Check Out Our Brand New Nonprofit Partner Handbook

Check Out Our Brand New Nonprofit Partner Handbook

We hope you’re just as excited as we are about the brand new Nonprofit Partner Handbook! Have you taken a peek inside yet? We have worked really hard to make sure that every question you may have about using the GlobalGiving platform is answered by this page!

So what can you find in this comprehensive handbook? We have broken up the information into six easy pages to get the most out of your GlobalGiving partnership!

  • Your Journey: Are you aware of all the amazing resources and opportunities available to you as a GlobalGiving partner? Make sure to take a look at this page to learn more about all the benefits available to you!
  • Navigating Project Entry: Have you ever wondered how many people are visiting your project page? Are you looking for tips on how to write more compelling reports to your donors? Find out everything you wanted to know about navigating through your GlobalGiving dashboard on this page!
  • Start Fundraising: This is the perfect place to find great fundraising resources to make sure your GlobalGiving project is a success! From ways to increase your search ranking to learning more about our corporate partnerships, use this page to discover new ways to take your fundraising to the next level.
  • Get Involved: GlobalGiving has tons of different ways for you to get more involved with our community! Join one of our academies to network with your nonprofit peers and learn more in the areas of social impact and fundraising. Or participate in one of our many campaigns or contests throughout the year to give your donors new and exciting ways to maximize their donation’s impact.
  • Stay Informed: From joining the Project Leader Facebook group to reading our monthly newsletters, there are many ways to make sure you are staying up to date with all the important opportunities happening at GlobalGiving!

Say Cheese — the 2017 Photo Contest Is Here!

Say Cheese — the 2017 Photo Contest Is Here!

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to engage your donors? If so, GlobalGiving’s 8th 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.

Each time your photo receives a vote, you a gain a new subscriber to your project report. This is a great way to increase visibility and generate more funds toward your project. Your organization will also have a chance to compete for prizes including $1,000 towards your project and social media promotion! 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!

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations of GlobalGiving Partners

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations of GlobalGiving Partners

In November 2016, as part of a series of experiments examining the role of incentives, GlobalGiving experimented with messaging that referenced intrinsic and extrinsic motivations to spur the engagement of our nonprofit partners.

Eligible organizations randomly assigned to one of four email messages were asked to watch a GlobalGiving webinar, “Developing a SMART year-end fundraising strategy,” and to complete the accompanying Effectiveness cycle, which involves reflecting on and documenting what actions they have taken or plan to take after watching the webinar and what they have learned from the experience.  Organizations that watched the webinar and completed the Effectiveness cycle would automatically earn GG Reward points, which improve the organization’s status on the GlobalGiving and give them more access to GlobalGiving benefits.  

For this experiment, we created four different emails that combined and tested various types of messages.  One segment of the organizations was reminded that they would receive six GG Reward points upon completion of the Effectiveness cycle (extrinsic motivation); another was encouraged to complete the cycle because it would help them deliver more impact (intrinsic motivation).  We also included an additional extrinsic incentive of a GlobalGiving homepage feature to a portion of the organizations.

Introducing Project Appeals

Introducing Project Appeals

It may seem obvious that an individual who has donated to your organization before is more likely to contribute again. What you may not have realized is that one-third of online donations are made in direct response to email appeals! With this in mind – and based on the valuable feedback of nonprofit partners like you – we’ve developed a tool to make it even easier for you to ask your GlobalGiving donors to contribute to your projects.

GlobalGiving is thrilled to introduce project appeals, a fundraising email that you can send to all donors who have ever contributed to your organization through GlobalGiving!

Nepal Earthquake Relief Projects Matched at 50%

Nepal Earthquake Relief Projects Matched at 50%

Two years ago, on April 25, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake violently shook Nepal just outside the capital of Kathmandu and sent devastating shocks through surrounding areas. Local GlobalGiving nonprofit partners and aid organizations immediately stepped up to start the recovery process to rebuild and repair lives in Nepal. The long-term relief process is still ongoing and vitally important.

On the two-year anniversary of the earthquake, in honor of the lives impacted by the destruction and GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners dedicated to the relief effort, GlobalGiving is matching donations at 50% starting 09:00 a.m. EDT on April 25, 2017 (18:45 p.m. NPT on April 25, 2017) until 23:59:59 p.m. EST on December 31, 2017 – while funds last. Also, for the first 24 hours of the campaign, organizations are competing for $3,000 in cash bonus prizes!  The bonus prizes will award most donors and most funds raised. Donations will be matched up to $1,000 USD per donor, and each organization participating is eligible to receive up to $20,000 USD in matching funds.