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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.





Average Review 35 reviews

Would you recommend UniversalGiving?

by Shanna M. (May 13, 2015)
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. (June 30, 2014)
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 Jeremy K. (August 5, 2013)
I worked as an intern for UniversalGiving this summer and I had a very good experience. Pamela, the CEO and founder of UniversalGiving, is extremely friendly and is very dedicated to helping others. She is a great leader and it has been a pleasure to work with her and the rest of the staff. I was able to gain experience working in Marketing by helping out with social media and outreach. I was also able to gain experience working with Salesforce. Overall, I would definitely recommend working with UniversalGiving.
by kay h. (August 4, 2011)
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. (April 20, 2010)
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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