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Happy Holidays From Points of Light!

Points of Light Development Team

Some of the Points of Light Development team spread office Christmas cheer by wrapping gifts for a family they adopted this Holiday Season. Pictured: Anna, Paul, Rachel, and Michael

Happy Holidays!

FY12 Budget Agreement Reached in Congress

Today’s guest post is written by Julie Murphy, the Senior Director of Government Affairs at Points of Light. For her holiday giving she participated in the Our Daily Bread Adopt a Family program.

Find the Right Charity for the Season of Giving - INFOGRAPHIC

CreditDonkey has compiled an infographic to help people find the right charity to support this holiday season- be sure to check out the great tips below on how to give more with less:

Why Measurement Matters: 5 Steps to Improving Corporate Volunteer Programs

Sadie MillerToday’s guest post was written by Sadie Miller with True Impact LLC.  Prior to her work at True Impact, Sadie was the national AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader at Campus Compact, outreach and planning intern at the Corporation for National Community Service, and graduate research assistant at the Brandeis Center for You

Support Causes and Volunteering through LinkedIn


Today's guest post is written by Chelsea Murphy, Communications Coordinator for Points of Light.

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Light The World

News Flash: generationOn, Hasbro Holiday Gift Campaign Exceeds Expectations

Points of Light News Flash

Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, more than 113,000 kids and adults pledged to give back to their communities as part of

Congratulations Curtis Cannon! A Champion of Change!

Curtis CannonAt Points of Light we would like to congratulate Curtis Cannon for being an amazing service leader who was awarded at the White House yesterday as a Champion of Change by the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Curtis was one of ten local leaders

I'm Volunteering My Story

Jackie NorrisToday's post is written by Jackie Norris, the Executive Director of the Points of Light Corporate Institute and former White House Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama. This piece was originally published on December 13, 2011 on

5 Holiday Cause Promotions that Top My Christmas List

Joe WatersToday's guest post is written by Joe Waters who is the co-author of Cause Marketing for Dummies. He uses cause marketing and social media to establish, grow and deepen relationships with donors and consumers.

Daily Point of Light #4656 Evan Andrew Ducker

Evan DuckerStatistics have shown that one out of every ten children have a birthmark. 3 out of every 1000 people have a “port wine stain” birthmark. Despite it being relatively common, those with the birthmark are still discriminated against in society as others assume the mark is contagious or harmful in some way.

Employee Volunteer Programs: On The Corporate Radar As Never Before

Jen HighsmithToday's guest post is written by Jennifer M. Highsmith, Director, Business Training & Consulting  for The Points of Light Corporate Institute.  If you are interested in contacting her for more information you can reach her at: 404-979-2929

News Flash: Still Time to Pledge and Give a Toy

Points of Light News Flash Your act of service can warm the heart of a child in need.

What Are you Doing This Weekend? Volunteer!

HandsOn Network Volunteer Opportunities

Local Atlanta HandsOn Network Volunteer Opportunities

What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Do?

As we near Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, we reflect on the legacy he left and his values to create a unified America.  MLKDay was created to celebrate the life of a man who served his community and neighbors. The day is a call to action to have Americans from all walks of life come together to find solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems.

Encouraging Kids to Volunteer

Today's guest post is written by Amanda Tradwick, a grant researcher and writer for

Optimizing Your Volunteering

Today’s guest post is written by Joseph Baker, he enjoys volunteering in his community, writing, and baking. Read his work at

Celebrate International Volunteer Day Today!

International Volunteer DayToday is International Volunteer Day!

Give Thanks to These Professionals During the Winter Holidays

Sylvia RosenToday's guest post is written by Sylvia Rosen, an online writer who enjoys writing articles about how business professionals can improve their business and work life.

Volunteer Your Time, Talent, Voice, or Money For the Holidays

The Gift of GivingHappy December! The holiday season is upon us.  Holidays are a time to give and receive gifts. What is better than the gift of your service? Volunteer your time, talent, voice, or money for the holidays this year.