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Announcing the 2017 Fail Forward Winners!

Announcing the 2017 Fail Forward Winners!

In this year’s Fail Forward contest, we acknowledged that we all are constantly learning. Failure is one of the key components to organizational growth. This year, project leaders did not just share their stories of failure, but they shared how their organizations grew greater from the experience. Organizations transformed their challenges into successes by listening, acting, learning, and repeating!

Thank you to all the participants this year. We were overwhelmed by your wisdom, growth, and adaptability. Three organizations shared their story of learning through failure particularly well. The 2017 Fail Forward winners are:

#GivingTuesday Rebuild Together: An Exclusive GlobalGiving Matching Campaign

#GivingTuesday Rebuild Together: An Exclusive GlobalGiving Matching Campaign

In these last few months, multiple disasters have taken a brutal toll on millions of people around the world. Hurricane Harvey has submerged neighborhoods in Texas, nearly 400 people have died from earthquakes in Mexico, and hurricanes Maria and Irma have devastated infrastructure and limited access to safe drinking water, fuel, and emergency medical care in the US and the Caribbean.

Fortunately, our amazing nonprofit partners are responding in the face of almost unfathomable destruction by tirelessly bringing relief to those in need. Our partners have worked with local governments in the Caribbean to distribute aid that was clogged at the port, provided fuel for generators so that hospitals could operate in Puerto Rico, and built transitional housing for victims in Mexico.

Given the massive scope of damage, recovery efforts will continue for months and, in some areas, years. Luckily, GlobalGiving nonprofit partners and donors are in it for the long haul. We have seen the inherent goodness of people from every corner of the world, eager to help those in need. #GivingTuesday is the perfect day to capture this wave of generosity and ensure that your organizations can continue to support people in need of long-term recovery.

Announcing GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign!

Announcing GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign!

Year-end giving is the biggest fundraising season for many nonprofits all over the world. Nearly one third of all annual giving occurs in December alone, while 12% happens in just the last three days of the year. GlobalGiving is here to make sure this is your strongest year-end fundraising season yet!!

GlobalGiving’s 2017 Year-End Campaign will offer $10,000 in total prize money! Prizes vary in size and will be awarded throughout the Year-End Campaign as well at the end of the campaign. Will your organizations be the first to get 50 donors? Raise the most dollars? Get spotlighted for being in the top 5% of participants? We certainly hope so!  

All Active Partner, Leader, and Superstar projects will be automatically included in the campaign and on the leaderboard. See Terms and Conditions below for complete prize breakdown and eligibility.

We’ll also be giving away GlobalGiving Certificates for fundraising success, GlobalGiving homepage time, and customized social media graphics. See Terms & Conditions below to find out how you can win!

Lastly, throughout the whole campaign new recurring donations up to $200 per donor per project will get an additional 100% match on the initial donation (as long as it remains active for three months.)

Now is a great time to start preparing. Check out the Year-End Fundraising page and reach out with any questions!

Make This Year’s #GivingTuesday Count: All Donors, All Day, All Donations!

Make This Year’s #GivingTuesday Count: All Donors, All Day, All Donations!

Last year #GivingTuesday was a record breaker, raising over $168 million dollars for charitable organizations all over the world. Here at GlobalGiving, we know the importance of this day, no matter where you’re located. That’s why this #GivingTuesday, we’re making all donors, all day, all donations count.

Starting at midnight EDT on Tuesday, November 28th and running all day, projects will be competing for a portion of $75,000 Incentive Fund. Your share of the fund will be determined by what percentage of the total fund your organization raises on Giving Tuesday. For example, if your organization raises 5% of the total dollars raised on Giving Tuesday, you will be awarded 5% – or $3,750 – of the Incentive Fund. This means that all donations from all donors will count all day!

There will also be $25,000 in Bonus Prizes to compete for on #GivingTuesday awarded to the top 14 performing organizations with the most funds raised and most unique donors. See Terms + Conditions below for breakdown and eligibility of bonus prizes.

Finally, there will be a 100% match on all recurring donations started on #GivingTuesday up to $200. The initial donation will count towards your total funds raised on the 28th. As always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

We’re just five weeks out from #GivingTuesday, start your preparations today!

Announcing New Changes to the GlobalGiving Platform!

Announcing New Changes to the GlobalGiving Platform!

One of GlobalGiving’s core values is to Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat. This means continuously listening to the feedback you, our nonprofit partners, provide us and constantly trying new ways to provide a better experience for all our nonprofit partners on GlobalGiving. Therefore, we’re excited to announce that starting Thursday, October 12th, we will be launching new and improved search and browse features on our site!

Updating search and browse

GlobalGiving will be updating our entire search and browse system on the Give page in order to make it more reliable and intuitive for all users! To clarify, “searching” is when a user puts in keywords into the search bar and GlobalGiving results ordered by relevance to the search terms. ”Browsing” is when a user navigates the site without keywords. Instead they might look for for projects by theme and country; the results that come up are ordered by the ranking algorithm. Our team has gone through a very thorough process performing the necessary research, design, and testing to make sure this new interface is powerful, fast, and enjoyable!

In addition to changes in our search system, we are also updating the ranking algorithm! To remind everyone, the project rank is listed on your GlobalGiving dashboard, alongside your project information in the far right box.

This rank decides which order projects will appear in the search results. Projects with a higher ranking will appear above those with a lower ranking. In the past, this ranking was decided by an algorithm that was overly complicated and had several components duplicated in multiple sections of the calculations.

How will the ranking algorithm change?

In the past, your project was ranked based on a number of factors: your organization’s responsiveness to donors (through project reports and thank-you notes), the number of donors to a project, total dollars raised, and closeness to funding goal.

GlobalGiving spent years creating the GG Rewards system, and we believe it represents a simple yet powerful metric of an organization’s commitment to effectiveness and engagement in the community! Your GG Rewards score will now be the primary factor in determining your project’s browse ranking. This means organizations with a higher total GG Rewards score will have a higher ranking. Additionally, we will continue to provide a small boost in the ranking algorithm for microprojects.