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Points of Light is a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most.

    Standards for Employee Volunteer Programs Developed Image

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    12-11-06

    Standards for Employee Volunteer Programs Developed

    WASHINGTON, D.C. December 11, 2006 - Today more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have employee volunteer programs to leverage the power of service and volunteering in the corporate sector. By harnessing employee volunteering, large, small- and medium-sized businesse...

    Hands on Network Among Nation's Top Social Entrepeneurs; Honored for Excellence in Building and Sustaining Partnerships Image

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    11-20-06

    Hands on Network Among Nation's Top Social Entrepeneurs; Honored for Excellence in Building and Sustaining Partnerships

    ATLANTA GA, November 20, 2006 -- Hands On Network, a national nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through meaningful volunteer action, has been named a winner of the 2007 Social Capitalist Award by Fast Company® magazine and the Monitor GroupSM. Hands On Network...

    Corporate Volunteer Councils in Sacramento, Atlanta, and Montgomery County, Md., Recognized Image

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    07-19-06

    Corporate Volunteer Councils in Sacramento, Atlanta, and Montgomery County, Md., Recognized

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Corporate Volunteer Councils (CVCs) in Sacramento, Ca., Atlanta, Ga., and Montgomery County, Md., are recipients of the 2006 Corporate Volunteer Council of the Year Award, according to the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network...

    Call for Nominations: 2006 Awards for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs Image

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    12-14-05

    Call for Nominations: 2006 Awards for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The deadline for the 2006 Awards for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs is January 25, 2006. Nomination forms are available by visiting www.pointsoflight.org/awards/workplace.

    Business Strengthening America and the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network Renew Partnership to Strengthen Local Workplace Volunteering Image

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    05-31-05

    Business Strengthening America and the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network Renew Partnership to Strengthen Local Workplace Volunteering

    WASHINGTON, DC - Business Strengthening America (BSA) and the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network announce BSA's continued sponsorship of the Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) Partners Program - a national association of CVCs. During its...

    New Publication Highlights Effective Practices in Workplace Volunteering Image

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    03-01-05

    New Publication Highlights Effective Practices in Workplace Volunteering

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Points of Light Foundation announces the release of the Business Leadership Forum Brief on workplace volunteering. The publication highlights the proceedings of the Forum where award-winning companies shared their effective practices in the fi...

    Call for Nominations - 2005 Awards for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs Image

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    01-26-05

    Call for Nominations - 2005 Awards for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The deadline for the 2005 Awards for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs is March 18, 2005. Nomination forms are available by visiting www.pointsoflight.org/awards/n...

    MissionFish Wins Top Award From Social Enterprise Alliance Image

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    03-30-04

    MissionFish Wins Top Award From Social Enterprise Alliance

    WASHINGTON, DC - MissionFish (www.missionfish.org), a service of the Points of Light Foundation dedicated to helping nonprofits raise money through eBay, recently received First Place for growth stage ventures i...

    America 'Celebrates Volunteers!' During National Volunteer Week, April 27 - May 3, 2003 Image

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    03-07-03

    America 'Celebrates Volunteers!' During National Volunteer Week, April 27 - May 3, 2003

    WASHINGTON,DC - The nation will commemorate the 30th annual National Volunteer Week, April 27-May 3, in recognition and celebration of volunteers at the local, state and national level. The Week's theme, "Celebrate Volunteers -- The Spirit of America!" reflects Americ...

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