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This Holiday Season, Give the Corporate Gift With a Big Impact from GlobalGiving

Submitted by: GlobalGiving

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Nov 03, 2008 – 09:14 AM EST


GlobalGiving Gift Cards are a perfect alternative to traditional corporate gifts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 3, 2008 - This holiday season, companies around the country are scrambling to find the right gift to show clients, partners and employees that they're appreciated without damaging the companies' bottom lines. Instead of a left over paper weight or a company t-shirt, show those important to your business that you care by helping them support a cause they are passionate about.

"No matter the size or budget of your company, GlobalGiving Gift Cards are a perfect alternative to traditional corporate gifts," says GlobalGiving CEO and co-founder, Dennis Whittle. "For as little as $10 per card, businesses can show clients, employees and others just how important they are to them as well as make a difference in the lives of others. That's not a bad double bottom line. And this year, companies can go that extra step to customize GlobalGiving Gift Cards."

Driven by the philosophy of "my charity, my choice," the GlobalGiving Gift Card allows recipients to easily select a locally run project they want to fund, helping to make lasting change throughout the world. Whether it is building solar panels on low-income homes in the U.S., helping to educate and empower children in India, or planting trees to fight desertification in Kenya, individuals choose where they want their money to go and GlobalGiving gets it there — it's that simple.

"GlobalGiving's Gift Cards complement Liquidnet's commitment to reshaping a company's role in society by making a tangible difference in the world," said Brian Walsh, head of Global Social Engagement for Liquidnet, the global institutional marketplace for equities trading. "The Gift Cards are wonderful tools to help all members of the Liquidnet community get engaged in giving back, especially during the holiday season. At Liquidnet, children of our employees and clients who participate in our "kids-for-kids" holiday program receive $100 GlobalGiving Gift Cards demonstrating that we truly can make a difference at any age."

GlobalGiving believes in transparency from start to finish. Once the recipient donates to the cause of their choice, they will see the impact of their donation through regular updates from project leaders. Donors can even contact and build relationships with the project leaders directly, deepening the connection between individuals and communities from around the world.

GlobalGiving Gift Cards are 100% biodegradable, allowing your employees and others to stay green as they support the project of their choice — or deliver your gift digitally with our online gift certificates.

How it works

  • Contact: John Hecklinger ( or Marisa Glassman (
  • Purchase GlobalGiving Gift Cards for as little as $10
  • Give your clients, partners and employees an earth-changing opportunity
  • The recipient can choose a cause they care about from the hundreds on the GlobalGiving website
  • Recipients will receive regular updates from project leaders
"Right now, companies across America are looking for ways to be more efficient with their resources. But during these tough economic times, giving to those in need — especially around the holidays — is more important than ever," added Mari Kuraishi, President and co-founder of GlobalGiving. "When you pair Americans' innate generosity with the high impact projects on GlobalGiving, where even $10 goes a long way, a real difference can be made in the lives of many."

About GlobalGiving (
GlobalGiving is an online marketplace for philanthropy that connects individuals and organizations to high impact grassroots projects around the world. Corporate partners include eBay, Hewlett-Packard, Gap, Inc., Ford Motor Company Fund, Nike, and The North Face. In addition, major funding partners include Omidyar Network, the Hewlett Foundation, the Skoll Foundation, USAID, and the Sall Family Foundation. GlobalGiving's innovative approach to tackling some of the world’s most challenging issues has raised over $14 million benefiting more than 1000 projects worldwide.

For more information, please contact:

Joan Ochi GlobalGiving
Phone: 202 232 5784
Phone 2: 202 262 3964
Angela Pauly M+R Strategic Services
Phone: 202 478 6139


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