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Ebola Care app helps aid workers combat Ebola

Posted by blake on November 12th, 2014


We are happy to announce an exciting opportunity for GlobalGiving organizations!  If your organization is on the front lines fighting Ebola then we can help. The Ebola Care project is an initiative by Journey and GlobalGiving to provide aid organizations with the tools they need to make data collection easy and simple.

The following post was written by Philip Joubert from Journey.

The problem with paper forms
Soon after starting the Ebola Care project, we connected with Sam Herring, the data manager at a nonprofit combating Ebola in Liberia called More Than Me. He said that his “biggest priority is getting data from the field faster,” and asked us to help. Like Sam’s team, your staff is likely using paper forms to collect data. Unfortunately, working with paper forms can be very frustrating – it’s a time-consuming process to enter data into a computer and by the time you get access to the data it’s already old.

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It can take days or weeks for data to become available

The Ebola Care App

Sam worked with us to develop the Ebola Care app, which runs on Android phones and completely replaces paper forms. Results from the two pilots run in Liberia have been extremely positive, and we are now in the process of deploying more than 1,000 phones to aid organizations in West Africa.

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Sam Herring is using the app to manage Ebola efforts in Liberia

How it works
The Ebola Care app consists of five modules:  contact tracing, ambulance pickups, case files for orphans, quarantine monitoring, and tracking outreach events. Aid workers use the app to collect data, which is immediately available online to decision makers.

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The Ebola Care app gives organizations real-time access to data

The data is accessed on Google Spreadsheets, and can be imported into different reporting tools like Excel. Ebola Care has an API which allows you to integrate with almost any reporting tool.

Joining the Ebola Care project
Getting access to Ebola Care is completely free for aid organisations fighting Ebola. If your organization signs up you’ll receive the following:

  • The Ebola Care app
  • Android phones for your team
  • Reporting through Google Spreadsheets
  • Technical Support

We also hope to supply SIM cards and airtime for the phones, however the details are still being finalized.
GlobalGiving partners can complete this form to secure your place in the Ebola Care project.

Frequently Asked Questions
Will my organization need training?
The app has been designed to be extremely simple to use, and it guides users through the entire processes. Your organization will also receive training materials.

When will I receive the phones?
The phones will be delivered starting early December.

One of my forms is not listed as a module. Can I still use the app?
Yes! You can request a module and we’ll add it. All you need to do is send us an example of the paper form and tell us a bit about your process. It will only take a few days for the new module to become available in the app.

How do I apply for the phones and app support?
Fill out this form and let us know what you need!

Free Web Design for GlobalGiving Partners

Posted by Alexis Nadin on March 6th, 2012

GlobalGiving is excited to announce a new partnership with visual arts classes at Kennesaw State University. Students in participating classes will design up to four websites for GlobalGiving’s current partners at the end of 2012. 

This will be the third year that students from Kennesaw State have built websites for non-profits around the world. Take a look at some websites that have been designed by students in the past:

GlobalGiving is working closely with Professor Lin Hightower to identify up to four organizations that are partners in good standing with GlobalGiving and have a genuine need for redesigning their website.

Eligible organizations will have:

  • Active project(s) on www.globalgiving.org, up-to-date due diligence, and quarterly project reports;
  • A reasonable need for website design (e.g. no current website, out-dated or ineffective website, new organization branding, etc.);
  • The ability to commit to at least one skype call with student designers and regular email communication; and
  • A comprehensive plan for a new website.

Qualified organizations will be invited to submit a lengthy application form including detailed content for the website, high resolution photos, staff and contact information, domain names, and more. Take a look at the application to get a sense for what information is required.

Of the organizations that apply, four will be selected to work closely with a small team of student editors to build or redesign a website for the organization during the months of September, October, November, and December. This design process will take place during the students’ fall 2012 semester. This is a graded assignment for the students. Web sites may not be finalized until spring 2013.

