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
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
After working for the last 4 months on trying to bring the voices of those most affected by Ebola to the decision-making table, the shoe was momentarily on the other foot. And while I did not walk a metaphorical mile in those shoes, I did take a few small steps. Continue reading What happened when I was suspected of having Ebola
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Guest Post by Monte Fisher, Executive Director of Achungo Children’s Center. “The Achungo Children’s Center (ACC) provides education, care, food, clothing and medical assistance for over 200 orphans and destitute children in rural southwest Kenya.” I first visited Kenya when I was 19. As part of my studies, I spent 8 months in Kenya and absolutely fell in love with the country – its incredible beauty and exotic character, and more than that, with its people. They seemed the friendliest, most inclusive and loving people I’d ever met. Nothing was more important to them than relationships. It was more than 40 … Continue reading Getting Involved – Achungo Children’s Center
“We live in a world that is full of opportunities, and we can choose to see it as a glass half full instead of half empty.” Continue reading Great Opportunities
Today, the UNESCO has decided to declare the first World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) in order to “raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development.” This years’ theme is “Youth skills for work and life in the post-2015 agenda,” and is part of their Sustainable Development Initiative. This is what they have to say about it: With the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and UNESCO’s Education for All (EFA) campaign coming to their term in 2015, more young people than ever around the world have gained access to education. This has sparked career expectations and raised hopes … Continue reading Celebrate World Youth Skills Day With UniversalGiving!