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Calling All Animal Lovers This May!

Calling All Animal Lovers This May!

WHAT: Paws + Claws is a one-day matching campaign designed to celebrate animal-themed projects by matching donations up to $500 at 30% with $15,000 in matching funds and $5,000 in bonus prizes.

WHY: Here at GlobalGiving we know everyone needs a little help sometimes, including our animal friends. That’s why, on Biological Diversity Day,  we’re running the Paws + Claws Campaign. It’s the time to celebrate and empower our friends that can’t speak for themselves and demonstrate why we do the work we do!

WHO: The Paws + Claws Campaign is exclusively for GlobalGiving Partners, Leaders, and Superstars. Active projects and microprojects with the primary or secondary theme of  ‘animals’ will be automatically included. The deadline to submit new projects for inclusion in this campaign is Friday, May 17th.

Leading up to the campaign, approvals of project reports, project edits, and project appeals will take 1-3 business days to process.

WHEN + WHERE: GlobalGiving’s 2019 Paws + Claws Campaign runs from 09:00:00 ET to 23:59:59 ET on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Fundraising totals and bonus prizes will be displayed on the Paws + Claws leaderboard.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

GlobalGiving’s New Fundraiser Tool

GlobalGiving’s New Fundraiser Tool

We have exciting news – GlobalGiving has listened to your feedback and revamped our fundraiser tool! This means you have an upgraded resource to share with your fundraising advocates and engaged donors to use to secure more donations to your important work!

While fundraisers have been a tool on GlobalGiving for several years, we recently designed them to be easier to use, more transparent, and all-around more beautiful! Go to globalgiving.org/fundraisers to start exploring.

Because fundraisers are now easier to use, we’ve started promoting them to donors in new places, too. You’ll see “Start a Fundraiser” in the website footer, as well as a bolder call-to-action for donors on your project page under the donation options.

Secure Your Spot In GlobalGiving’s 2019 Girl Fund Campaign

Secure Your Spot In GlobalGiving’s 2019 Girl Fund Campaign

WHAT: The Girl Fund Campaign is an exclusive two-week crowdfunding campaign and connection opportunity for GlobalGiving partners that seek to empower women & girls around the world.

WHY: The GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign is your chance to win one of six year-long slots in the GlobalGiving Girl Fund, compete for matching funds on International Women’s Day, and energize your power base. During this experience you’ll connect with GlobalGiving peers working with you in parallel to empower women and girls everywhere.

HOW: To participate, please submit one project with the main theme of “Women and Girls” in this Expression of Interest form by Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 11:59pm ET. GlobalGiving will confirm participation status by Feb. 20. Once accepted, the final six winners will be determined by the Girl Fund Campaign results and by a peer selection process based on a submitted effectiveness cycle.

WHEN: The 2019 Girl Fund Campaign will run for two weeks, from Feb. 28 to March 14, and celebrate International Women’s Day with matching funds and bonus prizes on Friday, March 8.

For complete details, see the Terms + Conditions and watch the 30-minute campaign webinar.

Contact GlobalGiving at projecthelp@globalgiving.org with any questions. We’re here to help!

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Introducing GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows

Introducing GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows

GlobalGiving is offering an opportunity for ten disaster relief and recovery practitioners to become GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows. The purpose of the Disaster Feedback Fellowship is to build a community of practice among disaster relief and recovery organizations that collect community feedback and implement changes to improve their work.

Disaster Feedback Fellows will have the opportunity to spend one week in Washington, DC learning from each other, promoting their projects to an audience of peers and funders, and speaking at and attending the 2018 Feedback Summit on October 4-5, 2018. This Summit will bring together leading thinkers, practitioners, funders, and researchers to talk about closing feedback loops in aid, philanthropy, and government. We want to feature your important work among this group, regardless of your experience or knowledge of the topic. For those newer to collecting and using feedback, we will cover your tuition to attend a one-day Feedback Crash Course on October 3. This interactive workshop will equip you with the knowledge, skills and tools you need to listen and respond to feedback from the people you seek to serve.

Disaster Feedback Fellows will spend their first day in Washington learning from each other, as they share their experiences navigating their work in a post-disaster environment. The second day will be all about helping you grow your network and your work, as we provide opportunities for you to tell your stories to new donors or media outlets. Following their week in DC and with the support of GlobalGiving, the 2018 Disaster Feedback Fellows will help drive feedback learning and peer exchanges within their own communities and the greater GlobalGiving community.

We are looking for people with a range of experiences collecting and using feedback – from expert to novice! – so that we can learn and grow with each other.

Fill out this short form by July 20 to apply! As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

The Benefits

  • Ticket to attend the Feedback Summit on October 4-5, 2018 ($600 value)

  • Full tuition to attend the one-day Feedback Crash Course on October 3, 2018 ($400 value)

  • A $10,000 grant to cover your travel and accomodation for one week in Washington, DC

  • Opportunity to speak about your organization’s work in front of funders and peer organizations

  • Connection and collaboration with other nonprofit partners carrying out disaster recovery work

  • Opportunity to be featured in GlobalGiving’s social media, Learn section, and/or donor newsletter

  • One-on-one in-person fundraising and content support from the GlobalGiving team

  • Opportunity to apply for additional funding for ideas sparked during this experience (either related to community feedback or collaborative projects developed from contacts you made during the week)

The Requirements

  • In-person presence in Washington DC the week of October 1-5, 2018

  • Participation in the two-day Feedback Summit on October 4-5, 2018

  • Participation in the one-day Feedback Crash Course on October 3, 2018 (either as a participant or a trainer – we know some of you are already experts in this topic!)

  • Ability to speak about your organization’s work to a larger audience (either as an individual, on a panel, during a webinar, or as a table leader)

  • Creation of one blog post about the work that your organization is carrying out related to community feedback

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

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

Last year, we listened to your feedback for GlobalGiving to build additional ways for you to learn from your peers and built the GlobalGiving Mentoring Program. Last year’s program was a giant success with more than 100 requests to chat with one of our mentors! From learning more about marketing your organization to navigating through the GG Rewards system, our mentors helped many of you to take your organization to the next level.

We are continuing the program this year with four new 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 consultation:

  • Social Media Marketing on a Tight Budget – Magy Kaleynska (GLOW Association)
    • Magy will help your organization build a social presence which is key for attracting more supporters and donors for your cause. If you struggle to do it on a tight or no budget, than this consultation is for you! You will learn specific tactics for attracting followers for your profiles and keeping the ones you already have active.
  • Maximizing Your Fundraising on GlobalGiving  – Mansi Kotak (The Rahul Kotak Foundation)
    • Mansi will help your organization think through how to create simple, effective and eye-catching infographics, posters and videos on a budget to help you raise more funds!
  • Maximizing Benefits through GG Rewards Strategies – Venkat Ramakrishnan (Isha Vidhya)
    • Venkat has been on GlobalGiving for three years with his organization, Isha Vidhya, and has learned a great deal about how best to use the GlobalGiving platform for your organization’s success! Venkat can help you better understand how you can utilize the GG Rewards system to become more effective as an organization and get more donor visibility!
  • Using Integrated Communications for Storytelling  – Alicia Carter (Even Ground)
    • Alicia will help your organization develop a personal connection between donors and your cause by focusing on ways to tell positive stories of empowerment and success using email, social media, and video to engage your donors and promote your cause!