Ms. Rodgers bought her husband’s gift through UniversalGiving.org, a Web-based nonprofit organization that links donors to charities. Ms. Rodgers was one of many who received e-mail messages and newsletters from the group enticing shoppers to “leave the crowds behind this holiday season” and instead consider providing safe drinking water to villagers in Vietnam, or seeds and bags for a nursery in Nicaragua.
In a time of competing agendas, limited resources, and further challenges, NGOs and other civil society organizations often have to struggle to survive and succeed in their mission. In 2002, Pamela Hawley founded UniversalGiving (www.universalgiving.org), a social entrepreneurship nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a global platform for action where anyone can contribute time or resources to exceptional organizations.
Last year Lisa Lynn, director of marketing communications for United Parcel Service’s (UPS) retail services in
A pivotal moment came during a trip to Mexico with her parents, when Pamela Hawley, then only 12 years old, saw children begging in the streets, and she voiced, "This is unacceptable", which became her "mantra" forever. That same year, she began volunteering.
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