What Brings Me Here

  At UniversalGiving, we are so grateful for all of our interns! Here is a quote from Madhuri, our Q&A/Web Intern about why she has decided to work with us to make the world a brighter place!   “My passion towards learning and contributing to the society brings me here to UniversalGiving. And knowing about the UniversalGiving’s vision really motivates me to come forward and contribute a bit for a great cause. As it is said, small drops make the ocean.” -Madhuri Kalani, Intern Continue reading What Brings Me Here

How Volunteering Can Strengthen Your Company

Here’s my article that was recently published on Triple Pundit about the how volunteering can benefit your company. Enjoy! ¤~~~~~¤~~~~~¤ Volunteering can do more than make you feel good. It can help strengthen your company. Volunteering shows what your company stands for, attracts people who want to help, encourages collaboration, improves employee retention, and enhances brand image. If you haven’t guessed it already, all of these factors help your company’s bottom line. More people want to work for you, and customers want to buy your products because they feel good about what your company is doing. Volunteering is a key part … Continue reading How Volunteering Can Strengthen Your Company

Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

  According to the Christian Science Monitor, civilian casualties in Afghanistan have increased at a record rate. 1,601 civilians have been killed in 2016 and 3,565 have been wounded. Close to a third of the casualties are children.   This kind of statistic is unacceptable.  Kids should not suffer.  Let’s help them now!   Do your part and donate to our partner organizations to support at-risk populations in Afghanistan.   Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, working in the United States and 70 countries around the world, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people impacted by … Continue reading Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Philanthropy begins . . . at three

Originally posted on Fran Moreland Johns:
My friend Oli, age three, is a philanthropist. Maybe not on the scale of Bill and Melinda Gates, but what were they doing when they were three? Probably not donating 100% of their disposable income to their favorite charities. Which is what Oli did recently, making him my current favorite philanthropist. This adventure started when Oli’s bank, something that gives him great pleasure, reached its saturation point. Oli’s bank is an apolitical elephant bank. Oli had been stuffing it with coins received in Easter eggs (the Easter bunny has taken a capitalist turn since… Continue reading Philanthropy begins . . . at three


Volunteerism: Potentially impactful but easily detrimental

By Alix Charles View original article on WhyDev Can volunteer-tourism programs make meaningful differences in the communities they “serve,” or would the local population in fact be better off left alone? To find out, I recently shadowed the operations of … Continue reading Volunteerism: Potentially impactful but easily detrimental