OverviewAll for Good is a hub for volunteerism and community service on the Internet, and a service of Points of Light. We envision the site as a meeting place for organizations and individuals, providing a communal platform that allows people to see where change is needed, and makes it easy for them to engage. Powered by the largest online database of volunteer opportunities, All for Good is connecting Americans with nonprofits both large and small.
All for Good was inspired by President Obama, who called on more Americans to serve, and Internet pioneer Craig Newmark, who saw the need for an online resource to help Americans easily find ways to serve – “a Craigslist for volunteering.” It was built as a Google “20% project” and launched in 2009 by an all-volunteer team, including executives from Craigslist Foundation, EchoDitto, FanFeedr, UCLA and YouTube. All for Good was acquired by Points of Light in 2011.
All for Good debuted at the 2009 National Conference of Service and Volunteering under the leadership of Our Good Works, a nonprofit formed to manage All for Good and provide governance via its board of directors. All for Good also announced a partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service to provide search capabilities to Serve.gov, a website designed to enable Americans to find and share opportunities in their communities.
A New Chapter with Points of Light
In October 2011, All for Good was acquired by Points of Light, one of the leading institutions in the service field. Two years later, Points of Light is pleased to present an updated All for Good website, with a new, easy-to-use opportunity posting system, a disaster-specific opportunity portal, and a fresh coat of paint--much thanks to UPS and The Gap.
Points of Light inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. We connect people to their power to make a meaningful difference. We are organized to innovate, incubate and activate new ideas that help 21st century volunteers use all of their assets - their time, talent, voice and money - to meet the critical needs of our time. Points of Light Institute operates multiple divisions including: HandsOn Network, the largest volunteer network in the world with 250 local affiliates; generationOn, the global youth service division that ignites the power of kids to make their mark on the world; and AmeriCorps Alums, a network of more than 120,000 experienced volunteer leaders. For more information, visit www.PointsofLight.org.