What is Engage?
Engage is Points of Light’s platform for volunteers looking for ways to help in their communities to find opportunities and organizations that need their time, talents and passion. Nonprofits can register their organizations, curate a profile of their volunteer programs and needs, and keep their volunteer events and ongoing opportunities up to date through the platform’s posting app.
What happened to All For Good?
Engage builds upon the technology and partnerships established through All For Good. The volunteer opportunity aggregation services of All For Good now power the catalog at Engage, with updates to the design, search and filtering features. AllForGood.org will remain available to existing users through November 30, 2020, but newly registered organizations seeking to post volunteer opportunities will be directed to the new platform.
Does the All For Good Search API still exist?
Yes! We continue to work to make the catalog of volunteer opportunities accessible across the web so our partners can issue a volunteer call-to-action and help their audiences discover meaningful ways to engage with causes they care about.
We can also help embed a curated volunteer search experience on your website with our search API. If you need additional technical support, we can also provide your organization with a full-service hosted, curated and brand-aligned website experience at a URL of your choosing through our new white label offering. Get in touch with us for more information.
How do I register my organization?
Currently, only registered 501c3 nonprofit organizations can sign up to have an organization profile and post volunteer needs and opportunities. Our new registration system allows any 501c3 nonprofit organization that may have multiple locations for their branches, chapters, or service sites to register each of these locations as a separate entity under the 501c3. This feature works great for YMCAs or Boys and Girls Clubs and their metro-area branch locations; national federated organizations that might operate under a single 501c3 but have chapters around the country; and even grassroots community nonprofits that might have several neighborhood offices where they deliver services.
If you are with one of these chapters or branches, you will want to start the registration process by searching for the name, city and/or street of that branch or chapter. After confirming that location, you will then need to associate it with the 501c3 organization, and may need to know the 9-digit EIN in order to complete the process.
Soon, public and private schools, and public school districts, will also be able to use the tools available. If you are a staff member or volunteer organizer for a nonprofit, click here to sign up for by searching for your organization. If you have trouble with this process or can’t find your organization in our directory, please contact customer care.
I am a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a valid EIN, so why can’t I find my organization when I try to register?
The first step in our registration system uses information from Google to identify your organization and its place-oriented business data (address, website, etc.) Google has most US-based registered 501c3 organizations in their system already, but if you have trouble finding yours in the search, you will need to add it to Google’s database at Google My Business. There are a lot of good reasons to do this beyond enabling you to register with Engage. Having a profile for your organization in Google will help people discover your important mission in search and maps!
Why don’t I need a password for this site? Is my account information secure?
Points of Light is using a modern approach to manage users on the platform in which we remove as many barriers as possible to using the platform, including the need to create, remember and protect a password. Instead, at the time of registration and each time you return to use the site, we will send you a time-limited, secure “magic link” to the email you have provided us to authenticate your account and log you in. Your account is as secure as your email inbox—even more so, since each magic link will expire within 15 minutes of being sent.
What is the future of All For Good and Engage?
We are excited to release an updated design and many of the same basic features of All For Good for organizations, their organizers and volunteers looking for meaningful opportunities. We are even more excited to continue to enhance this platform in service of our strategic goal of erasing the sidelines to take action. We are focused on helping our nonprofit partners on Engage with their discoverability and engagement with new volunteers and supporters, helping people explore and get involved in the most high-impact and personally-fulfilling actions for social good in their local communities. We hope you come back frequently to see what’s new. In the meantime, you can sign up for updates here.