We believe the best solutions come when citizens are placed at the center of finding creative solutions to challenges that affect them, their communities and our society. Learn more about the people, ideas and tools that exemplify how active community engagement can make a significant difference in the world, and opportunities for you to take action and get involved.

Get Engaged

Looking for a specific organization? Check out our list highlighting several organizations that are leading the way in this field and helping to advance social good.
HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250...
Code for America enlists the talent of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing our communities. We...
DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the U.S. that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a...
Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is...
There are many ways to volunteer and support an organization. Be sure to make the most out of your experience by checking out these platforms and resources for, and about, volunteering.
VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online...
With help from a slew of charities, the app lets users pick and choose from dozens of bite-sized bits of charity - whether that be taking a survey...
Youth Venture's mission is to build a global movement of young people being powerful now, changemakers now. This is the foundation for an "everyone a...
generationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. As the youth division of Points of...
Looking for examples and resources on how to better engage your constituents? Check out these feature resources…
Votizen provides an authenticated platform that directly connects registered voters and elected officials through social networks, making civic...
  Technology has made it fast and easy to contact Congress, but how well is it working? SparkAction and the National Conference on Citizenship...
The WHY I LIFT campaign is an annual campaign in which LIFT volunteers across the country share their story of why they LIFT, share the LIFT mission...
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new...
Ready to test your knowledge in this area? Take a quiz or two and see how you do!
Take this Wall Street Journal quiz and find out who gives, how much they give and whom they give to.
Take this quiz over at Pew Research Center to find out if you're a true "Millennial" - and compare your answers to respondents from a nation-wide...
Head over to the History Channel and test your knowledge about United States history, civics and government.
A short quiz on acknowledging and thanking your donors and reporting on their money's impact.
Have you been thinking about starting a new volunteering gig, but aren’t quite sure what would be a good fit for you?  Try this quiz and share your...
Are you up to the task? Each month ZimNotes will feature a one-question quiz to help ensure you know basic but critical information about fundraising...

Get Connected

People to follow

Check out the top movers and shakers tweeting about social good. Follow them to stay informed on the latest news, tips, and examples to keep you inspired. To learn more about Twitter and how you can use it, be sure to visit our Twitter Toolbox.

Blog Roll

We’ve highlighted a few of the must read blogs on this subject. Check them out to get different perspectives on the issue from leaders in the field. To learn more about blogs and how you create one, be sure to visit our Blogging Toolbox.

Blog Roll

Keep up with related news and information by reading the latest posts published from those on our blog roll.
We recommend “liking” these individuals and organizations on Facebook so you can join their engaging conversations and observe best practices at work. To learn more about Facebook and how you can use it, be sure to visit our Facebook Toolbox.

Get Informed

From interviews and step-by-step guides to campaign examples, these featured videos will help you learn more about and navigate the world of social good.