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.

HelpAge USA’s Board of Directors was named the winner on the evening of October 26, and Save the Children and SOS Children's Villages are being recognized as the two runners-up. “It is a privilege to work with and honor these three organizations and their boards who are doing amazing work to help people in need around the world,” said Scott Jackson, Global Impact President and CEO. “As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary we want to applaud and recognize the many partners we have had along the way in all sectors – public, private and nonprofit – and hope that this award will shine a spotlight on some of these deserving organizations.”

Kate Bunting, HelpAge USA, CEO said, “I am very proud that our board won this important award. It takes vision and guts to be a nonprofit board member; lending your time, talents and resources to advance a mission because you believe in it. As a leading philanthropy alliance, Global Impact’s recognition of our board’s passion, commitment and strategic stewardship is a great honor.” 

The three recognized nonprofit boards have demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • Tangible building of partnerships and resources
  • Transformational activities that helped the organization move forward
  • Positioning of the organization to influence or inspire positive change  
  • Business model or other structural change to create stronger impact
  • Marketing, visibility or fundraising campaign (at the board level) that positions the organization for the future
  • Board engagement strategy

HelpAge USA will receive a $10,000 unrestricted grant, and Save the Children and SOS Children's Villages will receive $5,000 each. Boards were nominated by senior staff at their respective organizations and Global Impact’s own Board of Directors selected the winner through a multi-step review process.

About Global Impact

Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with nearly 450 public and private sector workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of nearly 130 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization also serves as administrator for four of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, including the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O). Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.

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