In partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Points of Light is pleased to offer 20 scholarships to local nonprofits to support their attendance at Service Unites 2018. In today’s landscape, nonprofits across the spectrum face capacity issues in advancing their missions and meeting the needs of their constituents. The Service Unites conference helps bridge the gap, offering more than 100 workshops delivering best practice learnings, trends analysis and innovative approaches for effectively engaging volunteers to expand capacity and deepen impact. The Capacity Building Scholarship from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is an opportunity to equip leaders in the region to attend Service Unites and to gain knowledge that helps them build the capacity of their individual organizations and increase the overall impact they make in their communities.
This Capacity Building Scholarship will be awarded to 20 individuals who are staff or board members with a nonprofit organization located in the 23 counties served by the foundation. The scholarship covers the cost of registration for Service Unites, but does not include additional costs for travel or accommodations. The applicant’s organization must meet the following criteria:
Faith-based organizations are welcome, but if the organization requires that program participants attend a worship service or bible study, staff and board members of the organization are not eligible to apply.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST on April 6, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and winners notified by Points of Light in May.
This professional development scholarship is provided by Points of Light and will be awarded to one volunteer manager or volunteer leader in memory of Jill Friedman Fixler. The scholarship offers registration and travel reimbursement (up to $1,500 USD) for Service Unites 2018.
The candidate must inspire and engage volunteers, be committed to the field of volunteer engagement and demonstrate financial need in attending the conference.
Jill was a director of volunteer services at multiple organizations before becoming a successful volunteer engagement consultant to organizations throughout the United States and Canada. She dedicated her career to shifting the field from traditional volunteer management to a culture of more robust and meaningful volunteer engagement. We dedicate this scholarship to her to carry her legacy forward. Learn more about Jill on the Points of Light blog »
The application period is now closed. This year's scholarship recipient will be notified by Points of Light in April.