Global Impact Engaged as Strategic Fundraising Partner for Red Nose Day USA 2017
ALEXANDRIA, VA Jan. 31, 2017 – For the third year in a row, Global Impact will support U.S. corporations, faith-based institutions, and other networks to engage employees and communities in Red Nose Day as the iconic event returns to America on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Selected by Comic Relief Inc. as the Strategic Fundraising Lead for the upcoming campaign, Global Impact will also provide select campaign and organizational support.
“Red Nose Day makes it fun for people to come together and give back—and we have seen this especially embraced at work," said Janet Scardino, CEO of Comic Relief Inc. "Global Impact has truly accelerated our outreach to so many exceptional companies and organizations across the country. This year, we hope to inspire even more people to join us in our mission to end child poverty."
Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises awareness and money for kids who need our help the most—at home and around the world. Red Nose Day is on a mission to end child poverty, and has raised over $1 billion globally in just over 25 years. Launched in America in 2015, Red Nose Day has raised more than $60 million in its first two years. Grants from the organization are now at work in all 50 states and 25 countries internationally, helping to keep children and young people living in poverty safe, healthy and educated.
“We’re honored to be invited once again to support Red Nose Day as a fundraising partner, and to make it possible for more organizations to be a part of this global movement,” said Scott Jackson, President and CEO of Global Impact. “When companies participate in Red Nose Day, they are effectively taking a leadership role in the movement to end child poverty, while building a workplace culture of fun with a purpose that inspires employees in all aspects of daily life,” said Jackson.
Since 2015, Global Impact has worked with corporations, networks, and faith-based institutions across the country, providing resources and support to engage their employees in fundraising that captures the spirit of Red Nose Day. Creative, fun activities and events have included:
- CEO and Group Super Selfies
- Red Nose scavenger hunt through NYC
- Bake sales, silent auctions
- Field day including “Pie the Partner” challenge
- Bowling nights and fundraising challenges
- Dress up and dress down days and
- Lip Sync Battles, talent shows or comedy nights
About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with nearly 450 public and private sector workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of nearly 130 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization also serves as administrator for four of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, including the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O). Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.