Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Capacity Building Scholarship


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.

The Capacity Building Scholarship is available to staff and board members of nonprofits located in the 23 counties served by the Community Foundation for Greater Atalanta.

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:

  • Be classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.
  • Have a minimum two-year operating history after the date of receipt of its 501(c)(3) classification.
  • Have annual operating expenses greater than $50,000 as reflected in the most recently filed IRS Form 990.

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.

The application period is now closed. Applications will be reviewed and winners notified by Points of Light in May.



Jill Friedman Fixler Professional Development Scholarship


Beth Steinhorn, president of VQ Volunteer Strategies, presents Holly Gordon (left) with the 2017 Jill Friedman Fixler Professional Development Scholarship.

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.

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Conference on Volunteering and Service
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600 Means Street, Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

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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.

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