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World Toilet Day 2016

How does sanitation (or the lack of it) affect people’s livelihoods? It has a bigger impact than you may think. Today we recognize World Toilet Day and address the role toilets play in our economy and health with the theme “Toilets and Jobs.” 
Poor sanitation and hygiene can negatively affect work productivity and cause health complications. For example, disease transmission alone accounts for about 17 percent of workplace deaths each year.

Global Impact Partners With CrowdRise to Promote the 2016 Giving Tower for #GivingTuesday

Fundraising competition provides the tools for charities to better leverage holiday giving to support their work

Global Impact Receives Grant to Expand Growfund

Grant supports informed, intentional and generous giving strategy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Global Impact Marks 60th Anniversary by Presenting Impact Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Board Engagement

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 27, 2016 – Global Impact, whose mission is to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. In recognition of this milestone, Global Impact’s Board of Directors introduced the Impact Award. This award recognizes excellence in nonprofit board engagement among Global Impact’s Charity Alliance of nearly 130 international nonprofit organizations.

World Polio Day 2016

Today is World Polio Day. 
Polio is a highly infectious disease that typically affects young children and can cause irreversible paralysis. Polio has no cure – the only way to combat it is through immunization.
We have made great strides towards polio eradication. Between 1988 and 2013, the world witnessed a decline of more than 99 percent in reported polio cases. In 2014, 88 percent of the world’s population lived in polio-free areas.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2016

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
This year’s theme, “Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms,” ties directly into Sustainable Development Goal #1, “End poverty in all its forms, everywhere.”
With this theme, we need to look past poverty at face-value, and instead recognize and address the humiliation and exclusion that often accompanies poverty.

International Day of Rural Women

Tomorrow is International Day of Rural Women, an observance that calls attention to the rural women who make up close to half of the world’s agricultural labor force.

As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, “[Rural women]… grow, process and prepare much of our food. They are the backbone of rural communities, and in many households they have the key responsibility for food security, education opportunities and healthcare.”

World Food Day

Today is World Food Day.

Progress that has been made over the last 15 years to lift around 200 million people out of hunger, yet food security continues to be a worldwide concern. Hunger comes as a result of many factors, such as poverty and lack of resources, but this year we focus on the impact of climate change. The 2016 theme is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.”

Global Impact CEO Scott Jackson Receives 2016 EXCEL Award for Outstanding Leadership

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 13, 2016 – Scott Jackson, President and CEO of Global Impact, has been recognized by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as a 2016 winner of the Gelman, Rosenberg and Freedman EXCEL Award. The award recognizes leadership achievement in the areas of innovation, motivation, community building, ethical integrity and strategic leadership.  

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction.
IDDR celebrates the efforts of people and communities to reduce their exposure to disasters worldwide, and provides an opportunity to educate people about disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness.