“I have a slice of bread, that’s it, I don’t eat unless you eat, so we share this. I will not eat the slice of bread. Even though I need it more than you do, I will give it to you” -Katli Sekete on Ubuntu Continue reading Spread the Love
Traveling abroad is an incredibly rewarding experience. One can immerse in a new culture and learn the indigenous people’s traditions and customs. However, an alternative to the standard vacation abroad is the volunteer vacation. The volunteer vacation involves working with … Continue reading NGO Spotlight: Globe Aware Elephants in Thailand
Listen. Empower. Provide the capital necessary to grow. These are critical keys to executing a sustainable development strategy. A philanthropic cause will only be as strong as its lasting effects, as strong as it’s ability to empower the people whom it is serving. It must put people in a position to continue to grow after the NGO has left. To make this holistic change requires a multifaceted approach, one in which the community guides the service. The solutions must benefit the recipients, so the recipients need to be making the solutions. In doing so, the new practices will address the … Continue reading Sustainability Spotlight: Maasai Community Development Project
By Trevor Sipos The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world at 1.7 billion acres. It is home to roughly half of the world’s plants, insects and animals. Also, there are hundreds of different indigenous tribes that live in the Amazon … Continue reading The Amazon Rainforest
Shop! Who knew shopping could help the world? By shopping through UniversalGiving’s unique link on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate between 4.5% and 8% of your purchase to UniversalGiving! AmazonSmile offers the same Amazon products at the same low prices, no added … Continue reading The Top 6 Ways to Support UniversalGiving
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 Kerry Rodgers “While traveling in South Africa 6 years ago, I volunteered for one day at a wonderful non-profit in a township outside of Cape Town. It was serendipitous, as one of my traveling companions had a personal connection and invited us to join him for the afternoon. The experience was transformational – I walked away deeply inspired about the work of community-based nonprofits. Although we were only there for a couple hours, I became an ongoing supporter of the organization. It occurred to me that this one day was a win-win: the nonprofit had a new contributor and, for … Continue reading How One Day Changed my Life