GivingPoint had a busy and exciting March! We launched a lot of new things, including our updated website and our new hours-tracking platform with MobileServe, and spent a lot of the month talking about GivingPoint’s Social Innovators Academy! 

GivingPoint Institute: Overcoming Adversity

On March 6th we kicked off the month with our Overcoming Adversity workshop, which featured a variety of panelists and mentors for our students to learn from. Our students got to hear about personal stories of overcoming adversity from a larger panel, as well as asking individual questions in smaller group breakout sessions.

We want to take a second and thank all of our amazing presenters, because we truly couldn’t do what we do without your help: Atharva Athalye, Lisa Babb, Niara Botchwey, Sarah Buchanan-Sasson, Rebecca Gregor, Kate Gremillion, Tamika Jackson, Dr. Darian Jones, Gene Kansas, Katie Might, and Max Rubenstein.

New Website and Tracking Platform

Our website has been redesigned with the help of Sol Design Co., and we are so excited about the new look of GivingPoint. We have a few more pages to roll out over the coming weeks, but we already love having a website that showcases the mission and programs that GivingPoint offers. Visit www.mygivingpoint.org today and check it out, and let us know what you think!

New Tracking Platform

Along with the website launch, we launched our collaboration with MobileServe! We are partnering with MobileServe to allow our students to track hours in a much more streamlined fashion, with built-in verification options for nonprofits and schools, including geo-tagging, signatures, and more! Additionally, the dashboard that MobileServe provides for schools and nonprofits to manage and analyze their volunteers is top of the line, and we are excited to see the things that our partner schools and organizations will be able to do with this new software.

GivingPoint’s Social Innovators Academy

And last but not least, we have kicked off recruitment for our upcoming SIA classes!

SIA inspires and equips students to be social entrepreneurs and to create impact projects designed to make an impact in their communities. We are so excited to host multiple workshops both this summer and this fall throughout the Metro Atlanta area, including at Gwinnett Tech, in North Fulton at the Cottage School in Roswell, and at Georgia State University.

Our recruitment campaign has involved a lot of social media (make sure you’re following along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and as many visits to local schools as possible. Applications are due April 15th for our summer academies and June 1st for our school-year academies.

You can apply online at bit.ly/applySIA, and please share this link with any friends or students you think would be a good fit!