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Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC in June #NCVS


Note from Beth: I’ve just finished doing some social media workshops in New Zealand with Volunteering Auckland and now in Australia.  Next month,  I will be traveling to Washington, DC for the NCVS Conference and can’t wait.  I will be doing  a panel on using social media as part of volunteer recruitment.   While I’m still “down under,”  Michelle Nunn agreed to share this guest post about conference highlight


Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC #NCVS guest post by Michelle Nunn

I’m eager to let readers of Beth’s Blog in on the best, old-fashioned way to be a networked employee at a networked nonprofit dedicated to social change: Come to Points of Light’s annual Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, D.C. next month.

From June 19-22, more than 5,000 people from around the nation and the world will gather to discuss best practices in engaging volunteers and new ways people can power solutions to some of our most pressing social challenges.

If you come, you’ll find out:

  • Why I think this is the best time in history to be working for social change.
  • Why Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant thinks serving others is the key to individual success.
  • What Republican strategist Karl Rove and Democratic strategist David Plouffe have in common.
  • Why Frans Johansson subtitled his bestselling book, “What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation.”
  • What New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has to say about ways volunteers can drive recovery after a natural disaster.
  • What Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry have in common.
  • What Beth Kanter has to say about using social networks to advance the cause of volunteerism.
  • What entrepreneurs and those who create business models can teach the rest of us about engaging volunteers.
  • Who will sing for his supper at a huge gathering on education reform.
  • How you can help clean up the national mall, feed the hungry in D.C. and get your members of Congress engaged in service.
  • How you can help Chase, our conference title sponsor, decide how to invest more in the nonprofit sector.
  • How to meet tons of great people, engage in great conversations and learning, and have a great time in our nation’s capital.

There will be 13 Conference Tracks to engage any imagination. They include: Nonprofit Capacity Building, Service Innovation, Business, Economic Opportunity, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Excellence in Education, Faith, Global, Leadership, National Service, Veterans and Military Families, Volunteer Management and Youth Service and Leadership.

I hope you’ll make a plan today to join us for Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, D.C. Together, we can network our way to a better future.

Find out more and register here:

Michelle Nunn is the CEO of Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, and author of Be the Change

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