GlobalGiving Resources Posts

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!

Using Slack at GlobalGiving

Using Slack at GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is constantly looking for resources and tools that our team can share with our partners to help your organization more easily achieve your mission and goals!

One resource we have recently been reviewing is the Slack tool. Slack is a digital workspace that allows your team to connect more easily and efficiently and is currently the fastest growing workplace productivity software in the world. Currently, GlobalGiving uses the Slack platform to easily coordinate across teams and limit the amount of emails we send as an organization. It has been an invaluable tool for our team!

Why Slack?

Slack organizes your organization’s work so that you can focus on what’s important and streamline your priorities. If your team spends several hours each day in your email inbox or uses email to organize your To-Do list, then you may benefit from Slack as a way to improve your workflow management and the way you organize priorities.

Advantages of using Slack:

  1. It’s a better way to organize teams around priorities as opposed to email or using spreadsheets.
  2. It can save the entire team time and keep tasks organized.
  3. It lets you build a custom workflow for your needs, with an extensive list of other software products that can be integrated with Slack.
  4. It can reduce the cost of training new hires, and better organize daily conversations.
  5. It enables your team to integrate new technologies into your work.

GlobalGiving + GDPR – What Does It Mean for You?

GlobalGiving + GDPR – What Does It Mean for You?

Beginning on May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. This new European Union regulation applies to any organization that processes and handles data about EU citizens, even if the organization is based outside of the EU. This means that if you have donors in the EU or your website has visitors from the EU, then you should be aware of this important regulation.

Kevin Conroy, GlobalGiving’s Chief Product Officer, shared tips in this article about how your organization can prepare for this change, but we would also like to share how we are updating our systems to align with this new regulation and what changes you may see as a project leader on GlobalGiving.

What is GlobalGiving doing to prepare for GDPR?

GlobalGiving has updated our Privacy Policy and obtained EU-US Privacy Shield certification.

In addition, GlobalGiving will be launching a new “My Account” section of our website that not only reflects our more modern look-and-feel, but also has the necessary links to support individual rights under GDPR, such as the right to erasure (e.g. “Delete My Account”), the right to portability (e.g. “Download My Data”), and the right to object or restrict processing (e.g. “Edit My Preferences”). A full summary of our preparation efforts can be found on this page.

Growing our body of Safeguarding Resources

Growing our body of Safeguarding Resources

By nature of doing work in the social sector, we are all responsible for ensuring that our programs, services, and staff do not harm the people (and animals!) we’re created to help. In light of many recent news stories about NGOs and harm to staff and those they serve, we’ve taken the opportunity to revisit our own safeguarding policies and procedures, and we invite you to as well.

We hosted a Peer Learning Network call on March 21st, where we heard some great questions and insights from leaders throughout the social sector. We didn’t record the call (in order to keep the conversation confidential), but after the call we’ve compiled some helpful resources:

  1. What Topics Should A Solid Safeguarding Policy Address?
  2. CHECKLIST: Essential Safeguarding Steps To Protect Your Community
  3. Safeguarding: Reflexions Of A Global South Leader Amid #AidToo by Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, Founder of ESPWA, Inc.

In addition, we’ve created a Child Protection Self Audit cycle in GG Rewards. Take this online self-audit from Keeping Children Safe to determine whether your organisation is meeting the standards they’ve set out, and help you identify areas for improvement. You can earn a total of 12 effectiveness points after completing the Child Protection Self Audit cycle.

Thanks to each of our partners that have contributed to these resources, as we are all learning together. GlobalGiving is in the process of revising our own safeguarding policies and procedures, and we’ll share our journey in the coming months. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share resources on this important topic, and invite you to contribute as well.

What else do you need to improve safeguarding at your organization? Would you like to be connected one-on-one to a peer who can talk you through your organization’s challenges? Do you have experience on the topic of Safeguarding and would you like to offer your support to your peers?  Let us know! Please reach out to projecthelp@globalgiving.org and we’ll get you connected.

Celebrate Mother’s Day This Year With GlobalGiving!

Celebrate Mother’s Day This Year With GlobalGiving!

Mother, mum, mama, madre, mere, or ma. However you say her name, it’s time to appreciate her! Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 13th, so it’s time to celebrate motherhood and recognize all mother figures in our lives. This year GlobalGiving wants to applaud mothers around the world with you in our 2018 Mother’s Day Campaign!

Whether you work with moms or want to give a gift a gift in her honor, this two-week campaign is for everyone! The Mother’s Day Campaign is open to all active Partner, Leader, and Superstar organizations. It will run from May 1st until May 13th and will have $5,000 in bonus prizes. At the end of the campaign, the top 5 projects with the most funds raised and most unique donors will get a bonus prizes of $1,000, $800, $400, $200, $100 respectively.

Additionally, there will be a 100% match for all new monthly donations started during the campaign up to $200!

All eligible projects and microprojects automatically will be included on the leaderboardno opt-in required! While all projects will be in the campaign, we recommend picking one to promote throughout the campaign.

As always, please reach out to projecthelp@globalgiving.org  or call at 202.232.5784 if you have any questions!