COVID-19 GlobalGiving Policy Update

COVID-19 GlobalGiving Policy Update

After speaking with our partners over the past few weeks, we know that nearly everyone is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of you are directly responding, and others have had to drastically modify programming and fundraising plans. In an effort to better support our community, GlobalGiving has amended existing policies to provide our partners with extra flexibility during this challenging time.

  • We’ve given all projects a 30-day project report extension. Your next report will be due thirty days later than its original due date, at no penalty to your organization. You can see when your next report is due in your dashboard.
  • If your organization has an application renewal due in April or May, we’ve extended your due date by two months.
  • If you have unspent funds from GlobalGiving received in 2020, consider these project-specific resources to be a general operating grant. We hope this allows you to use the funding in response to your most urgent needs during this difficult time. This statement is intended to replace and supersede article 6.1 in GlobalGiving’s Terms and Conditions for disbursements received from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020. Please update GlobalGiving and your donors as to changes in fund use in your next project report.

We hope you will stay in touch and let us know how else we can be helpful. If your organization is directly responding to the pandemic, we also encourage you to post a new project so we can add you to our list of responding partners.

Calling All Climate Champions To Apply

Calling All Climate Champions To Apply

WHAT: The 2020 Climate Action Campaign is a chance for you to win one of five year-long slots in the GlobalGiving Climate Action Fund, earn matching funds,  energize your power base, and connect with your peers in the broader GlobalGiving community working to protect people, planet, and place from climate chaos.

The Climate Action Fund consists of hundreds of donors committed to supporting grassroots climate champions in the fight to protect our planet and adapt to its changing realities. For one year, the winning cohort selected from this campaign will each receive an estimated $10,000 or more from the fund over the next twelve months. 

WHY: The global climate crisis demands it. This campaign will demonstrate the abundance of solutions to the crisis at hand through a mosaic of climate solutions in action around the world in the GlobalGiving community. 

WHEN: The campaign will run for five days from April 20 – 24 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22. Throughout the week, all eligible donations up to $500 will be matched at 50%

WHO: Everyone in the GlobalGiving community can apply to this campaign. GlobalGiving will review projects and accept those taking a community-led approach to environmental protection and climate resilience.  

HOW: Select and submit one project to be considered for the campaign by Friday, March 27. GlobalGiving will notify all applicants by Friday, April 3, whether their application has been accepted.


  • Review the campaign Terms + Conditions 
  • Watch the 30 min webinar to know if this campaign is right for you!
  • Submit your application to join the campaign by March 27
  • Meet last year’s inaugural Climate Action Fund Cohort and other peers likely to join this year’s campaign!

As always, if you have a question, you can send us an email at

Get Fired Up For Five Full Days Of Matching This March

Get Fired Up For Five Full Days Of Matching This March

WHAT: The March Little by Little Campaign is a five-day crowdfunding campaign that’s designed to help the GlobalGiving community cultivate a large and strong network of small-dollar donors. This week, all eligible donations up to $50 per unique donor per organization will be matched at 50% during the campaign. Funds will not run out! 

WHY: At GlobalGiving, we run the Little by Little campaign twice a year because we believe in the power of the crowd and we know that having a large membership base gives you the strength and flexibility necessary to achieve impact. 

Perhaps our partner Education East Africa stated it best in citing this African Proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

WHO: The Little by Little Campaign is exclusively for GlobalGiving Partners, Leaders, and Superstars banked outside of India. Associated active projects and microprojects will be automatically included. The deadline to submit new projects for inclusion in this campaign is Wednesday, March 18, at 5 p.m. ET.

WHEN + WHERE: GlobalGiving’s 2020 March Little by Little Matching Campaign runs from 09:00:00 ET on Monday, March 23,  to 23:59:59 ET on Friday, March 27. Fundraising totals and bonus prizes will be displayed on the Little by Little Leaderboard.


Apply For The 2020 Girl Fund Campaign

Apply For The 2020 Girl Fund Campaign

WHAT: The GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign is your chance to win one of eight year-long slots in the GlobalGiving Girl Fund. The Girl Fund consists of hundreds of donors committed to supporting GlobalGiving’s top tier organizations working to advance women’s equality around the world. For one year, the winning cohort from this campaign will receive between $10,000-$15,000 total from the Girl Fund.

WHY: Despite progress in recent years, girls continue to suffer disadvantages and exclusion in education, self-development, and job markets. Women complete 70% of the world’s working hours, but receive only 10% of the world’s income. This campaign is the perfect opportunity to promote and fundraise for your project that works for girls’ and women’s empowerment.

WHO: Everyone in the GlobalGiving community can apply to this campaign. GlobalGiving will review projects and accept those working to accelerate women’s equality. Organizations may submit one project to participate. The deadline to submit an application to be considered is Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

WHEN + WHERE: The Girl Fund Campaign will last one week from Friday, March 6, 2020, at 00:00:00 ET to Friday, March 13, 2020, at 23:59:59 ET. To celebrate the start of the campaign and International Women’s Day, there will be over $15,000 in prizes offered in the first 24 hours of the campaign. 


Contact GlobalGiving at with any questions. We’re here to help!

New Donation Currencies On GlobalGiving!

New Donation Currencies On GlobalGiving!

It’s been a big year for GlobalGiving—earlier this year, we introduced Euros as a donation option, and this week, we’re adding Canadian dollars (CAD) and Australian dollars (AUD)!

Since the GlobalGiving community is truly global, expanding the currency offerings available to donors is important for us. We’ve started with these three additional options this year since they represent significant portions of the GlobalGiving donor community. And we’re hoping to add even more currencies in the future!

New Donation Currencies On GlobalGiving! Your nonprofit’s donors across the Eurozone, Canada, and Australia can now donate to your project through GlobalGiving without paying conversion fees. GlobalGiving will pay the bank’s currency conversion fees out of our normal fees at no extra cost to you. Review frequently asked questions about the currencies available on GlobalGiving.

Want to suggest another currency or an improvement to this process? Add your thoughts on GlobalGiving’s product roadmap!