By Odessa Jenkins, Director of Client Services at YourCause When I heard the news of Muhammad Ali’s death, I was immediately overcome with thoughts on how to improve my personal performance as a leader and as an individual contributor. Although I never had an opportunity to watch Ali fight live (I was 6 months old when Ali fought Holmes in Oct. 1980), as a sports enthusiast I have always been enamored by the stories of the champ’s work ethic, showmanship, and most of all, results. He was a champion, and more importantly, a results driven activist. As a competitive athlete, … Continue reading A Lesson in Service Delivery Excellence by Muhammad Ali (The Greatest of All Time)
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 Why is “feminism” a movement only for women? It’s a question that has garnered a lot of attention recently. Many have seen the magenta photos of Emma Watson as the face of the UN Women’s HeForShe movement, which promotes gender equality as a human issue that must be tackled by everyone, men and women alike. The San Francisco chapter of the U.S. National Committee threw a celebration in honor of the men in our community who are working to promote gender equality and enact real change for women. The HeForShe Champions for Change Celebration was held at the beautiful … Continue reading HeForShe: Building a World without Gender Barriers
The SOCAP conference is an annual event dedicated to showcasing investors, entrepreneurs, and leaders affecting impactful social change. UniversalGiving is excited to announce that our CEO, Pamela Hawley, is speaking at SOCAP today as part of a panel discussing creating a phenomenal giving experience. We are so proud that our CEO will be able to share her passion, drive, determination, and inspirational spirit together with so many other leaders making a profound difference in our global community. To learn more about the SOCAP conference and to read about how these global change-makers continue to make a difference, please visit SOCAP’s website and stay … Continue reading Pamela Hawley is Speaking at SOCAP!
By Marina Smith Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International— an organization committed to driving social change efficiently and effectively. SVP has created a network of thousands of individuals dedicated to linking their passions to progress and social change. Shoemaker has made his own impact by connecting people and organizations with the causes they are most passionate about and with the human resources most salient to their missions. In his newly released book CAN’T NOT DO: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World (Wiley), Shoemaker traces the paths of dozens of change-makers who acted on … Continue reading Are You Willing to Go to Hard Places?
by Steven Chang On August 11, 2011, founder & CEO Pamela Hawley led a panel of Fortune 500 Corporate Social Responsibility executives in discussing the innovations and practical lessons learned from launching CSR programs all over the world. We’ve taken the highlights from this exciting event and created shorter videos for your learning and enjoyment! Pamela Hawley on NGO Vetting Here’s what founder & CEO Pamela Hawley had to say about NGO vetting through UniversalGiving™, which has even helped Fortune 500 companies ensure the success of global CSR programs. Secrets to Success: Go Become Famous! Mark Edmunds of Deloitte LLP … Continue reading UniversalGiving at the Commonwealth Club – Video Highlights!
UniversalGiving has partnered with SOCAP12: Making Meaning Matter in San Francisco, a conference featuring the world’s pioneering impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, civic leaders and innovators. This year’s conference takes place October 1-4, 2012, and serves to create intersections where you – with friends and valuable strangers – mobilize resources and capital for good. SOCAP believes that to create the world we want, we have to bring all of our selves to the tasks – from our passion, to our time and talent, to our investment dollars – that’s what it takes to make meaning matter. The themes for this … Continue reading The Intersection of Business and Social: Making Meaning Matter