Fundraising Opportunities & Support Posts

Refer a Friend Program – Earn bonus prizes and strengthen our global community!

Refer a Friend Program – Earn bonus prizes and strengthen our global community!

Ready to earn some extra money for your organization? Invite new organizations to join GlobalGiving and earn $100 for your organization for each referral that succeeds in the June Open Challenge. We’ll also give $100 to each successful organization you refer – because if you think they are great – we do too! See below for the complete terms and conditions.

Refer an organization using this form. There is no limit to the number of organizations you can refer or the money you can earn.

Need another reason to refer new partners besides earning money for your organization? Growing a vibrant community of nonprofit partners working on a variety of issues around the world helps GlobalGiving attract corporate partners and other new donors, which means more potential funders for your important work!

The application deadline for the June Open Challenge is April 24th so refer a friend today!

Thank you for your help growing the GlobalGiving community.

Terms and conditions:

  1. Each organization referred by a current GlobalGiving partner using the nomination form or the unique link that successfully completes the June Open Challenge (raising $5,000 from 40 donors) will earn a $100 bonus prize.
  2. For each organization you refer that successfully completes the June Open Challenge, GlobalGiving will add $100 to your organization’s next GlobalGiving disbursement.
  3. Referred organizations that have previously applied to join GlobalGiving are not eligible for bonus prizes.
  4. For organizations participating in the Open Challenge, the $100 bonus will not count towards the required thresholds of $5,000 from 40 donors or towards earning any of the Bonus Grants in the Open Challenge for most dollars raised or most donors. The $100 will also not count towards any matching campaigns within the Open Challenge.
  5. There is no limit to the number of organizations you can refer.
  6. Referred organizations that do not successfully complete the 2015 June Open Challenge by raising $5,000 from 40 donors will not earn any reward funds for themselves or for the referring organization.
  7. GlobalGiving reserves the right to make all final decisions regarding referral credits and payments.

Email with questions about the Refer a Friend program.

Written by Michael Gale, Senior Program Manager


Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day – April 14, 2015!

Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day – April 14, 2015!

GlobalGiving is excited to announce the next Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day – April 14, 2015!

The campaign will run on and from 09:00 am EDT until 23:59 EDT with one consolidated leaderboard on announcing donations, bonus prizes, and matching funds. There will be $100,000 in matching funds and 5 bonus prizes. Donations will be matched 50% up to $1,000 per donor per project.  Bonus Prizes will be awarded to projects/microprojects with the most unique donors.

To learn more, register for a Webinar here:

How to join YouthSpark

April 7th is the deadline to submit your eligibility to participate in Microsoft YouthSpark April Bonus Day.

Joining YouthSpark

Ebola 100% Matching Campaign

Ebola 100% Matching Campaign

On April 1st at 00:00:01 EDT (see what time this is in your city) and will match eligible donations 100% while funds last for Ebola focused projects. There will be $100,000 USD in matching funds on and £15,000 of matching funds on

The fight to eliminate Ebola and rebuild after the crisis is long from over. After reaching zero cases of Ebola, Liberia recently announced a new case in the country. Sierra Leone continues to fight the outbreak, with the president recently announcing a three-day lock-down for the country. Guinea struggles with civil unrest while the number of cases is increasing.

We invite organizations, who are working on Ebola related efforts, to participate in the match campaign.

The Ebola Match Campaign is running concurrently on the and websites! This is a fantastic opportunity for all eligible partners to gain additional funding, gain more exposure, and offer your UK & US supporters a direct and relevant way to give to your project while also gaining country-specific tax benefits. If your projects are not currently on both GlobalGiving US and GlobalGiving UK, now is the perfect time to cross post!

  • If your project is currently listed on and you would like to cross post your project to GlobalGiving UK‘s site, let us know here.
  • If your project is currently listed on and you would like to cross post your project to, let us know here.

The US & UK campaigns will start at the same time, however please note that there are different match funding pots available, different leaderboards (found on the and websites respectively), and different terms and conditions.

To make things a bit simpler, we have created a quick comparison table of the two campaigns to help with your campaign planning and communications.  The full terms and conditions for each campaign are included below.


New Feature: Referrals and Campaigns

New Feature: Referrals and Campaigns

You asked. We listened… and delivered! Check out the new additions to your GlobalGiving dashboard. Based on your feedback, we are excited to launch a new feature that will give you the ability to see the campaigns in which your organization has participated. And, for the first time, you will also be able to see the number of times your organization has been referred to a potential GlobalGiving corporate partner!

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The Winners of the 2015 GlobalGiving Video Contest!

For the fourth year in a row, our partners did not disappoint! We had more than 60 amazing video submissions and a very tough job of choosing just a handful of winners. Our friends at Backpacker Films had this to say, “Quite honestly they are all amazing!  I’m so impressed.” Even though it was really difficult, one grand prize winner was chosen for GlobalGiving’s newsletter and four other winners were chosen to have their videos featured in GlobalGiving’s social media. We are excited to announce the winners here!

Grand Prize Winner

Freely in Hope! The judges at Backpacker Films said, “The filmmakers of Our Dreams effectively illustrate the task of highlighting extraordinary women under extraordinary circumstances bringing real change to their communities.  We applaud everyone involved for their incredible efforts.” Freely in Hope works to provide scholarships for survivors of sexual abuse. This incredibly powerful video shares the stories of some of these survivors and is sure to inspire you!

The Winners

GoodWeave! GoodWeave rescues children in Nepal who are forced to work in the carpet making industry from a young age. They provide rehabilitation, education scholarships, and opportunities to just be kids! Their video illustrates the situation and solution in beautiful and creative way.


The Mariposa DR Foundation! The Mariposas are the women who have taken part in the innovative and powerful education program that The Mariposa DR Foundation provides to young women in the Dominican Republic. These strong women came together to showcase their skills in this amazing music video. Get ready to start dancing!


DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage! Located in the bush in South Africa, DAKTARI works with the local communities to provide a unique opportunity for kids to learn about wildlife in South Africa and conservation. They also provide shelter and rehabilitation to local wildlife in need. Their video about Marupi is like a short movie!


Seva Mandir! Seva Mandir provides education for rural children in India where schools are scarce. Their non-formal education programs provide children with the skills and education to lift themselves out of poverty. Don’t miss their amazing video!