HeForShe: Building a World without Gender Barriers

By Morgan DeLuce   Why is “feminism” a movement only for women? It’s a question that has garnered a lot of attention recently. Many have seen the magenta photos of Emma Watson as the face of the UN Women’s HeForShe movement, which promotes gender equality as a human issue that must be tackled by everyone, men and women alike. The San Francisco chapter of the U.S. National Committee threw a celebration in honor of the men in our community who are working to promote gender equality and enact real change for women. The HeForShe Champions for Change Celebration was held at the beautiful … Continue reading HeForShe: Building a World without Gender Barriers

Think Globally, Act Locally, Love Universally

By Lindsay Rogers At UniversalGiving, we believe in creating a world where “Giving and Volunteering are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.” Through our Community Outreach Program, team members perform hands-on service by working with organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area that are addressing social issues present in our local community. This month, UniversalGiving had the opportunity to work with Dinner with Grace, a long-standing initiative of Grace Cathedral. This program cooks and serves dinner to residents of the Crosby Hotel in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. The Crosby Hotel is part of San Francisco’s Housing First Program … Continue reading Think Globally, Act Locally, Love Universally

Spending the Evening in San Francisco?

The hit solo show STEVE SEABROOK: BETTER THAN YOU is currently playing at The Marsh in San Francisco. This satire of the personal-growth industry has just been extended for the third time. Writer/performer Kurt Bodden is a UniversalGiving supporter, and will be making a donation to UniversalGiving. We’re encouraging supporters to attend the performance on Saturday, July 20th! The SF Examiner raves that the show is “filled with laughs!” and calls the performance “pitch-perfect.” The Chronicle says, “Steve Seabrook is very funny — with perhaps a little enlightenment thrown in as well.” You’ll learn things like how to embrace procrastination … Continue reading Spending the Evening in San Francisco?

UniversalGiving at the Commonwealth Club – Video Highlights!

by Steven Chang On August 11, 2011, founder & CEO Pamela Hawley led a panel of Fortune 500 Corporate Social Responsibility executives in discussing the innovations and practical lessons learned from launching CSR programs all over the world. We’ve taken the highlights from this exciting event and created shorter videos for your learning and enjoyment! Pamela Hawley on NGO Vetting Here’s what founder & CEO Pamela Hawley had to say about NGO vetting through UniversalGiving™, which has even helped Fortune 500 companies ensure the success of global CSR programs. Secrets to Success: Go Become Famous! Mark Edmunds of Deloitte LLP … Continue reading UniversalGiving at the Commonwealth Club – Video Highlights!

The Intersection of Business and Social: Making Meaning Matter

UniversalGiving has partnered with SOCAP12: Making Meaning Matter in San Francisco, a conference featuring the world’s pioneering impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, civic leaders and innovators. This year’s conference takes place October 1-4, 2012, and serves to create intersections where you – with friends and valuable strangers – mobilize resources and capital for good. SOCAP believes that to create the world we want, we have to bring all of our selves to the tasks – from our passion, to our time and talent, to our investment dollars – that’s what it takes to make meaning matter. The themes for this … Continue reading The Intersection of Business and Social: Making Meaning Matter

PhotoPhilanthropy: Achieving Social Impact through Imagery

By Bridget Botelho We are happy to share about a new organization that shares our mission of striving to make the world a better place! San Francisco-based nonprofit, PhotoPhilanthropy, is bringing art and creativity to social change.  The organization has created a platform for photographers to collaborate, share, and connect with other nonprofit organizations in efforts to drive philanthropy through photography. Through PhotoPhilanthropy, photographers can network with nonprofit organizations to volunteer and photograph specific projects.  Also through the site, photographers can share their work with nonprofits, share their experiences, and even search for grants that will help continue their efforts. On … Continue reading PhotoPhilanthropy: Achieving Social Impact through Imagery

A Good Idea Indeed

By Andrea Xu, Marketing Intern/Executive Assistant to the CEO  In our busy society, it is so easy to forget how far a small, random act of kindness can go. In an age where everyone is glued to his or her iPhones, emails, and personal planners, we have become so absorbed in our own bubbles that sometimes we forget that we are still surrounded in a community, a community where issues such as homelessness are still prevalent. And this is where A Good Idea steps in. A Good Idea encourages positive social change that connects people with others who want to … Continue reading A Good Idea Indeed