Global Grandmothers Blog

#GivingTuesday is 11/28 – Double Your Impact!

#GivingTuesday is November 28th this year.  Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have generously offered to match up to $2 million of funds raised for US nonprofits through Facebook’s charitable giving tools. Donations will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit, with a max of $1,000 per donation, until the $2 million in […]

A Perspective from a “Non Grandmother” Global Grandmother

In the early 1970’s, I was living in San Francisco, going to graduate school and involved quite heavily in the anti-war movement. At the time, there was an organization called “Another Mother for Peace” which came to my attention. Founded in 1967, it’s logo showed a sunflower with the words, “War is Not Healthy for […]

From The Great Depression to Hurricane Irma – Interview with Save the Children’s Courtney Nields: How the Organization Serves Others in Need

As part of our vetting process, we value interviews with members of the Organizations we recommend. Interviews give us important qualitative data that may not be evident from the Charity Watchdog sites.  We wanted to check in with Save the Children to hear about recent activities and to give a first-hand account of their founding, history, […]

Fighting for Literacy in Guatemala’s Highlands – Interview with Child Aid’s CEO, Nancy Press

Global Grandmothers President, Diana McDonough sat down with the CEO of Child Aid, Nancy Press, to get a sense of a non-profit which embraces the same values you do, and with your help, is putting them to work for kids.   Diana interviewed Nancy in her Portland, Oregon office on August 29, 2017.  Child Aid […]

Room to Read kids with a book

For ‘Make a Difference Day’ – Support the Fight for Literacy

Started by the now-defunct magazine, USA Weekly, ‘Make a Difference Day’ was created as an annual community service event.  Not that you needed another reason, but we here at Global Grandmothers, think it’s a fantastic opportunity to donate to one of our vetted nonprofits focused on children. I don’t know about you, but when I […]