Purpose 360 Podcast and Points of Light to Illuminate ‘Humanity at its Best’ During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Human Stories Sought of Inspiration, Hope, and Meaning from Around the World

New York| Mar 27, 2020

Purpose 360 Podcast, a podcast focused on the power of purpose for business and social impact, is launching a special series, Purpose 360: Humanity at its Best. Created in conjunction with Points of Light, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, the new series will share positive stories that celebrate our shared humanity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Purpose 360 producers and storytelling partner Points of Light are inviting the public to share uplifting stories about their experiences throughout the pandemic. Hosted by Carol Cone, CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, and Kristin Kenney, Senior Associate at Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, the show will include short interviews in each episode, distributed multiple times each week.

“This pandemic has shown our global interconnectedness like never before. We live in an era of shared responsibility, so we are pivoting Purpose 360 to provide a platform for people to share stories how the crisis brings out the best in people,” said Cone.

“Since our founding, we have recognized, and celebrated people have answered the call to make a difference in their communities – points of light,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light. “Despite the global crisis COVID-19 has brought upon us, acts of kindness and good deeds are unrelenting. By sharing those powerful stories, we hope to bring moments of joy, comfort and inspiration to people around the world.”

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to nominate themselves or anyone with an inspiring story by emailing [email protected]. Interviews will be approximately 3-5 minutes each, conducted by phone. Producers will contact those selected to provide additional detail.

“These stories are deeply needed now. Around the world, people are helping one another, sparking little moments of joy, reaching out to those in need, and bringing our global community together in the midst of a trying and uncertain time,” said Kenney.

About Purpose 360 Podcast

Purpose 360 Podcast is a masterclass in unlocking the potential of purpose to ignite business and social impact. The show is co-hosted by Carol Cone, CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE and one of the world’s foremost experts in CSR and purpose, and Chris Noble, CEO of Matchfire and a cause marketing expert. Purpose 360 guests have included leaders from Unilever, JetBlue, McDonald’s, REI, United Way, JUST Capital, TOMS, New York Times, AB InBev, and dozens more. To subscribe and listen to past episodes, visit purpose360podcast.com.

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 affiliates in 250 cities across 37 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 14 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit: www.pointsoflight.org.


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