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Inspired to Dream BIG

Today's guest post is written by our Daily Point of Light Awardee #4993. Lauren D. Wilson is a second-year graduate student at the University of Arkansas, pursuing an M.Ed. in Higher Education with emphasis in Student Affairs. After graduating in December, Lauren plans to work on a college or university campus in service/community engagement, orientation and extended orientation programming, or multicultural services.

How to Build and Grow a Successful Cross-Sector Partnership

Today's Post is written by Jeff Hoffman, an accomplished corporate executive who has served on the global stage in the areas of corporate philanthropy, human resources, operations, special projects and events. Through board and commission leadership roles, he has a distinguished history working with non-profit, civic and government agencies on strategic direction and innovative programs. Jeff is president of Jeff Hoffman & Associates, a global philanthropy and civic engagement firm that enables businesses, organizations and individuals re-imagine a world full of hope, promise and opportunity.

Fourth Grader Writes: What Will You Bring to the Table?

What is childhood hunger and what does it look like? Childhood hunger is a big problem in all of our communities. More than 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. That's one in five kids who are at risk of being hungry. A hungry child might look like you or me, but he might not focus as well in school, he might get sick more often, and have trouble paying attention in class.

Why Millennials Are Not Interested In Your Corporate Service Program

By Derrick Feldmann
Today’s post is written by Derrick Feldmann, CEO of Achieve – the agency that leads the Millennial Impact Project - a research initiative to understand how Millennials connect, involve, and give to causes. He is the organizer of MCON, the annual conference on Millennial cause engagement and the coauthor of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement.


Young people make up almost a fifth of the world’s population (cite), almost half of the current global population is under the age of 25. Youth hold the key to society's present and future: we are actively engaged in the development of their societies in a vast range of actions. For youth in service worldwide, technology is not only helping volunteers with developed projects and initiatives, but also it is opening up volunteering to youth who have not previously been engaged.

My Story of Service. Daily Point of Light: Lexi Kraft

Today's guest post is written by Lexi Kraft, Senior English Major at Georgia College & State University. She was awarded the Daily Point of Light Award on March 6, 2013. She is a motivated and passionate fourth year English student, who is willing to serve at a grass-roots level. Throughout a variety of volunteer experiences Lexi has learned that any individual can change our world if given the proper encouragement. She seeks to do this not only in her daily life, but in her future career as a Teach for America Corps Member.

Leading CSR at Hasbro With Some Help From Transformers & GI Joe

Today's post is republished from CSRwire blog in the Civic 50 series. Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of the National Conference on Citizenship decodes the second dimension: measurement and strategy.

It’s not easy to capture the effects of philanthropic programs on people’s lives. But Citi recently earned top honors in measurement and strategy from The Civic 50, a ranking of America’s most community-minded companies, thanks in part to the work of the Citi Foundation, the bank's philanthropic arm.