Would you like a larger say in developing GlobalGiving’s campaigns? Would you like to be the first to see new tools and features before they are rolled out on the site? Apply now for GlobalGiving’s Leadership Council, a new advisory committee made up of representatives from our non-profit partners (like you!). Applications are due Thursday, February 16th.
GlobalGiving is committed to evolving and shaping our online platform, tools, campaigns, and trainings to better meet the needs of our partner organizations. We know that the best way to do this is to seek and act on feedback from you. That is why, over the years, we have invited each of our partners to complete an annual project leader survey. We have encouraged candid dialogue at our workshops throughout the world and requested comments and suggestions via our Project Leader Facebook group.
Our newest initiative, the Leadership Council, is just one more way for us to execute one of four values: Listen. Act. Learn. Repeat. Read about our four values here.
What is the Leadership Council?
The Leadership Council will be a committee of representatives from our non-profit partners around the world. We are looking to identify representatives from a range of organizations: long-time GlobalGiving partners, who have seen how GlobalGiving has changed over the years, as well as some of GlobalGiving’s newest community members, who can bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to the group. Ideally, the Council will be made up of representatives from organizations around the globe—representing GlobalGiving’s diverse base of non-profit partners in the U.S. and over 100 other countries—who have varying access to the internet, experience with online fundraising, etc.
The Council will meet via skype or conference call once every three months (kicking off in April 2012) to discuss important issues related to GlobalGiving—campaigns, pricing, new experiments, project ranking, and more. Council meetings will generally last about two hours. GlobalGiving staff will share new features on the site, ideas for future campaigns, etc. and invite Council members to share feedback and offer suggestions.
The Council will also act as an ad hoc advisory committee, providing occasional feedback on new ideas and features via email and responding to specific questions from the GlobalGiving team that are relevant to your country or background. For example, you may receive infrequent requests for feedback on other organizations in your country or identifying potential guest hosts for monthly trainings. Council members may also be intermittently asked to act as a reference for other GlobalGiving partners in your country or sector who have questions or require some assistance with their GlobalGiving account.
What are the responsibilities of Leadership Council members?
Leadership Council members will be expected to:
- Participate in four 2 hour conference calls via skype or phone throughout the year. Because the Council will be made up of representatives from all over the world, Council members are expected to be flexible with timing (calls may be at night or early in the morning in your country) and accommodating when possible.
- Come to each conference call prepared, having reviewed any material sent out by GlobalGiving staff in preparation for the call. Participants should be prepared to speak knowledgeably about the topic and to share ideas and new suggestions.
- Provide advice on new GlobalGiving applicants based in your country and/or on rules and regulations specific to charitable organizations in your country.
- Test out and offer feedback about new features and campaigns.
What are the benefits of being a Leadership Council member?
As a Council member, you will receive sneak peeks of our newest features and the opportunity to make suggestions on upcoming campaigns, trainings, and more. This is a great way to have a larger say in GlobalGiving’s programming and to help make GlobalGiving an even more valuable and effective tool for organizations like yours around the world!
Interested? Please apply online here by Thursday, February 16th. We will review your application and get back to you by March 1st to let you know if you have been selected for the Leadership Council!