What is The Paris Agreement?
The Paris Agreement, an international treaty aiming to slam the brakes on climate change, was signed by 196 parties in 2015. This marked a renewed global commitment to the sustainable future of our planet. A few years later, there is still much to be done, though some corporations and nations have begun to rise to the occasion.
Posted by Francis Zierer on February 19, 2021
Struggles Philanthropists Regularly Face
In the internet era and with the rise of platforms like ShareYourself, it is easier than ever for people to contribute to causes they care about. Still, it can be difficult to ascertain where to put your donation dollars. Make sure you take the time to research fundraisers and organizations before you commit.
Posted by Francis Zierer on February 12, 2021
The Origin of Black History Month
It’s Black History Month in the United States. Explore why February was chosen as the month to observe Black history, what President Biden has to say about the month, what organizations are working to further the cause of racial equality, and what you can do to help.
Posted by Francis Zierer on February 05, 2021
5 CSR's That Are Disingenuous
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) departments are now standard for businesses in most fields. This practice, rooted in post-war American economic theory, can be truly rewarding and genuine, as illustrated in a previous post on this blog. Of course, that is not always the case, and many CSR efforts are nothing more than an attempt to save face through marketing. Here are some examples.
Posted by Francis Zierer on January 29, 2021
5 CSR's That Made A Difference During COVID-19
As the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe, issues such as hunger, poverty, houselessness, and access to health care deepened and became yet more dire. World governments helped, to varying degrees and with varying effectiveness. What about wealthy corporations, especially those with dedicated corporate social responsibility (CSR) foundations? In a field where there’s often more lip service than real aid, 2020 was an opportunity for corporate giving to step up.
Posted by Francis Zierer on January 21, 2021
Sea Level Rising
As CO2 emissions continue to build and world temperatures rise with them, the polar ice caps continue shrinking and ocean levels continue to rise. The primary culprit behind world temperature increase is the unrestricted use of coal and fossil fuels in both manufacturing and electricity production. The people who stand to suffer most in the face of rising sea levels are of course those living in coastal regions around the world—not just due to higher, more frequent floods, but also increases in extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, and the increased damage to local infrastructure these events bring with them.
Posted by Francis Zierer on January 13, 2021
Climate Action 2 Grant - Winner Spotlight: Charles Tinimowei
Charles Tinimowei, one of the winners of the recent Climate Action Grant 2, talks about his history working to improve plastic waste management in Lagos State, Nigeria. By collecting plastic waste and recycling them into flower pots and other afforestation tools, Charles and his project, Project Replast are lowering pollution, improving community health, and reducing flooding.
Posted by LC Hines on December 17, 2020
Newest ShareYourself Features from November
The ShareYourself team has decided to begin creating monthly blogs where we discuss the newest features on ShareYourself and show everyone how to use/access them. If you have any ideas for new features we would love to hear them.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on December 03, 2020
National Philanthropy Day: How Race Impacts Philanthropy
November 15th is National Philanthropy Day. The purpose of this day is to recognize the philanthropic community, and the importance of contributing to the enrichment of our planet. Here’s a blog examining how race impacts the distribution of resources within the social change space.
Posted by LC Hines on November 16, 2020
Philanthropist Spotlight: Abdul Sattar Edhi
was a Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic, and humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation, which runs the world's largest volunteer ambulance network, along with various homeless shelters, animal shelters, rehabilitation centres, and orphanages across Pakistan.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on November 06, 2020
Food Loss and Waste Reduction
Today, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction, in an effort to educate people about the importance of the issue of sustainable food production and cultivation. When food is wasted, all the resources that were used to produce this food also goes to waste. In addition, the disposal of food loss and waste in landfills, leads to greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change.
Posted by LC Hines on September 29, 2020
Equal Pay Day
For the first time in history, the United Nations is celebrating International Equal Pay Day in an effort to raise awareness surrounding the income inequality between men and women. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) acknowledge the need for equality as a fundamental human right, listing gender equality as SDG #5, and Decent work & economic growth as SDG #8. Women around the world continue to be impacted by discrimination in the work force, “making only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men” (UN).
Posted by Hannah Wright on September 18, 2020
Global issues - Flooding and Deforestation
ShareYourself is dedicated to guiding your success as a change-maker. Our guiding includes shining a spotlight on specific social issues in the hopes that we can encourage new ideas and solutions. Right now it is flood season in many parts of the world. Flooding and heavy rainfall can lead to power outages and damage to infrastructure which can trap people in their homes.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on August 26, 2020
World Humanitarian Day: Support through the Pandemic
World Humanitarian Day is held every year on the 19th of August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. ShareYourself supports and appreciates humanitarian services; today goes to all of the aid workers, thank you for everything you do.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on August 19, 2020
Between COVID and the Classroom
ShareYourself recognizes how crucial global education is during COVID-19, in response, we are offering an education grant that supports education during the pandemic. Please apply to the grant here. Below are examples of ways to help educate students in a safe manner these examples can inspire creative ideas and projects for our grant.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on August 12, 2020
A look into ShareYourself
As ShareYourself grows, we think it is important everyone can get a glimpse into who we are and how we operate behind the scenes. We interviewed each employee on the team! Learn more about each of us from our day to day tasks at the company, to our thoughts on our personal involvement in solving social issues.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on July 29, 2020
10 Ways To Enjoy Summer While Social Distancing
Summer is when we celebrate, travel, and spend time with others. Due to public health restrictions, it isn’t safe to do most activities that are typical of the summer season. Here are 10 ways you can get the most out of the summer during the pandemic.
Posted by LC Hines on July 22, 2020
COVID Response Grant - West Africa Grant Winner Spotlight: Olanike Timipa-Uge
Olanike Timipa-Uge was our winner of the COVID Response Grant - West Africa. Olanike shares the inspiration behind her Safe Girls Project, along with firsthand experiences working with adolescent girls, her project goals, as well as the long term effects of the project in Nigeria.
Posted by Mitchell O'Neill on July 17, 2020
#DONTGOVIRAL ShareYourself Virtual Concert
During this pandemic there has been a stop to all live in person performances in the music scene. With the help of the internet, collaboration from many different artists, and the power of editing, we can bring provide a virtual concert.
Posted by LC Hines on July 08, 2020