Can’t believe its March already? Us either. From the Givz side, we’ve been so happy to see more and more ecommerce brands sign up and begin supporting the charities their customers care about. It’s so much more meaningful than a traditional discount for your customers.
Many of our clients have been reporting Average Order Value (AOV) increases of 20-30%. This makes our team really happy – we know customers love when they can support a charity they truly care about but what’s also important here is the bond that is made between merchant and customer. For Givz, a sustainable model where more companies are able to give-back daily yields the most upside in terms of the social impact we can create together.
If you have not yet seen our prior post addressing the conflict in Ukraine. We created “Help Ukraine: Charities You Can Support” after several of our clients reached out looking for charity recommendations.
TUE, MAR 1, 2022 – THU, MARCH 31, 2022
Women's History Month
Women’s History Month [learn more] is an annual celebration that is celebrated during the month of March every year in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia (October in Canada). The celebration highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Per history.com, this year’s theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” A them that is “both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.”
TUE, MAR 8, 2022
International Women's Day
The origins of Women’s History Month can actually be traced back to the first official International Women’s Day that took place in 1911, the event was marked by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Today, countries around the world celebrate the holiday with demonstrations, educational initiatives and customs such as presenting women with gifts and flowers (source).
This years theme is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all. (unwomen.org)
Charities You Can Feature on Givz for International Women's Day & Women's History Month
- Girls, Inc | 13-1915124
- Girls Who Code | 30-0728021
- Malala Fund | 81-1397590
- Equality Now | 13-3660566
- National Women’s Law Center | 52-1213010
- Dress for Success Worldwide | 13-4040377
In partnership with schools and at Girls Inc. centers. Girls Inc. focuses on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and evidence-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
Donations help equip girls to create positive change in their life and in the world around them.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.
- 500M: People reached through their online resources, books, and advocacy work – in the U.S. and around the world.
- 450,000: Girls served through their in-person programming including their Summer Immersion Program, Clubs, and College Loops.
Donations help ensure that girls continue to have access to their educational experiences, programming and their incredible sisterhood.
Malala Fund works with more 130 million girls out of school today. They are breaking down barriers that hold girls back. The Malala Fund’s Education Champion Network supports the work of educators and advocates and helps bolster girls’ secondary education around the world including: Afghanistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
Donations are directed towards Malala Fund’s programmes that help girls around the world go to school.
Equality Now believes in creating a just world for women and girls. Since 1992, their international network of lawyers, activists and supporters have tackled the most difficult issues, challenged ingrained cultural assumptions and called out inequality wherever they see it.
- 66: expert submissions made to the UN and regional bodies advocating for law and policy reform in 2020
- 96,514: girls positively impacted through legal change in 20202
- 84: partners worked in tandem with across 45 countries
Donations help Equality Now continue to fight legal equality on behalf of women and girls everywhere.
National Women's Law Center
JUSTICE FOR HER. JUSTICE FOR ALL. The National Women’s Law Center is a group of advocates, experts, and lawyers who fight for gender justice, taking on issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. They drive change in the courts, in public policy, and in our society, especially for women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.
Donations help protect women and girls from sexual violence, defende their rights to health care, and secure equality in the workplace and schools.
Dress for Success Worldwide
economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and life. Since 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 150 cities in 25 countries and has helped more than 1.2 million women work towards self-sufficiency.
Donations ensure Dress for Success can continue to offer their wide range of programs to women striving for economic empowerment.
Companies in the United States alone spend more than $50B on traditional discounts every year, incentives that devalue products and are harmful to your brand long-term.
Givz works with Shopify merchants and other ecommerce stores to reduce discount dependency and instead power Givz donation incentives. Instead of “$10 OFF”, think “Spend $100 and we’ll donate $10 to the charity of your choice.”