Gear up for the 2018 GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign!

Gear up for the 2018 GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign!

At GlobalGiving, we understand the role girls have in changing our world for the better, and we want to provide them the resources to do so. That’s why last year we launched the GlobalGiving Girl Fund, to support outstanding projects that strive to provide greater opportunities to women and girls.

The 2018 GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign is your chance to be a part of the 2018 Girl Fund cohort! The Girl Fund consists of six (6) GlobalGiving projects that are committed to providing opportunities for girls, each project receiving a share of the fund every month from April to December.

Your project can win a spot in the 2018 Girl Fund in one of two ways:

  1. Secure one of the top four spots in terms of unique donors on the GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign running March 1st – March 15th..
  2. Submit one of two winning Effectiveness Cycles between February 15th and March 15th.

Additionally, there will be a special bonus day on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8th, exclusively for projects participating in the campaign. On this day, there will be $8,000 in matching funds and $2,000 in bonus prizes!

Check out the webinar recording for a breakdown of all the campaign and bonus day details.

So, if your project works to empower girls or young womenbe it through after school leadership programs, robotics summer camp, or menstrual health resources it’s time to sign up for the GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign!

The sign up deadline to be included in the campaign is February 23rd. Please submit any new projects by February 20th in order to be approved by the sign up deadline. The full Terms & Conditions for the campaign can be found below.  

If you have any questions, please email us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org!

Photo credit: Primary Education for 11,000+ Nicaraguan Youth by Fabretto’s Children Foundation

New Trending Projects Feature on the Homepage

New Trending Projects Feature on the Homepage

Have you noticed anything different about our homepage? You can now see GlobalGiving’s brand new feature: Trending Projects!

How does it work?

Every night, GlobalGiving updates trending scores for all projects based on their donation activity  on GlobalGiving over the last rolling week. Projects with a large relative increase in their donations compared to their activity over the seven previous days will have the highest trending scores.

Each project’s trending score is calculated relative to its own recent donation activity alone.  This means a project going from one donation to 10 is more likely to be a top trending project than one that increases from 100 donations to 110 donations, even though they had the same raw increase in donors. This ensures that all projects are on a level playing field when it comes to calculating whether or not they’re trending. Scores are updated every night and will remain the same until they’re updated the following day.  

The projects with the top five trending scores will have a banner on their project pages, and the project with the topmost score will be shown on the homepage!  

The idea is similar to Twitter’s trending topics and is based on the idea that showing trends publicly can be a useful drive of charitable donations. Research has shown that people get excited to give when they see that others are also excited and already giving, so we hope this will be a great tool to use to mobilize your donors to help you get on the homepage as a trending project!  

What’s next?

Right now, the only information available about trending projects is the banner itself.  But, in the future, we will email you when your project is trending so you know when your project is on the homepage! We are also exploring ways to let you know when you are close to trending so that you’ll be able to get your donors to help push you over the edge!  As our tech team adds new updates to this, we will let you know! If you have feedback or comments about the feature or questions about how it works, please reach out! We are happy to help.

Announcing the 2017 Fail Forward Winners!

Announcing the 2017 Fail Forward Winners!

In this year’s Fail Forward contest, we acknowledged that we all are constantly learning. Failure is one of the key components to organizational growth. This year, project leaders did not just share their stories of failure, but they shared how their organizations grew greater from the experience. Organizations transformed their challenges into successes by listening, acting, learning, and repeating!

Thank you to all the participants this year. We were overwhelmed by your wisdom, growth, and adaptability. Three organizations shared their story of learning through failure particularly well. The 2017 Fail Forward winners are:

#GivingTuesday Rebuild Together: An Exclusive GlobalGiving Matching Campaign

#GivingTuesday Rebuild Together: An Exclusive GlobalGiving Matching Campaign

In these last few months, multiple disasters have taken a brutal toll on millions of people around the world. Hurricane Harvey has submerged neighborhoods in Texas, nearly 400 people have died from earthquakes in Mexico, and hurricanes Maria and Irma have devastated infrastructure and limited access to safe drinking water, fuel, and emergency medical care in the US and the Caribbean.

Fortunately, our amazing nonprofit partners are responding in the face of almost unfathomable destruction by tirelessly bringing relief to those in need. Our partners have worked with local governments in the Caribbean to distribute aid that was clogged at the port, provided fuel for generators so that hospitals could operate in Puerto Rico, and built transitional housing for victims in Mexico.

Given the massive scope of damage, recovery efforts will continue for months and, in some areas, years. Luckily, GlobalGiving nonprofit partners and donors are in it for the long haul. We have seen the inherent goodness of people from every corner of the world, eager to help those in need. #GivingTuesday is the perfect day to capture this wave of generosity and ensure that your organizations can continue to support people in need of long-term recovery.

Announcing GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign!

Announcing GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign!

Year-end giving is the biggest fundraising season for many nonprofits all over the world. Nearly one third of all annual giving occurs in December alone, while 12% happens in just the last three days of the year. GlobalGiving is here to make sure this is your strongest year-end fundraising season yet!!

GlobalGiving’s 2017 Year-End Campaign will offer $10,000 in total prize money! Prizes vary in size and will be awarded throughout the Year-End Campaign as well at the end of the campaign. Will your organizations be the first to get 50 donors? Raise the most dollars? Get spotlighted for being in the top 5% of participants? We certainly hope so!  

All Active Partner, Leader, and Superstar projects will be automatically included in the campaign and on the leaderboard. See Terms and Conditions below for complete prize breakdown and eligibility.

We’ll also be giving away GlobalGiving Certificates for fundraising success, GlobalGiving homepage time, and customized social media graphics. See Terms & Conditions below to find out how you can win!

Lastly, throughout the whole campaign new recurring donations up to $200 per donor per project will get an additional 100% match on the initial donation (as long as it remains active for three months.)

Now is a great time to start preparing. Check out the Year-End Fundraising page and reach out with any questions!