We have a lot to tell
Finally social change is good business
“If you talk about a community-based organization, United Way is it”. That was how blunt Global CEO Emeritus of Deloitte, Punit Renjen, was. He recently participated with the President of United Way Worldwide, Angela Williams, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Renjen defended in his presentation the importance of large companies in social change.
We Have the Formula that Multiplies your Generosity
Donating to an NGO can sometimes be an act of faith: will the money really reach those who need it? For United Way, the traceability of every penny we collect is a top priority. What is more, we have created a formula that ensures the transparency of our donation system and multiplies its value. It
What do we do in Schools?
What impact do our cooperative volunteer projects have in centers of learning? The course ends and we get grades. Not the type that rates us but the kind that gives us ideas of how we can improve. We are aided by Mariano Martín, director of one of the centers for secondary learning that United Way
The Incredible Power of Daily Actions
Responsible consumption adds increasingly pressing obligations to the shopping cart, such as the fight against climate change and other social commitments. At United Way, we believe that this weight, however, is indicative of one of the most effective powers of citizens. That is why we launched the Inhabiting Harvests project, with which we want to aid in the effort to shop in alignment with Human Rights.
Engineer? Also Great.
Since the 1980s, the number of women in STEM careers has decreased in Spain by 24%. Why? We reflect on this manifestation of the gender gap that United Way Spain combats in collaboration with large technology companies. Studying is a path full of questions and answers. There is one question that everyone faces at some
Lighting the Way to Another Reality
In the Cañada Real, the will of the neighborhood and the solidarity initiative power a motor of change to lift hundreds of homes out of energy poverty. United Way Spain is there to promote it. Cañada Real, a settlement on the outskirts of Madrid, often appears in the media as a rare example of chaos
United Way is an organization expert in generating social capital. Do you know what it is and why it matters?
The importance of social capital Surely you know what financial capital and human capital are, but do you know what social capital is? It is what describes the vitality of human social networks (not digital ones): the sense of belonging, the level of trust between the people who are members of a community, the degree
Three Ways to Protect the #Health of Your Community
Another thing we’ve learned this year: “volunteering” no longer implies side-by-side interaction with others. Virtual and “no contact” volunteering opportunities are plentiful and should be added to the list of good health practices, along with frequent handwashing, keeping a distance, and wearing a mask. Volunteering is good for our health? Yes. From decreasing the risk
Let’s keep imagining a better world
“Imagine all the people living life in peace”. JOHN LENNON. United Way has been guided by fundamental principles that we should all expect from ourselves and grant to others. These words carry even more weight today. Or so we hope. Meanwhile, tragic events continue to demonstrate that without equity for all, the community
This Crisis Must Lead to Change that Benefits Everyone
Our global society is more than six months into the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Some countries have contained the virus better than others. In the United States, case counts and deaths lead the world. Millions of people are out of work while government benefits threaten to lapse. Renters are on the verge of being evicted
The greatest fiction is the dry land
During a virtual talk these days, some friends discussed something, being South American, you try to explain to Europeans. Living in a civilized world transmits a false sense of security. Planning, guarantees and rights are certainly great achievements, but the great fiction is dry land. All countries must wish to provide for their citizens
Resilence during COVID-19
The current pandemic situation due to the expansion of Covid-19 can be an important source of negative thoughts for all of us. How should we manage our internal barometer so as to meet our obligations? All the information we are given by the news and social networks provoke a very powerful emotion: fear. It is
Launching United for Humanity
Today, United Way is launching United for Humanity to tell the story of migration through human eyes. Currently, the conversation around migration is too narrow and misleading. That’s why I encourage you to visit united4humanity.org, listen to the stories of migrants from around the world and learn about their experiences. Migration is one of life’s constants. It’s
Learning to learn
One day, I decided to start analysing people’s reaction when I tell them that I work as a teenage trainer. To be honest, I have seen many different reactions, but most of them fall into the type of comments such as “wow, what a complex age, it must be difficult to work with them”, or
On a normal day, round and tidy, I receive an email. They are asking me if I would like to write something, or anything… that seems interesting. A closer look tells me that it should have a theme: “PHILANTHROPY”. Hello?? And what is that? Let’s speak to Mr Google. I sit down in front
Resolutions for a new year
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln When a new year begins, we like to think about the great things we are going to do in the twelve months that are presented, fresh and new, in front of us and the phrase of Abraham Lincoln seems to me to
“Don’t give to get. Give to inspire others to give”. Simon Sinek
“Don’t give to get. Give to inspire others to give” Simon Sinek I think December is a good month to think about what it means to be generous. We like to contribute to improving people’s wellbeing … and on TV, through email, at work, through friends or even on the street we are asked to