News & Press Releases

Global Impact reacts quickly to the evolving priorities of donors. Our expertise, business acumen and efficiency ensure that charitable gifts are used to address the most pressing problems facing the poorest and most disadvantaged people. For the latest information on the work we are doing to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world, see our current and archived press releases and news stories below.

Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Global Impact Director, Marketing & Communications, Micaela Vivero at 703.717.5265 or email [email protected].

World Hunger Day 2017

This Sunday, May 28, is World Hunger Day.
 
Started in 2011, World Hunger Day “aims to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.” Here are the facts:
  • 795 million people don’t have enough to eat.
  • 98 percent of the world’s undernourished people live in developing countries.
  • Hunger kills more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Global Impact Celebrates Do More 24 with Charity Partners in Washington, DC

Global Impact is excited to announce that we are a Community Partner for Do More 24, an annual 24-hour online fundraiser taking place on June 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. As the headquarters of Global Impact and home to many of our staff, we are dedicated to supporting our D.C. community and world through this initiative.
 

9th Annual Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit

September 6-7, 2017
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington D.C. 
Organized by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF)

World Fair Trade Day 2017

Tomorrow is World Fair Trade Day.
 
World Fair Trade Day is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of the fair trade movement in fighting poverty, exploitation and climate change. Learn more about World Fair Trade day and how you can uphold ethical business practices on the Fair Trade Federation website.
 

Africa Famine Relief Fund

Africa Famine Relief Fund
Earlier this year, the U.N. officially declared famine in parts of South Sudan. Now, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are also approaching famine status, while many other countries are suffering, as well. Global Impact charity partners are on the ground and in need of your support. Please donate to the Africa Famine Relief Fund to assist them in their efforts.
 

Bad Neighborhoods: Cyber Danger Lurks for Nonprofits that are Online

By Tim Bloechl, Global Impact board member; director, Cyber Security Business for Quantum Research International
 
This article originally appeared in the April 1, 2017 edition of The Nonprofit Times.

Cyber-related discussions should always start with current threats and the information technology (IT) industry realities to counter this threat. Leaders of all kinds -- government, business, and nonprofit  -- and those engaged in cyber security face a number of known unknowns on a daily basis including:

World Malaria Day 2017

Today is World Malaria Day. This year’s theme is “End Malaria for Good.”
 
World Malaria Day provides a platform to advocate for continued investment and commitment for the prevention and control of malaria. This year, the WHO is highlighting the importance of malaria prevention in particular. 
 

Earth Day 2017

Tomorrow is Earth Day! This year’s campaign theme is “Environmental and climate literacy.” 
 
Across industries worldwide, education is accepted as the foundation for future and progress. The same holds true in the fight to protect our environment. Earth Day 2017 encourages everyone, everywhere to educate the people around them about the importance of protecting the environment and developing greener technology.
 
Spread the word this Earth Day – find out how at earthday.org

World Immunization Week 2017

Today marks the start of World Immunization Week, celebrated each year through the last week of April, running this year from April 24-30. This year also marks the fifth year and the halfway point of the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). GVAP’s goal is to protect millions of people from vaccine-preventable diseases by 2020 through universal access to immunization.
 

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