Fundraising Opportunities & Support Posts

2016 Fail Forward Contest

2016 Fail Forward Contest

Ashlee Cox is a current Program Team Fellow and author of this blog post. 

Bill Gates’ first company failed to sell any products, JK Rowling was initially rejected from twelve publishers, a young Amitabh Bachchan was turned down for a job at All India Radio, and staff from 2015 Fail Forward contest winner Sumando Manos Foundation spent four years attempting to find  a solution to malnutrition in a remote Argentinian village.

What do all these success stories have in common? When they failed, they failed forward.

Failure is a word that many of us shy away from, but failing forward is a practice that allows you to examine, share, and critically think about how you can build upon your failures to fuel future success for your organization. As the 2016 Fail Forward Contest approaches, we want to change the way failure is perceived and encourage you to share your Fail Forward stories!

Time for Year-End Fundraising!

Time for Year-End Fundraising!

It’s that time of year again – time to plan for year-end fundraising! This is a critical period for your organization to increase its donations as more than one third of donations in the US happens in the last six weeks of the year! We are here to make sure you make the most of this important time for fundraising.

Why is Year-End Fundraising important?

More than $7.8 million was donated through GlobalGiving in just 31 days last year! Why? December is the final month for donors to make tax-deductible donations for the year, and many corporations use charitable gift cards as a holiday gift to their employees. GlobalGiving has the most visitors to our site in the last quarter of the year, so it is a perfect time to attract new donors to give to your project!

Announcing the September 2016 Recurring Match Campaign

Announcing the September 2016 Recurring Match Campaign

GlobalGiving will be running our tenth Recurring Match Campaign from September 21 through September 27, 2016 to help incentivize your donors to start new recurring donations for your project!

Over the years, we’ve  found great success with this campaign. Since the first Recurring Match Campaign launched in August 2012, it has raised more than $2 million dollars for 1,991 projects on the GlobalGiving platform! We hope you see the value in this campaign for your fundraising and promote it to your supporters.

It’s Almost Time for the Time-Release Bonus Day!

It’s Almost Time for the Time-Release Bonus Day!

Get ready for GlobalGiving’s Time-Release Bonus Day on September 21st, 2016! GlobalGiving is providing $60,000 in matching funds that will be released in two $30,000 pots as well as awarding $2,000 in bonus prizes! The Time-Release Bonus Day will start at 06:00 am EDT on September 21st and end at 23:59:59 pm EDT on September 21st.

How will the matching funds work?
Online donations of up to $1,000 per donor are eligible to be matched at 30%, while funds last. The $60,000 available in matching funds will be divided into two equal pots. Those pots — of $30,000 each — will be available as matching funds beginning at 06:00:01 am EDT and 12:00:01 pm EDT respectively. Having two release times will allow GlobalGiving to accommodate our nonprofit partners in different time zones. All matching will end at 23:59:59 EDT on September 21st, or when funds run out. We encourage you to plan your fundraising around these release times as matching funds will likely run out before the end of the Bonus Day.  

Syrian Refugee Relief Match Campaign Begins July 12th!

Syrian Refugee Relief Match Campaign Begins July 12th!

In the past 5 years, millions of refugees have been displaced after fleeing from their homes. GlobalGiving is supporting our nonprofit partners who are responding to the crisis with our Syrian Refugee Relief Fund. Beginning July 12th, 2016 at 9:00 am EDT (2:00 pm BST), GlobalGiving will be matching donations at 50% and providing bonus prizes for projects focused on providing relief and support to the refugees.

GlobalGiving is committed to supporting our nonprofit partners invested in these communities and committed to long-lasting relief. Our nonprofit partners have a variety of missions from emergency aid to providing health and social care for refugees. The matching campaign gives organizations additional resources to support more refugees on the ground.