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World Health Day 2017

Today is World Health Day. Falling on the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) founding, World Health Day provides an opportunity to open up the conversation on global health. Each year, the WHO picks an aspect of global health to campaign for; this year, the focus is depression.
 

World Tuberculosis Day 2017

Today is World Tuberculosis Day – this is the second year of the “Unite to End TB” campaign. The WHO is putting an emphasis on uniting to “Leave No One Behind,” which aligns with the agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals and the objective to end tuberculosis by 2030. This includes addressing discrimination and other barriers that block access to care.
 
Learn how you can help us bring an end to tuberculosis and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
 

World Water Day 2017

Today is World Water Day - this year’s theme is “Why wastewater?”
 
World Water Day is recognized annually on March 22 as an opportunity to create international awareness and to take action to help solve the global water crisis. 
 
This year’s theme, “Why wastewater?,” focuses on the massive amount of wastewater that is cycled back into nature without being treated or reused. This wastewater not only pollutes the environment, but it also ensures that nutrients in the water are lost.
 

“Take Me with You” by Global Impact CEO Scott Jackson Available in Bookstores Now

"Take Me with You" cover
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 21, 2017 – “Take Me with You” by Scott Jackson, president and CEO of Global Impact, was released today and is now available in bookstores nationwide and online. Published by SelectBooks, Inc., it is a moving personal story that will make people laugh, cry, and hopefully inspire them to take action and find the “charity within”—Jackson’s personal philosophy of making a choice to live in a way that improves life for others.
 

International Women’s Day 2017

Today is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange.
 
According to the World Economic Forum, if things remain as they are, the gender gap won’t be closed until 2186 – over 150 years away. This timeline is unacceptable.
 
The gender gap, or the difference in opportunities, status and more between men and women, is a major barrier for women in areas such as health, education, economics and politics. Closing the gap would bring freedom of choice and more opportunity to women worldwide.
 

Building and Managing Effective Collaborations for the World’s Most Vulnerable

This article originally appeard on Philantopic, a blog from The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest.
 

Growfund Launched as New Employee Benefit for Holistic Financial Wellness Packages

Employee benefits advisors team up with charitable giving experts to integrate employee giving with financial planning opportunities in the workplace
 
ALEXANDRIA, Va, Feb. 21, 2017 – Global Impact, a leader in growing global philanthropy, and AFS 401(k) Retirement Services today announced a partnership to equip corporations with holistic employee engagement and financial wellness programs to address the shifting priorities of a multigenerational workforce. 
 

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2017

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
 
FGM is considered internationally as a human rights violation. An estimated 100 million to 140 million women and girls alive today have been victims of FGM in some way, and another 15 million more girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are projected to be added to that list if nothing changes. 
 

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