Karuna Trust: What’s Lost in Translation in Conversations About Youth Dreams

Karuna Trust: What’s Lost in Translation in Conversations About Youth Dreams

Karuna Trust is a recipient of our 2015 Feedback Fund. Recently, they shared these insights with us.

As part of our work with partners in India and Nepal, Karuna Trust collected stories from the beneficiaries of the projects we’re supporting. It helps demonstrate the tangible change that the projects can bring to young people and their families. So we were excited to receive funding from GlobalGiving to try their storytelling method with two of our education projects – the Amaravati Hostel and Green Tara Trust. After discussing with our partners and GlobalGiving, we agreed to focus on exploring the hopes and dreams of young people. We wanted to find out what their ambitions were for their future, what they imagined their lives to be like, and what challenges they were facing. We hoped to create a picture where we could see form the results what extra support the young people might be requiring and this would help us to refine our work further.

CACE: Learning How to Ask Clear Questions

CACE: Learning How to Ask Clear Questions

Center for Amazon Community Ecology (CACE) is a recipient of our 2015 Feedback Fund. Recently they shared these insights with us.

We promote conservation and sustainable livelihoods by building stronger communities in the Peruvian Amazon. The Fund allowed us to ask local artisans we work with about their economic realities and dreams. Along the way, we learned how to ask these questions better, with these insights:

Phrase questions around peoples’ normal frame of reference

We initially thought that since most people do not keep any records about their earnings or expenses, we would get the most accurate responses by asking people to provide monthly “averages” for certain sources of income or types of things they paid for. In practice, artisans had the best recall when asked about the previous six months of economic activity combined.

An Insight into GlobalGiving’s Due Diligence Review

An Insight into GlobalGiving’s Due Diligence Review

Glenna, our former Partner Services Team Fellow, shares insights into the GlobalGiving vetting process and the importance of social impact! 

What is social impact?

Social impact analysis is an important part of the GlobalGiving vetting process. Organizations that demonstrate social impact actively implement programs that improve the lives of their constituents. The most effective programs are informed by feedback from the community and work to best serve their community’s needs. 

When GlobalGiving processes your application, we look to a variety of indicators to analyze your organization’s social impact. These indicators may be grouped into the following broad categories:

Announcing the September 2016 Recurring Match Campaign

Announcing the September 2016 Recurring Match Campaign

GlobalGiving will be running our tenth Recurring Match Campaign from September 21 through September 27, 2016 to help incentivize your donors to start new recurring donations for your project!

Over the years, we’ve  found great success with this campaign. Since the first Recurring Match Campaign launched in August 2012, it has raised more than $2 million dollars for 1,991 projects on the GlobalGiving platform! We hope you see the value in this campaign for your fundraising and promote it to your supporters.

It’s Almost Time for the Time-Release Bonus Day!

It’s Almost Time for the Time-Release Bonus Day!

Get ready for GlobalGiving’s Time-Release Bonus Day on September 21st, 2016! GlobalGiving is providing $60,000 in matching funds that will be released in two $30,000 pots as well as awarding $2,000 in bonus prizes! The Time-Release Bonus Day will start at 06:00 am EDT on September 21st and end at 23:59:59 pm EDT on September 21st.

How will the matching funds work?
Online donations of up to $1,000 per donor are eligible to be matched at 30%, while funds last. The $60,000 available in matching funds will be divided into two equal pots. Those pots — of $30,000 each — will be available as matching funds beginning at 06:00:01 am EDT and 12:00:01 pm EDT respectively. Having two release times will allow GlobalGiving to accommodate our nonprofit partners in different time zones. All matching will end at 23:59:59 EDT on September 21st, or when funds run out. We encourage you to plan your fundraising around these release times as matching funds will likely run out before the end of the Bonus Day.