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Points of Light: National Conference on Volunteering & Service

  • Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center 100 CNN Center Atlanta, GA 30303 (map)


  • 31st Century Nonprofits will be hosting a off-site special event

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 more than 3,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders together to gain and share knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally.


31st Century Virtual Volunteer Management
Wednesday, June 20th | 8:30am - 10am | Session 191

  • Ben Bisbee & Kathy Wisniewski - Presenters 

Managing virtual teams can sometimes feel daunting. But managing the process to manage them can be even more so. However, exceptional management skills and theories will always surpass technological advances and digital experiences even when they rely on the utilization of these tech-driven tools. This is what makes 31st Century Virtual Volunteer Management a thoughtful session to help you combine technology tools, remote management, and the overall management of those resources into one cohesive and effective set of practices for today and beyond. No matter who you manage, where they are in the world, or what the technology looks like, you will learn how to blend your strengths as a manager and the technology you're using both powerfully and successfully into one flawless model of progressive excellence to become a 31st Century Virtual Volunteer Manager.


Virtual Engagement in the 31st Century
Tuesday, June 19th | 10:30am - Noon | Session 190

  • (Producer) Kathy Wiesneski, Founder & Author | 31st Century Nonprofits
  • (Moderator) Ben Bisbee
  • Jennifer Bennett, Senior Manager, Education & Training | VolunteerMatch
  • Nipuna Ambanpola, Founder & Chairman | IVolunteer International
  • Kelly A. Lovell, CEO | The Change Generation and MyEffect 

What does the future of volunteer engagement look like? No, not tomorrow or next year, but the very far off future - decades from now, maybe even further? With the ever-changing landscape of technology, micro-science, and investments in empathy-driven models, what are the possibilities and how are we planning or thinking ahead? Addressed by some of the industry's current volunteer visionaries and leaders, Volunteer Engagement in the 31st Century will be a playful but thoughtful panel discussion with Jennifer Bennett, Senior Manager, Education & Training at VolunteerMatch, Nipuna Ambanpola, Founder & Chairman at IVolunteer International, and Kelly A. Lovell, CEO at The Change Generation to address not just the predictions of the of volunteer engagement, but how they are working to mold and direct the future of the industry and why this matters today. Moderated by Ben Bisbee from Rhinocorn Consulting and 31st Century Nonprofits, this session will be a fun, educational, and engaging way to think big about tomorrow and smart about today.


Rhinocorn Consulting's think tank, 31st Century Nonprofits will be hosting a special event off-site at the event. Details and opportunities to reserve your spot coming soon! 

Earlier Event: June 13