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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].

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

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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? 
 

Global Impact and KPMG LLP release new report examining tax, fiduciary and philanthropic requirements in 60 countries

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 11, 2018 – Global Impact and KPMG LLP have released a new report, the 2018 Giving Global Matrix: Tax, Fiduciary and Philanthropic Requirements, which provides a snapshot of the complex and varied tax laws that incentivize, or disincentivize, philanthropic giving in 60 countries across North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Efforts

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On Friday, Sept. 28 a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit Palu on Sulawesi island in Indonesia causing a massive tsunami and killing more than 1,500 people. Thousands of buildings have been destroyed and more than 70,000 people have been displaced in Palu alone. This disaster is the second major earthquake to hit Indonesia in just two months. 

Global Impact launches “Why #GiveGlobal?” campaign to inspire people and companies to give and engage globally

Why #GiveGlobal
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 4, 2018 – Today, Global Impact, a leader in growing global philanthropy, launched its “Why #GiveGlobal?” campaign to encourage individuals and businesses to engage globally through donating, advocating and volunteering. The campaign runs through Nov. 30, 2018 and the campaign website is https://whygiveglobal2018.charity.org.
 

Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut
Super Typhoon Mangkhut (or Ompong) made landfall on the island of Luzon in the Philippines early Saturday morning, before moving into the Chinese province of Guangdong late Sunday afternoon. With sustained winds of up to 107 mph, the typhoon downed trees and caused extensive damage across Guangdong; on Luzon, it brought dangerous storm surge and landslides that have blocked roads, destroyed homes and buried communities. Search and rescue operations are still underway.

Philanthropy University online learning: enroll now

Philanthropy University
Our partner Philanthropy University is an online learning website that provides local nonprofits leaders in the Global South with access to a world-class collection of free online courses and knowledge-sharing communities. 
 
Evidence suggests that building competencies in local leaders leads to increased capacity in their organizations. Through education, Philanthropy University helps build the capacity of these local organizations, amplifies their impact. This improved reach and effectiveness leads to improvements in the lives of their beneficiaries. 
 

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