Uniting Forces for Social Impact: Why Business Leaders Should Attend the Points of Light Conference

Apr 25, 2024

Are you a corporate social impact leader looking to strengthen community strategies, elevate employee volunteering and ultimately increase the impact of your work? Then join us at the Points of Light Conference, happening at the Marriott Marquis Houston from June 11–14, 2024. This conference isn’t your typical gathering of industry professionals—it’s a convergence of social impact leaders from all sectors, offering a unique experience that goes beyond traditional networking and learning opportunities.

At the Points of Light Conference, you’ll find more than just educational workshops and leadership discussions. You’ll discover a vibrant community dedicated to driving positive change through people-powered solutions. Here are three reasons this conference is a must-attend event for business leaders committed to social good:

  • Discover Community-Led Solutions: Our conference is all about learning to empower colleagues to support community-led initiatives that drive meaningful change. Find new ways to harness the power of your workforce to create a lasting impact in the communities you serve.
    • Learn how Citi aligned community needs with employee talents in “Community First: Building a Responsive Skills-Based Volunteer Program.”
  • Strengthen Nonprofit Relationships: Gain invaluable insight into building stronger alliances with nonprofits. Explore the nuances of collaboration and discover strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of your company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.
    • Check out “Building Transformational Mentorship Programs: Women in the Workforce” to better understand the role of authenticity in co-creating programming.
  • Develop Impactful In-Person Connections: In an era dominated by virtual meetings, the Points of Light Conference offers a rare opportunity for focused connection with peers and partners face-to-face, away from the day-to-day elements of your role. Join us to forge new relationships and strengthen existing ones in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
    • Join us for three Civic Talks that offer all conference attendees deep learning and takeaways from innovative cross-sector leaders on the connections between education and equity, AI and civic engagement, and faith and belonging.

But what truly sets the Points of Light Conference apart is its inclusive and intentional approach to conference programming. By bringing together both peers and community partners, this conference offers a range of benefits:

  • Diverse Perspectives: Engage in discussions enriched by the diverse perspectives of community partners from across the world, leading to innovative solutions and a deeper understanding of social issues.
  • Networking Opportunities: Expand your professional network beyond your immediate circle and explore collaboration opportunities with stakeholders from different sectors, which can open doors to new partnerships, investment possibilities and resource-sharing.
  • Holistic Solutions: Strategize with peers and community partners to design comprehensive approaches that address complex problems and solve for the needs of all stakeholders involved.
  • Knowledge Exchange: Tap into the collective wisdom of all attendees to enhance your understanding and expertise. Your peers can share best practices, research findings, and professional experiences, while community partners can provide on-the-ground insights and real-world examples.
  • Enhanced Impact: By bridging the gap between sectors, conferences like Points of Light amplify the impact of your work, leading to more effective solutions and greater positive outcomes for communities.

The Points of Light Conference offers corporate social impact leaders a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate, and co-create solutions that drive meaningful social impact. Join us in Houston this June and be a part of a movement that’s shaping the future of corporate social responsibility. Register today!

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