The Charity Network Partners with United Nations Foundation to Amplify Sustainable Development Goals

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Unique Online Fundraising Auctions and Cause-Content Will Support UN Foundation and UN Foundation Initiatives to Increase Well-Being Around the World

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The Charity Network today announced a new partnership with the United Nations Foundation to showcase the breadth of UN Foundation campaigns and initiatives that meet urgent needs across the globe, from fighting climate change, disease, inequality, and extreme poverty, to empowering girls and women. Through the partnership, the Charity Network will utilize two of its top digital fundraising platforms – Charitybuzz and Chideo – to harness the power of celebrity, technology, and media to raise awareness and funds for the UN Foundation, a public charity that connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems and advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

The campaign will feature an array of online auctions on Charitybuzz and unique cause-related content will be distributed across Chideo. From now through the campaign’s end on November 15, 2016, donors will have the opportunity to win one-of-a-kind experiences that support 18 different UN Foundation initiatives. Some of the UN Foundation initiatives that will benefit from the Charitybuzz auctions include but are not limited to: Nothing But Nets, the world’s largest, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria; Girl Up, an initiative that promotes health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries; and the Global Entrepreneurs Council(GEC), a strategic advisory council designed to bring together successful, high-profile, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are committed to finding innovative solutions to global problems. Some of the experiences available on Charitybuzz in support of the UN Foundation campaign include:

  •     Play Golf at Bel-Air Country Club with Rick Reilly: This Charitybuzz auction will give one lucky winner and two friends the chance to play a round of gold with former Sports Illustrated columnist, Rick Reilly, at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles. Reilly, a member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame and an 11-time winner of the National Sportswriter of the Year award, will play all 18 holes with the winner and two friends. For more details, click here.
  •     Luxury Trip to Peru: This Charitybuzz experience offers an incredible chance to travel to Peru for an 8-night luxury trip with a guest. The trip will be custom-tailored by The Evolved Traveler, an international travel brand that promotes an increased sense of responsible travel, global community, and humanity. For more details, click here.
  •     Exclusive Tour of Instagram Headquarters in Palo Alto: Through this Charitybuzz auction, one lucky winner and two guests will take a guided tour of Instagram's headquarters in the Bay Area and have lunch with Nicol Perez, marketing and communications professional for Instagram and the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. Be prepared to take some Instagram-worthy pictures! For more details, click here.

Through this campaign, launched around the UN Foundation’s annual Global Leadership Dinner, supporters will further the work of the UN Foundation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: a global plan to eliminate poverty and hunger by the year 2030, and make quality education, clean water, and peace and justice realities for everyone. To bid in the auction, visit the Charity Network online at: http://unfoundation.charitynetwork.com/.

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About The Charity Network
The Charity Network harnesses the power of celebrity, technology, and media to raise awareness and funds for some of the world's toughest challenges. With a mission to complement traditional fundraising models and help charities transition from analog to digital, the Charity Network has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for causes across the globe. Launched in 2016 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Todd Wagner, the Charity Network is the parent company to three top digital fundraising platforms: Charitybuzz, Prizeo, and Chideo. Each platform is a leader in its own field: Charitybuzz in online charity auctions, Prizeo in online sweepstakes and experiences, and Chideo in cause and entertainment content. These three consumer-facing platforms, all working in tandem, reach a broad and diverse group of donors from millennials to baby boomers through a network of syndicated partners including Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tribune Company, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Twitter, Delta Airlines and more. Together with its partners the Charity Network can amplify a cause message to over 80% of US television households.

In addition to its consumer platforms, the Charity Network provides a full range of services to help celebrities, charities, and brands customize their cause messages through the CN Solutions team of digital giving experts. To learn more please visit: http://www.charitynetwork.com.

About The United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: http://www.unfoundation.org.

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