About 429,000 people lost their lives to malaria in 2015, and 90% of those malaria deaths were in sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading Fight malaria with tech
Today, an unprecedented 63.9 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced. Continue reading Leveraging People, Products, and Innovation to Support the Refugee Crisis
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 The power of video to successfully promote causes, companies, organizations, people, and yes, even cats, on the Internet is hardly a secret. We can see the power of video almost immediately (how many views/hits did you get?), and we can also see the power of video in our everyday lives (when was the last time you asked a question beginning with, “have you seen that one video…?”). But how do videos become popular? Two videos that use the same outreach methods – email, social media, word of mouth, live presentation – may not necessarily have the same … Continue reading The Power of Video
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!
Today’s guest post is from Clarissa Meyer. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of non-profit, charity, or community organizations in the world. And while some have paid positions, most rely heavily on volunteers to keep their operations running. Girl Guides of Canada is nothing without adults running camps and meetings. Habitat for Humanity cannot survive without people willing to lift, tote, and hammer boards. But how do these organizations find and keep volunteers? In the old days it was through bulletin board notices and phone calls. But in our fast-paced, modern world those strategies are not feasible. The volunteer … Continue reading How to Use Technology to Recruit Volunteers
Today’s post is from UniversalGiving’s Founder and CEO, Pamela Hawley. I recently attended the Synergos Conference in New York, where we were invited amongst 100 global donors. I wanted to share some exciting insights with you! We’ve been honored now to be invited for our 6th year in a row, as part of Synergos. Synergos is a group that brings together global leaders who want to give effectively in developing nations all over the world. At the same time, it also supports social innovators in more than 40 countries through their Senior Fellows program. They are social leaders who sincerely and … Continue reading An Exciting Trip to Synergos with the Global Philanthropists Circle