Stay tuned! The complete calendar, including promotions for Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative and GlobalGiving UK’s website, will be released soon.
Join us on Wednesday, December 18th for an overview of our fundraising campaigns and promotions taking place in 2014. We’ll equip you with strategies for successful fundraising in the New Year!
In 2014, GlobalGiving is focusing on what you want most: matching campaigns! GlobalGiving will offer four Bonus Days available to all of GlobalGiving’s partners.
- February 12th: 30% match; $75,000 available in matching
- May 7th: 30% match; $75,000 available in matching
- July 16th: Matching based on Partner Rewards Status (30% for Partners, 40% for Leaders, 50% for Superstars); $120,000 available in matching
- October 15th: 30% match; $75,000 available in matching
All four Bonus Days will begin at 9 am Washington, DC time. Matching is available until funds run out or until midnight Washington, DC time. GlobalGiving offers two $1,000 bonus awards for each Bonus Day: One bonus award for most money raised and one bonus award for most individual donors.
Do-it-Yourself Campaign Fund
For the first time ever, GlobalGiving is offering your organization the opportunity to apply for funding to use in your own online fundraising campaign! You set the dates and create an incentive structure that best fits your supporters. Promotions can take place anytime in 2014, but the deadline to apply is Friday, March 7th.
Online Fundraising Academy
Supercharge your organization’s fundraising with GlobalGiving’s Online Fundraising Academy, back by popular demand! A small cohort will be selected to participate in this two-month course, made up of nine online sessions about donor acquisition and retention, effective social media fundraising, fundraising analysis and evaluation, and successful campaign planning. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 7th.
Apply to represent GlobalGiving in your country in 2014! Selected individuals will help to foster a non-profit community in their country by hosting workshops and information sessions, meet-ups of local GlobalGiving partners, and conducting in-country site visits and meetings. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 7th.
Have ideas to improve GlobalGiving’s online fundraising platform? Apply for our Leadership Council, an advisory committee made up of representatives from our non-profit partners (like you!). The Leadership Council will participate in regular discussions online and the Leadership Council will meet via conference call twice a year to discuss important topics for GlobalGiving. Apply by Friday, March 7th.
Use GlobalGiving’s Video Contest to share your organization’s story! Five videos will be selected by an expert judge to be featured on GlobalGiving’s Facebook and Twitter. One grand prize winner will be featured in GlobalGiving’s donor communications (last year’s winner raised close to $6,000)! Videos must be 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length and they must be embedded on the GlobalGiving project page to qualify. Submissions are due Friday, March 7th.
Professional Storytelling Support
Need help telling your story? Apply to have GlobalGiving’s professional photographer, Angela Wu, visit your organization in 2014 to help capture the stories of impact in the communities that you serve through photographs, video, or short narratives.
GlobalGiving’s fifth annual Photo Contest is a great way to grow your supporter base without asking for donations. You are invited to submit up to three photos between July 14 and July 25. Seventy-five photos will be selected by an expert judge for voting on GlobalGiving’s website between August 18 and August 29. The photo with the most votes at noon Washington, DC time on August 29 will be awarded a $1,000 bonus and will be featured on the GlobalGiving homepage for a full day! One runner-up from each of the remaining categories will be featured for a full day on the GlobalGiving homepage and will be highlighted though GlobalGiving’s social media.
The average American organization raises 30-40% of their annual income in the last several weeks of the year. The December campaign will be designed to help you take advantage of this tremendous fundraising opportunity! More details coming in 2014.