By Trevor Sipos I’ve always found that listening to music is a simple way to achieve piece of mind. The melodies of a good song can take us away from our problems and let us feel more positive emotions. However, … Continue reading Imagine
By Rachel Booth My high school would not let you graduate unless you had 100 hours of documented community service hours. While many of my classmates groaned at this experience, I embraced it and let volunteering shape my summers and, … Continue reading Youth and Inspiration
By Caroline Blackburn UniversalGiving® is about incorporating volunteering in everyday life. This belief that people should volunteer naturally is key to the company’s vision. I wish I could say that I have been to a cool foreign country to help … Continue reading Volunteering Around the Corner: Just Get Involved!
By Morgan DeLuce Two years ago, I spent my summer as an intern at UniversalGiving. I’ve now been on staff for over a year and recently came across a blog post I wrote reflecting on my internship experience in 2014. The importance of positive attitude and taking initiative are lessons that have helped me find success in my current role. I hope this can provide a few pointers on how to make the most of your job or internship! This past summer, I had the privilege of interning with UniversalGiving™ in San Francisco. UniversalGiving is a website that allows users to find donation … Continue reading How to Love your Summer Internship
By Sophia Russell In 2012, I traveled to Peru on a linguistics and community service trip. There, I volunteered at a daycare that one of my homestay parents’ children attended. When it came time for lunch, Superman and Little Mermaid lunch boxes were pulled off a shelf and dispersed. Most ate foods such as rice, bread, beans, chips, while a lucky few had pieces of chicken and fruit as well. The contrast from living in the Bay Area, where matters like eating organic fruits or meat are an everyday occurrence, to being in a country where even having a form of … Continue reading Feeding the Future: Child Food Security
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The art of giving up and letting go for the long haul seems almost foreign to us. Why, after all, would you give up something of value when you don’t have to? Continue reading “Why Sacrifice is Good: The Art of Giving Up and Letting Go”
By Jewell Willett, Senior Account Manager It’s easy to get emotional when you read about an insurance company that sponsors an employee engagement program for child bereavement. Or to feel inspired about a financial company teaching financial literacy to young business professionals in a developing nation. There are so many employer-sponsored programs that align with corporate business goals but are they successful without the support of employees? The answer is: No. It could be said that if you expect your program to thrive, you should be focusing on employee engagement as the driving force behind it. If this idea disrupts your … Continue reading Employer-Sponsored Programs: The Importance of Employee Engagement