Prepare Your Campaign For Youth Week

Prepare Your Campaign For Youth Week

WHAT: GlobalGiving’s 2018 Youth Week Campaign

WHO: All projects hosted by active Partners, Leaders, and Superstars with “children” as the primary or secondary theme as of August 1st will be automatically opted-in to this campaign.

WHEN: Starts Monday, August 6th 9:00am EDT and ends Sunday, August 12th 11:59 pm EDT.

WHY:

  • To build momentum around providing #SafeSpaces4Youth where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves.
  • To grow your base of recurring donors with GlobalGivnig’s 100% match on new recurring donations during campaign week.
  • To compete for $5,000 in bonus prizes awarded to the five projects with the most unique donors.
  • To earn homepage time on GlobalGiving, a social media shout out, and secure a strategy consultation with a GlobalGiving staff member in their field of expertise.

HOW: Check out these great resources to get started!

Read the Terms + Conditions for more information and contact GlobalGiving at projecthelp@globalgiving.org with any questions. We’re here to help!

The 2018 Photo Contest Is Here!

The 2018 Photo Contest Is Here!

GlobalGiving’s 9th Annual Photo Contest is right around the corner! Each year we have the pleasure of showcasing the amazing impact of our nonprofit partners through the art of photography. This contest is the perfect opportunity to improve your organization’s visual messaging, cultivate stronger relationships with existing donors, and expand your support base of prospective donors.

In a new spin on the rules this year, people who sign up to receive updates from your project and GlobalGiving when voting will have their votes counted three times! This is a great way to increase visibility and generate more funds for your project. Your organization will also 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 compelling and vivid photos, add them to your project page, and follow the simple step by step instructions below to enter the contest.

Introducing GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows

Introducing GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows

GlobalGiving is offering an opportunity for ten disaster relief and recovery practitioners to become GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows. The purpose of the Disaster Feedback Fellowship is to build a community of practice among disaster relief and recovery organizations that collect community feedback and implement changes to improve their work.

Disaster Feedback Fellows will have the opportunity to spend one week in Washington, DC learning from each other, promoting their projects to an audience of peers and funders, and speaking at and attending the 2018 Feedback Summit on October 4-5, 2018. This Summit will bring together leading thinkers, practitioners, funders, and researchers to talk about closing feedback loops in aid, philanthropy, and government. We want to feature your important work among this group, regardless of your experience or knowledge of the topic. For those newer to collecting and using feedback, we will cover your tuition to attend a one-day Feedback Crash Course on October 3. This interactive workshop will equip you with the knowledge, skills and tools you need to listen and respond to feedback from the people you seek to serve.

Disaster Feedback Fellows will spend their first day in Washington learning from each other, as they share their experiences navigating their work in a post-disaster environment. The second day will be all about helping you grow your network and your work, as we provide opportunities for you to tell your stories to new donors or media outlets. Following their week in DC and with the support of GlobalGiving, the 2018 Disaster Feedback Fellows will help drive feedback learning and peer exchanges within their own communities and the greater GlobalGiving community.

We are looking for people with a range of experiences collecting and using feedback – from expert to novice! – so that we can learn and grow with each other.

Fill out this short form by July 20 to apply! As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

The Benefits

  • Ticket to attend the Feedback Summit on October 4-5, 2018 ($600 value)

  • Full tuition to attend the one-day Feedback Crash Course on October 3, 2018 ($400 value)

  • A $10,000 grant to cover your travel and accomodation for one week in Washington, DC

  • Opportunity to speak about your organization’s work in front of funders and peer organizations

  • Connection and collaboration with other nonprofit partners carrying out disaster recovery work

  • Opportunity to be featured in GlobalGiving’s social media, Learn section, and/or donor newsletter

  • One-on-one in-person fundraising and content support from the GlobalGiving team

  • Opportunity to apply for additional funding for ideas sparked during this experience (either related to community feedback or collaborative projects developed from contacts you made during the week)

The Requirements

  • In-person presence in Washington DC the week of October 1-5, 2018

  • Participation in the two-day Feedback Summit on October 4-5, 2018

  • Participation in the one-day Feedback Crash Course on October 3, 2018 (either as a participant or a trainer – we know some of you are already experts in this topic!)

  • Ability to speak about your organization’s work to a larger audience (either as an individual, on a panel, during a webinar, or as a table leader)

  • Creation of one blog post about the work that your organization is carrying out related to community feedback

GG Rewards Bonus Day 2018!

GG Rewards Bonus Day 2018!

Are you a Partner, Leader, or Superstar on GlobalGiving? Quick, go take a peek! Why? Your status will determine the match percentage your organization will receive in GlobalGiving’s next campaign!

This year’s GG Rewards Bonus Day will have more in matching funds and bonus prizes than ever before! On this day, from 9:00am to 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, July 18th, GlobalGiving will have $120,000 available in matching funds. The match percentage depends on your organization’s GG Rewards Status.

Superstar organizations will be matched at 50%; Leaders at 40%; and Partners at 30%.

Also up for grabs this Bonus Day will be $9,000 in bonus prizes, a 100% recurring match, and a chance to earn homepage time on GlobalGiving and social media promotion! Please note, as a new fairness mechanism, no organization can receive more than $5,000 in one-time matching. Discover how to make the most of this day by reviewing the Terms + Conditions below and watching this quick 30 minute campaign webinar

If you’re not a Superstar yet, there’s still time! Your GG Rewards status will lock on July 17th at 9:00am EDT, so start preparing now by increasing your GG Rewards status to reach Superstar level! To learn more about the GG Reward program, you can watch this short video.

If you have any questions, please send us an email or give us a call at +1 (202) 232-5784. We’re happy to help!

 

GlobalGiving’s Second Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program!

GlobalGiving’s Second Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program!

Last year, we listened to your feedback for GlobalGiving to build additional ways for you to learn from your peers and built the GlobalGiving Mentoring Program. Last year’s program was a giant success with more than 100 requests to chat with one of our mentors! From learning more about marketing your organization to navigating through the GG Rewards system, our mentors helped many of you to take your organization to the next level.

We are continuing the program this year with four new GlobalGiving partners who are here to mentor you through your fundraising journey and help your organization become more successful. Here are the four topics you can now receive assistance on through a consultation:

  • Social Media Marketing on a Tight Budget – Magy Kaleynska (GLOW Association)
    • Magy will help your organization build a social presence which is key for attracting more supporters and donors for your cause. If you struggle to do it on a tight or no budget, than this consultation is for you! You will learn specific tactics for attracting followers for your profiles and keeping the ones you already have active.
  • Maximizing Your Fundraising on GlobalGiving  – Mansi Kotak (The Rahul Kotak Foundation)
    • Mansi will help your organization think through how to create simple, effective and eye-catching infographics, posters and videos on a budget to help you raise more funds!
  • Maximizing Benefits through GG Rewards Strategies – Venkat Ramakrishnan (Isha Vidhya)
    • Venkat has been on GlobalGiving for three years with his organization, Isha Vidhya, and has learned a great deal about how best to use the GlobalGiving platform for your organization’s success! Venkat can help you better understand how you can utilize the GG Rewards system to become more effective as an organization and get more donor visibility!
  • Using Integrated Communications for Storytelling  – Alicia Carter (Even Ground)
    • Alicia will help your organization develop a personal connection between donors and your cause by focusing on ways to tell positive stories of empowerment and success using email, social media, and video to engage your donors and promote your cause!