An Insight into GlobalGiving’s Investigation Process

An Insight into GlobalGiving’s Investigation Process

At GlobalGiving, we work hard to be able to say that we have complete confidence in the amazing work our partners are doing in their communities. GlobalGiving has a few monitoring processes in place to ensure that our community of partners is doing great work around the world.

To start, every partner on our site has undergone a due diligence review before fundraising on GlobalGiving. All nonprofits are also required to renew their due diligence every two years in order to stay active on our site.

Other than the due diligence process, what are other ways that GlobalGiving ensures that only legitimate and trustworthy organizations participate in our community?

Site visits are one of the ways we monitor the GlobalGiving community: we visit our partners in the locations where they work every other year. Site visits are a great way to build relationships between the GlobalGiving and your team because it is also an opportunity to better understand ways that GlobalGiving can support your organization!

The New Community Engagement Team at GlobalGiving!

The New Community Engagement Team at GlobalGiving!

At GlobalGiving, we love the opportunity to be able to support all our amazing nonprofit partners located all over the world. Whether it is through an online chat, a phone call, or an email, our staff love the opportunity to hear about the amazing work you are doing and find out the ways we can best assist! In an effort to grow that support system even more for our partners, we have created the Community Engagement Team focused on ensuring your GlobalGiving experience is an amazing one!

So let’s meet the people you will be interacting with through your GlobalGiving journey! First, we have two new fellows to welcome to the team!

 

Andrew Denu

Andrew is excited to work with nonprofit leaders around the world by helping them share their innovative projects in the GlobalGiving community improve their fundraising and social impact capabilities. His passion for sustainable international development stem from his agricultural work in Uganda with a grassroots nonprofit organization called Village Health Project. Andrew grew up in the Midwest and attended University of Wisconsin-Madison for global health and biology.

 

Sonja Knudson

Sonja is excited to be able to help project leaders harness the power of the GlobalGiving community. Before joining GlobalGiving, Sonja received a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Latin from Tufts University. Sonja’s passion for nonprofit work grew exponentially in college through her student advocacy work to end global health inequities.

 

The final two members of this new team are two permanent staff positions. First we have Miranda!

Miranda Cleland

Miranda shares inspiring stories from GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners, run’s GlobalGiving’s social media accounts, and strives to connect donors and nonprofits in the GlobalGiving community. She is a recent graduate of American University where she studied international relations and Arabic. Miranda has been a GlobalGiver from many angles—she is a former intern, and a nonprofit project leader for Aid Afghanistan for Education.

 

And finally, myself!

Emily JamesI have had the pleasure of working with all of you for the past year and a half and cannot wait to continue! Whether it be through phone calls, emails or one-on-one consultation, it is so exciting to be able to help all our amazing nonprofit partners all over the world. Please make sure to reach out to this new team and say hello! We are here to help! 🙂

Listening to You: Results from the Nonprofit Partner Survey

Listening to You: Results from the Nonprofit Partner Survey

You’re probably used to it by now – every quarter, we at GlobalGiving send out a survey to get your feedback. We do this because we want to hear what you have to say, the good, the bad, and the ugly, so that we can ultimately serve you, our nonprofit partners, better in the programs that we run, the technology that we develop, and the services that we provide!

As you know, one of our core values at GlobalGiving is Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat. Surveying is one such way that we listen to you so that we can act in accordance with the needs, challenges, and priorities that resonate most. We are excited to share this overview of the top-line results, in addition to how we plan to act based on the feedback that we’ve received.

From May 15th to 26th, we released the 2017 GlobalGiving Nonprofit Partner Annual Survey, a long-form version of our quarterly survey, in which we asked you to answer key questions and topics related to the GlobalGiving experience. During the 12-day period during which the survey was open, 626 nonprofit partners responded. Of these, 55% were Superstars, 32% were Leaders, and 11.5% were Partners. (The remainder were organizations which are new to the platform.)

Introducing GlobalGiving’s Top 10 List!

Introducing GlobalGiving’s Top 10 List!

It’s the second anniversary of GG Rewards, so we’re celebrating nonprofits in the GlobalGiving community that have demonstrated the greatest commitment to effectiveness! As you probably know, GlobalGiving believes people and organizations who Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat are the most effective, and we measure your effectiveness through GG Rewards. This September we’ll launch a Top 10 List of organizations with the most Effectiveness Points!

If you have completed at least one Effectiveness Cycle on GG Rewards by August 18th, your organization will be eligible to be named in the GlobalGiving Top 10 Nonprofits Committed To Impact. Our inaugural List will feature the ten organizations with the most Effectiveness Points, and we’ll also highlight five honorable mentions—organizations whose submitted cycles make us say, “wow!”

We’ll promote the Top 10 List throughout our site and with our partners and also provide winners with digital badges and promotional materials! Winners will also receive award grants; $1,000 for the first place winner, and $500 for the others, including honorable mentions! So take a minute to check in with GG Rewards, complete any unfinished cycles, and share your “Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat.” stories with us today!

Are YOU Ready for Youth Week?

Are YOU Ready for Youth Week?

Today, youth make up 16% of the world’s population, the largest ever in history. Children around the world experience extreme poverty, child marriage and prostitution, internal displacement, increased risk of HIV/AIDS, and so many other challenges. Nevertheless, young people everywhere continue to act as community leaders and peacemakers. That is why the International Youth Day 2017 theme is Youth Building Peace to recognize the youth efforts in creating sustainable change. Every day our children give us hope for a better future and a reason to fight for it. This year GlobalGiving wants to celebrate our partners working with our future and we are excited to launch the  International Youth Week Campaign!

This August, all projects that work with youth qualify for the week-long campaign.  Starting at 9:00am EDT on Monday, August 7th, and running until 11:59pm EDT on International Youth Day, Saturday, August 12th, GlobalGiving will have $13,000 in matching funds available applied at 100% on all eligible donations up to $250. Additionally, there is a 100% match on all recurring donations started during the campaign week (up to $250). GlobalGiving will also be giving out $2,000 worth of bonus prizes to the top 3 projects with the most funds raised and top 3 projects with the most unique donors!