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.
Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps), started in 2006, is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes...
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...
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...
HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250...
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.
All for Good helps you to find and share volunteer activities with friends, family and colleagues. The site brings together listings from...
The goal of ItStartsWith.Us is to build a global community of individuals focused on making a positive impact in the lives of the people around them...
Catchafire matches professionals who want to give their skills with nonprofits and social enterprises that need their help. We match professionals...
Helps you find opportunities to volunteer in your community. Find a charity that needs help. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Contribute to your...
Looking for examples and resources on how to better engage your constituents? Check out these feature resources…
The National League of Cities has developed the "Authentic Youth Civic Engagement: A Guide for Municipal Leaders." Its detailed contents contain all...
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new...
Make friends (and allies) and influence public policy in four relatively easy steps - as explained by Thaddeus Ferber in SparkAction's "Do It...
  Technology has made it fast and easy to contact Congress, but how well is it working? SparkAction and the National Conference on Citizenship...
Ready to test your knowledge in this area? Take a quiz or two and see how you do!
Thinking about volunteering? Take this quiz to discover what kind of service best suits your personality.
Answer these five simple questions from iVolunteer.org to discover what kind of volunteer you really are and how you can best give back in your...
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...
Take this Wall Street Journal quiz and find out who gives, how much they give and whom they give to.
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.

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.