The Daily Point of Light Awards: an analysis of recipients and effects.

Abstract

During his presidential administration, George Bush used the phrase "points of light" to connote and promote voluntary service. His program to honor those with exemplary service with a Daily Point of Light (DPOL) Award attracted great publicity--but no systematic analysis. Accordingly, this article presents the first comprehensive examination of the DPOL recipients, and the possible effects the Award had for strengthening and publicizing their voluntary activities. The analysis is based on a review of the press releases describing each recipient of the Award and a mail survey of this group administered by the authors.

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@article{Brudney1995TheDP, title={The Daily Point of Light Awards: an analysis of recipients and effects.}, author={Jeffrey L. Brudney and Kristen L. Willis}, journal={The Journal of volunteer administration}, year={1995}, volume={13 4}, pages={1-9} }