“One Child, One Teacher, One Book, One Pen Can Change the World.”

It’s that exciting time of year again–back to school! Yet at UniversalGiving, we remind ourselves that an education is not a given for many children around the world. Indeed, some have faced bullets for the right to learn. One Simple Question Malala Asks the World Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who stood up to the Taliban for the right to go to school, asks a simple question the world must answer: “Why is it that giving guns is so easy but giving books is so hard?”  How You Can Help Helping every child to go to school is Malala’s “duty.” At … Continue reading “One Child, One Teacher, One Book, One Pen Can Change the World.”

A Message from Millennials: It’s All About Social Responsibility

By Karen Kwiatek If you are unfamiliar with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), now is the time to learn. Social responsibility in the private sector has grown rapidly over the past 50 years.  The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) defines CSR as “[T]he continuing commitment by business to contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the community and society at large” (2015). Today, CSR is pervasive in the consciences of corporate professionals, responding to the ever-increasing demands by millennials seeking to work for ethical and responsible … Continue reading A Message from Millennials: It’s All About Social Responsibility

Calling All Social Entrepreneurs! Apply to the Forbes Under 30 $1M Change the World Competition

Our world is filled with amazing, inspiring young people who embody UniversalGiving‘s mission: to create a world where giving and volunteering are a natural part of everyday life™. We are so excited that Forbes is recognizing such individuals who have committed themselves fully to a cause with the Forbes Under 30 $1 Million Change the World Competition. This competition recognizes young social entrepreneurs doing truly impactful work as the founders, CEOs, and leaders of their own organizations. If you know of a deserving organization led by a committed young adult, encourage them to apply to this competition no later than Aug. 26. With … Continue reading Calling All Social Entrepreneurs! Apply to the Forbes Under 30 $1M Change the World Competition

Are You Willing to Go to Hard Places?

By Marina Smith Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International— an organization committed to driving social change efficiently and effectively. SVP has created a network of thousands of individuals dedicated to linking their passions to progress and social change. Shoemaker has made his own impact by connecting people and organizations with the causes they are most passionate about and with the human resources most salient to their missions.   In his newly released book CAN’T NOT DO: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World (Wiley), Shoemaker traces the paths of dozens of change-makers who acted on … Continue reading Are You Willing to Go to Hard Places?