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].

December International Observance Days

International observance days, like Universal Children's Day or Giving Tuesday, can be great tie-ins with your campaign and offer a way to motivate employees to give. Consider incorporating these days into your campaign and promote Global Impact’s High Impact Funds on the corresponding days. Download the complete 2017 list and other campaign materials here.

#ORGinAction: Global Impact Helps Organizations Make a Difference Around the World

#ORGinAction is a recurring series by the Public Interest Registry that highlights how organizations who trust the .org domain are using it to anchor their communication, networking and advocacy efforts online. The Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit organization that exists to serve the public interest online. It was created by the Internet Society, originally to manage .org domains.

Global Impact Taps Luis Guardia as New Chief Business and Financial Services Officer

ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 29, 2017 – Today, Global Impact President and CEO Scott Jackson welcomed the organization’s new Chief Business and Financial Services Officer Luis Guardia. With 25 years of experience, Guardia brings significant expertise to the already strong executive team at Global Impact where he will lead internal financial administration, external financial services and asset management programs.

Philanthropic Disruptions: Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Global Impact Partner Solutions Senior Director Brandolon Barnett writes: 

"Nonprofits and philanthropy are, of course, no more immune than anything else to the cascading forces of “disruption” in modern-day American society. Whether through technology or the convergence of previously siloed activities into integrated platforms, the impact of these forces—which includes new ways in which technology enables us to work and give—is causing shifts across the charitable landscape that are shaping new donor behaviors and trends.

Corporate Disaster Response: Balancing Urgent Short-Term Needs with Long-Term Recovery Efforts

In a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation blog, Global Impact’s Acting Managing Director of Partner Solutions Kathleen Lowenthal writes:
 

Global Impact's Guide to #GivingTuesday

Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has been celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. as a global day of giving fueled by social media. Following the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is the official kickoff to the charitable giving season. It unifies charities, corporations, small business, and individuals from across the globe.

November International Observance Days

International observance days, like Universal Children's Day or Giving Tuesday, can be great tie-ins with your campaign and offer a way to motivate employees to give. Consider incorporating these days into your campaign and promote Global Impact’s High Impact Funds on the corresponding days. Download the complete 2017 list and other campaign materials here.

International Day of Peace 2017

Together for Peace

Today is International Day of Peace.

In 1981, the United Nations declared a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

2017 U.N. Peace Day Theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All

ECPAT-USA Launches Any Kid Any School PSA

ECPAT-USA,a Global Impact charity partner, released a public service announcement titled “Any Kid Any School” aimed at empowering youth to identify situations of trafficking and become advocates in their own communities. The goal is for this PSA is to mobilize students, schools, parents, and the public to educate themselves about the signs of sex trafficking and take action on this issue that impacts children and families across the country.

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