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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Since 1992, this day aims to promote awareness and support for people with disabilities worldwide and their inclusion in society.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On November 25th, 1960, Mirabal sisters Patria, Maria and Antonia were assassinated in the Dominican Republic by order of Dictator Rafael Trujillo. Their crime was being politically active and opposing Trujillo’s regime. Now, the 25th day of November each year is known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Recognized by many women’s right’s activists since 1981, it was made official by the United Nations in 1999. This day aims to bring attention to the ongoing battle for women worldwide, calling for an end to violence against women and girls.

Universal Children's Day

Today is Universal Children’s Day. Created in 1954 by the United Nations, Universal Children’s Day strives to create awareness of the welfare of children worldwide. The day is also the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

World Toilet Day

In 2013, the UN declared November 19th World Toilet Day. Originally started in 2001 by the World Toilet Organization, World Toilet Day aims to spread awareness of the lack of access to water and sanitation that still plagues people today. 946 million people—1 in 7 worldwide—do not have access to any toilet at all.


For the fourth year, #GivingTuesday is celebrated as a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, people and groups from all around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and giving. #GivingTuesday is a great day to launch the holiday charitable giving season. The message? You don't have to be a billionaire to be a philanthropist. Anyone can make a lasting impact by taking action!

World Polio Day

Saturday, October 24 is World Polio Day. Created by Rotary International, this day also marks the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk—the man who led the first team to develop a polio vaccine in the 1950s.

Customizing Global Philanthropy, Signature Funds Target Urgent Issues, Corporate Priorities

Efforts ranging from rescuing Syrian refugees to the charitable interests of a former Miss Universe are now being bolstered by custom fundraising tools called Signature Funds. Increasingly, corporate philanthropy has become more targeted and charity fundraising efforts have become more issue-driven. In response, Global Impact is working with several organizations to create custom Signature Funds that help both sectors accomplish their goals. These platforms help corporations, nonprofits, and individuals support specific international causes, inspire audiences worldwide, and raise support and visibility for work that brings change to communities around the globe.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Saturday, October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day was first celebrated in 1987 when more than 100,000 people gathered in Paris, France, to honor the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. The day has become a symbol for renewing commitment to eradicate poverty.

World Food Day

Today is World Food Day, a time to take action against hunger. World Food Day was established as a way to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on October 16, 1945. Those who celebrate World Food Day believe that the right to food is a basic human right and that the only acceptable number of hungry people in the world is zero.

UN Adopts Sustainable Development Goals

In concert with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations, Global Impact launched a multi-pronged initiative to advance the goals in several sectors. The 17 SDGs are an aggressive, but achievable group of objectives that, if attained, will make the world a much better place. The 17 goals seek to end poverty, ensure food security, protect the environment, and much more. First, in order to assess how nonprofit and for-profit organizations are planning to engage with the SDGs, Global Impact launched a survey to hundreds of organizations, which covers planned programs, investments and communications around the SDGs. The output of the survey will help corporations, charities and other service providers determine the best way to engage and leverage the SDGs.

In an effort to raise awareness about the SDGs and raise funds for charities working on the ground to bring them to fruition, Global Impact launched Global Impact is the first to bring this type of SDG fund to the market and is partnering with the world’s most respected charities providing actual programs that will contribute to the success of the SDGs. “Global Impact’s SDG Funds offer a single-source opportunity for corporations and individual donors to learn about and contribute to specific charities working in each SDG theme,” said Global Impact President and CEO Scott Jackson.