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Be a GlobalGiving Ambassador in 2013!

Posted by Alexis Nadin on January 11th, 2013

Would you like to represent GlobalGiving in your country or city? Apply to be a GlobalGiving Ambassador! Selected individuals will help to foster non-profit community in their country or city by hosting workshops and information sessions, meet-ups of local GlobalGiving partners, and conducting visits and meetings. Apply online by February 8th to be a Country Ambassador or U.S. City Ambassador.

Last night, I had the pleasure of participating in a meet-up of GlobalGiving partner organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group met to learn more about GlobalGiving’s 2013 Calendar and share their experiences participating in various GlobalGiving promotions and campaigns. This was one of a few unique events that have taken place over the last few years, in which GlobalGiving partners have come together to share best practices, learn from one another, and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Khalifa and Carol, GlobalGiving’s 2012 Ambassadors, with Brian Walsh, New York City Leadership Council Member

We are so thrilled to see this emerging community of GlobalGiving partners around the world and we are committed to providing the resources and support to grow and cultivate this network.

That is why, this year, GlobalGiving is making an even greater effort to support GlobalGiving ambassadors—individuals who are hosting workshops to teach organizations in their community about online fundraising; providing one-on-one fundraising support to other organizations; and organizing informal meet-ups and opportunities for networking and collaboration.For the second year in a row, we will be continuing our Country Ambassador program, which thanks to the hard work of Carol Mondragon and Khalifa M. Lawan, our first-ever Country Ambassadors, was a tremendous success in 2012.We will also be launching a new initiative this year, U.S. City Ambassadors! See below for more details.

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What is the Country Ambassador Program?Apply online here!

This program will identify and train two Ambassadors to represent GlobalGiving in their country for one year. Selected individuals will have the opportunity to participate in a one-week training in Washington, DC in April or May 2013, where they will learn everything they need to answer frequently asked questions about GlobalGiving’s project entry system, campaigns, corporate partnerships, and more.

Program Description

Selected individuals will:

  • Commit to act as GlobalGiving’s Ambassador in their country for one year. We will provide regular check-ins and support throughout the year.
  • Be available to come to DC for a week of training in April or May. GlobalGiving will reimburse flight, lodging, and food expenses for this one week stay.
  • Visit GlobalGiving’s partner organizations in the country to verify the projects and reports posted on the site and to offer support to current partners. GlobalGiving will provide a small monthly travel and communications stipend to make these visits and relevant communications possible.
  • Host at least four workshops throughout the country about the value and principles of online fundraising and to support organizations interested in learning more about GlobalGiving.  GlobalGiving will provide a workshop budget. Ambassadors will be eligible for reimbursement for costs directly associated with the workshops.
  • Organize and host at least two meet-ups of existing GlobalGiving partners in your country. Ambassadors will be eligible for reimbursement for costs directly associated with the workshops.
  • Provide feedback about organizations from the same country that are applying to GlobalGiving for the first time. GlobalGiving uses a rigorous due diligence process to vet organizations that are new to the site. On occasion, questions arise about specific organizations. We will seek Ambassadors’ advice when relevant.
  • Help GlobalGiving understand the local non-profit sector in your country as well as any regulations or restrictions that might inhibit organizations from applying to join GlobalGiving.

To be eligible for the Ambassador Program, you must:

  • Live and work in a country other than the United States. The main objective of this program is to extend GlobalGiving’s representation outside of the U.S, where GlobalGiving’s office is based.
  • Work for an organization that has been successfully using GlobalGiving’s site for AT LEAST six months.

Preference will be given to individuals who have been active and engaged on GlobalGiving and who have experience working with non-profit networks in their country.

GlobalGiving Country Ambassadors will benefit from:

  • An all-expense paid trip to GlobalGiving’s office in Washington, DC to meet GlobalGiving’s team and take part in a one-week training.
  • In depth training about online fundraising and GlobalGiving. During the one-week training, we will go over the principles of online fundraising—calling on experts in the office and from the DC area to share their suggestions for utilizing online tools to raise money for non-profit organizations. We will also offer an in depth training in fundraising on GlobalGiving—including how to use the project entry system, attract new donors, benefit from corporate partnerships, and more.
  • Networking opportunities while in the United States. GlobalGiving will organize meetings with strategic partners and potential collaborative organizations during the one-week stay.
  • A modest travel and communications stipend for in-country visits to other GlobalGiving partners.
  • Funding to host workshops for other organizations in your country. The Ambassador Program gives organizations the chance to contribute to the growth of local non-profit networks by providing networking opportunities at workshops and offering information and support for online fundraising.
  • The opportunity to build relationships with and learn best practices from other GlobalGiving partners through site visits and meetings.

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What is the U.S. City Ambassador Program?Apply online here!

This program will identify and train Ambassadors to represent GlobalGiving in their city for one year. Selected individuals will receive personal training from the GlobalGiving, during which they will learn everything they need to answer frequently asked questions about GlobalGiving’s project entry system, campaigns, corporate partnerships, and more.

