Points of Light announced today that AL!VE, the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement, will take on operations of the Service Enterprise Program effective immediately.
Service Enterprise has been a signature initiative at Points of Light, a presidential legacy foundation with a global presence, for more than 10 years. This research-based program set the standard for high-quality volunteer experiences. As Points of Light broadens its efforts to include the many ways individuals and organizations are able to take action to advance causes they care about through the Points of Light Civic Circle, the organization has determined that Service Enterprise can attain new heights of growth and impact by being embedded in an organization where volunteerism is an area of focus. AL!VE has been selected as the organization with a vision for how to continue to grow the value and reach of Service Enterprise by building upon what Points of Light and its hubs and partners have achieved.
“AL!VE was carefully selected through a rigorous process that included both Points of Light leaders and experts in the field,” said Diane Quest, chief external affairs officer of Points of Light. “Their thoughtful presentation placed the Service Enterprise hub community at the center. What set them apart was their national scope, engaged membership and a strong long-term strategic plan.”
“AL!VE is thrilled to be partnering with Points of Light to enhance and expand the Service Enterprise Initiative,” shared AL!VE Board President, Michelle Raymer. “As an association dedicated to the profession of volunteer engagement, the work aligns closely with our mission and will help advance volunteerism while expanding the capacity of nonprofits and government entities across the country.”
Points of Light will remain engaged for the next few years in partnership to ensure a seamless transition as AL!VE continues to grow the Service Enterprise community and impact.
For more information on the Service Enterprise program, please visit https://www.pointsoflight.org/service-enterprise-program/.
ABOUT POINTS OF LIGHT
Points of Light is a global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most.
ABOUT AL!VE (ASSOCIATION OF LEADERS IN VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT)
Founded in 2009, AL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement) is a national membership organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement. AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement.
Global nonprofit Points of Light announced today the Service Enterprise Program will now be operated by AL!VE, the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement.