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Pamela Hawley, Keynote Speaker at Craigslist Foundation

Oct 20, 2004

We are pleased to announce that UniversalGiving founder and president, Pamela Hawley will be the keynote speaker launching Craigslist Foundation's first annual Nonprofit Boot Camp on Saturday, October 23, 2004. The one day event is designed to help nonprofit executives develop the necessary skills, as well as form mutually beneficial relationships, to effectively run their organizations.

Hawley will draw from her experience of developing web-based organizations, including the prolific VolunteerMatch and most recently, UniversalGiving, www.UniversalGiving.org, to discuss how to leverage the Internet to build community and a successful nonprofit.

Hawley will be introduced by San Francisco City Supervisor Tom Ammiano.

For the San Francisco nonprofit and volunteer community, October 23 will signify a momentous occasion as Mayor Gavin Newsom will officially proclaim the day as "Nonprofit Appreciation Day" in recognition of the Foundation's commitment to philanthropy.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 23, 2004
Nonprofit Boot Camp: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Pamela Hawley?s keynote: 9:15-9:45 AM

WHERE:
Sony Metreon
101 4th Street (at Mission)
San Francisco, CA

For more information about UniversalGiving and Hawley's involvement in the Boot Camp, please contact UniversalGiving at info@universalgiving.org.

About Pamela Hawley
Pamela Hawley is founder and president of UniversalGiving, a social entrepreneurship nonprofit organization whose mission is to match donors and volunteers with quality, international organizations. www.UniversalGiving.org. Ms. Hawley was a co-founder of VolunteerMatch in 1996, a nonprofit which has matched more than one million volunteers with nonprofits through its web-based marketplace. In 1999 she launched VolunteerMatch Corporate (VMC), a customized version of the website for corporations and their employee volunteer programs. More than 20 Fortune 500 companies became clients of the service under her management, which generated more than $ 1 million and contributed to 43% of the organization's sustainability. Companies include Baxter, Charles Schwab, Coca-Cola, Dell, Duke Energy, Gap, Levi's, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Nike and Verizon.

Her international experience includes work and volunteering abroad in the areas of microfinance in remote villages of India; crisis relief work in the 2000 El Salvador earthquake; digital divide training in the Killing Fields of Cambodia; and sustainable farming in the countryside of Guatemala. Her studies include a political science degree cum laude at Duke University and scholarship in international/communications masters at The Annenberg School of Communications, USC. She is now a guest lecturer at USC School of Business and has spoken at Business for Social Responsibility, Ethical Corporation, Forbes' Conference for Women and Stanford Business School on numerous topics including Corporate Social Responsibility; International Strategy and Expansion; Philanthropy and Volunteerism; Management, Communications and Sales; Social Entrepreneurship; and the Web.

About Universal Giving
UniversalGiving is a social entrepreneurship nonprofit which matches donors and volunteers with quality, international nonprofits.

UniversalGiving's first service is a web-based marketplace promoting NGOs' (nongovernmental organizations) international work through a customized, searchable website. Donors and volunteers access the UniversalGiving website (www.UniversalGiving.org) and search for organizations, projects and volunteer opportunities according to their specific interests and a geographic area. UniversalGiving provides the only service with a Quality Affiliation Model allowing donors and volunteers to find trusted organizations who are affiliated with critical international interest groups and experts. No other organization offers this Multiple Vetting Process.

UniversalGiving provides a customized service for corporations and their community involvement programs, which provides sustainability for it as nonprofit organization. Corporations use UniversalGiving to manage their international volunteering and giving programs. UniversalGiving's model also serves high networth donors and investments banks.

Craigslist Foundation's Nonprofit Boot Camp: For more information, please visit http://www.craigslistfoundation.org/.



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