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Philanthropy News Digest: Gen X and Millennial Women: Ready to Give in More Meaningful Ways

Over the past couple of decades, baby boomers have been the lifeblood of charitable giving in the U.S., their rock-steady giving fueling nonprofits' efforts to make a difference in the world.

Global Impact, CleanSpark Partner to Solve the Global Energy Crisis

Global Impact, a non-profit organization that partners with groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Foundation, Operation Smile and Global Vision to invest in humanitarian solutions for the world’s most vulnerable people, has partnered with San Diego-based microgrid technology company, CleanSpark, to establish a social sector development program that will deliver 100% sustainable energy to impoverished rural populations.

Global Impact Report Highlights Impact through Partnerships

Global Impact, whose mission is to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people, released its FY15 Annual Report, Dec. 11, 2015.

International Human Rights Day

Over 60 years ago, the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To commemorate this event, the 10th of December was declared International Human Rights Day.

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.