GlobalGiving + GDPR – What Does It Mean for You?

GlobalGiving + GDPR – What Does It Mean for You?

Beginning on May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. This new European Union regulation applies to any organization that processes and handles data about EU citizens, even if the organization is based outside of the EU. This means that if you have donors in the EU or your website has visitors from the EU, then you should be aware of this important regulation.

Kevin Conroy, GlobalGiving’s Chief Product Officer, shared tips in this article about how your organization can prepare for this change, but we would also like to share how we are updating our systems to align with this new regulation and what changes you may see as a project leader on GlobalGiving.

What is GlobalGiving doing to prepare for GDPR?

GlobalGiving has updated our Privacy Policy and obtained EU-US Privacy Shield certification.

In addition, GlobalGiving will be launching a new “My Account” section of our website that not only reflects our more modern look-and-feel, but also has the necessary links to support individual rights under GDPR, such as the right to erasure (e.g. “Delete My Account”), the right to portability (e.g. “Download My Data”), and the right to object or restrict processing (e.g. “Edit My Preferences”). A full summary of our preparation efforts can be found on this page.

GlobalGiving Stands With Refugees

GlobalGiving Stands With Refugees

On World Refugee Day, we focus on the millions of people around the world forced to flee their homes to seek refuge

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 65.6 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide. These millions of children, women and men have been driven from their homes by conflict, violence, natural disasters, human rights violations, or persecution.

GlobalGiving partners with nonprofit organizations across the globe that provide life-saving assistance to those who brave perilous journeys in search of protection and humanitarian relief.  

This World Refugee Day, Wednesday, June 20th, from 00:01 EDT to 23:59 EDT, GlobalGiving is putting up $100,000 in matching funds to help strengthen the great work its nonprofit partners do to bring much needed relief to displaced communities. Donations to participating projects on this day will be matched at 100% up to $2,500 and all will be eligible to win $2,000 in bonus prizes for breaking two all-time GlobalGiving records.

On June 20th, the GlobalGiving community aims to support the valiant efforts undertaken organizations dedicated to help meet the needs of those who have been forcibly uprooted within or across state borders.

If your GlobalGiving project works with refugees, submit this Expression of Interest form by June 5th. GlobalGiving will review submissions on a rolling basis and finalize the list of participating project by June 12th. Projects included in GlobalGiving’s Syrian Refugee Relief Fund or GlobalGiving’s Rohingya Refugee Relief Fund will be automatically included in the 2018 World Refugee Day Campaign.

For information on eligibility, prize breakdown, and more, please review the Terms + Conditions below and be sure to watch the GlobalGiving’s World Refugee Day Campaign webinar. You can also reach out to us directly with any questions you may have.

Growing our body of Safeguarding Resources

Growing our body of Safeguarding Resources

By nature of doing work in the social sector, we are all responsible for ensuring that our programs, services, and staff do not harm the people (and animals!) we’re created to help. In light of many recent news stories about NGOs and harm to staff and those they serve, we’ve taken the opportunity to revisit our own safeguarding policies and procedures, and we invite you to as well.

We hosted a Peer Learning Network call on March 21st, where we heard some great questions and insights from leaders throughout the social sector. We didn’t record the call (in order to keep the conversation confidential), but after the call we’ve compiled some helpful resources:

  1. What Topics Should A Solid Safeguarding Policy Address?
  2. CHECKLIST: Essential Safeguarding Steps To Protect Your Community
  3. Safeguarding: Reflexions Of A Global South Leader Amid #AidToo by Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, Founder of ESPWA, Inc.

In addition, we’ve created a Child Protection Self Audit cycle in GG Rewards. Take this online self-audit from Keeping Children Safe to determine whether your organisation is meeting the standards they’ve set out, and help you identify areas for improvement. You can earn a total of 12 effectiveness points after completing the Child Protection Self Audit cycle.

Thanks to each of our partners that have contributed to these resources, as we are all learning together. GlobalGiving is in the process of revising our own safeguarding policies and procedures, and we’ll share our journey in the coming months. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share resources on this important topic, and invite you to contribute as well.

What else do you need to improve safeguarding at your organization? Would you like to be connected one-on-one to a peer who can talk you through your organization’s challenges? Do you have experience on the topic of Safeguarding and would you like to offer your support to your peers?  Let us know! Please reach out to projecthelp@globalgiving.org and we’ll get you connected.

The Social Impact Academy is Here!

The Social Impact Academy is Here!

Does your organization create the meaningful change that you intended? What do your constituents have to say about your projects? Are you comfortable telling your organization’s social impact story? And how do you get the support and resources you need to grow your impact and reach even more communities?

This is where the Social Impact Academy comes in! Back by popular demand, this 6-week course will bring together social impact experts and professionals from nonprofits around the world to offer a small cohort of GlobalGiving partners interactive and practical training and support.

The Academy will help you explore different theories of impact measurement and learn about practical tools and resources to design programs for social change, measure impact, engage your community, tell your organization’s impact story, and more!  See below for a complete agenda.

Apply online by Tuesday, May 15th for one of only 45 available spaces—and don’t hesitate to email us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org with questions.

Celebrate Mother’s Day This Year With GlobalGiving!

Celebrate Mother’s Day This Year With GlobalGiving!

Mother, mum, mama, madre, mere, or ma. However you say her name, it’s time to appreciate her! Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 13th, so it’s time to celebrate motherhood and recognize all mother figures in our lives. This year GlobalGiving wants to applaud mothers around the world with you in our 2018 Mother’s Day Campaign!

Whether you work with moms or want to give a gift a gift in her honor, this two-week campaign is for everyone! The Mother’s Day Campaign is open to all active Partner, Leader, and Superstar organizations. It will run from May 1st until May 13th and will have $5,000 in bonus prizes. At the end of the campaign, the top 5 projects with the most funds raised and most unique donors will get a bonus prizes of $1,000, $800, $400, $200, $100 respectively.

Additionally, there will be a 100% match for all new monthly donations started during the campaign up to $200!

All eligible projects and microprojects automatically will be included on the leaderboardno opt-in required! While all projects will be in the campaign, we recommend picking one to promote throughout the campaign.

As always, please reach out to projecthelp@globalgiving.org  or call at 202.232.5784 if you have any questions!