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New Feature Helps Donors Subscribe To Your Nonprofit’s Newsletter!

New Feature Helps Donors Subscribe To Your Nonprofit’s Newsletter!

Nonprofit partners have been telling GlobalGiving for years: “We want GlobalGiving donors to be able to opt into our email newsletters!” Well, after hearing your feedback loud and clear and brainstorming solutions, we’re happy to say that this feature is now live!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Add your direct newsletter sign-up link to your organization’s dashboard by clicking “Edit Org Info” and adding the link on the first tab under “Email Signup Link.”
  2. GlobalGiving will add that link to email templates for project reports, thank you notes, and project appeals.
  3. Donors can click directly on the link to subscribe to your email list!

We thought through several solutions and ultimately decided alongside our nonprofit partners that this solution both respects donors’ privacy and engages your most committed supporters. As always, if you have any questions, send us an email, and share your feedback on the product roadmap!

Build Your Monthly Giving Program With This 100% Monthly Match Offer

Build Your Monthly Giving Program With This 100% Monthly Match Offer

Authored By: Katherine Heidecke

Want to build your monthly giving program? Trying to incentivize donors to give on a more consistent basis? Look no further! GlobalGiving’s 100% Monthly Match on new recurring donations is a great opportunity for your organization to amplify its membership base, while also securing more consistent funding. 

From now until December 31, 2019, all new monthly recurring donations made will be matched 1-to-1 to up $200 per donor per organization while funds last. Please note that this match is only applied to the first donation.

With this match, starting a monthly giving program just became that much easier! At GlobalGiving, we believe that monthly giving programs are a great way to build a strong foundation of diverse donors. This is just one of the many reasons why starting a monthly giving program and encouraging your donors to take part in our 100% Monthly Match could transform your organization. When you build a strong donor base, you’re leading your organization towards the forefront of sustainable funding. 

How To Get Started:

  • Send out an appeal: Thanks to GlobalGiving project appeals, informing your donors about this new matching opportunity is simple! As of this year, there’s no limit to how many project appeals you can send and now you can segment your appeals to get your message to the right audience!
  • Post on social media using our eye-catching graphics: We’ll make it easy for you. We provide the graphics – you make the post!
  • Talk about it at your next event: Sometimes the best way to engage your donors and inform them of new opportunities is through face-to-face interaction!
  • Link your project URL to recurring donation options: When promoting this match offer, link to your project using a URL that defaults to displaying monthly donations. You can do this by adding “?show=recurring” to the end of your project URL or go to the “SHARE” tab on your project page to find your unique monthly donation URL. This nifty trick prevents those trying to give monthly from accidentally making a one-time donation!

Terms & Conditions:

  • An anonymous donor has generously provided $150,000 in matching funds for new recurring donations on GlobalGiving. This matching offer is valid from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern, or while funds last.
  • The purpose of this matching offer is to get more donors to sign up for recurring monthly giving. Why is this important? Monthly recurring gifts provide the projects on our site with a reliable and sustainable source of funds that they can use to plan programs, create budgets, and expand services. And that means more good happening on the ground!
  • New recurring donations created on GlobalGiving.org during this campaign will be matched 1-to-1 up to $200 per donor per organization while funds last. Eligible recurring donations of $201 or larger will be matched at $200, meaning a $200 recurring donation will get a $200 match.
  • 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). For example, if you start a new recurring donation in November and keep it active through December, January, and February, then your initial donation from November will be matched.
  • Recurring donations that are canceled after the initial donation but before the third automatic recurring donation are not eligible for matching.
  • Recurring donations made by project leaders or staff of the recipient project or organization are not eligible for matching. Donations from board members, however, are eligible for matching.
  • If you change the project that you are supporting, GlobalGiving will direct the match to the project selected when the third automatic recurring donation occurs.
  • Only recurring donations created on GlobalGiving.org are eligible for this matching offer.
  • This is a one-time matching donation to the project. It is not a repeating monthly match.
  • This offer limited to matching a donor’s first recurring donation to a project. If a donor cancels their recurring donation and makes a new recurring donation to the same project, they are not eligible for additional matching.
  • The intent of the matching offer is to match as many unique recurring donors as possible to as many organizations as possible.
  • GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this matching offer. We hope to match as many recurring donations as possible, but please note that to uphold the spirit of this matching offer GlobalGiving maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds. We reserve the right to prevent abuse of this offer and ensure that as many projects and donors are able to benefit as possible.
  • Still have questions? Contact us
Calling All Animal Lovers This May!

Calling All Animal Lovers This May!

WHAT: Paws + Claws is a one-day matching campaign designed to celebrate animal-themed projects by matching donations up to $500 at 30% with $15,000 in matching funds and $5,000 in bonus prizes.

WHY: Here at GlobalGiving we know everyone needs a little help sometimes, including our animal friends. That’s why, on Biological Diversity Day,  we’re running the Paws + Claws Campaign. It’s the time to celebrate and empower our friends that can’t speak for themselves and demonstrate why we do the work we do!

WHO: The Paws + Claws Campaign is exclusively for GlobalGiving Partners, Leaders, and Superstars. Active projects and microprojects with the primary or secondary theme of  ‘animals’ will be automatically included. The deadline to submit new projects for inclusion in this campaign is Friday, May 17th.

Leading up to the campaign, approvals of project reports, project edits, and project appeals will take 1-3 business days to process.

WHEN + WHERE: GlobalGiving’s 2019 Paws + Claws Campaign runs from 09:00:00 ET to 23:59:59 ET on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Fundraising totals and bonus prizes will be displayed on the Paws + Claws leaderboard.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

Take Your Online Fundraising To The Next Level!

Take Your Online Fundraising To The Next Level!

WHAT: GlobalGiving’s 2018 Online Fundraising Academy, a seven-week course consisting of weekly 1.5 hour-long online sessions.

WHO: Any GlobalGiving organization dedicated to making a difference in the world while developing a sustainable funding plan to support your work! New graduates and experienced organizations are both welcome.

WHEN: Online on Tuesdays from Oct. 2 – Nov. 13, 1:00pm – 2:30pm BST 

Meet GlobalGiving’s 2018 Disaster Feedback Fellows

Meet GlobalGiving’s 2018 Disaster Feedback Fellows

Ana Yris Guzmán is the co-founder of Nuestra Escuela, a flourishing alternative high school in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

Ever since Hurricane Maria hit, Ana is also a disaster relief coordinator.

The hurricane uprooted many of her students and staff. “They lost many things, including family, houses, the basic necessities,” Ana told me earlier this year.

So, Ana is doing what needs to be done for hurricane survivors in addition to her everyday duties. Nuestra Escuela’s hurricane relief projects include a free food program, post-traumatic stress relief curriculum, and a creative cleanup project. The cleanup project is led by a team of Nuestra Escuela students who are transforming hurricane-uprooted trees into school furniture.

“With the support of many people, we can recover,” Ana said.