2017 GRAVA Conference

2017 GRAVA Conference

The 2017 Greater Richmond Association for Volunteer Administration Conference is July 20 in Richmond. GRAVA is a local professional development organization promoting excellence in volunteer engagement. Each year, GRAVA’s annual conference draws service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors for a full day of networking and learning ...

National Volunteerism Conference

National Volunteerism Conference

Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service provides the singular opportunity for thousands from around the world to come together to shape the future of volunteerism. As the world's largest service-related convening, it brings together more than 3,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to gain and share knowledge, resources ...

Make This a Summer of Service!

Make This a Summer of Service!

With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about ways in which young people and their families can serve their communities during the break. Service and volunteerism gives youth an identity and purpose and helps them to develop important skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Consider ways ...

Day to Serve 2017

Day to Serve 2017

Day to Serve, September 9-October 10, is a unique annual initiative that transcends politics and religious differences. Coinciding with the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, this service period seeks to unites people of all faiths, races, cultures, and backgrounds with the shared goal of helping those in need and improving the communities where we l ...

New Peer City Tool

New Peer City Tool

A new Peer City Identification Tool, developed by the Community Development and Policy Studies division (CDPS) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will help you find peer cities that are experiencing similar trends or challenges. This information is fantastic for identifying needed context to policymakers and practitioners. The tool is a data co ...

Summer of Service Ideas

Summer of Service Ideas

With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about ways in which young people and their families can serve their communities during the break. Service and volunteerism gives youth an identity and purpose and helps them to develop important skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Consider ways ...

2017 Hurricane Toolkit

2017 Hurricane Toolkit

June 1 - September 30 is officially Hurricane Season! Ready.gov has released its digital toolkit containing social media posts and links to graphics and videos hurricane preparedness and improve clear actionable information for individual and community preparedness.  This is a fantastic resource which includes everything from templates for letters to e ...

Summer Meals Program

Summer Meals Program

With the school year ending, many kids face hunger this summer. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. More than 200 million free meals will be provided to children 18 years and under at Summer Food Service sites across the U.S. Recently, First Lady of Virg ...

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

The Governor's 2017 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference in Norfolk, November 15-17, has issued a Call for Proposals. This year's housing conference's theme is "Fostering Inclusive Communities." Inclusion means the action of including or being included, being connected and involved. Fostering inclusion encompasses our civic responsibility to address ...

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced  recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards on April 20th during an awards ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am proud and honored ...

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