Global Impact

Global Impact is a non-profit organization that works with international charities based on the United States and the United States Combined Federal Campaigns (CFC), including the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, [3] and the Combined Federal Campaign. -Overseas. The CFC is a program to raise money from federal employees for local, national, and international charities. [4] [5] Global Impact affiliated charities include CARE , Doctors Without Borders , Heifer International , Save the Children , US Fund for UNICEF and World Vision. citation needed ] [6] In 2016, Global Impact launched a counterpart organization in the United Kingdom-Global Impact UK. [7]

In FY2016 Global Impact raised more than $ 42 million in total contributions, generating nearly $ 22 million in employee donations to charity alliance partners, and more than 45 corporate and nonprofit partners to their philanthropic goals by providing advisory and backbone services. [8]

Spending controversy, 2011-2012

An audit published by the US Office of Personnel Management in 2012 concluded that Global Impact had received $ 764,069 in reimbursements from the federal government that “could have been put to better use” for the CFC. Global impact, hotel room service, and movie rentals. Renee Acosta, then Global Impact Chief Executive, received a $ 150,000 bonus following the audit. [9]


Global Impact has been involved with the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), an annual workplace charity campaign for federal employees, [10] since its inception, first as a participating charity [11] and then administering campaigns for more than 20 years. Global Service Agencies When It Started Administering CFCs. [12] As of 2017 Global Impact Furnace CFCs: National Capital Area, Overseas, New York City, and Central Virginia. [13] [14]

Since Global Impact has begun managing the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, the largest CFC, its revenues have grown from $ 47 million in the fall 2003 to $ 66 million in the fall 2011 campaign. [15]Additionally, the CFC Innovator Awards for Implementing Innovative Strategies in the National Capital Area and Overseas Campaigns for increased participation and / or contributions. [16]


In 2011 Global Impact published “Moving Beyond Boundaries,” a report that analyzed trends in donations to international charities. The report has had an increase in annual income of 10.4% since 1987, that is 22% of US corporations made donations to international causes, and that 37% of major US companies planned to focus more on such causes. The report concluded that corporate fundraising efforts were having a positive impact on the quality of life around the world. [17]

In 2013, Global Impact released “Giving Beyond Borders: A Study of Global Giving by US Corporations.” The study, researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, explores the scope and depth of international giving by US corporations and examines what makes corporate-nonprofit partnerships successful. It found that 86 percent of companies said they would like to grow their budget in the next fiscal year. Furthermore, the two major determining factors that propel US corporations to make local financial services and local financial performance.[18] [19] [20]

In 2014, Global Impact released “The Corporate Signature Program: A Custom Approach to Philanthropy,” a white paper discussing the growing practice of signature programs in corporate social investments. The white paper looked at why corporations invest in signature programs, what companies seek to achieve through their giving, what steps to take to a signature program, and what types of models can be used for program management. It also provides examples of how some US corporations have built their own successful signature programs. [21]


  1. Jump up^ “Executive Team” . Global Impact .
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  4. Jump up^ Olson, Elizabeth (December 7, 2011). “Charity Campaigns Try Gentle Approach to Get Shoppers to Spend on Good Deeds” . The New York Times .
  5. Jump up^ “Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas Structure” . Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas.
  6. Jump up^ James, Jennifer (2015-02-24). “Donating to Women and Girls Just Got Easier” . Huffington Post . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  7. Jump up^ “Global Impact UK Launched to Provide Critical Philanthropic Services in the United Kingdom – Press Releases on” . . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  8. Jump up^ “Global Impact – GuideStar Profile” . . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  9. Jump up^ Rosiak, Luke (May 19, 2014). “Feds used donations intended for poor for massages, luxuries for themselves” . The Washington Examiner .
  10. Jump up^ Times, Federal. “Why CFC still matters” . Federal Times . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  11. Jump up^ “History” . CFC Overseas | Combined Federal Campaign Overseas . 2012-05-11 . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  12. Jump up^ “CFC Administration” . Global Impact | Helping People in Need . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  13. Jump up^ “Combined Federal Campaign” . US Office of Personnel Management . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  14. Jump up^ “CFC Administration” . Global Impact | Helping People in Need . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  15. Jump up^ Mizell, Vanessa (2011-01-24). “Helping out: Renee Acosta of Global Impact” . The Washington Post . ISSN  0190-8286 . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  16. Jump up^ “National CFC Awards” . US Office of Personnel Management . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  17. Jump up^ “Giving to global causes grows” . Philanthropy Journal . July 7, 2011.
  18. Jump up^ “Giving Beyond Borders: A Study of Global Giving by US Corporations” . Philanthropy New York . 2013-10-18 . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  19. Jump up^ Integration, Cause. “Report Analyzes Global Giving by US Corporations” . Forbes . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  20. Jump up^ import (2014-07-11). “Giving Beyond Borders” . US Chamber of Commerce Foundation . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .
  21. Jump up^ “The Corporate Signature Program: A Custom Approach to Philanthropy” . Retrieved 2017-03-31 .

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