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Reflections on Points of Light Service Unites 2018

by Molly Weinstein
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One of my favorite annual events is Points of Light’s Service Unites. Not only is the conference an opportunity to connect with peers to celebrate best practices and commiserate lesson learned, but it is also a chance to share updates on emerging philanthropy trends and hear from global service leaders. This year’s event delivered on its promise of incredible speakers and insights on the state of volunteerism, and I am happy to share my reflections on three networking and learning-filled days in Atlanta.

Bakken Invitation Award Recipients Honored

Program celebrates 5th year and recognizes people who are “giving on” after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.
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Medtronic founder Earl Bakken has much to be proud of going into 2018. 

On January 10, he celebrated his 94th birthday at his home in Hawaii, surrounded by family and friends.

Another highlight of the week, he says, was a visit by strangers from around the globe, gathered together to celebrate their “extra life."

They are the 2017 Bakken Invitation honorees, and are no longer strangers to Earl, but friends. 

Great Gwinnett Wetlands 2018 is Officially Water Under the Bridge

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Pleased to Report Results of Another Successful Cleanup Event
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For the last four years, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has been proud to team up with Gwinnett County’s Department of Water Resources to raise awareness about the important role that wetlands play, as well as to motivate the community to act as stewards to local wetlands.

Statement From Natalye Paquin, Points of Light President and CEO, in Honor of Mrs. Barbara Bush

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April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - “Barbara Bush embodied strength, grace, and dedication to family and faith. Her life was the very definition of what we at Points of Light hold up and support through our mission, a life that includes service to others. A tireless advocate for volunteerism, Mrs. Bush helped countless charities and humanitarian causes during her years in public life. In a recent interview, when talking about her continued work with her literacy foundation and President George H. W.

A Beautiful Shiver in the River ’18 from Keep Virginia Beautiful

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The folks at Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) had to admit it. They were a bit nervous prior to KVB's 2018 "Shiver in the River."

In late January, Virginia's James River was well above flood stage because of several weeks of rainy weather. But after 10-plus days of gorgeous weather, the James receded, and hundreds of volunteers flocked to Historic Tredegar for the 4th Annual Shiver in the River.

A Timely Solution for Starbucks Community Service Program [Case Study]

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Starbucks needed a better way to manage their corporate volunteering efforts, fast. They wanted to continue to involve not only their employees (who they refer to as “partners”) in volunteerism, but also their customers.

Coming Together, Changing Lives in Carapongo, Peru

By Cinthya Allen, Global Project Manager, AT&T
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During 2017, AT&T’s long-standing culture of service and volunteerism has been highly visible across the nation with employees coming together to support communities affected by disasters and in need in Houston, Texas, Puerto Rico, California and many other regions.  As an AT&T employee, and National President for HACEMOS, our company’s Latino focused employee resource group, I recently had the opportunity to serve alongside my colleagues from more than a dozen countries in a transformative project showing that our company’s spirt of service is also truly global. 

Major Leaguers Shine a Light on Teen Difference Makers

New video series features high school Action Team Captains from Cleveland and Tampa
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Rachel and Hishaam are two teenagers changing the world for the better through volunteering.

As Action Team Captains, the two high school seniors have spent hours of their free time volunteering in their local communities. Now, their efforts are being brought to a national spotlight through the Action Team national youth volunteer program’s newest campaign, “Difference Makers.”

Keep America Beautiful, ISRI Celebrate 20th Anniversary of America Recycles Day with “State of Recycling” Forum

Keep America Beautiful Invites Congressional and Industry Leaders to 2017 Forum Focused on “Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.”
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI,) today are hosting the 2017 “State of Recycling” Forum in Washington D.C., presented in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain. The topic for this year’s “State of Recycling” Forum is: Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.

Realized Worth Launches ‘Voyager,’ a Customizable Learning Environment for Employee Volunteers

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Realized Worth is proud to launch Voyager, our new online immersive learning environment for employee volunteers. Voyager gives corporate citizenship practitioners an easy-to-use digital tool to train and certify employee volunteers in the practice of Transformative Volunteeringand to easily manage, track and report on training progress. Practitioners can further evolve citizenship strategy by leveraging Voyager to engage and activate employee volunteers to take part in community activities.

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Realized Worth is proud to launch Voyager, our new online immersive learning environment for employee volunteers. Voyager gives corporate citizenship practitioners an easy-to-use digital tool to train and certify employee volunteers in the practice of Transformative Volunteeringand to easily manage, track and report on training progress. Practitioners can further evolve citizenship strategy by leveraging Voyager to engage and activate employee volunteers to take part in community activities.

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