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United Nations Foundation Overview

Washington, DC
201 to 500 employees
1998
Company - Private
Non-Profit
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The World Bank, Amnesty International, International Rescue Committee
The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world's most ... Read more

Mission: It takes all nations and all sectors to make progress on the most important and far-reaching international challenges. We are an advocate for the United Nations and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the UN solve global problems. We build partnerships ... Read more

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    "Good workplace morale, tone-deaf leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at United Nations Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The organization does lots of little things to help employees feel valued and supported

    Cons

    Executive leadership pays lipservice to listening to lower level staff but ultimately barrels ahead on what they want to do, even when advised otherwise by other staff and consultants

    Advice to Management

    Narrow focus of mission, actually listen to your employees concerns

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United Nations Foundation Interviews

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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at United Nations Foundation (Washington, DC) in November 2016.

    Interview

    First I had an in person interview with two people in the department, which went well and was pretty standard. After they asked me to do a second round, I had two phone interviews (for logistical reasons) with another person in the department and one that oversees multiple departments. I was offered the position the next day. The whole process (from the time I applied) took about a week.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills do you think need improvement and what are you doing to work on them?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • A better world, by the numbers. Join us to support #2030Now!

    Numbers In Action

    This beautiful animation shows what the world could look like if we achieve some the Global Goals by 2030. It looks at a selection of global issues, from extreme poverty to gender equality, and tracks the progress that has been made from the start of the millennium.

  • It doesn't get much cooler. Loving the #techforgood partnership between our own Nothing But Nets and Esri!

    The United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets Campaign Partners with Esri to Combat Malaria

    Global smart-mapping leader Esri has partnered with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign in the fight against malaria. Malaria claims the life of a child every two minutes, despite being both preventable and treatable. Recently, Nothing But Nets created a story map using Esri's ArcGIS platform to help people learn more about malaria.

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United Nations Foundation Awards & Accolades

  • Digital PR Team of the Year - Nonprofit, PR News' Digital PR Awards, 2015
  • Best Public Affairs Campaign of the Year, PR News Digital PR Awards, 2015

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