Interested? Complete this simple expression of interest form by Friday, March 23rd. Qualified organizations will be invited to submit a complete application form by Friday, April 20th.

A special thanks to Professors Lin Hightower, Carole Maugé-Lewis, and Kristine Hwang for working with their students to offer this fantastic opportunity to our non-profit partners!

WANTED: The World’s Most Unreasonable Entrepreneurs

Posted by Alexis Nadin on October 14th, 2011

GlobalGiving’s long-time friend, the Unreasonable Institute is accepting applications for its 2012 Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, CO. See below to learn more about the Institute and to read a success story from Maria Springer, a GlobalGiving project leader whose organization, LivelyHoods, is growing and thriving thanks in part to her time at the Institute!

About the Unreasonable Institute

Convinced you have the entrepreneurial mettle to improve the lives of millions of people around the world? Accelerate your venture with mentorship from 50 seasoned entrepreneurs and practitioners, ranging from a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet, to the CTO of HP, to an entrepreneur who’s lifted over 19 million farmers out of poverty. In the process, form relationships with 20 impact funds, like Acumen Fund, Good Capital, and First Light Ventures and pitch to hundreds of prospective partners and funders. Do it all while living under the same roof in Boulder, Colorado for 6 weeks with 25 entrepreneurs dedicated to defining progress in our time! Apply by November 10, 2011 to attend the 2012 Unreasonable Institute!

– Watch the Unreasonable Trailer to see what its all about!
– See an overview of the 2012 Unreasonable Institute!

Success story from GlobalGiving project leader, Maria Springer (more…)

Empower Your Supporters to Share Their Story & Raise More Money

Posted by Alexis Nadin on May 12th, 2011

Guest post by Emma Bundy, Director of Marketing for GreatNonprofits

Your volunteers, donors and supporters are your best advocates. Are you harnessing the power of their stories? When people volunteer with or donate to your nonprofit they’re hoping to make the biggest impact possible.  By encouraging your constituents to take just a few minutes to write a review of your organization you can help your supporters increase their impact while also raising your visibility to donors!

GlobalGiving has partnered with GreatNonprofits to display reviews of nonprofits alongside your projects on GlobalGiving. Reviews are vivid, personal accounts that can help donors learn more about your organization and make informed giving decisions. According to a Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey consumer reviews now influence 60% of online buying decisions. (more…)

Three exciting funding opportunities from GG’s partners

Posted by Alexis Nadin on April 26th, 2011

We are excited to announce three funding opportunities being provided by GlobalGiving’s partner organizations!

1. 2012 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship – Last day to apply, April 27th!

Each year the Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship to a small number of social entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s most pressing problems. The Skoll Award includes a core support grant to the organization to be paid over three years and a noncash award to the social entrepreneur that is presented at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Foundation has an open application process for Awards consideration. However, to be considered for the Award, organizations must meet very specific Awards criteria: winners have a tested and proven social innovation that addresses an issue of critical importance and is positioned for large-scale impact. Learn more.

2. Dell YouthConnect – Grant applications due May 16th

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Support your 501c3 with every purchase you make!

Posted by Alexis Nadin on January 6th, 2011

Phew, end of the year fundraising madness is over. And as you begin to recover, you’re probably wondering, what now? How can you keep your supporters engaged after nagging them tirelessly for those last few December donations?  We have an idea!

Capital One’s Card Lab program makes it easy for your U.S.-registered 501c3 to create customized credit cards for your organization. This free program helps your supporters raise money for your non-profit with every purchase they make! Here are some of the perks of using this card: (more…)

Exciting funding and contest opportunities

Posted by Alexis Nadin on October 15th, 2010

We are happy to announce three unique opportunities being provided by partners and friends of GlobalGiving!

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Opportunity for Women Grassroot Leaders

Posted by blake on September 15th, 2010

Starting today, World Pulse invites grassroots women leaders from around the globe to apply for Voices of Our Future 2010, an online training program in Web 2.0, citizen journalism, and empowerment. (more…)