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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.

    Points of Light Announces 2014 Leadership Partners Image

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    04-17-14

    Points of Light Announces 2014 Leadership Partners

     Points of Light announced recently its 2014 Leadership Partners, companies whose investments in social responsibility advance Points of Light’s mission to mobilize ...

    All for Good, One of the World's Largest Volunteer Marketplaces, Makes it Easier for Volunteers and Nonprofits to Find Each Other, Now and in Times of Disaster Image

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    01-29-14

    All for Good, One of the World's Largest Volunteer Marketplaces, Makes it Easier for Volunteers and Nonprofits to Find Each Other, Now and in Times of Disaster

    As part of its complete redesign of the popular All for Good volunteer marketplace, Points of Light today unveiled a critical advance in the staffing of volunteer-based recovery efforts after disasters.

    The new disaster portal, fou...

    Two Startups Chosen to Receive $50,000 Each to Help People Make a Difference Image

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    01-27-14

    Two Startups Chosen to Receive $50,000 Each to Help People Make a Difference

    The Points of Light Civic Accelerator today announced it will invest $50,000 each in Kindoma and IDignity, two startups – on...

    Verified Volunteers Partners With Points of Light to Offer Online Platform for Vetting Volunteers Image

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    12-09-13

    Verified Volunteers Partners With Points of Light to Offer Online Platform for Vetting Volunteers

    Verified Volunteers, the first-of-its-kind platform for volunteer background screening, and Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, today announced a groundbreaking new partnership to make vetting volunteers faster, easier and less costly for nonprofits a...

    National Conference on Citizenship, Points of Light and Bloomberg Release 2013 Civic 50 Survey Results, Recognize America's 50 Most Community-Minded Corporations Image

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    12-05-13

    National Conference on Citizenship, Points of Light and Bloomberg Release 2013 Civic 50 Survey Results, Recognize America's 50 Most Community-Minded Corporations

    Civic engagement is on the rise in corporate America, according to the results of the 2013 Civic 50 survey published today by Bloomberg. More businesses are giving...

    Points of Light, Exelis Action Corps Celebrate Veterans Day with Service Image

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    11-07-13

    Points of Light, Exelis Action Corps Celebrate Veterans Day with Service

    Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, and

    Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests in 15 Startups Working to Improve Communities Image

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    10-16-13

    Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests in 15 Startups Working to Improve Communities

    The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today the 15 startups selected to participate in its third round. The innovative program and investment fund, with founding support from

    Scholastic, HandsOn Network, Points of Light Announce Winners of 5th Annual Clifford the Big Red Dog® Be Big™ in Your Community Contest Image

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    10-16-13

    Scholastic, HandsOn Network, Points of Light Announce Winners of 5th Annual Clifford the Big Red Dog® Be Big™ in Your Community Contest

    Michigan teacher Karrie Marciniak’s BIG idea has been awarded a $5,000 grant as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 “BE BIG in Your Community Contest,” a signature program of the ongoing Clifford The Big Red Dog®

    Points of Light Advances Legacy of Service Nationwide on 9/11 Day Image

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    09-09-13

    Points of Light Advances Legacy of Service Nationwide on 9/11 Day

    To commemorate the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, Points of Light is supporting thousands of individuals nationwide in servi...

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