Wendy Spencer, the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, joined us at Nesta for a conversation on lessons from programmes across the US that mobilise citizens to volunteer.
The Corporation is the main funder of City Year, AmeriCorps as well as many other programmes and it has become a major part of the landscape in the US, winning cross partisan support and playing a big role in making service part of the national dialogue. It's also been instrumental in bringing a higher degree of rigour around impact to the field and have helped to leverage significant philanthropic and foundation money.
This brought together funders, policy makers, practitioners, businesses, and other interested parties. Through lively conversation, the intention was to elevate the debate about volunteering in the UK.