Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Support 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!

Announcing Changes to the GlobalGiving Dashboard!

Announcing Changes to the GlobalGiving Dashboard!

One of GlobalGiving’s core values is to Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat. This means continuously listening to the feedback you, our nonprofit partners, provide us and constantly trying new ways to provide a better experience for everyone. With that in mind, we have heard your feedback regarding the Project Entry system and we are excited to announce that we have launched a new and improved dashboard!

What’s New?

We have changed the set-up of the old Project Entry system to be more of a complete summary of your GlobalGiving projects all in one place! You will be able to see recent activity for all your projects as well as a overall donor numbers and amounts raised. To help you explore this new tool, we have created this webinar as a introductory tour to your new dashboard!

For the next few weeks, we will keep a button at the top of your dashboard so you can switch back and forth between the new and old systems to give you time to transition. If you have any feedback or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are happy to help!

Announcing New Changes to the GlobalGiving Platform!

Announcing New Changes to the GlobalGiving Platform!

One of GlobalGiving’s core values is to Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat. This means continuously listening to the feedback you, our nonprofit partners, provide us and constantly trying new ways to provide a better experience for all our nonprofit partners on GlobalGiving. Therefore, we’re excited to announce that starting Thursday, October 12th, we will be launching new and improved search and browse features on our site!

Updating search and browse

GlobalGiving will be updating our entire search and browse system on the Give page in order to make it more reliable and intuitive for all users! To clarify, “searching” is when a user puts in keywords into the search bar and GlobalGiving results ordered by relevance to the search terms. ”Browsing” is when a user navigates the site without keywords. Instead they might look for for projects by theme and country; the results that come up are ordered by the ranking algorithm. Our team has gone through a very thorough process performing the necessary research, design, and testing to make sure this new interface is powerful, fast, and enjoyable!

In addition to changes in our search system, we are also updating the ranking algorithm! To remind everyone, the project rank is listed on your GlobalGiving dashboard, alongside your project information in the far right box.

This rank decides which order projects will appear in the search results. Projects with a higher ranking will appear above those with a lower ranking. In the past, this ranking was decided by an algorithm that was overly complicated and had several components duplicated in multiple sections of the calculations.

How will the ranking algorithm change?

In the past, your project was ranked based on a number of factors: your organization’s responsiveness to donors (through project reports and thank-you notes), the number of donors to a project, total dollars raised, and closeness to funding goal.

GlobalGiving spent years creating the GG Rewards system, and we believe it represents a simple yet powerful metric of an organization’s commitment to effectiveness and engagement in the community! Your GG Rewards score will now be the primary factor in determining your project’s browse ranking. This means organizations with a higher total GG Rewards score will have a higher ranking. Additionally, we will continue to provide a small boost in the ranking algorithm for microprojects.

Check Out Our Brand New Nonprofit Partner Handbook

Check Out Our Brand New Nonprofit Partner Handbook

We hope you’re just as excited as we are about the brand new Nonprofit Partner Handbook! Have you taken a peek inside yet? We have worked really hard to make sure that every question you may have about using the GlobalGiving platform is answered by this page!

So what can you find in this comprehensive handbook? We have broken up the information into six easy pages to get the most out of your GlobalGiving partnership!

  • Your Journey: Are you aware of all the amazing resources and opportunities available to you as a GlobalGiving partner? Make sure to take a look at this page to learn more about all the benefits available to you!
  • Navigating Project Entry: Have you ever wondered how many people are visiting your project page? Are you looking for tips on how to write more compelling reports to your donors? Find out everything you wanted to know about navigating through your GlobalGiving dashboard on this page!
  • Start Fundraising: This is the perfect place to find great fundraising resources to make sure your GlobalGiving project is a success! From ways to increase your search ranking to learning more about our corporate partnerships, use this page to discover new ways to take your fundraising to the next level.
  • Get Involved: GlobalGiving has tons of different ways for you to get more involved with our community! Join one of our academies to network with your nonprofit peers and learn more in the areas of social impact and fundraising. Or participate in one of our many campaigns or contests throughout the year to give your donors new and exciting ways to maximize their donation’s impact.
  • Stay Informed: From joining the Project Leader Facebook group to reading our monthly newsletters, there are many ways to make sure you are staying up to date with all the important opportunities happening at GlobalGiving!

Learning to Measure Success – Guest Post from MindLeaps

Learning to Measure Success – Guest Post from MindLeaps

MindLeaps has witnessed many success stories in our years of working with vulnerable youth in Rwanda. Students have entered our program with poor behavior, low self-esteem, and an inability to focus. Just six months later they seem like totally different children. They are confident, eager to learn, and have minimal behavioral issues. While qualitatively recognizing the change that has taken place in our students’ lives is important, this alone is not enough.

Evaluating students’ progress:

One of the critical elements of MindLeaps’ methodology that makes our work successful is our monitoring and evaluation system. Each dance class taught at MindLeaps is taught from a highly structured curriculum that strategically targets two cognitive skills: memorization and language. It also targets five non-cognitive skills: teamwork, self-esteem, discipline, creativity & self-expression, and grit (commitment).