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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’s School  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! 🙂

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 11th, 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! 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!

Introducing GlobalGiving’s Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program!

Introducing GlobalGiving’s Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program!

We have heard your feedback and request for us to build additional ways for you to learn from your peers. With that in mind, we are excited to introduce the GlobalGiving Mentoring Program! This program will allow you to connect with your fellow nonprofit partners and learn from their expertise! You can either sign up for one-time call with our mentors on a topic that interests you or you can create a longer-term relationship with your mentor. It’s up to you!

We have four amazing GlobalGiving partners who are here to mentor you through your fundraising journey and help your organization become more successful. Here are the four topics you can now receive assistance on through a mentoring consultation:

GlobalGiving & Impact Guru Partnership!

GlobalGiving & Impact Guru Partnership!

The last two years have been an immense learning experience for GlobalGiving in India. In 2015, we decided to venture out into this vast country and truly live one of our core values: Listen, Act, Learn, Repeat.

Listen: What did we hear from our partners?

In 2016 for the very first time we recruited, trained and sent out 8 Indian Field travelers to 20 states across the country to visit around 100 of our 220+ Indian nonprofit partners. Through this team we did an in depth needs assessment among our Indian partners to identify how GlobalGiving could help them better. Amongst the many needs and ideas shared by our partners one stood out. 72% of the organisations that participated in the assessment stated that giving their donors a single and central platform for making donations from various countries and being able to provide their local supporters with Indian tax deductions could support them in improving their ability to crowdfund.