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UniversalGiving™

Rating: 4.86 stars   153 reviews 10,681

Address:

901 Mission Street Suite 205 San Francisco CA 94103 USA

Mission:

UniversalGiving™ is a web-based marketplace that helps people give and volunteer with the top-performing, vetted organizations all over the world.

Target demographics:

We have opportunities to give or volunteer with a wide variety of causes, like children, the environment, women’s rights, conflict resolution.   What’s your cause?  Visit us, and we’ll help you help the cause you care about.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

We offer more than a thousand ways to give and volunteer internationally.

Geographic areas served:

Global--our opportunities are in more than 100 countries.

Programs:

Visitors to our site can give to organizations, select projects to donate to, or choose a gift package--an opportunity to give to a cause as a gift for a loved one. You can also give someone a gift certificate, so they can choose their own cause. If you want to get on the ground with a cause, we have hundreds of opportunities to volunteer too!

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415-296-9193
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was an Executive Assistant Intern at UniversalGiving this past summer, and it has been a fantastic experience. Pamela Hawley, the CEO and Founder, has been the most optimistic, caring, and gracious boss that I have ever worked under. She always points out hard work ethic and is unbelievably thankful for the work we do for her. The work itself was not your typical executive assistant work. I was exposed to important material for the company, such as strategic plans and 10 year projects, and I genuinely felt that I was valued as an intern for this company.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started my journey with UniversalGiving as a Marketing Intern and then return as Development Intern. The organization and the team has been very motivating and encouraging that helped me to enhance my professional skills. Pamela Hawley, the CEO has also been very understanding and she customized my internship according to my needs. She has been extremely supportive throughout and has been mentoring me personally since the begining. UniversalGiving is a great organization and everyone who works there are extremely passionate about what they do. It is a great learning hub for those who wants corporate experience and are passionate to contribute to the society.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked at Universalgiving as an Executive assistant Intern for 4 months. it was such a great time working with coworkers who were very kind and friendly to me all the time. Even though English is not my first language, they didn't hesitant to help me out, and I always felt free to ask them questions and communicate with them. Moreover, I developed my abilities to work at a company and cooperate with colleagues. Working at UG was one of the best experiences ever.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My two month internship as an Executive Assistant at UniversalGiving was a wonderful experience. Each team member was very motivated, friendly and willing to help. I was one of their international interns, which means that English is not my mother tongue. And I am very thankful that they had so much patience with me on the one hand and challenged me on the other hand. Further I've never felt at any point like 'just' an intern. From the first day I felt integrated and as a part of their team. I worked close with each of them, even with the CEO, who is such a positive, motivating and inspiring person. I learned so much during my internship and it was really a pleasure to work with all of them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm had worked in UG for two months for my internship. It was quite enjoyable experience. The office is motivated and positive. As their slogan said , Give you 100%. The coworkers are so friendly and enthusiastic. Impressively, the Boss is very nice and kind, she always inspires me, and makes me believe I can do it better. I'm glad to made a good decision!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

UniversalGiving is run by an enthusiastic group of people with a strong work ethic and real dedication to making a difference. For interns, it's important to speak up about what interests you and what you want to accomplish during your time with the organization, but as long as you do that, the sky is the limit!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I had the priveledge of working at UniversalGiving heading up their NGO department team in 2014. The founder, Pamela Hawley, and the entire UniversalGiving team is so passionate and dedicated - which is what drives the organisation. UG helps people to help others. You can't be anything less than inspired working with them. I had an absolute ball and learnt so much during this experience.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had a wonderful time working in UniversalGiving. During the internship period, I learned a lot hand on skills through doing variety of tasks which were assigned by the manager. Tasks were not simple as fetching coffees and copying documents. What I did everyday in work was to have a big impact to the society and organization. There are plenty of new tasks and challenges in everyday work and the colleagues are very supportive to help you if you have difficulties in your work.

Pamela is very passionate about what she is doing by providing a platform for people to help more people in need. I am very thankful that she taught me to be better everyday in work and gave me a lot of life advice throughout my three months internship period.

In general, it is a great place if you want to work in nonprofit industry and make positive impact to the world.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

UniversalGiving was incredibly generous in offering me a part-time internship, as I am still in high school and only available for a small portion of the day. When I first started I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, and they really helped me stand on my own two feet. This experience has been above and beyond what I expected. They have given me various opportunities to figure out where I succeed. I cannot recommend UniversalGiving enough! I continue to learn every day I spend in the office. One of the many benefits is how closely we all work with the CEO. She is so passionate about her company and all of her employees. Her love for her work shines through in her relationships with everyone.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Inspired by UniversalGiving's success in connecting funders, volunteers, and international communities in need, I sent a letter requesting to ask a few questions of the CEO and Founder, Pamela Hawley.

Pamela was incredibly gracious and accepted the request. We had a short, sweet, engaging, and inspiring conversation about social sector entrepreneurship. She and the organization representative, with whom I was in contact throughout the scheduling process, were kind, courteous, and did a superb job representing U.G.

My gratitude to a group of open and inviting innovators and leaders.

The world is better off thanks to their work.

 
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