UniversalGiving™

Rating: 4.88 stars   120 reviews

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
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have enjoyed working at UniversalGiving. It's really great that I can work with Pamela and other teams. I learn a lot not only from my own business unit, but from everyone at UniversalGiving! I learn a lot from PD team, and it makes me understand how we plan and launch products. The team is very dynamic and optimistic.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined the UniversalGiving 3 months ago and have loved every minute of it! I have learned so much as an NGO Services intern, not only from my business unit manager, but from everyone I had the privilege to work with! Everyone at UniversalGiving is so passionate and dedicated to the mission of the organization that it is truly inspiring. Lastly, UniversalGiving gave me so many opportunities that interns don't usually get to experience. Thank you UniversalGiving for allowing me to grow as a professional, while also making a positive impact in the world :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have enjoyed my summer at UniversalGiving immensely! The office environment is at once collaborative and self-driven. Everyone is so willing to help each other succeed with their ideas and projects. I've learned so much not just from my own coach, but from all the other business units as well! And how cool is it that UniversalGiving's business model allows 100% of donations to go directly to the NGOs and people who need it? UG makes giving and volunteering a very natural part of everyday life with its professional image and personal touches. Our CEO, Pamela Hawley, is definitely a great role model and leader, who's eager to help us learn and make a difference in the world. I feel very fortunate.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to intern at UniversalGiving this summer! The office dynamic is incredibly supportive and optimistic, from daily interactions to team meeting discussions and reports. The team is spirited, knowledgeable and truly dedicated to doing great things in and for the world. Everybody I have met was so willing to help me learn and grow, and conversely, grateful and appreciative if they asked me for help. I have learned both from working individually on due diligence projects and various other assignments and directly with Pamela, who is the most positive, inspiring and wonderful CEO!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am starting to work for universalgiving.org, i am impressed by their professionalism for helping. I am hoping it will be a lot of fun :)
Thanks for giving me opportunity to volunteerr.
regards
rahul dhiman

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

After working with UniversalGiving for the past 2 months, I can truly say that it is an amazing organization. I am constantly impressed by the dedication and passion of everyone working in the office. Everyone wholeheartedly believes in the mission statement and works hard to try to make the world a better place. UniversalGiving is always seeking ways to improve what it is doing, and will not settle for less than ideal! It is definitely worth a visit to their website!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with UniversalGiving for the past 6 months and I absolutely love it. I like UG for their complete uniqueness of giving away 100% of the donations directly to the cause, for their efficient business model and business does not sound like business with UG’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs when we are working towards building a positive community around us. I am working with CEO Pamela Hawley and her team since I started my internship; they are so helpful, friendly and are always looking out for each other. Everyone in her team is very well organized, efficient and passionate about their work. I have acquired lot of skills and would like to take this opportunity to thank her for giving me a chance to show what I am and also for the opportunity to serve the world through online platform.
It has been truly amazing experience and take I pride to be a part of this glorious organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very excited to start my work with UniversalGiving. I am glad I have found a place where I can both learn valuable professional knowledge from leaders in the social impact community and make a positive impact in the world. I am excited to see how our efforts will continue to push the boundaries of social impact and encourage people to help others in need!

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined UniversalGiving because I wanted to help out in the world and gain professional experience. I am extremely impressed by the business model that allows UniversalGiving to turn over 100% of the donations to the causes that need them. The team is organized and efficient, but also incredibly friendly and helpful. The office environment is conductive to both working alone and collaborative efforts. I am excited to be working here this summer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined UniversalGiving because I want to work on something meaningful and I want to be a part of a non profit organization.
I find that the organizational model of UniversalGiving is unique. They did nice work helping people to donate!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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