By Pamela Hawley One of the Top Things I Love About Our Interns: “I believe that perspective and point of view matter.” Every intern at UniversalGiving as part of the hiring process, submits a writing sample. That sounds simple, and yet … Continue reading Perspective and Point of View Matter
In a world filled with poverty, philanthropists must ask themselves how they can break this unfair cycle where poor families continue to stay poor. Children all across the globe are at a distinct disadvantage because they lack the resources and … Continue reading NGO Spotlight: Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation
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!
At our 10,000 Volunteers event in November, we raffled off a flight to a volunteer trip anywhere in the world. Jimmy Diefenderfer was the lucky winner, and he just returned from an incredible experience in Cuba. “My trip to Cuba with Globe Aware had two principal objectives: make meaningful contributions to several community projects and become familiar with the Cuban people and culture. As such, we spent part of each day being introduced to a local project in Havana, including a tuition-free school for young adults interested in becoming barbers, a tree-planting sanctuary aiming to prevent damaging landslides in a hillside … Continue reading A Week in Cuba with Jimmy Diefenderfer
At UniversalGiving, we ask important questions of our Interns and Returnees during the interview process. It helps us understand more of who they are and their motivations. We can then provide them a superior Internship or Returnship experience. It also helps them gain clarity and purpose as to why they are joining us. Below is from new team member Prithvi Mattur. She’s from India, and helping us with our Executive Assistance and Social Media. Here’s her answer to one important question: Please tell us a challenge you faced and what you learned from the experience “A very common problem an Indian … Continue reading “That incident taught me to think independently and is giving me courage even today.” – Prithvi Mattur
By Calvin Harjono Every morning I wake to the sound of my alarm screaming for me to get out of bed. Still half asleep, I crawl out of bed and begin my day with a brush and shave. Typically, a … Continue reading Gel