Fast Company


Fast Company is one of the world’s foremost business magazines, focusing on business, technology, design and leadership, with content from today’s top leaders.  UniversalGiving’s CEO, Pamela Hawley, has been selected as an Expert Blogger on CSR for Fast Company.  She regularly contributes articles on the subjects of Corporate Social Responsibility, entrepreneurship and leadership.


The Christian Science Monitor


UniversalGiving is partnering with The Christian Science Monitor to combine excellence in journalism with excellence in taking action. The Christian Science Monitor features a weekly story for its “People Making a Difference” series, highlighting an individual and his or her cause. UniversalGiving provides related ways for people to donate and volunteer, inspiring readers to find quality ways to make a difference themselves. Learn more about our partnership.  UniversalGiving also contributes articles to CSM’s Change Agent Blog.


Link TV


Link TV provides global videos that address the issues affecting our world today.  Link TV partners with UniversalGiving, which provides vetted giving and volunteering opportunities relevant to each video. This partnership educates viewers and inspires them to take action.

Link Media owns and operates Link TV and www.linktv.org. Link TV provides international programming to the U.S. audience over satellite television (DIRECTV Ch. 375; DISH Ch. 9410) and worldwide over the web. They broadcast on critical humanitarian issues, including human rights, poverty, religious and ethnic conflict, and environmental protection. Link TV fosters an appreciation of diversity, addressing the complex issues facing our world.


Jefferson Award from CBS


Pamela Hawley, founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, was awarded the Jefferson Award in 2010 and featured on CBS Nightly News for her global philanthropic work.  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service, a 501c3 public foundation, in 1972 to establish a Nobel Prize for public and community service - The Jefferson Awards.

The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. On the local level, Jefferson Awards recipients are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or reward. By honoring the recipients, it is the goal of the Jefferson Awards to inspire others to become involved in community and public service.


Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist


UniversalGiving founder and CEO Pamela Hawley was selected by the Ernst & Young judging panel as a Finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010.  The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is "the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Recognized globally, the award honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement."


Webby Awards


UniversalGiving was selected as an Official Honoree of the 10th Annual Webby Awards. This distinction is awarded to sites that score in the top 20% of all sites entered into the Webby Awards. With over 5,500 sites entered from all 50 states and over 40 countries, this is a great honor for the UniversalGiving team.


Best Nonprofits to Work For Award


UniversalGiving was one of 15 organizations to win the 2010 Opportunity Knocks Fourth Annual Best Nonprofits to Work For Award, after being nominated by a UniversalGiving employee. Opportunity Knocks, an online resource for those searching for jobs in the nonprofit sector, based their selection on essays submitted by employees and considered factors such as value of work/life balance, employee camaraderie, adherence to mission and more. While the award surprises no one at UniversalGiving, it is a great honor.


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