Global Impact Report Shows Diversity, Changing Dynamics of Global Philanthropy

The report (15 Dec 2014) outlines Global Impact’s efforts and accomplishments over the past fiscal year.
“We are proud of the many strides Global Impact has made this year,” said Scott Jackson, Global Impact president and CEO. “The world of global philanthropy continues to evolve—and we are honored to be a leader in this field as new trends emerge. Our activities over the past year reflect our mission: to build partnerships and raise resources for the world’s most vulnerable people. We continue to support and partner with nonprofit and for-profit organizations on our collective goal to make a positive difference in the lives of people in need around the world.”
Global Impact serves and represents an alliance of more than 120 international relief and development nonprofit organizations in approximately 450 public and private workplace giving campaigns. Charity partners include Doctors without Borders, CARE, Heifer International, and U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Save the Children and World Vision. Additionally, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit sector organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals by providing revenue diversification strategies, employee engagement programs, CSR strategies, and custom social impact funds.
In 2014, Global Impact raised more than $43 million, achieved an overall administrative and fundraising expense ratio of 12 percent, received unqualified financial and compliance audits and built partnerships to help the world’s most vulnerable people. Some highlights of major accomplishments detailed in the 2014 Annual Report include:
• Empowered and strengthened the impact of coalitions by serving as the Secretariat for the Hilton Prize Laureates Collaborative, Global Health Council, Central America Donors Forum and Restore the Earth Foundation
• Raised more than $17 million from public and private sector workplace campaigns
• Administered the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, which outperformed many other Combined Federal Campaigns in comparison to previous years’ results
• Developed nine new High Impact Funds for corporate partners, each focusing on an area of critical need such as clean water and human trafficking
• Built and launched a global disaster response and resiliency fund for a major hotel chain
• Unveiled “giving accelerator,” a highly flexible donation platform that enables the receipt of donations in more than 90 currencies, whether as payroll deductions, credit card donations or other channels
• Set up a Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, which raised more than $200,000 in pledges from individual donations, four corporate matching programs and other sources
• Presented the findings of a groundbreaking research study, “Giving Beyond Borders,” at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center’s corporate citizenship conference
• Partnered with Bentley Systems, Inc. to launch a Signature Fund enabling Bentley to match employee contributions that support charities working in disaster resiliency and response
About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with approximately 450 public and private workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 120 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization serves as administrator for one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.