Joplin, MO tornadoes and AmeriCorps members are still getting things done- see our news below to get more information!

The Requirement to Care – Leading the Way for Pro Bono Commitment

Today's post is written by Points of Light Board Member Jeff Haidet, chairman of international law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where he is also a partner. In addition to Jeff’s role as chairman, he maintains an active corporate practice and is involved in pro bono legal service and other community service work on behalf of the firm.

Afflicting the Comfortable or Staying Comfortable: What’s Your Choice?

Today’s guest post is written by Jill Friedman Fixler, speaker at our National Conference of Volunteering and Service this June. Cowling is a nationally known leader recognized for her innovative approaches to re-inventing, re-engineering, and re-vitalizing nonprofit and public sector organizations.

Keep on Truckin' in Chicago!

There are so many great sessions at this year’s conference and so many great things to do and see in Chicago that finding time to get it all in can be difficult.

What I Have Learned through Volunteerism

Teddy BurrageToday's guest post is written by Teddy Burrage, 22, a travel writer for ExcellentHotels.com

Health and Wellness at National Conference on Volunteering and Service

Health and wellness has become a major concern among most individuals. This year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service will host a variety of sessions focused on best practices in health and wellness.

My Turning Point of No Return

National Conference on Volunteering and Service RegistrationThe theme for this year's National Conference on Volunteering and Service is "Turning Point." Today's Turning Point story is written by Rhonda Ulmer, Founding Director of

Business at the National Conference on Volunteer and Service

Want to know why your employee volunteer program is important to your business? Or how strategic volunteering aligns with employee leadership and development? Register for the Business Track at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service:

 Corporate Volunteer Councils (CVC): Top Five Challenges to Effective CVCs

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

My Parents Fostered and Created My Love for Helping Others

Tiffany KoricanTiffany Korican, member of the Corporation for National and Community Service Youth Speakers Bureau.  

Friday Volunteer News Round Up!

Hamilton Stand NCVS PenguinIt's Friday! Hamilton Stand the Conference Penguin is already enjoying summer weekend weather!  We are busy preparing for our National Conference on Volunteering and Service in June. Hope you've registered because sessions are filling up!

Losing Yourself in Service

Erin AdamsToday's post is republished from The White House blog For the Win Series from Monday May 14, 2012. Written by Erin Adams, a freshman at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio. 

Concentrate on People, Not Problems at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service

Today’s guest post is written by Martin J. Cowling, speaker at our National Conference of Volunteering and Service this June. Cowling is a leading global consultant on not for profit and volunteer management.

Nonprofit Capacity Building at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service

This year at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, session content is organized across a series of issue areas so that attendees can tailor their schedules to meet their learning and networking needs. Check out all the sessions associated with Nonprofit Capacity Building.

News Flash: A Billion + Change Reaches 100-Company Milestone

A Billion + Change, a growing national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based volunteer services from corporate America, announced today that 100 companies have pledged to create or expand a skills-based volunteer program in their workplace. In just six months, these companies have pledged a combined total of $1.7 billion and at least 11.5 million hours of time and talent to nonprofits, taking the campaign a one-fifth of the way toward its goal of recruiting 500 companies by 2013.

Get Your Morning Perk Chicago Style at this Year’s NCVS

The early bird gets the worm. If you have signed up for an 8:30 a.m. conference session, chances are pretty good that you will need an energy boost to get your day started (we are not all morning people). Get perked up with a hearty breakfast from Chicago’s finest! Although Chicago is known for their amazing pizza and hot dogs, they have some very appealing breakfast places, as well. We’ve got all your breakfast needs covered thanks to our best of Chicago breakfast guide. There’s so much to eat that you’ll be ready and energized for your early morning sessions.

Manage Volunteers at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service

This year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service will host a variety of sessions tailored to the interests and professions of attendees. The sessions will be divided into tracks so that attendees can plan their schedules accordingly. Check out all the sessions tailored to Volunteer Management.

Friday Volunteer News Round Up

I Love Volunteering Happy Friday! Another week goes by with more awesome nonprofit news- Check out what we learned in the news this week:
  1. 8 Things Every Nonprofit Leader Should Know About Social Media

11 Networking Tips for the National Conference on Volunteering and Service

The National Conference on Volunteering and Service is not only an incredible learning experience, but a unique networking opportunity as well. Conferences can be an intimidating place to make your mark on other attendees, but you’re sure to make an impression when armed with these helpful tips.

Join generationOn in Chicago for Great Youth Events at the National Conference on Volunteering

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Join us at the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service

June 17-19, 2012 | Chicago, Illinois

Reintegration through Reinvigoration: Communities Supporting Veterans and Veterans Supporting Communities

NCVS 2012header As part of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, Points of Light, Chase and ITT Exelis are hosting a two-day session, June 17 - 18, for individuals who are interested in community-based solutions for meeting the needs of service members, veterans and their families.

How I Found Home In Nepal

Eric RoacheToday's guest post is written by Eric Roache, a yoga teacher, blogger and founder of ForWorld Thinking, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural exchange and understanding.

Inspiring Story of Rafael San Miguel

Rafael San MiguelToday's guest post is written by Rafael San Miguel. Rafael began his career at NASA working on the Space Shuttle program, and has spent the past 23 years as a scientist for The Coca-Cola Company.

Atlanta Falcons Promote Volunteering

Today’s post is written by Madden Manion, VP of Corporate Partnerships.

Rise Up AtlantaYesterday has been an exciting day for volunteering in Atlanta.

Paper Memories

Yooha ParkToday's guest post is written by Yooha Park and republished today from the For the Win series on the White House blog.

Meet More Awesome Conference Speakers

Our speakers are so great they couldn’t be confined to one post alone. We are honored to have these inspiring people join us at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Don’t miss your chance to learn from innovators in a variety of fields making an impact through service and volunteering this June. Check out a few more incredible speakers who will join us in Chicago.

Seeds for Change Conference Service Project

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Join us at Conference and help address food stability with Chicago's students

Meet Our Awesome Conference Speakers

We are pleased to have an incredible lineup of speakers at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service this June. Attendees will have multiple opportunities to join important dialogues with key influencers, innovative thinkers and other leaders making an impact through service and volunteering. Take a look at just a few of our amazing speakers who will join us in Chicago.

Why Should You Come to Chicago?