Join Girl Effect Challenge!

We are excited to announce that GlobalGiving is again partnering with the Nike Foundation to run the Girl Effect Challenge! Does your organization want to take part in the Girl Effect Challenge? Read on for more information on the Girl Effect and how your organization can take part before the July 20 deadline.

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What is the Girl Effect?
The Girl Effect is a campaign that harnesses the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. Almost 8,000 donors have already given almost a million dollars to the Girl Effect Fund, which currently supports twelve GlobalGiving projects! This is your opportunity to get your organization included in the Girl Effect Fund.

What is the Girl Effect GlobalGiving Challenge?
The Girl Effect Fund features innovative projects addressing the challenges adolescent girls are facing around the world. GlobalGiving, in partnership with the Nike Foundation, will host the Girl Effect Challenge to select 12 organizations to be included in the Girl Effect Fund for one year. Organizations featured will receive donations through the Girl Effect Fund (current Girl Effect Fund organizations are on track to raise over $30,000 each this year!)

Organizations must have a project that specifically targets marginalized girls ages 10-19 living in developing countries, and must incorporate one or more elements of Girl-Centered Design described in this handbook. The full Terms and Conditions are here.

The Girl Effect Challenge will take place from November 1-30, 2012. During this Challenge you’ll have a month to raise funds and the top six organizations with the most unique donors will be included in the Girl Effect Fund for a full year.

Six additional organizations will be selected by a Girl Effect expert panel, giving preference to compelling projects that are particularly innovative, inspirational, or effective.

You must fill out an expression of interest form before July 20, 2012 to be included in the campaign. The expression of interest form will ask general questions about your project, project beneficiary information and project activity information. The form is one page long and all questions can be found here. You’ll be notified if you’re eligible to participate no later than August 6, 2012. And since you’ve already been vetted by GlobalGiving, all you’ll have to do to participate is post a new project or continue fundraising for your active, eligible project that’s already on GlobalGiving.org during the Challenge dates!

Insight from a Girl Effect Fund winner!
A big thank you to Project Leader Erika Keaveney of Lotus Outreach for taking time to share insight on being part of the Girl Effect Fund!

How has the Girl Effect Fund helped Lotus Outreach?
Erika exclaimed that the “Benefits are transformative!” And the “Effects are tremendous!”

Winning a spot in the Girl Effect Fund helped Erika’s organization reach more girls and as a result ensures hundreds of girls are kept in school.

What are some of the benefits of participating in the Girl Effect Challenge?
Some of the benefits include: Public Relation opportunities, engagement of board members and financial growth.

Erika encourages organizations to take part in the Girl Effect Challenge if they are ready to mobilize!

We look forward to seeing your application and learning more about your organization and the work you do to support adolescent girls! Please send any questions you have to girleffect@globalgiving.org.

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