This week, the National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) is coming to our hometown – Washington, DC. The Case Foundation is excited to play a part in helping the Points of Light Institute to organize one of the largest convenings on volunteer service in the world, and we’re excited to participate in and facilitate several sessions and events.

If you’re planning to attend the conference, don’t miss the opportunity to hear from our CEO Jean Case during “The Art of Leadership” session where she’ll join Anne Saunders, President of Redbox and CNN’s senior political analyst, David Gergen. And be sure to register for the Civic Accelerator pitch session featuring the Case Foundation’s Senior Fellow Sonal Shah.

NCVS is also an important place for us to recognize the incredible value of pro-bono service – so please be sure to join us as we celebrate the efforts of A Billion + Change in mobilizing more than $2 billion in pro bono services to help nonprofits meet critical community needs.

Below are more details on the NCVS events where you’ll be sure to find a member of the Case Foundation – we hope to see you there! And if you aren’t able to join us in DC this year, be sure to follow the latest updates using the hashtag #NCVS.

The Art of Leadership

  • Thursday, June 20 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Washington Convention Center
  • Ballroom A

Session Description:

Join Case Foundation CEO Jean Case, as she and fellow panelists examine the values and tactics that enable leaders to bring tremendous change within their organization. Hear from business, government and philanthropic leaders on the applicability of these lessons to their everyday work.

Civic Accelerator – Entrepreneur Pitch and Showcase

  • Friday, June 21 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Washington Convention Center
  • Room 207 AB

Session Description:

Our afternoon kicks off with short presentations from the 9 ventures (listed below). The event is hosted by the Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service and Chris Simmons, President of the PwC Charitable Foundation will emcee the event. The entrepreneur pitches will be “judged” by an expert panel of business, investment, and entrepreneur leaders including Cliff Burrows, President – Starbucks and Joe Sibilia, CEO – CSRwire and Sonal Shah, Senior Fellow – the Case Foundation. Mingling and conversation accompanied by good food and drink will immediately follow the showcase.

Showcase pitch session participants include:

  • EPIC empowers creative professionals to make social change happen.
  • GenX & Associates helps communities dashboard their social, economic, and environmental data online for local decision-making.
  • GraphAlchemist offers Graph as a Service (GaaS) to provide data driven solutions to complex problems.
  • Jubilee Project makes videos for a good cause that empower, enable, and inspire the next generation of change-makers.
  • is the funding platform for civic projects.
  • OpenCurriculum is an online platform to create, access and share K-12 learning material.
  • Practice Makes Perfect works to narrow the achievement gap in low-income U.S. neighborhoods through summer enrichment programs.
  • Public Lab is a community that develops and applies affordable, open-source environmental monitoring tools to empower citizen scientists.
  • Village Defense provides neighborhoods with a real-time communications system to keep neighbors safe and connected.

Summit on Advanced Volunteer Engagement (SAVE) Keynote

  • Friday, June 21 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Convention Center
  • Room 206

Session Description:

On June 21-23, join the only national gathering for advanced leaders in volunteer engagement. SAVE features plenary sessions led by the top thought leaders in the field, challenging workshops and focused peer networking. Michael Smith, SVP of Social Innovation at the Case Foundation will give a two-hour keynote Fearless Forum to kick off the SAVE conference. If you are attending SAVE, don’t miss out on the chance to see Michael at one of his last events with the Case Foundation!

We also recommend registering for A Billion + Change NCVS sessions! See below for more information.

A Billion + Change: Innovations in Skills-Based Volunteering (SBV)

  • Thursday, June 20 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Washington Convention Center
  • Room 202 A

Session Description:

Where can you go with pro bono? Join “A Billion + Change” and the experts to discuss innovations in SBV: cross- sector collaboration, measurement, new pro bono technologies, engaging Millennials and key tools to build your pro bono readiness.

A Billion + Change: The Pro Bono Marketplace – LIVE

  • Thursday, June 20 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Washington Convention Center
  • Room 207 AB

Session Description:

Join us for a dynamic, live pro bono marketplace as leading A Billion + Change pledges share their inspiration, pro bono best practices and latest trends in skills-based volunteering. Connect and share ideas with companies like HP, Deloitte, PIMCO, UnitedHealth Group, Intel, Blackbaud and more!