Join Us in Houston June 11–14

The Points of Light Conference brings together social impact leaders from across the sector. It empowers nonprofit, NGO, government, business and civic leaders to make a bold impact in their communities, providing resources and inspiration for every step of the journey.

Experience

✓ More than 70 workshops with actionable takeaways led by industry experts.
✓ Inspiring keynote and panel discussions.
✓ Compelling leadership discussions highlighting best practices.
✓ Connection with fellow changemakers ready to collaborate and amplify your efforts.

Coming Soon: Agenda

Choose from more than 70 workshops with actionable takeaways led by industry experts. Engage in compelling leadership discussions highlighting best practices in the social impact space, including topics like:

  • Trends and best practices in volunteer engagement
  • Scaling skills-based volunteerism globally
  • Innovative models for national service programs
  • The role of civic engagement in democracy
  • Intersection of well-being, leadership development and employee engagement
  • Engaging diverse stakeholders
  • Managing organizational burnout and promoting greater well-being

Attending the 2024 Points of Light Conference can be applied towards professional development requirements for initial CVA Certification or CVA Renewal. CVA certification is the only internationally recognized credential in the field of Volunteer Administration.

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2023 Points of Light Conference attendees share their experiences.

Coming Soon: Speakers

We’ve got a packed agenda of inspirational speakers from a cross-section of community engagement and social impact areas.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND CONFERENCE

Whether you’re new to your role or have several years’ experience, you’ll be joined by attendees representing all 50 U.S. states and nations around the world. Plus, your participation can be applied to the education requirement for CVA certification or renewal, the only internationally recognized credential in the field of Volunteer Administration. This conference offers education, inspiration and connection — something for every champion of social good.

Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of our corporate partner, UPS, Points of Light is pleased to offer the following scholarships to attend the 2024 Points of Light Conference:

  • BIPOC Scholarship: for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) nonprofit professionals
  • Daily Point of Light Scholarship: For Daily Point of Light Award honorees

There are two levels of support available:

  • The Capacity Scholarship: This level awards a cash grant of $1,200 to support local travel and hotel and will include conference registration.
  • The Transformational Scholarship: This level awards a cash grant of $1,350 to support airfare and hotel and will include conference registration.

This scholarship is a learning opportunity for those seeking to further their knowledge of civic engagement efforts in their communities. It is limited in availability and will cover costs for one individual from an eligible nonprofit organization to attend the conference. Eligible applicants are BIPOC individuals OR previous recipients of The Daily Point of Light Award at nonprofit 501c3 organizations based in the U.S. with an annual operating budget of less than $2 million. Individuals must be 18 or older.

The application is open from February 1 through February 29. If you have questions about the application or scholarship, please contact [email protected].

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Travel

The host hotel for the 2024 Points of Light Conference is Marriott Marquis Houston. Book now to receive exclusive conference pricing.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For companies dedicated to making a positive change in the world and corporate social impact professionals ready to advance your cause: Contact us to discuss how your company or organization can become a part of the 2024 Points of Light Conference.

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