Strengthening global health and child survival to provide a better future for all
When tasked with writing a blog post that would be published in the middle of November, my first thought was, “Perfect, easy – everyone loves a post that is comforting, moving and inspiring during the season of giving thanks!” When I learned the blog post topic was global health, well … after the last 18 […]
Responding to COVID-19 through effective partnerships
In December 2019, a new health concern began to spread within the city of Wuhan, China. The coming weeks would see a flu-like infection rippling out from its origin point to sweep through China before crossing borders and oceans onto foreign soil. Part of the coronavirus family, COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019, is […]
COVID-19: What can your company do to help?
On March 11, 2020, nearly two months after announcing a global health emergency, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, the disease originated in China and has spread to every continent except Antarctica. With this disease being so widespread and an increasing number of cases being detected […]
Are you forgetting about your workplace giving donors?
Global Impact has been working with Vicki Ebert and the Operation Smile team over the past few years to develop a strategy for engaging with workplace giving donors. Since this type of fundraising can seem to have a low return and it often requires some hoop jumping to identify donors, acquire donor data, and understand […]
Why you should hike 200 flights of stairs this April
If you’re like me, you aren’t even close to accomplishing your new year’s resolutions yet. True, we are only one month in to 2020, so there’s still plenty of time. But, if you resolved to increase your physical fitness and make the world a better place, then boy – do I have a great idea […]
Photo essay: UMCOR’s work to alleviate human suffering
“To alleviate human suffering” – this is what United Methodist Committee on Relief, or UMCOR, aims to accomplish through their global work. They work to provide practical, proactive support to the most vulnerable survivors of chronic or temporary emergencies due to natural or civil causes. Instead of telling you about the work that UMCOR does, […]
When you’ve lost everything, a toothbrush and a bar of soap are life-savers
Medicine for Everyone MAP International, founded 65 years ago as Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) International has provided medicines and medical supplies to billions of people who need them the most. For those of us with easy access to a drugstore on every intersection, it can be hard to imagine that in developing countries, even hospitals […]