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].

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

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“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. 
 

Giving global – a pathway to a better world

Earlier this week, Global Impact was featured in Philanthropy University's recurring guest blog series. You can read a portion of the blog below, or read the full article as it originally appeared on philanthropyu.org.

Impact on the ground: Deanna Neiers at Ecolab and Carlson

Based in New York City, Deanna Neiers is Global Impact’s newly promoted Director of the Northeast and Central Regions. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her previous work in the private sector and has first-hand experience in the value of employee engagement and the opportunities it provides for leadership growth. Her passion is for improving the lives of women and girls globally. 
 
As part of our new feature “Impact on the ground” here’s Deanna’s first-hand experience at recent events she attended:
 

Podcasts for Good: reaching a millennial workforce

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In 2017, the Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD), Washington’s state-level campaign, welcomed a wave of millennial employees. In order to meet changing demographics, the CFD reached out to its new employees to see how they could best support them in the campaign.
 
They found that not only was the number of participating charities overwhelming, but there was a push to develop a new, more creative way to hear from those charities. This is what led the CFD to create Podcasts for Good.
 
Podcasts for Good

Charity partners share key donor engagement strategies

Group of people watching a speaker at an event.
On Sept. 12-13, 2018, Global Impact held its annual Charity Partner Briefing as a two-session event in New York City and Alexandria, Virginia. The focus of this year’s meeting was on engaging employee champions and sharing best practices for the 2018 campaign season. We were privileged to hear from Global Impact staff, including our President and CEO Scott Jackson, as well as from special guest speakers representing Compassion International and Humanity & Inclusion in Alexandria, and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA and WaterAid in New York City.

Tips & tricks: Writing a memorable 25-word statement

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For international relief and development organizations, crafting a mission statement (aka, an impact statement or 25-word statement) can be particularly challenging. How do you explain the scope and complexity of your work in just a few words? 
 

Hurricane Michael

Gordon Folkes for Save the Children
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Hurricane Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach near the Florida Panhandle.  With winds reaching 155 mph, the category four storm is one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the United States in the past 50 years. 
 
As of Monday, Oct. 15, 250,000 are without power and there have been at least 18 deaths reported. Flooding has destroyed nearly 1,000 homes in Port St. Joe, while Mexico Beach has been left uninhabitable. It’s estimated that the storm has caused about $8 billion in damages. 
 

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