Toby Chalberg leads Points of Light’s efforts to innovate how people discover and act on their power to make a difference. Prior to taking on this newly established position, he led the organization’s R&D and business development portfolio, creating new and joint ventures that both generate revenue and deliver on the Points of Light mission. Formerly, as chief strategy officer, he worked with the executive team and Board of Directors to develop and execute enterprise-wide strategy, as well as the organization’s public policy and thought leadership agenda, which included leadership of the TIME Magazine Service Nation Summit and campaign that influenced the development and passage of the Edward M Kennedy Serve America Act, signed by President Barack Obama in May 2009. Toby authored two key provisions of the Act that expands opportunities for people to volunteer and led the organization’s grassroots advocacy campaign and legislative effort to pass the bill. He has led two merger efforts that have helped shape the civic engagement sector: bringing AmeriCorps Alums, which mobilizes the 1 million alumni of national service in continued community involvement, into Hands On Network; and Hands On Network with the Points of Light Foundation which created the organization that it is today.
Prior to rejoining Points of Light in 2013, he co-founded New South Ventures, a consultancy and campaign to develop the ecosystem and marketplace for social enterprise in the American South. Toby is a two-time alumnus of AmeriCorps, serving with City Year, where he was honored as the Comcast Alumni of the Year in 2007, and AmeriCorps*NCCC, where he served as a Team Leader with the National Capitol Region Campus in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Vanderbilt University in Interdisciplinary Honors, he lives in Atlanta with his wife, Christie, a teacher, and their sons Eli, Owen, and Noah.