We asked. You Answered. Here is what we heard.

We asked. You Answered. Here is what we heard.

Over the last several months, we’ve collected feedback from our nonprofit partners about what new tools, features, and improvements you’d like to see on our platform in two different ways. First, late last year, we shared a public-facing product roadmap to collect your ideas about what improvements we should prioritize. Then in March, we sent our annual survey, getting your feedback on everything from our email response times, to our matching campaign design, to our learning tools and resources. We’ve heard from nearly 1,000 of you, and you’ve inspired us with your innovation and thoughtfulness! Here is some of what we heard, and how we are planning to respond (or have already):

Bringing greater visibility to your work  – when we asked “What does GlobalGiving do for your organization”, the most common response, after fundraising support, was related to GlobalGiving bringing greater visibility to your work through our marketing efforts. We are putting even more effort and resources into our marketing efforts this year to make sure we can continue to bring more eyes and dollars to your projects!

Engage Indian Diaspora During Daan Utsav

Engage Indian Diaspora During Daan Utsav

By: Kavita Mathew

WHAT: The Daan Utsav – #GivingTuesdayIndia Campaign is a week long celebration designed specifically for GlobalGiving partners with projects in India to engage their Indian diaspora and international supporters. Eligible donations will be matched at 30% up to $500 per unique donor on the final day of the big week!

WHY: India celebrates #DaanUtsav, its joy of giving week from Oct. 2 to 8 every year since 2009. The Tuesday of the Daan Utsav week is celebrated as #GivingTuesdayIndia – the day of online giving in India. #GivingTuesdayIndia builds on the strength of a global movement to showcase and build support for your nonprofits work serving communities in India, especially before the start of the festive season beginning with Diwali. We are joining the movement through this campaign exclusively designed for our partners with projects in India.

WHO: The GlobalGiving Daan Utsav – #GivingTuesdayIndia Campaign is exclusively for GlobalGiving partners with at least one active project based in India. Active projects and microprojects will be automatically included. The deadline to submit new projects for inclusion in this campaign is Thursday, Sept. 26, at 17:00:00 IST.

WHEN + WHERE: GlobalGiving’s 2019 Daan Utsav – #GivingTuesday India campaign will run from Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 (09:00:00 IST) to Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 (23:59:59 IST). Fundraising totals, remaining matching funds, and bonus prizes will be displayed on the Daan Utsav – #GivingTuesdayIndia leaderboard.

HOW TO GET STARTED: 

New Feature Helps Donors Subscribe To Your Nonprofit’s Newsletter!

New Feature Helps Donors Subscribe To Your Nonprofit’s Newsletter!

Nonprofit partners have been telling GlobalGiving for years: “We want GlobalGiving donors to be able to opt into our email newsletters!” Well, after hearing your feedback loud and clear and brainstorming solutions, we’re happy to say that this feature is now live!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Add your direct newsletter sign-up link to your organization’s dashboard by clicking “Edit Org Info” and adding the link on the first tab under “Email Signup Link.”
  2. GlobalGiving will add that link to email templates for project reports, thank you notes, and project appeals.
  3. Donors can click directly on the link to subscribe to your email list!

We thought through several solutions and ultimately decided alongside our nonprofit partners that this solution both respects donors’ privacy and engages your most committed supporters. As always, if you have any questions, send us an email, and share your feedback on the product roadmap!

GlobalGiving Photo Contest

GlobalGiving Photo Contest

GlobalGiving’s Annual Photo Contest is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Each year, we have the privilege of sharing our partner’s incredible work through the art of photography. This contest is the perfect opportunity to build support within your community, expand your outreach, and capture your organization’s mission in a visual narrative. 

When you submit your most compelling images, your organization will have a chance to compete for prizes including $1,000 towards your project, social media promotion, and time on GlobalGiving’s homepage. So find your most inspiring photos, add them to your project page, and enter today!

Be sure to tune in to our live webinar on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at 10:00:00 EDT for more details!

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Select your photos by August 29th

Organizations are invited to submit up to 3 photos for consideration in the contest. Please submit all photos through one entry form.

Any photo that you would like to submit to the 2019 Photo Contest must be set as the primary photo that is posted on your project page when you complete and submit the entry form. You may enter existing or new photos into the contest, but any new photos must be uploaded to your project page(s) by Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 23:59:59 EDT in order to ensure sufficient time for approval by the GlobalGiving team. Complete this entry form once all photos that you wish to submit for consideration in the 2019 Photo Contest are posted on your project page(s).

Build Your Monthly Giving Program With This 100% Monthly Match Offer

Build Your Monthly Giving Program With This 100% Monthly Match Offer

Authored By: Katherine Heidecke

Want to build your monthly giving program? Trying to incentivize donors to give on a more consistent basis? Look no further! GlobalGiving’s 100% Monthly Match on new recurring donations is a great opportunity for your organization to amplify its membership base, while also securing more consistent funding. 

From now until December 31, 2019, all new monthly recurring donations made will be matched 1-to-1 to up $200 per donor per organization while funds last. Please note that this match is only applied to the first donation.

With this match, starting a monthly giving program just became that much easier! At GlobalGiving, we believe that monthly giving programs are a great way to build a strong foundation of diverse donors. This is just one of the many reasons why starting a monthly giving program and encouraging your donors to take part in our 100% Monthly Match could transform your organization. When you build a strong donor base, you’re leading your organization towards the forefront of sustainable funding.