GG Rewards Bonus Day 2017!

GG Rewards Bonus Day 2017!

Are you a Partner, Leader, or Superstar on GlobalGiving? Now is the time to find out! Why? Your status will determine how high a match percent your organization will receive in our next big campaign!

This year’s GG Rewards Bonus Day will be from 9:00am to 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, July 12th. On this day, GlobalGiving will have $110,000 available in matching funds. The match percent depends on your organization’s GG Rewards Status.

Superstar organizations will be matched at 50%, Leaders at 40%, and Partners at 30%.

If you’re not a superstar yet, there’s still time! Your GG Rewards status will lock on July 11th at 9:20 am EDT, so start preparing now by increasing your GG Rewards status to reach Superstar level! To learn more about the GG Reward program, you can watch this short video.

Matching is not all we’re offering this Bonus Day. Also up for grabs will be $2,000 in bonus prizes, homepage time on GlobalGiving, social media promotion, and a raffle to get  featured in a GlobalGiving donor newsletter!

We will host a live webinar on Thursday, June 22nd, at 10:00am EDT to review the structure of this Bonus Dayr and discuss best fundraising strategies, so register today! If you are looking to speak with a staff member more in-depth about your strategy, sign up for a one-on-one consultation.

As always, you can send us an email or give us a call at +1 (202) 232-5784 if you have any questions!  

This World Refugee Day, We Look to Syrians

This World Refugee Day, We Look to Syrians

Today, the UN estimates 11 million Syrians are displaced both inside and outside of their home country. This makes Syrians the largest refugee population in the world, and there are tragically no signs of this civil war slowing down.

GlobalGiving is steadfast in its commitment to support our nonprofit partners in providing urgent humanitarian assistance to the men, women, and children of Syria, whether they remain in the country or have escaped across borders.

That is why for World Refugee Day on Tuesday, June 20th, from 9:00am EDT to 11:59pm EDT, GlobalGiving is putting up $50,000 in matching funds and $4,000 in bonus prizes for our nonprofit partners playing a critical role in the Syrian refugee relief efforts.

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!

Say Cheese — the 2017 Photo Contest Is Here!

Say Cheese — the 2017 Photo Contest Is Here!

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to engage your donors? If so, GlobalGiving’s 8th 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.

Each time your photo receives a vote, you a gain a new subscriber to your project report. This is a great way to increase visibility and generate more funds toward your project. Your organization will also have a chance to compete for prizes including $1,000 towards your project and social media promotion! 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!

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations of GlobalGiving Partners

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations of GlobalGiving Partners

In November 2016, as part of a series of experiments examining the role of incentives, GlobalGiving experimented with messaging that referenced intrinsic and extrinsic motivations to spur the engagement of our nonprofit partners.

Eligible organizations randomly assigned to one of four email messages were asked to watch a GlobalGiving webinar, “Developing a SMART year-end fundraising strategy,” and to complete the accompanying Effectiveness cycle, which involves reflecting on and documenting what actions they have taken or plan to take after watching the webinar and what they have learned from the experience.  Organizations that watched the webinar and completed the Effectiveness cycle would automatically earn GG Reward points, which improve the organization’s status on the GlobalGiving and give them more access to GlobalGiving benefits.  

For this experiment, we created four different emails that combined and tested various types of messages.  One segment of the organizations was reminded that they would receive six GG Reward points upon completion of the Effectiveness cycle (extrinsic motivation); another was encouraged to complete the cycle because it would help them deliver more impact (intrinsic motivation).  We also included an additional extrinsic incentive of a GlobalGiving homepage feature to a portion of the organizations.