Points of Light
This course was developed in partnership with Points of Light, a nonpartisan organization with a mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. They are connectors of people and organizations to passion and purpose, providing the tools to make meaningful and sustainable change. Points of Light recognizes that, together, we can create a world where no one sits on the sidelines. To learn more about the Points of Light vision, visit pointsoflight.org.
The Civic Alliance is America’s premier nonpartisan coalition of more than 1,300 businesses united by a commitment to our democracy, which we believe depends upon active participation in safe, accessible, and trusted elections. Founded by Democracy Works and the CAA Foundation, the Civic Alliance supports its member companies as they inspire their employees and consumers to engage in civic life and their communities. Join us at civicalliance.com.
Dr. Megan Pontes
Megan Pontes, PhD is an Assistant Teaching Professor teaching nonprofit leadership and management at the School of Community Resources and Development within the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. She has a BS in Business Administration from the College of Charleston, MBA from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Leadership Studies focused in nonprofit and philanthropic leadership from the University of San Diego. She also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Diego. Dr. Pontes has 13 years of experience in the financial sector in addition to years of experience as a board member, staff, and volunteer within the nonprofit sector. Her research interests include nonprofit advocacy for social change, philanthropy, board governance, and social enterprise.