Tools for Success Posts

Increase the Effectiveness of Your Donor Communications with Website Analytics

Increase the Effectiveness of Your Donor Communications with Website Analytics

Pamela Lee is a current GlobalGiving Ambassador for the US West Coast. Our amazing Ambassadors are individuals who work at one of our nonprofit partners that apply to represent GlobalGiving in their respective countries for a year. They foster and grow their nonprofit community through activities such as hosting workshops, meet-ups of local GlobalGiving partners, and conducting site visits. Pamela shared the following insights with us. 

How can we most effectively communicate to new potential donors?  A central tenet of today’s marketing is “test and learn”. A case study shows what one can learn from two tools: GlobalGiving’s Website Analytics and bit.ly.

One GlobalGiving Website is almost here!

One GlobalGiving Website is almost here!

We’re sure you’ve heard, but just to remind you, beginning January 10th, 2017, we will be launching ONE website, simplifying the GlobalGiving experience for donors and nonprofits alike!

We listened to your feedback that it’s confusing to have different campaigns on two separate platforms (GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk), customer service run by two separate teams, and two different project pages for your donors to give (in USD or GBP). We are making a change that will benefit all organizations that are part of the entire GlobalGiving community!  

Disbursement Tool to Track Your Fundraising!

Disbursement Tool to Track Your Fundraising!

It’s the end of the year which means we are in the middle of giving season! We just completed our historic #MatchAMillion #GivingTuesday campaign where we matched $1 million dollars with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and we know you are all hard at work making your last fundraising push for the year.

With all this year end fundraising, it is super important for your organization to be able to track all the donations that come in, as well as bonus funds and corporate campaign money. Which is why GlobalGiving has rolled out a new disbursement tool to help you see all funds your organization has raised!

How to Write a Successful Microproject

How to Write a Successful Microproject

Marc Serna is a current GlobalGiving Ambassador for Cameroon. Our amazing Ambassadors are individuals working on our nonprofit partners’ teams that apply to represent GlobalGiving in their respective countries for a year. They foster and grow their nonprofit community through activities such as hosting workshops, meet-ups of local GlobalGiving partners, and conducting visits. Marc shared the following insights with us. 

In late 2014, Reach Out Cameroon gave our first try of the microproject tool. We wanted to pay for the special education of a little child, Thelma, the daughter of one of the young entrepreneurs whom we support. Thelma happens to be deaf and her education was too expensive for her mother. Today she is on her second year, and Reach Out has written and funded more than 10 microprojects. We want to share what we learned while doing it.

One Year of Listening, Acting, Learning and Repeating with GG Rewards

One Year of Listening, Acting, Learning and Repeating with GG Rewards

This week is the one year anniversary of GG Rewards! During the past year, we’ve seen nonprofits that Listen, Act, Learn, and Repeat tend to be more effective and create more positive impact in their communities! To celebrate this anniversary, we wanted to share how one nonprofit earned points, gained Superstar status, and increased their donor visibility by telling us about their “most success initiative started to date” in GG Rewards.

Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women’s mission is to give their women a hand up, instead of a hand out, so that they can pull themselves out of poverty. Focused on supporting women’s’ groups in rural Ugandan villages, Grassroots Uganda- EAW empowers women through a variety of initiatives from small scale business training to teaching innovative farming techniques. But every initiative starts with asking the same question of the women they work with: What is your biggest need?