Celebrating Mothers Worldwide

By Nancy Baah On Sunday, May 8, children of all ages in the US will show gratitude to their mom with gifts, flowers, or a “vacation day” from motherly duties. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, we at UniversalGiving would like to take the time to show appreciation for awesome mothers around the world by saying, “Thank you!” Moreover, while it is important to thank the mothers in our own lives for all they do, UniversalGiving would like to highlight the challenges many mother’s face globally. To get involved with helping a mother in need, UniversalGiving invites you to take advantage of the giving opportunities below: … Continue reading Celebrating Mothers Worldwide

SCA and American Express Celebrate Earth Day at Golden Gate

383 Bay Area Community Members Join Together to Give Back By The SCA Blog  SCA celebrated Earth Day and National Park Week joined by 383 community members from across the Bay Area. Over 250 volunteers came out to iconic and historic Lands End in San Francisco, and over 130 volunteers made their way to beautiful Tennessee Valley in the Marin Headlands to mark Earth Day and celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. This event was the first Bay Area project in a series of Find Your Park Day of Service events across the nation hosted by SCA in partnership with American … Continue reading SCA and American Express Celebrate Earth Day at Golden Gate

How One Day Changed my Life

by Kerry Rodgers “While traveling in South Africa 6 years ago, I volunteered for one day at a wonderful non-profit in a township outside of Cape Town. It was serendipitous, as one of my traveling companions had a personal connection and invited us to join him for the afternoon. The experience was transformational – I walked away deeply inspired about the work of community-based nonprofits. Although we were only there for a couple hours, I became an ongoing supporter of the organization. It occurred to me that this one day was a win-win: the nonprofit had a new contributor and, for … Continue reading How One Day Changed my Life

Quality Models: The Intersection of Impact and Honesty

By Nancy Baah The concept of nonprofit organizations was established over forty years ago, and since then the number of nonprofit organizations and NGOs over the years has grown exponentially.  The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) reports that there are approximately 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, the number of nonprofit organizations established is innumerable due to the rate at which new organizations develop and varying statuses by country.  Because of this influx, it is important that nonprofits are held accountable to carry out their missions and truly make an impact. To hold organizations accountable, many … Continue reading Quality Models: The Intersection of Impact and Honesty

Brand Image and the Importance of CSR in the New Digital Age Part 3

By Matt Gallagher Developing CSR Programs Conveniently, Efficiently and Effectively Time, planning and management do not necessarily have to be a big part of your investment in CSR. Websites and services like UniversalGiving can handle all of the legwork so that your contribution is focused on providing a greater good. Your administrative requirements remain minimal, with 100 percent of your donation going directly to the cause of your choosing. Charitable organizations such as UniversalGiving can handle the administrative end, vetting projects through a trademarked, proprietary Quality Model. They consult on proper methods of engaging with nonprofits and how you can … Continue reading Brand Image and the Importance of CSR in the New Digital Age Part 3

Brand Image and the Importance of CSR in the New Digital Age Part 2

This week we’re diving into how CSR can benefit your company directly. Let’s get started! By Matt Gallagher Increasing Employee Morale Nearly 87 percent of companies with CSR programs have employees who exhibit strong company loyalty, according to the 2012 Edelman good purpose study. It feels good to support a cause with both our dollars and time.  An effective CSR policy entices consumers to support a brand, and it encourages employees to stay on board and contribute. Therefore, the social benefit companies contribute is effectively an investment in their brand that has tangible effects on employee morale and retention (ultimately … Continue reading Brand Image and the Importance of CSR in the New Digital Age Part 2

If the World Were 100 People…

By Dana Saign If the World Were 100 People: Gender 50 would be female 50 would be male Age 20 would be 0-14 67 would be 15-64 14 would be 65 and older Geography 5 would be from North America 9 would be from Latin America & the Caribbean 12 would be from Europe 61 would be from Asia 13 would be from Africa Religion 31 would be Christian 21 would be Muslim 14 would be Hindu 6 would be Buddhist 12 would believe in other religions 16 would not be religious or identify themselves as being aligned with a … Continue reading If the World Were 100 People…