People are calling for change.

We believe we’re on the cusp of a new era, one we call the Civic Century, an age when people become the driving force that transforms our world. We believe when future generations look back on this time, they will see it as an era of sustained, meaningful civic engagement. Our role is to be a cultural catalyst, and remove barriers to entry, so everyone may live a fully engaged civic life.

Points of Light saw a need for a more holistic framework to help businesses, nonprofits and individuals to understand, identify and engage in the full scope of civic life. We developed the Civic Circle in recognition of the many ways people are living a civic life to be a force for positive change.

It is a way for people, nonprofits and businesses to address the challenges and opportunities existing in our communities, and collectively move the needle for issues they care about.

Civic Life Today

The Civic Circle helps individuals connect to opportunities and understand doing good comes in many forms; nonprofits prepare for the next wave of engagement by better focusing and communicating their impact; and businesses understand and address the expectations of consumers and employees to be socially responsible and civically engaged.

OUR FIRST ISSUE: PURCHASE POWER

This could be shopping with small businesses or B-Corps that support social causes through their work.

This issue of Civic Life Today will share more information about what purchase power is, and how it’s been used in the past to successfully drive change. We share stories from experts and business owners, as well as tools you can use – resources, podcasts, books and even a personal action guide to help you create your plan.

Read the purchase power issue of Civic Life Today now!

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New Research on Civic Engagement

Points of Light recently commissioned research, in partnership with AT&T and Hart Research, to understand their attitudes, behaviors, barriers and motivations for civic engagement. This research and report offer the most current and comprehensive look into the current state of civic engagement, a universal desire to do more in the future, and how we can help convert good intentions into positive action.

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