Vaccine distribution: There’s good news and bad news

Medicine vials

It’s probably a cliché to say, “I can’t believe that was only a year ago,” but in all seriousness, when I reflect on 2021, I feel distant from how my life was at the beginning of the year. In some ways, the day-to-day looks the same. I still work remotely, wear a mask in public […]

How giving at work can help educate the next generation

Children International tutoring

When considering the major global challenges facing us today – climate change, hunger, poverty, etc. – the best way to create a brighter future is to invest in children and education. The solutions to these crises could all lie in the minds of today’s youth. Last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our country experienced […]

Trends you need to understand to fundraise for the future

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The Global Impact team has spent the past 18 months helping our partners and peers respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have frequently issued findings and updates on the status of philanthropy throughout the pandemic, including tips for fundraising in a more open USA, insights for the future of fundraising events and a […]

Why inclusive disaster relief is essential in a time of crisis

Food for the Poor delivers food and supplies by boat

Resilience: the ability of individuals to bounce back from adversity stronger than before. We have seen this concept working overtime for a year and a half as the world builds a path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other global emergencies. In 2020 alone, a number of overwhelming disasters affected over 98 million people. […]

Employee engagement: 2021 expectations based on last year’s experience

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It’s been said time and time again – 2020 was a year like no other. This sentiment applies to the employee giving space as well. The COVID-19 pandemic forced an abrupt shift to remote working, which also meant that workplace campaigns would need to take place remotely – and for many, this would be the […]

Launching the Vaccine Confidence Fund with Facebook and Merck

Harnessing social media to increase vaccination confidence and uptake

We’re thrilled to be working with Facebook; Merck; the Alliance for Advancing Health Online and its members; and our subsidiary organization Geneva Global to launch the Vaccine Confidence Fund. The Fund is officially live and sharing a request for proposals (RFP) to support targeted research on how best to use social media and online platforms […]

Playing our way to a better world: A fundraising strategy guide

A girl facing away from the camera holding a Playstation controller sitting in front of a screen displaying a game and cheering with her arms in the air.

Like many kids growing up in the ‘90s, plenty of my time was spent out-of-doors – countless hours riding my bike with friends, playing catch with my dad and brother, even just taking walks. However, I also played a lot of games. With the help of my siblings and dad, I was fed a steady […]

Having fled war, Syrian mothers give birth during a deadly pandemic

A health care worker holds a newborn baby. Logo: International Medical Corps

Original post published May 6, 2021 on the International Medical Corps website. This week we’re featuring our Charity Alliance partner International Medical Corps! Learn about the vital work they’re doing to support Syrian refugee mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic in this guest blog post. Since the 1947–49 Palestine war, Jordan has been a refuge for […]

5 tips to drive fundraising as the US reopens

Graphic of a man standing in an open doorway. Text: We are open

As we write this post, 49 of 50 U.S. states have set health criteria or hard dates for a full reopening, according to the New York Times. Of those, all but 15 states are already fully open! That means that across the country, summer music festivals are returning, baseball stadiums will soon be filled to […]