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.
Our 24 years of work to scale up the engagement of children and youth continues, with young people today volunteering at record rates, more than any...
HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250...
Every day, across the world, people like you start campaigns on Change.org to fight for issues they care about — and the Change.org team works to...
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.
In April 2009, Mayor Bloomberg launched NYC Service, the office tasked with setting a new standard for how cities can tap the power of their people...
Finding the volunteer opportunity that best suits your skills, availability, and expectations can make all the difference. The Get Involved! search...
The year-long Global Citizen Corps Leadership program works with 500 youth leaders. We spread the word about root causes of critical global issues to...
VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online...
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...
The National League of Cities has developed the "Authentic Youth Civic Engagement: A Guide for Municipal Leaders." Its detailed contents contain all...
At the Case Foundation we are champions of all strategies that put citizens at the center of decision-making and empower them to take charge of the...
Make friends (and allies) and influence public policy in four relatively easy steps - as explained by Thaddeus Ferber in SparkAction's "Do It...
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.
Thinking about volunteering? Take this quiz to discover what kind of service best suits your personality.
A short quiz on acknowledging and thanking your donors and reporting on their money's impact.
Head over to the History Channel and test your knowledge about United States history, civics and government.
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...
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...

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.