Serve the Global Public: It’s UN Public Service Day!

In 2003, the United Nations declared June 23rd United Nations Public Service Day in order to celebrate the value of public service, honor those who serve their communities, and encourage members of the public to get involved in bettering their surrounding communities. Dedicated public servants around the world work tirelessly to improve living situations for others, and are often not given the recognition they deserve. This year, the UN’s Public Service Day Awards Ceremony and Forum will be held Medellin, Colombia from June 23rd to June 26th. This year, join UniversalGiving in celebrating United Nations Public Service Day and engage … Continue reading Serve the Global Public: It’s UN Public Service Day!

Give your dad a gift that keeps on giving by donating to a cause that reflects his interests!

Consider celebrating your dad by donating to an organization that reflects his interests. Donating to a cause that he cares about is the perfect way to demonstrate your care for him–this way, you can make an impact in his life and the lives of many others. Give the gift of giving this Father’s Day: honor your dad by donating to a cause in his name. UniversalGiving makes finding the perfect gift easy and worry-free by providing you with numerous high-quality giving opportunities.  Each of the organizations on our website has been thoroughly researched and vetted according to the highest standards … Continue reading Give your dad a gift that keeps on giving by donating to a cause that reflects his interests!

How You Can Support the People Who Make Your Gifts

By Cheryl Mahoney Today, we’re excited to tell you about a UniversalGiving partner who’s doing great work for the world!  The Hoop Fund is located down the hall from us at the Hub SoMa, and they also share our international focus. The Hoop’s mission is to create a more  connected marketplace, building links between consumers and the people who created the products they buy.  The Hoop partners with entrepreneurs, artisans, and farmers, and invites the people who buy their products to help fund their work.  The Hoop gives you two choices: you can directly fund a microloan to a project … Continue reading How You Can Support the People Who Make Your Gifts

Doing Good (twice over) with Holiday Gift Packages

Today’s guest post is from Chelsea Iverson. If you will be giving to charity this holiday season or are considering making a personalized and meaningful donation on behalf of someone you love, you’re not alone. Holiday giving is a tradition that combines the Scrooge-inspired spirit of Christmas with generous year-end-tax breaks. Each year, charitable organizations around the world receive millions from contributors during the holiday season. It seems that the tougher the economic times, the more dedicated we are to helping those who are most vulnerable. According to the Red Cross, 68% of Americans believe that it is especially important … Continue reading Doing Good (twice over) with Holiday Gift Packages