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].

South Asia Flooding Relief

South Asia flooding - CARE
Over 41 million people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have been hit by monsoon rains creating severe flooding and landslides. The death toll is currently at more than 1,000 people during this summer's monsoon season. The risk of waterborne diseases is increasing, and many families are still in temporary camps or makeshift tents. 

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey - World Vision / Scott Olsen / Getty ImagesHurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a category 4 storm on Friday, Aug. 25. Over the next several days, wind speeds of up to 130 miles per hour and record-breaking rainfall led to severe flooding and power outages, particularly in southeast Texas. 39,000 people were left seeking temporary shelter, and many were left stranded in their homes.

Ninth Annual Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit: New keynotes and last chance to join

Taking place on Sept. 6-7, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building & ITC in Washington D.C., the 9th annual Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit is expected to include more than 300 humanitarian and development professionals, 70 speakers and 25 exhibitors and partners during the two-day event. 

New series: Innovative employee engagement

Innovative employee engagement (April 2017 update)

Over the next several months, we will be following a unique engagement opportunity available to corporate partners through Global Impact’s charity partner, WaterAid. 

Connecting employees through film

Digital engagement is one great way to connect your employees to charitable causes. This kind of engagement includes activities like online quizzes and games – but also short films.

World Humanitarian Day 2017

Tomorrow, on World Humanitarian Day, we come together to reinforce that civilians and aid workers caught in conflicts are #NotATarget. 
Worldwide, conflict is not just impacting the lives of the local people, but also those of the aid workers trying to care for people caught up in the violence. On Aug. 19, “we will raise our voices to advocate for those most vulnerable in war zones, and demand that world leaders do everything in their power to protect civilians in conflict.”

International Youth Day 2017

Tomorrow is International Youth Day. Recognized each year on Aug. 12, it provides a chance to recognize youth as agents of change and the key to a sustainable future. This year, the observance “… is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice and sustainable peace.”

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2017

Sunday is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.