GlobalGiving Opportunities Posts

The 2018 Photo Contest Is Here!

The 2018 Photo Contest Is Here!

GlobalGiving’s 9th Annual Photo Contest is right around the corner! Each year we have the pleasure of showcasing the amazing impact of our nonprofit partners through the art of photography. This contest is the perfect opportunity to improve your organization’s visual messaging, cultivate stronger relationships with existing donors, and expand your support base of prospective donors.

In a new spin on the rules this year, people who sign up to receive updates from your project and GlobalGiving when voting will have their votes counted three times! This is a great way to increase visibility and generate more funds for your project. Your organization will also have a chance to compete for prizes including $1,000 towards your project, social media promotion, and time on GlobalGiving’s homepage! So find your most compelling and vivid photos, add them to your project page, and follow the simple step by step instructions below to enter the contest.

GlobalGiving’s Second Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program!

GlobalGiving’s Second Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program!

Last year, we listened to your feedback for GlobalGiving to build additional ways for you to learn from your peers and built the GlobalGiving Mentoring Program. Last year’s program was a giant success with more than 100 requests to chat with one of our mentors! From learning more about marketing your organization to navigating through the GG Rewards system, our mentors helped many of you to take your organization to the next level.

We are continuing the program this year with four new GlobalGiving partners who are here to mentor you through your fundraising journey and help your organization become more successful. Here are the four topics you can now receive assistance on through a consultation:

  • Social Media Marketing on a Tight Budget – Magy Kaleynska (GLOW Association)
    • Magy will help your organization build a social presence which is key for attracting more supporters and donors for your cause. If you struggle to do it on a tight or no budget, than this consultation is for you! You will learn specific tactics for attracting followers for your profiles and keeping the ones you already have active.
  • Maximizing Your Fundraising on GlobalGiving  – Mansi Kotak (The Rahul Kotak Foundation)
    • Mansi will help your organization think through how to create simple, effective and eye-catching infographics, posters and videos on a budget to help you raise more funds!
  • Maximizing Benefits through GG Rewards Strategies – Venkat Ramakrishnan (Isha Vidhya)
    • Venkat has been on GlobalGiving for three years with his organization, Isha Vidhya, and has learned a great deal about how best to use the GlobalGiving platform for your organization’s success! Venkat can help you better understand how you can utilize the GG Rewards system to become more effective as an organization and get more donor visibility!
  • Using Integrated Communications for Storytelling  – Alicia Carter (Even Ground)
    • Alicia will help your organization develop a personal connection between donors and your cause by focusing on ways to tell positive stories of empowerment and success using email, social media, and video to engage your donors and promote your cause!

The Social Impact Academy is Here!

The Social Impact Academy is Here!

Does your organization create the meaningful change that you intended? What do your constituents have to say about your projects? Are you comfortable telling your organization’s social impact story? And how do you get the support and resources you need to grow your impact and reach even more communities?

This is where the Social Impact Academy comes in! Back by popular demand, this 6-week course will bring together social impact experts and professionals from nonprofits around the world to offer a small cohort of GlobalGiving partners interactive and practical training and support.

The Academy will help you explore different theories of impact measurement and learn about practical tools and resources to design programs for social change, measure impact, engage your community, tell your organization’s impact story, and more!  See below for a complete agenda.

Apply online by Tuesday, May 15th for one of only 45 available spaces—and don’t hesitate to email us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org with questions.

Gear up for the 2018 GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign!

Gear up for the 2018 GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign!

At GlobalGiving, we understand the role girls have in changing our world for the better, and we want to provide them the resources to do so. That’s why last year we launched the GlobalGiving Girl Fund, to support outstanding projects that strive to provide greater opportunities to women and girls.

The 2018 GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign is your chance to be a part of the 2018 Girl Fund cohort! The Girl Fund consists of six (6) GlobalGiving projects that are committed to providing opportunities for girls, each project receiving a share of the fund every month from April to December.

Your project can win a spot in the 2018 Girl Fund in one of two ways:

  1. Secure one of the top four spots in terms of unique donors on the GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign running March 1st – March 15th..
  2. Submit one of two winning Effectiveness Cycles between February 15th and March 15th.

Additionally, there will be a special bonus day on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8th, exclusively for projects participating in the campaign. On this day, there will be $8,000 in matching funds and $2,000 in bonus prizes!

Check out the webinar recording for a breakdown of all the campaign and bonus day details.

So, if your project works to empower girls or young womenbe it through after school leadership programs, robotics summer camp, or menstrual health resources it’s time to sign up for the GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign!

The sign up deadline to be included in the campaign is February 23rd. Please submit any new projects by February 20th in order to be approved by the sign up deadline. The full Terms & Conditions for the campaign can be found below.  

If you have any questions, please email us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org!

Photo credit: Primary Education for 11,000+ Nicaraguan Youth by Fabretto’s Children Foundation

#GivingTuesday Rebuild Together: An Exclusive GlobalGiving Matching Campaign

#GivingTuesday Rebuild Together: An Exclusive GlobalGiving Matching Campaign

In these last few months, multiple disasters have taken a brutal toll on millions of people around the world. Hurricane Harvey has submerged neighborhoods in Texas, nearly 400 people have died from earthquakes in Mexico, and hurricanes Maria and Irma have devastated infrastructure and limited access to safe drinking water, fuel, and emergency medical care in the US and the Caribbean.

Fortunately, our amazing nonprofit partners are responding in the face of almost unfathomable destruction by tirelessly bringing relief to those in need. Our partners have worked with local governments in the Caribbean to distribute aid that was clogged at the port, provided fuel for generators so that hospitals could operate in Puerto Rico, and built transitional housing for victims in Mexico.

Given the massive scope of damage, recovery efforts will continue for months and, in some areas, years. Luckily, GlobalGiving nonprofit partners and donors are in it for the long haul. We have seen the inherent goodness of people from every corner of the world, eager to help those in need. #GivingTuesday is the perfect day to capture this wave of generosity and ensure that your organizations can continue to support people in need of long-term recovery.