My name is Joyce, and I'm the co-founder and CEO of Givology. Welcome to our community! Please message me if you have any comments and suggestions, or would like to get involved with our cause. We encourage you to blog, message, and connect to other Givologists, and would be delighted if you want to join us!
At Givology, we believe that the education philanthropy should be an interactive, community effort. In particular, we'd like to highlight the importance of:
- Reading student and project updates
- Utilizing our messaging function to send a message of support to the students and projects that you sponsor
- Following our "Notes from the Field" blog to learn more about the research our fellows are conducting around the world
- Considering volunteering for our organization, whether you have 5 minutes or 15 hours to spare!
As a bit about me, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Then, I spent the next two years at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. My site is here: www.joycemeng.com
Welcome to our community! We're really passionate about education and are happy to have you here with us!
25 MAY 2013[b]We’re starting a new series featuring a Givologist on our team![/b] As a 100% volunteer-run organization, we depend on the skills, talent, and passion of the many men and women who join our team each year. We’re constantly inspired by our volunteer network, and hope that by sharing their stories, we will encourage everyone to start thinking about the impact that they can create today! James Davermann – our resident blogger – recently interviewed our newly joined Chief Technology Officer Phil Gavlan! [img]/images/user/5_11526152132837723240.jpg[/img] [b]Q: So tell us a little bit about yourself? Where’d you grow up? Where’d you go to school?[/b] A-So born and raised in California-lived up and down California from Southern California to Northern California, and never went to college; I got a job right out of high school [b]Q: So, what do you do for Givology? [/b] A: I sit on the Executive Team as the CTO, managing all the technical needs for Givology. That includes ever...
25 MAY 2013Our Chief Legal Officer Alex Feldman had a chance to chat with Max Gross – Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer of [url=http://www.givology.org/~kabultec/]Kabultec[/url]. Check out the highlights below and click here to learn more about the [url=http://www.givology.org/~kabultec/]programs Kabultec runs[/url]! [img]/images/user/5_13596822247912695770.jpg[/img] [b]What inspires you to work for [url=http://www.givology.org/~kabultec/]Kabultec[/url]?[/b] A lot of things inspire me about Kabultec. Most importantly, I believe in our mission to educate husbands and wives in Afghanistan. Additionally, my wife Nasrine is the organization’s President. So, some might say that it’s my job as a husband to support my wife in her philanthropic mission, but my involvement runs deeper than that. Nasrine and I both believe in the work we’re doing. She is our person-in-the-field actually doing the teaching in camps and villages. What I do allows her to keep doing what she’s doing. So the com...
30 APR 2013[i]We're very lucky to have a fireside chat with [b]Justine Axelsson[/b], founder of [url=https://www.givology.org/~fkites/]Flying Kites[/url]. We're incredibly proud to support their work and feature them as our Givology Partner of the Week! What we find truly unique about Flying Kites is their focus on comprehensive care and dedication to each individual child who comes through their center. [/i] [url=https://www.givology.org/~fkites/][b]Click here to contribute to Flying Kites today![/b][/url] [b]Our goal this week[/b]: to fully fund all their students! [url=https://www.givology.org/~fkites/] [img]/images/user/5_3378592798818491773.jpg[/img][/url] [b]What inspires you to work for Flying Kites?[/b] A lot of things inspire me about Flying Kites - most importantly, the children who we’re working with in Kenya. When I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya in January, it was incredibly rewarding to see how our children are growing and flourishing at Flying Kites. It's b...
24 JAN 2013[img]/images/user/5_2756859414663004713.jpg[/img] [b] [/b] [b][url=http://www.amazon.com/A-Guide-to-Giving-ebook/dp/B00B46UV5I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1358906228&sr=8-3&keywords=guide+to+giving]We are excited to announce the launch of our book A Guide to Giving, now available on amazon.com![/url] [/b] Below is a description of the book - we welcome your thoughts and comments [b]What is effective giving? What exactly is the meaning of giving? [/b][u]A Guide to Giving[/u], written collectively by volunteers of the global organization Givology, answers these questions by delving into topics of social enterprise best practices, measuring "return on giving", and optimizing volunteer engagement. The first half of the book is primarily a handbook for effective giving, drawing lessons from the Givology experience for budding changemakers. The second half shares the stories, motivations, and practical advice of 12 inspiring social entrepreneurs who have enabled extraordinary change ...
18 NOV 2012[b]Thanksgiving[/b]. The time of the year of reflecting back about the people who have changed our lives and the many things we are thankful for. A time of family, friends, plentiful turkey and food, and holiday cheer to go around. A time to be [i]empowered[/i] to do something to help those around us. Here at Givology, we have so much to be thankful for. From our incredible volunteer network to our grassroots partners around the world, we have hundreds of dedicated people working to enable the dreams of students globally. With our vision of leveraging small dollars and volunteer hours for education, we hope that you take the opportunity this holiday season to not only contribute to your community in a one-off manner, but to make a new resolution to incorporate giving and volunteering as a part of your daily life. We’re very proud to participate in the [b]#[url=http://givingtuesday.org/]givingtuesday[/url][/b][url=http://givingtuesday.org/] [/url]celebration this year. We urge you ...