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Announcing the June 2016 Recurring Match Campaign

Announcing the June 2016 Recurring Match Campaign

GlobalGiving will be running our ninth Recurring Match Campaign from June 27 through July 1, 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 $1.6 million dollars from 8,167 donors for projects on the GlobalGiving platform! We hope you see the value in this campaign for your fundraising and promote it to your supporters.

Here are our best tips for making the most of the Recurring Match Campaign:

  • Know the ins and outs of the Recurring Match Campaign. Make sure to take a look at the campaign terms and conditions and communicate them clearly to your supporters. Please take a look at the full terms and conditions of the campaign on our website, but here are the highlights:
    • The initial gift of new recurring donations created on GlobalGiving.org will be matched 1-to-1 up to $200 per donor per project. Eligible recurring donations of $201 or larger will be matched at $200.
    • Although donors are required to set up a recurring donation, only the first donation will be matched. This is not a repeating monthly match. This helps us ensure that more projects can benefit from a steady stream of recurring donations.
    • To be eligible for matching, the recurring donation must last for at least three months after the initial donation (a minimum of four donations total). So, for example, if you start a new recurring donation this June, keep it active through July, August, and September, then your initial donation from June will be matched.
  • Get the word out about the Recurring Match Campaign to your existing network. Signing up for a recurring donation is a much bigger commitment than making a one-time donation. Focus your outreach on individuals who have supported your organization before since they already know and trust the work your organization does.
  • Use the power of storytelling and visuals to share the importance of your recurring donation ask.  Highlight one of your programs and share about the impact that your organization’s project has had on the community in which it works or a story about a constituent that a project has benefited. Share with your supporters how much more could be achieved by ensuring a steady flow of donations through a recurring donation and the match provided by the Recurring Match Campaign. Include a photo of a constituent and/or a project that highlights your work (after getting permission) to engage your donors visually. Make sure it’s high resolution.
  • Make it easy for people to set up a recurring donation. Stress the added value of making a recurring donation during this promotion. Let your donors know that their recurring donation will receive a one-time 100% match! Emphasize that #GivingTuesday is the perfect time to start their recurring donation. Share a direct link to the donate monthly tab on your project page in all of your donor communications.

There’s no additional work on your part to join the upcoming campaign, but if you would like to opt your organization out of the June 2016 Recurring Match Campaign, you can do so via this form. Opt-out responses are due by Friday, June 10 at 5PM EDT.

We hope that our latest Recurring Match Campaign is a successful fundraising week for your organization! If you have any questions, please contact projecthelp@globalgiving.org.

 

Get Ready for the 2016 Photo Contest!

Get Ready for the 2016 Photo Contest!

It’s that time of year again! GlobalGiving’s 7th Annual Photo Contest will be held this summer, so get ready to submit and vote for your favorite photos! We are excited to provide you the opportunity to engage your current supporters; spruce up your project pages with up-to-date, quality photos; and compete for exciting Bonus Prizes! So, how can you participate?

Step 1: Add your photos to project page(s) by June 24th

Any photo that you would like to submit to the 2016 Photo Contest, must be a photo that is already on your project page when you complete the submission form. Upload any new photos to your project page by Friday, June 24th, 23:59:59 EDT in order to have them approved by June 29th. Once the photos that you would like to submit to the 2016 Photo Contest have been approved by GlobalGiving, you can complete this submission form.

GG Rewards Bonus Day 2016

GG Rewards Bonus Day 2016

Are you ready to fundraise? Want to secure up to a 50% match on donations? Then, the GG Rewards Bonus Day is for you!

On June 15th, GlobalGiving.org will be holding a Bonus Day with $110,000 available in matching funds. There will also be two $1,000 Bonus Prizes that will be awarded to the projects with the highest number of donors and the most funds raised on Bonus Day. Depending on your organization’s GG Rewards Status, you will be eligible to receive a 30%, 40% or 50% match on online donations made between 9:00:01am EDT and 23:59:59pm EDT on June 15th (time in your city).

GlobalGiving.co.uk will be running a simultaneous Bonus Day on June 15th! GlobalGiving.co.uk will have a separate leaderboard, separate matching funds, and separate Bonus Prizes. There will be £10,000 available in matching funds on  GlobalGiving.co.uk. There will also be two £650 Bonus Prizes that will be awarded to the projects with the highest number of donors and the most funds raised on Bonus Day that have raised at least£2,000 on Bonus Day. Depending on your organization’s GG Rewards Status, you will be eligible to receive a 30%, 40% or 50% match on online donations made between 14:00:01pm BST and 4:59:59pm BST on June 16th (time in your city).

Announcing 100% Matching for Nepal Earthquake Recovery Projects

Announcing 100% Matching for Nepal Earthquake Recovery Projects

At the one year anniversary of major disasters, GlobalGiving supports the fundraising efforts of our partners who are committed to ongoing recovery and rebuilding. On April 25, 2016, GlobalGiving will be matching donations at 100% to projects that have been providing relief after the devastating 9.0 earthquake that hit Nepal last April.

Sign up for the 9:00 am EDT (14:00 pm BST), March 30th webinar to learn more: Registration Link.

The Nepal earthquake anniversary campaign starts on globalgiving.org and globagiving.co.uk on April 25th at 9:00 am EDT (14:00 pm BST), and it will last until funds run out or June 30th, whichever comes first.

Here is the criteria for a donation to get matched (full terms and conditions will be available on the leaderboard when it’s live):

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.