UniversalGiving™

Rating: 4.88 stars   121 reviews 6,385

Issues: International, Philanthropy

Location: 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!
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 73-1662480
415-296-9193
www.universalgiving.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

UniversalGiving is an amazing nonprofit that truly does the most. Led by the very philanthropic, very approachable CEO Pamela Hawley, UniversalGiving stresses the importance of working as a collective unit of people rather than working on one's own tasks and forgetting the rest. As an intern for several months, I was able to collaborate with a number of people in different projects from recruitment to website design to general assistance to Pamela. On the NGO side, UniversalGiving provides to a score of different missions worldwide. They set goals to assist the missions in an effective and timely manner. I highly consider UniversalGiving!

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Rating: 5 stars  

UniversalGiving is a leader in the social impact space. By volunteering, I'm able to make a difference in a BIG way - positively affecting the work of many non-profits and NGOs as opposed to just one. If you want to make a significant impact in the world - checkout UniversalGiving.

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Rating: 3 stars  

Interning at UniversalGiving these past couple of months gave me valuable experience and knowledge that will benefit me in my future endeavors! I absolutely loved working with the UG team and being able to do my part to contribute to something as important as UniversalGiving!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I know that the experience, skills, knowledge and connections that I gained at Universal Giving internship are going to be more valuable to me in the future than I can even comprehend right now. I want you to know that I truly appreciate the incredible opportunity I was given as a QA Intern to grow and learn as a professional. It has been a truly life-shaping experience and a nice contribution to the world being associated with Universal Giving!
~Amruta Birar

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing organization where people are passionate and willing to devote their time to make a difference in this world. It also provides endless opportunities for those in search of volunteer programs or internships to kickstart their journeys in giving back to the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am excited about my volunteering opportunity at UniversalGiving. There are so many non-profit organizations and causes that one can work woth these days. But there is something refreshingly different and honest about Pamela Hawley's story and how she got into the world of "giving". Her team seems equally enthused and professional. Kudos!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering at Universal GIving for a short period of time but have learnt so much about the company. Their mission to connect people to global volunteering and giving opportunities resonates all over the office.Staff are very friendly and easy to get along with. They have a wide range of possibility so anyone wanting to volunteer is spoilt for choice with the options available. A must join if you want to make a difference in the world but do not know where to start.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have just joined UniversalGiving and am already struck by the level of dedication, passion and focus in the office. Everyone here exudes warmth and empathy while maintaining an incredible work ethic. Everyone here at UG does everything in their power to ensure that people in need get as much attention and help as possible. All donations given on the UG website go to the cause in question!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Family is deeply rooted within my identity and has significantly impacted my global perception pertaining to the struggles of poverty, education, and attainable success. Growing up in Florida and spending summers in Colombia taught me at an early age that wealth is relative; poverty in both countries were vastly different yet the emotional impact on people was always significant. Being a witness of drastic poverty unearthed an understanding that success was evident by monetary value. Academics was my tool to ensure success was attainable for me and my family who worked so hard to give me this opportunity. I graduated with a Finance degree and a hunger to work in corporate america. Businesses create tangible innovation, supported by communities and cultivated by resources, which are all supplied by money - business strategy works and is highly valuable, but why was I still not satisfied?

Everyday I wanted to feel and know that my job was helping someone. After corporate america, I learned that money fuels progress but compassion fuels the sustainability of hope and joy. Working for UniversalGiving™ gives me the opportunity to reach within my identity and culture to grasp different struggles, in order to make each day better for someone out there in the world. From day one, I have been captivated by all the reading material to learn even more about UniversalGiving; all the incredible and altruistic work organized by CEO Pamela Hawley, Executive Assistant team members, volunteers, donators, and corporations. Although I just began, I intuitively know our awareness - family, friends, and myself - will grow to greater heights fulfilled with compassion and action.

Project implementation is highly supported at UniversalGiving and by Pamela. I am eager to deep dive into a project where we can collectively grow education equity in USA and Colombia. With UniversalGiving I know I am making someone's day a little bit better. I am confident I am exactly where I am supposed to be and cannot wait to learn more and do more!

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Rating: 5 stars  

A great organization with a great mission. I've been volunteering as an intern at UniversalGiving for about 3 months and enjoyed every moment of it! It's been an absolute pleasure getting hands on experience in working with such a collaborative and bright team.

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