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  • 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.

  • 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.

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What Others Are Saying

This is one of the few events where all members of the social good sector are in attendance. With business, nonprofit and public sectors attending, we can dig deeper and have cross-sector conversations.

— 2018 Atlanta 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