GLOBAL AWARD

Turkey Impact Council won the Fast Start Award from Points of Light.

Turkey Impact Council was selected as the first among the corporate volunteering councils established in the past three years, according to the excellence principles of Points of Light.

Turkey Impact Council won the Fast Start Award from Global Nonprofit Points of Light.

Turkey Impact Council was selected as the first among the corporate volunteering councils established in the past three years, according to the excellence principles of Points of Light.

Points of Light, a global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action with its global network in 38 countries, presented the Fast Start Award at their conference held on July 14-16, 2021. Turkey Impact Council Chair Arzu Demirel said, “We are honored with this global award. It shows that we are on the right path with what we have done so far. We are related to all sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the Turkey Impact Council. However we selected one orienting goal to expand our reach and impact through collective action. Our goal is gender equality, empowering women and girls. I sincerely believe that with the power of volunteering, we can achieve a significant change together on the path of equality.”

‘‘Points of Light congratulates The Turkey Impact Council for their commitment and leadership as champions of corporate volunteering,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light. “Their approach to addressing the SDGs and their focus on equality for women and girls are examples of the impact a network of companies can have when they support a common goal.”

Turkey Impact Council is among 6 Regional Councils launched by IMPACT2030 which is a global network in corporate volunteering. Turkey Impact Council brings together private and civic society, academia, and UN. Turkey Impact Council developed its strategy based on the results of capacity mapping project which showed SDGs supported by the employees, current situation and potential of corporate volunteering in Turkey. The Turkey Impact Council was awarded for its success in implementing the principles of excellence. Points of Light has developed Principles

of Excellence for Corporate Volunteer Councils to better serve developing and well-established CVCs. It is Points of Light’s goal that these Principles will serve as benchmarks for CVCs, guiding their work to improve and expand their organization.

About Points of Light

Points of Light is a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.

About Turkey Impact Council

When companies join forces and use the skills, expertise and creativity of their people as a force for good, they can change the world.
Turkey Council is a private sector-led initiative, in collaboration with the United Nations, public and social sectors, and academia, with the unique mission to activate human capital investments through employee volunteer programs to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at etkikonseyi.com.

E-mail: turkeycouncil@impact2030.com