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Nominations Open for 2013 Corporate Engagement Awards of Excellence from Points of Light

Award program incorporates new criteria to evaluate employee volunteer programs

Nominations Open for 2013 Corporate Engagement Awards of Excellence from Points of Light

Award program incorporates new criteria to evaluate employee volunteer programs

Published 01-17-13

Submitted by Points of Light

Points of Light is now welcoming nominations for the 2013 Corporate Engagement Awards of Excellence, which recognize companies that have made employee volunteering a central part of their business operations by putting structure, policies, procedures and evaluation in place to encourage employees to give their time and talents to their communities.

Established in 1993, the award is one of the oldest and most highly regarded programs honoring outstanding Employee Volunteer Programs (EVP). The Corporate Engagement Awards of Excellence seek companies with volunteer programs that move the needle on social progress and demonstrate clear, innovative strategic goals in line with the company’s purpose. High-performing programs can measure their impact and are highly collaborative with government, private and non-profit sectors.

Over the past decade, the traditional EVP has transformed into a solid business model that, in addition to impacting the community, has also proved to be a source of opportunity, innovation and competitive advantage for companies. EVPs are now holistic business programs receiving corporate support, similar to key branded products and services with the same company. This year, the award’s program has been updated to incorporate these innovative protocols and practices demonstrated by quality EVPs.

“We know that corporate America has the capacity to effect great social change through strategic employee volunteer programs,” says Delores Morton, president of Points of Light’s program division. “This award from Points of Light singles out the best among them.”

Last year’s winners included Kraft Foods, Timberland and Cbeyond.

Points of Light will announce the 2013 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence honorees at the Conference on Volunteering and Service, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., June 19 - 22, 2013.

Nominations must be submitted by March 13, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EST

For more information on the award and the nomination form, visit www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/corporate-engagement-award or contact Melanie Stevenson at mstevenson@pointsoflight.org, (404) 574-5378.

About Points of Light

Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages more than 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We put people at the center of change. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org or follow us on Twitter @PointsOfLight.

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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.

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