Each organization accepted to the Venture in Residence program will be evaluated against an objective set of criteria. The goal over the course of the relationship will be to advance the continuum and graduate as a sustainable or mature nonprofit organization.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Peer network of other early-stage startups
- Network of experienced mentors
- Points of Light systems and infrastructure
- Advisory services including strategy, finance, human resources, marketing and communications
- Fiscal agency
ENTREPRENEURS ARE SAYING
There is no way we could have been where we are today without Points of Light’s help.
--Lenny Mendonca, founder, Fuse Corps.
As a Venture in Residence, AmeriCorps Alums was able to test and learn from different models to determine how to best support and leverage this amazing group of community catalysts around the country. Points of Light’s strategic guidance and support was essential to strengthening the program.
--Laura Gossner Otting, AmeriCorps Alum advisor
GenerationOn was created by combining three organizations, inspired by the vision of each while launching something new, to build a global movement of young people making their mark on the world. The Points of Light Civic Incubator led the merger work and helped to launch and support generationOn in our critical early stage of development to lay the foundation for where we are today.
--Kevin Arquit, co-chair, generationOn