News & Press Releases

Global Impact reacts quickly to the evolving priorities of donors. Our expertise, business acumen and efficiency ensure that charitable gifts are used to address the most pressing problems facing the poorest and most disadvantaged people. For the latest information on the work we are doing to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world, see our current and archived press releases and news stories below.

Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Global Impact Director, Marketing & Communications, Micaela Vivero at 703.717.5265 or email [email protected].

2019 Ebola Crisis

International Medical Corps Ebola response
The current Ebola crisis continues to spread across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2018, there have been 2,546 reported cases and more than 1,705 fatalities. In July 2019, the disease entered Goma, a major transportation hub and a city of more than two million people. 

2019 South Asia Flooding

Direct Relief South Asia flooding
The start of South Asia’s 2019 monsoon season has battered multiple countries over the last week. Affected areas include India’s Bihar and Assam states, Nepal’s Terai region and areas across Bangladesh. Flooding and mudslides caused by the monsoon rains have killed at least 300. An estimated 7.3 million people have been affected in India alone.

Cyclone Kenneth

Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday, April 25, just weeks after Cyclone Idai killed 750 people and caused nearly $1 billion in damage. The following Monday saw fatalities rise as heavy rains hindered relief efforts and concern is mounting as 14 cholera cases have been confirmed since May 3.
 
More than 41 deaths have been reported as a result of Cyclone Kenneth, with 30,000 people evacuated Our charity partners are working to provide supplies and other relief to the people impacted by this disaster.

 

Partner Release: As Popularity of Giving Circles has Tripled, Historic Gathering of American Giving Circle Networks Co-Designs Vision for Scaling & Strengthening the Movement Further

Seattle, Washington (April 26, 2019) – Supported by a lead grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 19 other funders, 82 participants from dozens of American giving circles and giving circle networks came together for a historic gathering in Seattle, Washington to connect with and learn from each other, and to build a vision for amplifying, strengthening and scaling giving circles across the United States. 
 

Cyclone Idai

CARE Cyclone Idai
Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique on Thursday, March 14, before moving on to Zimbabwe and Malawi, leaving disaster in its wake. Heavy precipitation and high winds caused rivers to overflow and led to flash floods and landslides. More than 750 are reported dead with thousands missing and search efforts still ongoing. 

Impact on the Ground: creating engagement around international days

Two people participate in Doctors Without Borders' mapping exercise
Kim Gube, Global Impact’s mid-Atlantic and southeast region director, shares some examples of how companies have used international days to create activities and awareness about the causes their employees care about.
 
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Five Tips from the NTEN Conference

Global Impact team at NTEN
Cassie Call, Global Impact’s campaign marketing director, attended the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference last month in Portland, Oregon. She shared with us her experience at the event: 
 

How photos create a personal connection to employee giving

Children playing
From videos and speaking opportunities to trainings and simulations, there are a variety of interesting and engaging ways to involve your employees in workplace giving and help them feel connected to your company’s philanthropic endeavors. However, there’s another, more efficient way to form that connection that often goes overlooked – photographs.
 

How to improve inclusivity in the workplace

Fist bump
The workplace continues to evolve, and now more offices have an increasingly diverse staff. With this shifting dynamic, how do you ensure that everyone is treated equally, stays involved and continues to feel like a valuable part of the company? Here are some solutions from a couple of our charity partners:
 
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