Financial Expert Helping UniversalGiving with SROI


UniversalGiving® is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing vetted projects all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, 100% of a donation goes directly to the cause. Our corporate services allow us to become self-sustaining.  UniversalGiving Corporate provides strategy, operations, and NGO vetting to scale companies’ CSR programs in more than 120 countries. UniversalGiving has been featured on the homepage of BusinessWeek, Oprah.com, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

The Financial Expert will help UniversalGiving increase our global impact through international giving and volunteering. We are seeking an experienced professional who can work closely with our CEO on SROI and organizational goals. Our ideal candidate will have consulting experience and is used to working with a variety of companies helping them take their business metric models to the next level.  

Results tracking include outputs such as number of donations, # of volunteers, # of volunteer hours (to date we have given more than 24 million in volunteer hours, through global service trips), across different countries and issues. We also want to measure outcomes such as lives changed or disaster relief situations alleviated. Sources include: website results; traffic reports; SEO; Social Media; Revenue as measured against our goals.

UniversalGiving Corporate provides our sustainability. We would examine how much support helps sustain UniversalGiving, compared to donations. We will need to examine corporate revenue versus donations in providing our organizational support. In addition, we would also track the increased results of our corporate clients' giving and volunteer time, by working with UniversalGiving. What is the ROI by working with UniversalGiving, i.e. the increase in corporate foundation giving and employee donations that were delivered, in which countries; the increase in employee volunteering, number of hours of "volunteer time" donated; and which have increased by engaging with UniversalGiving.

As a social entrepreneurship organization, we generate revenue and are at times cash flow positive, and we have an SROI (but needs to be updated).  We need an expert to integrate results from different sources, and help us examine them from a mulitfaceted perspective. Our goal is to drive more results and leverage our impact, worldwide.








Duration: Minimum of 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of 3 to 4 months. Ideal candidates are available to work in our San Francisco office 3-4 days/week (Monday through Friday) with the possibility of some work completed remotely.


I came to UniversalGiving at a time when I was looking for a way to have more meaning with my work. After years in management consulting, finance, and then home raising two young children, I was ready to give back to the world in a different way. I began as a volunteer in their Returnship program and four years later, am leading Operations. UniversalGiving is a professional environment that has given me meaning, experience in new realms, and flexibility in my work schedule. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing team that is doing great things in the world.”

Adriana Rabkin

Senior Manager, Operations


About UniversalGiving
UniversalGiving® is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause.

UniversalGiving Corporate consults with Fortune 500 companies on the strategy, operations and NGO Vetting for their international giving and volunteering programs all over the world.  Some clients include Cisco, Symantec, Fluor, Sabre, MTV.

Located in the heart of San Francisco, UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Financial Times, MarketWatch, CNNMoney.com, Change.org and See Change Magazine.   UniversalGiving has been voted as one the top nonprofits on Great Nonprofits in 2012, and was a Webby Award Honoree.

CEO Pamela Hawley is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and was selected as one of 50 leaders to the White House's Next Generation Leadership and Social Innovation event. She is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute.  She is a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.

UniversalGiving’s Mission:  We Connect People to Top Performing Opportunities Worldwide.

UniversalGiving’s Vision: “To Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.”


To Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter, writing sample (2 pages max), and three professional references to volunteers@universalgiving.org with "Financial Expert Returnship" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

UniversalGiving® is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations.


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