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GlobalGiving Photo Contest

GlobalGiving Photo Contest

GlobalGiving’s Annual Photo Contest is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Each year, we have the privilege of sharing our partner’s incredible work through the art of photography. This contest is the perfect opportunity to build support within your community, expand your outreach, and capture your organization’s mission in a visual narrative. 

When you submit your most compelling images, your organization will have a chance to compete for prizes including $1,000 towards your project, social media promotion, and time on GlobalGiving’s homepage. So find your most inspiring photos, add them to your project page, and enter today!

Be sure to tune in to our live webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 21, (watch recording) and read the Terms + Conditions for complete details!

Here’s an overview of the 2019 Photo Contest:

Step 1: Select your photos by August 29th

Organizations are invited to submit up to 3 photos for consideration in the contest. Please submit all photos through one entry form.

Any photo that you would like to submit to the 2019 Photo Contest must be set as the primary photo that is posted on your active project page when you complete and submit the entry form. You may enter existing or new photos into the contest, but any new photos must be uploaded to your project page(s) by Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 23:59:59 EDT in order to ensure sufficient time for approval by the GlobalGiving team. Complete this entry form once all photos that you wish to submit for consideration in the 2019 Photo Contest are posted on your project page(s).

Raise More Money This Year With Unlimited Project Appeals!

Raise More Money This Year With Unlimited Project Appeals!

Several years ago, GlobalGiving launched project appeals, an email tool for nonprofits to reach all their projects’ donors. While we learned that appeals are effective fundraising tools, we also learned the restrictions we placed were too tight—nonprofits could only send appeals twice a year.

That’s why we’re so excited to announce that you can now send unlimited project appeals! While they are still subject to the 1-3 days’ review period, we’re excited to help your organization raise more money than ever using this tool. 

We removed the limitations mid-March as a test, and have been blown away by the results: In 2019 alone, you’ve raised nearly $20,000 for earth-changing work using project appeals. That’s almost as much as project appeals have raised from 2016-2018 combined.

But we aren’t done yet: We’re now launching segmentation for project appeals. Now, if you log into your dashboard, you’ll see three segments available for sending project appeals:

Here’s how those segments are defined.

Active Monthly Donors: Donors with an active recurring donation to one of your projects. If a donor has a recurring donation but has also given one-time gifts to your organization, they will be in this segment.

One-time Donors who have given less than $100: Donors without an active recurring donation. The sum of their donations to your organization—whether they’ve given once or five times—totals less than $100 USD.

One-time Donors who have given $100 or more: Also donors without an active recurring donation. The sum of their donations to your organization totals more than $100 USD.

When sending an appeal, you can choose one of these segments, all three, or everyone subscribed to your project’s updates! 

It’s important to remember that these numbers won’t total the exact number of donations your organization has on GlobalGiving. People may have unsubscribed to your project reports at some point, in which case they are also unsubscribed from appeals. 

We’re excited to keep improving this product to make it more effective and easier to use! You can watch this webinar which has tips and ideas for maximizing project appeals, and if you have thoughts, please share them on the 2019 product roadmap! As always, if you have any questions about appeals, please email us.

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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