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Get Ready For Major Gift Fundraising This July

Get Ready For Major Gift Fundraising This July

WHAT: The July Bonus Day is a day to celebrate and encourage large donations! Donations from $100 and up to $1,000 will be matched while $250,000 in matching funds remain this July 15th. The higher the donation, the higher the match! There will also be $30,000 in bonus prizes for most funds raised. 

WHY: Most organizations receive the bulk of their funding from a small section of their donors base. We call these donors ‘Major Donors.’  Their support is game changing. This campaign is designed to help you identify, steward, and retain your organization’s most generous supporters and the momentous accomplishments their giving makes possible!

WHO: All GlobalGiving partners are invited to participate and we will automatically include your active projects and microprojects. Whether you’re ready to participate depends on where your organization is at in the process of major donor cultivation! 

For organizations that decide to participate, please submit all items that require GlobalGiving approval (new projects, project edits, project appeals + reports) by Friday, July 10.

WHEN + WHERE: The July Bonus Day runs from 09:00:00 a.m. ET to 23:59:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Fundraising totals, remaining matching funds, and bonus prizes will be displayed on the July Bonus Day leaderboard.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

Apply To Participate In World Refugee Week

Apply To Participate In World Refugee Week

WHAT: In honor of World Refugee Day, GlobalGiving will host World Refugee Week June 15 – 20 to bring attention to the millions of people around the world forced to flee their homes, and seek refuge in foreign countries. GlobalGiving will match the first $500 raised by all campaign participants dollar for dollar and there will be $50,000 in bonus prizes.

WHY: At the end of 2019, 50.8 million people were displaced inside their countries due to conflict, violence, and disasters. These millions of children, women, and men have been driven from their homes by conflict, violence, natural disasters, human rights violations, or persecution. What’s more shocking is that one person becomes displaced every two seconds.

WHO: GlobalGiving partners with projects supporting refugee relief efforts are invited to submit an Expression of Interest form by Friday, May 29, 2020, to be considered for the campaign. 

For the purposes of this campaign, we’re defining ‘refugee’ as: People around the world forced to leave their homes and seek refuge from conflict, violence, natural disasters, human rights violations, or persecution. Includes refugees, asylum seekers, and Internally Displaced Persons — all people forcibly displaced within and across state borders.

WHEN + WHERE: GlobalGiving’s World Refugee Week runs from 09:00 ET on Monday, June 15, 2020, to 23:59 ET on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Fundraising totals will be displayed on the World Refugee Week leaderboard.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

Introducing Automated, Segmented Thank You Notes

Introducing Automated, Segmented Thank You Notes

We all know that thanking donors soon after they give is key to forming a long-term relationship with them. We also know that for a long time, nonprofit partners have had to send thank you notes to their GlobalGiving donors one-by-one, which sometimes takes hours after a successful fundraising campaign. Many partners had great ideas for improving the thank you note process, which our team of developers took very seriously! 

Starting today, we’re so excited to introduce a new tool that will make thanking your donors easier, faster, and more meaningful. 

The new Thank You Notes Manager introduces two powerful concepts: automation and segmentation. By setting up automation rules, you ensure every single donor is thanked on a timeline you decide. 

COVID-19 GlobalGiving Policy Update

COVID-19 GlobalGiving Policy Update

After speaking with our partners over the past few weeks, we know that nearly everyone is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of you are directly responding, and others have had to drastically modify programming and fundraising plans. In an effort to better support our community, GlobalGiving has amended existing policies to provide our partners with extra flexibility during this challenging time.

  • We’ve given all projects a 30-day project report extension. Your next report will be due thirty days later than its original due date, at no penalty to your organization. You can see when your next report is due in your dashboard.
  • If your organization has an application renewal due in April or May, we’ve extended your due date by two months.
  • If you have unspent funds from GlobalGiving received in 2020, consider these project-specific resources to be a general operating grant. We hope this allows you to use the funding in response to your most urgent needs during this difficult time. This statement is intended to replace and supersede article 6.1 in GlobalGiving’s Terms and Conditions for disbursements received from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020. Please update GlobalGiving and your donors as to changes in fund use in your next project report.

We hope you will stay in touch and let us know how else we can be helpful. If your organization is directly responding to the pandemic, we also encourage you to post a new project so we can add you to our list of responding partners.

Calling All Climate Champions To Apply

Calling All Climate Champions To Apply

WHAT: The 2020 Climate Action Campaign is a chance for you to win one of five year-long slots in the GlobalGiving Climate Action Fund, earn matching funds,  energize your power base, and connect with your peers in the broader GlobalGiving community working to protect people, planet, and place from climate chaos.

The Climate Action Fund consists of hundreds of donors committed to supporting grassroots climate champions in the fight to protect our planet and adapt to its changing realities. For one year, the winning cohort selected from this campaign will each receive an estimated $10,000 or more from the fund over the next twelve months. 

WHY: The global climate crisis demands it. This campaign will demonstrate the abundance of solutions to the crisis at hand through a mosaic of climate solutions in action around the world in the GlobalGiving community. 

WHEN: The campaign will run for five days from April 20 – 24 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22. Throughout the week, all eligible donations up to $500 will be matched at 50%

WHO: Everyone in the GlobalGiving community can apply to this campaign. GlobalGiving will review projects and accept those taking a community-led approach to environmental protection and climate resilience.  

HOW: Select and submit one project to be considered for the campaign by Friday, March 27. GlobalGiving will notify all applicants by Friday, April 3, whether their application has been accepted.

GET READY:

  • Review the campaign Terms + Conditions 
  • Watch the 30 min webinar to know if this campaign is right for you!
  • Submit your application to join the campaign by March 27
  • Meet last year’s inaugural Climate Action Fund Cohort and other peers likely to join this year’s campaign!

As always, if you have a question, you can send us an email at projecthelp@globalgiving.org.