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Points of Light reports and toolkits share best practices and innovative ideas to equip individuals and organizations to make a difference.
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At the core of our philosophy is the belief that the most powerful force in the world is the individual who has realized their power to do good. At Points of Light, we inspire, equip and connect nonprofits, businesses and individuals ready to apply their time, talent, voice and resources to solve society’s greatest challenges.
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These five distinct and in-depth reports examine attitudes, barriers and participation rates globally, as well as in the U.S., the U.K, Brazil and India and provide actionable takeaways for businesses, non-profits and individuals.
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