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Mission Statement

We envision a world where giving and volunteering is a natural part of everyday life.


UniversalGiving is a social entrepreneurship non-profit that connects donors and volunteers with quality, international organizations through a customized, searchable website. UniversalGiving is unique; it has a Quality Model, a no-cut policy on donations, and the only service targeting both volunteers and donors. UniversalGiving also provides a customized service for corporations who manage international volunteering and giving programs, as well as for investment banks and high net-worth clients interested in strategic philanthropy.




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Average Review 36 reviews

Would you recommend UniversalGiving?

by Aidan D. (2016-09-08 14:05:26.0)
UniversalGiving empowers people through the trust they place in them and the people they surround them with. After my internship I feel much more equipped with the skills and understanding necessary to attack the world’s most pressing problems. I worked as an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Intern the summer of 2016. UniversalGiving--and CEO Pamela Hawley in particular--have trusted me with tasks that have allowed me to grow tremendously. My first week I was assigned with the tasks that I would work on throughout the summer. Writing reports on our web traffic data, managing our general inquiries account, co-managing our google Adwords account, and compiling a report on our website that focused on how people flow through it have been great opportunities for me to develop much desired skills. Most companies would through me meaningless work, but UniversalGiving believed in my ability to learn and complete difficult tasks. That sense of trust and empowerment guided me the whole summ
by Shanna M. (2015-05-13 12:36:04.0)
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 recommend UniversalGiving!
by Chris G. (2014-06-30 13:06:14.0)
Today is my last day working as an intern at UniversalGiving, where I have worked at for three months as a Product Development Intern. Despite a lack of some important skills needed to help develop our website, I was still able to work in the PD team and across UG in general; I even did mission critical work on our company server. I was able to carry out this work due to UG's openness in accepting interns of different backgrounds and skill levels.
by kay h. (2011-08-04 13:37:47.0)
I've been volunteering with UniversalGiving for the last few months. Today is my last day actually and I have to say it has been an incredible experience. The people are really nice and take what they do very seriously. I know who I will definitely be donating through in the future.
by Anis S. (2010-04-20 15:04:43.0)
My dad's birthday is coming up, and he's retired and old and fortunate enough to have everything he needs. It's always a challenge to come up with a gift for him. For Christmas I got him a Gift Package from UniversalGiving; on his behalf, I donated funds to provide water for a year for a child in Southeast Asia. He loved it, so for his birthday I likely am going to get him the "Trees for Transformation" Gift Package, which helps re-forestation in Haiti. http://www.universalgiving.org/donate/transform_hati_by_planting_a_g/id5412.do
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