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Points of Light Names Natalye Paquin as New CEO
“We are pleased to welcome Natalye Paquin as the new CEO of Points of Light. She brings extensive experience in nonprofit leadership, education and civil rights to the role, as well as a skilled hand at working with large networks and volunteer organizations – all key to the Points of Light mission,” said Neil Bush, chairman of the Points of Light board of directors. “Her undisputed passion for good, demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to action make her an exceptional choice to lead and build on the legacy of Points of Light as an organization that gets things done.”
3 Trends in Nonprofit Capacity Building
Nonprofits and government agencies’ abilities to solve societal issues are often constrained by organizational capacity. They take time, resources and staff capacity that many nonprofit organizations don’t feel they have. The Capacity Building track at the Conference on Volunteering and Service focused on these issues and offered attendees proven and feasible solutions for increasing nonprofit capacity.
Connecting Nonprofits and Volunteers to Create a Culture of Service in India
iVolunteer has uniquely adapted to the needs of volunteers and nonprofits in their community using a trial and error approach, while maintaining focus on the organization’s central objective – engaging more individuals in service to their communities.
Helping African Girls be Able to Stay in School
“Life is really hard if you can’t take care of this most basic thing that happens to women,” Ellie von Wellsheim, founder of the MoonCatcher Project, said. “And, we really want these girls to end up being in control – and be confident and be comfortable.”

Stories of Change

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Employee Spotlight: Helping Young Burn Surviv...

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