Author Archives: Jes Bailey

Nepal Earthquake – 1 year on

These past two weeks the world suffered a series of huge earthquakes in both Japan and Ecuador. The media has given some light coverage in the UK, but so much more is going on in the wake of disasters like this. Peoples’ lives have been irrevocably changed. Immediate relief efforts are incredibly important. But building long term resilience for communities affected is as critical. So, as we approach the first anniversary of the Nepalese earthquakes in 2015, GlobalGiving UK caught up with Andy Chaggar,

£220 worth of skilled volunteering in an hour? The power of #MicroDay!

Today is Microvolunteering Day, championing the BIG impact of bitesize online volunteering action. As long-time supporters of Microvolunteering via our online platform, GlobalGivingTIME, today has been a busy day for all of us here at GlobalGiving UK. We’ve been live tweeting all of the action (@GGTIMEUK – make sure to follow us) and it’s been fantastic to see so much excitement around #MicroDay. To celebrate, we challenged ourselves to a #MicroDay GlobalGivingTIME Hackathon. The aim: to answer as many non-profit micro