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March 4, 2010

My favorite part of UniversalGiving is how easy they make it to get involved with a cause. So I know I want to do something about the environment...but where do I even start? Well, by searching the environment category on UniversalGiving for a whole list of ways to give. I also love the incredible variety, not just of ways to give to one cause, but also of different causes. I've used UniversalGiving several times, to send books to Africa, to send a toy to a refugee child, to sponsor internet access for a school... It's a perfect combination of doing something very personal...and it's as easy as selecting a project and donating. I also appreciate the email they send afterwards, confirming your donation. UniversalGiving has great customer service too! And I feel good knowing my money is going to an organization UniversalGiving has already vetted for me. When an organization asked me to give for Haiti, I checked first to see if they were one of UniversalGiving's vetted NGOs--and when I found out they were, I gave. UniversalGiving is a great destination for easy, meaningful, trusted philanthropy.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how easy they make it to give--and to feel sure that you're giving to a cause you care about, and to an organization you can trust.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the combination of personal and easy. You can give to something very specific, and just with a few clicks of the mouse.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

scale out its services to touch even more of the world.

Ways to make it better...

gift packages could be bought in advance. I donated to a cause for my mom's birthday--I loved the email they sent her, but I wish I could have selected the date it was sent.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Donor & I gave to several projects through UniversalGiving.