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].

Building and maintaining an engaged Board of Directors

Chess pieces
Building and maintaining an effective and engaged Board of Directors can be challenging. It is helpful to have a structure for juggling the many relationships, meetings and other responsibilities. 

Findings of recently released 2018 Giving Global Matrix

Giving Global Matrix cover
During a Lunch and Learn with Global Impact and KPMG LLP on Dec. 18, 2018, JP Morgan Chase staff learned more about the steps to consider when pursing a corporate social responsibility plan and charitable endeavors around the globe.

Tips and tricks: making the most of your Charity of the Week feature

Charity of the Week one-pager
Every week, Global Impact features one charity partner as part of a Charity of the Week promotion. The selected charity is given a spotlight on our website and Benevity page with regularly posted content on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn pages throughout the week. Here are some ways to make the most of your feature week while maximizing your coverage:

Global Impact highlights achievements of 2018 through annual report

2018 annual report
In the last fiscal year, Global Impact continued to work closely with nonprofit, private and public sector entities helping them achieve their fundraising, philanthropic and corporate social responsibility goals. 

Sunda Strait tsunami

Oxfam America
A tsunami that hit on Dec. 22 along the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia has left at least 426 dead, 7,000 injured and 12 missing. More than 40,000 people have been evacuated.  

GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN: Raising India’s Boys to Demand Girls’ Rights

Two boys and a girl look at the camera.
In recent years, reports of brutal attacks against women and girls in India have made headlines, bringing attention to an issue that has deep roots in Indian society.
Most violence occurs within families: husbands, fathers, and brothers feel legitimized by India’s traditional culture of gender discrimination.

GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN: "We must teach young people about dreams." – Rosilla’s Story

A girl smiles at the camera
“My name is Rosilla, and I come from Samburu County. I’m going to share my story.”
Editor’s Note: Rosilla is from the Samburu tribe, a pastoralist community in northern Kenya. When she was just nine years old, her father sold her into marriage in exchange for eight cows. She was forced to undergo female genital mutilation. Today, at age 16, she is free, in school, and thriving at the top of her class. 
This is Rosilla’s story in her own words. 
Rosilla at age 16.

Scott Jackson on creating social impact

Global Impact CEO Scott Jackson was featured in Philanthropy University's recurring guest blog series.

California fires

Direct Relief volunteers loading supplies.
Multiple fires recently raged simultaneously across California, covering thousands of acres of ground and threating the lives of thousands of people. Hundreds are still missing, and the town of Paradise, California – once home to 27,000 – has been completely leveled. Now, incoming rain has put areas affected by the fire at risk for flooding and mudslides.

Global Impact's Guide to #GivingTuesday 2018

Three girls using a new well.
Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has been celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as an annual 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 nonprofits, corporations, small businesses and individuals from across the globe.