The SOCAP conference is an annual event dedicated to showcasing investors, entrepreneurs, and leaders affecting impactful social change. UniversalGiving is excited to announce that our CEO, Pamela Hawley, is speaking at SOCAP today as part of a panel discussing creating a phenomenal giving experience. We are so proud that our CEO will be able to share her passion, drive, determination, and inspirational spirit together with so many other leaders making a profound difference in our global community. To learn more about the SOCAP conference and to read about how these global change-makers continue to make a difference, please visit SOCAP’s website and stay … Continue reading Pamela Hawley is Speaking at SOCAP!
Money can’t buy happiness. Sometimes we forget this. Remember, it was the Beatles who brought this up through their songs. They had powerful messages which made us think. So the next time you are enjoying one of their songs, remember, too, their life advice. Money can’t buy happiness. Continue reading “Pamela’s Weekly Words of Wisdom: Money Can’t Buy Happiness”
Our world is in crisis. Millions of our fellow humans are fleeing their homes, seeking shelter in countries far from the lands, people, and lives that they have always known. As violence escalates in Syria, millions flee for fear of the civil war that ravages their country. What Can You Do to Address this Crisis? 1. Get Educated: Read and learn about the world around you. Find out what Mercy Corps is doing to address the crisis, and join hands with the thousands of other people fighting to protect the basic human needs and rights of our global community. 2. Join Our … Continue reading Our World, Our Community: The Syrian Refugee Crisis
This past week, Pope Francis made a much anticipated and historic visit to the US. His visit to our nation’s capital was highlighted by an address to Congress, during which he called on Congress to enact change about an issue that involves all of us: the world’s climate. As a global community, we must stand together on this issue: our world is for all of us, and every action we take to improve our global environment is a gift to all of humanity. Pope Francis’ call to action reminds us that “climate change is a problem that can no longer be left … Continue reading “Care for Our Common Home”: Climate Change Impacts Our Global Community
There are many images that come to mind when we think of Asia, from dragons to beautiful beaches, spanning varied cultures. One of my favorite views is that of the banyan tree, for it must be strongly grounded in the earth, which also allows its larger branches and leaves to provide overreaching shade.
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Today, on September 21, the United Nations Peace Bell rings in World Peace Day, dedicated to the sustainable reduction of war. Though pessimism may dominate your newsfeed, data shows that the world is moving increasingly closer to realizing the dream of peace. We’re Closer to World Peace Than Ever Before According to prominent Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, over the last 50 years, death from war has plummeted. The number of people killed in war is down 50% this decade compared to the 1990s. While there were less than 20 democracies in 1946, there are close to 100 today. Genocide deaths per … Continue reading Today is World Peace Day: Give Peace a Chance
“Shame on You, Aunt Pamela, that’s a TREE. We can’t hurt the trees!”
A few years ago, my niece Lindsey gave me a great talking to. She was 5 or 6, and needed help in the restroom, so off we went. As we finished up, I pulled two paper towels to dry my hands. Continue reading “Pamela’s Weekly Words of Wisdom: “Shame on You, Aunt Pamela, That’s a TREE””