Announcing the June 2016 Recurring Match Campaign

GlobalGiving will be running our ninth Recurring Match Campaign from June 27 through July 1, 2016 to help incentivize your donors to start new recurring donations for your project!

Over the years, we’ve  found great success with this campaign. Since the first Recurring Match Campaign launched in August 2012, it has raised more than $1.6 million dollars from 8,167 donors for projects on the GlobalGiving platform! We hope you see the value in this campaign for your fundraising and promote it to your supporters.

Here are our best tips for making the most of the Recurring Match Campaign:

  • Know the ins and outs of the Recurring Match Campaign. Make sure to take a look at the campaign terms and conditions and communicate them clearly to your supporters. Please take a look at the full terms and conditions of the campaign on our website, but here are the highlights:
    • The initial gift of new recurring donations created on GlobalGiving.org will be matched 1-to-1 up to $200 per donor per project. Eligible recurring donations of $201 or larger will be matched at $200.
    • Although donors are required to set up a recurring donation, only the first donation will be matched. This is not a repeating monthly match. This helps us ensure that more projects can benefit from a steady stream of recurring donations.
    • To be eligible for matching, the recurring donation must last for at least three months after the initial donation (a minimum of four donations total). So, for example, if you start a new recurring donation this June, keep it active through July, August, and September, then your initial donation from June will be matched.
  • Get the word out about the Recurring Match Campaign to your existing network. Signing up for a recurring donation is a much bigger commitment than making a one-time donation. Focus your outreach on individuals who have supported your organization before since they already know and trust the work your organization does.
  • Use the power of storytelling and visuals to share the importance of your recurring donation ask.  Highlight one of your programs and share about the impact that your organization’s project has had on the community in which it works or a story about a constituent that a project has benefited. Share with your supporters how much more could be achieved by ensuring a steady flow of donations through a recurring donation and the match provided by the Recurring Match Campaign. Include a photo of a constituent and/or a project that highlights your work (after getting permission) to engage your donors visually. Make sure it’s high resolution.
  • Make it easy for people to set up a recurring donation. Stress the added value of making a recurring donation during this promotion. Let your donors know that their recurring donation will receive a one-time 100% match! Emphasize that #GivingTuesday is the perfect time to start their recurring donation. Share a direct link to the donate monthly tab on your project page in all of your donor communications.

There’s no additional work on your part to join the upcoming campaign, but if you would like to opt your organization out of the June 2016 Recurring Match Campaign, you can do so via this form. Opt-out responses are due by Friday, June 10 at 5PM EDT.

We hope that our latest Recurring Match Campaign is a successful fundraising week for your organization! If you have any questions, please contact projecthelp@globalgiving.org.

 

Get Ready for the 2016 Photo Contest!

Get Ready for the 2016 Photo Contest!

It’s that time of year again! GlobalGiving’s 7th Annual Photo Contest will be held this summer, so get ready to submit and vote for your favorite photos! We are excited to provide you the opportunity to engage your current supporters; spruce up your project pages with up-to-date, quality photos; and compete for exciting Bonus Prizes! So, how can you participate?

Step 1: Add your photos to project page(s) by June 24th

Any photo that you would like to submit to the 2016 Photo Contest, must be a photo that is already on your project page when you complete the submission form. Upload any new photos to your project page by Friday, June 24th, 23:59:59 EDT in order to have them approved by June 29th. Once the photos that you would like to submit to the 2016 Photo Contest have been approved by GlobalGiving, you can complete this submission form.

GG Rewards Bonus Day 2016

GG Rewards Bonus Day 2016

Are you ready to fundraise? Want to secure up to a 50% match on donations? Then, the GG Rewards Bonus Day is for you!

On June 15th, GlobalGiving.org will be holding a Bonus Day with $110,000 available in matching funds. There will also be two $1,000 Bonus Prizes that will be awarded to the projects with the highest number of donors and the most funds raised on Bonus Day. Depending on your organization’s GG Rewards Status, you will be eligible to receive a 30%, 40% or 50% match on online donations made between 9:00:01am EDT and 23:59:59pm EDT on June 15th (time in your city).

GlobalGiving.co.uk will be running a simultaneous Bonus Day on June 15th! GlobalGiving.co.uk will have a separate leaderboard, separate matching funds, and separate Bonus Prizes. There will be £10,000 available in matching funds on  GlobalGiving.co.uk. There will also be two £650 Bonus Prizes that will be awarded to the projects with the highest number of donors and the most funds raised on Bonus Day that have raised at least£2,000 on Bonus Day. Depending on your organization’s GG Rewards Status, you will be eligible to receive a 30%, 40% or 50% match on online donations made between 14:00:01pm BST and 4:59:59pm BST on June 16th (time in your city).

How a Village in India Taught their Local Government to Listen

How a Village in India Taught their Local Government to Listen

Sarathi Development Foundation is a recipient of our 2015 Feedback Fund. They recently shared these insights with us.

Jamalpur is a small village of 70 families in Uttar Pradesh, India. No one there has a toilet. This is the story of their year-long struggle to get more resources from the government. It is a good illustration of the power of persistence and the role that a NGO can play in facilitating feedback loops.

Their village was not invited to be part of the annual government planning process in 2015, and so they were offered anything they wanted. The women self-help group there worked with our trained volunteers on a community goal. In August of 2015 they decided to put toilets in every house and eliminate open defecation.

The women and our volunteers visited government authorities and put their request in writing. Why should they be denied assistance, just because their village was overlooked by the government planners?

Government authorities were impressed with their collective request. They assured them the government would do something.

One Year On: Learning from Feedback After the Earthquake in Nepal

One Year On: Learning from Feedback After the Earthquake in Nepal

Accountability Lab is a recipient of our 2015 Feedback Fund. Recently they shared these insights with us.

In April of 2015, twin earthquakes in Nepal killed over 8,000 people and displaced almost 3 million more. Accountability Lab and Local Interventions Group mobilized our youth networks into what we called Mobile Citizen Helpdesks. These helpdesks of 5 to 10 volunteers worked with communities across the 14 worst affected districts to gather immediate feedback from victims on the relief efforts, and close the loop on the disaster response.