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Earn 12 GG Rewards Points By Completing A Free Online Course With Philanthropy University

Earn 12 GG Rewards Points By Completing A Free Online Course With Philanthropy University

GlobalGiving is excited to partner with Philanthropy University to offer nonprofit partners more ways to get rewarded for continuing to learn. Philanthropy University is a digital learning platform that provides locally led organizations with knowledge and resources to better serve their communities. Courses like Girl Centered Design, Human Capital Strategy, and Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation are created by leading academics and development professionals from around the world and offered free of charge through an easy-to-use, engaging online platform.

To encourage our partners to benefit from Philanthropy University’s excellent courses, successfully completing any Philanthropy University course will now earn your organization 12 GG Rewards points. Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose a course and register. Make sure you register with your organization name exactly as it appears on GlobalGiving.
  2. Complete Philanthropy University course requirements for graduation.
  3. Your GG Rewards points should appear on your dashboard within two to three weeks following the end of the course.

Choose a course and register today or email us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org with any questions!


Stronger Together: Growing the GlobalGiving Community

Stronger Together: Growing the GlobalGiving Community

You probably know that GlobalGiving is committed to listening to feedback from our nonprofit partners. Your feedback has helped us improve bonus days, guided our tech team on what fundraising tools to build, helped us design the GG Rewards program, and even influenced our website re-design. One thing that hasn’t changed is the way that nonprofits join GlobalGiving. Since 2008, new partners have had to succeed in an Open Challenge to become a permanent part of GlobalGiving’s community. This is about to change.

After every Open Challenge, we receive survey feedback from participants. Most participating organizations have a positive experience; they raise important funding for their program, improve their online fundraising abilities, and diversify their donor network. Nevertheless, we often receive feedback that the time restrictions created by the Open Challenge are too rigid to accommodate busy calendars. We also hear that some wonderful organizations aren’t able to qualify for permanent membership in the time allotted, even though they are doing great work in their community.