Program Description

Selected individuals will:

  • Commit to act as GlobalGiving’s Ambassador in their city for one year. We will provide regular check-ins and support throughout the year.
  • Be available to participate in personal training with GlobalGiving staff in March or April.
  • Organize and host at least four meet-ups of existing GlobalGiving partners in your city. GlobalGiving will provide reimbursement for relevant meet-up expenses and provide support in reaching out to organizations in your city.
  • Organize and host at least two information sessions for organizations that are interested in learning more about GlobalGiving. We will provide reimbursement for relevant expenses.
  • Act as a resource for organizations in your city. This may include organizing occasional one-on-one meetings with organizations in your city to provide support with due diligence, project reports, fundraising planning, among other things. We will provide reimbursement for relevant expenses.
  • Conduct site visits of specific organizations that GlobalGiving flags or prioritizes to verify the projects and reports posted on the site. We will provide reimbursement for relevant expenses.
  • Provide feedback about organizations from the same city that are applying to GlobalGiving for the first time. GlobalGiving uses a rigorous due diligence process to vet organizations that are new to the site. On occasion, questions arise about specific organizations. We will seek Ambassadors’ advice when relevant.

To be eligible for the Ambassador Program, you must:

  • Live and/or work in the American city for which you are applying. The main objective of this program is to foster GlobalGiving community in major cities throughout the U.S.
  • Work for an organization that has been successfully using GlobalGiving’s site for AT LEAST six months.

Preference will be given to individuals who have been active and engaged on GlobalGiving and who have experience working with non-profit networks in their city.

GlobalGiving City Ambassadors will benefit from:

  • In depth training about online fundraising and GlobalGiving. Selected Ambassadors will learn about the principles of online fundraising—calling on experts on and off the GlobalGiving team. We will also offer an in depth training in fundraising on GlobalGiving—including how to use the project entry system, attract new donors, benefit from corporate partnerships, and more.
  • The opportunity to network with, build relationships with and learn best practices from other GlobalGiving partners.
  • A modest budget for visits and meetings with other GlobalGiving partners.
  • Funding to host meet-ups and information sessions for other organizations in your city. The Ambassador Program gives organizations the chance to contribute to the growth of local non-profit networks by providing networking opportunities at meet-ups and information sessions and offering information and support for online fundraising.
  • Favorable consideration for opportunities to interact with GlobalGiving’s donors, supporters, and staff and be promoted within the GlobalGiving community. 

Now accepting applications for the 2013 Leadership Council!

Posted by Alexis Nadin on January 11th, 2013

Would you like a larger say in developing GlobalGiving’s campaigns? Would you like to be the first to see new tools and features before they are rolled out on the site? Apply now for GlobalGiving’s Leadership Council, an advisory committee made up of representatives from our non-profit partners (like you!).  Applications are due Friday, February 8th.

If there is one thing that we want you to know about GlobalGIving, it is that we really value and appreciate your feedback and input.

Over the years, so many features and promotions have come about because of your ideas:

  • we built a Donation Manager, where you can view all donations made to your projects on GlobalGiving;
  • we created a volunteers page and gave our partners the opportunity to share their volunteer needs with our network;
  • we made it possible for you to manage your disbursement preferences and reports in the project entry system;
  • and so much more!

In fact, we feel so passionately about feedback that we actually made it one of our organization’s four values:  Listen. Act. Learn. Repeat.! (We even wrote it on the wall.)

What is the Leadership Council?

The Leadership Council is one way that organizations share feedback with us. It is a committee of representatives from our non-profit partners around the world. In 2012, the Leadership Council was made up of eight fantastic members, who committed to share feedback and ideas regularly via conference call and email. To date, the Council has been asked to review and comment on GlobalGiving’s new microproject feature, our impact framework and the role that impact should play in GlobalGiving’s project ranking, our Online Fundraising Academy design, and more.

A special thanks for our inaugural Council!

What will the Leadership Council be in 2013?

This year, we are looking to identify up to 20 representatives from a range of organizations: long-time GlobalGiving partners, who have seen how GlobalGiving has changed over the years, as well as some of GlobalGiving’s newest community members, who can bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to the group. Ideally, the Council will be made up of representatives from organizations around the globe—representing GlobalGiving’s diverse base of non-profit partners in the U.S. and over 100 other countries—who have varying access to the internet, experience with online fundraising, etc.

The Council will meet via skype or conference call twice a year for about two hours to discuss important issues related to GlobalGiving—campaigns, pricing, new experiments, project ranking, and more.

The Council will also act as an ad hoc advisory committee, providing regular feedback and engaging in discussions about new features on the site and ideas for future campaigns via the new Leadership Council Facebook Group and email.

Members may also receive specific questions or requests from GlobalGiving staff relevant to their country or area or expertise. For example, if you are selected, you may receive infrequent requests for feedback on other organizations in your country or identifying potential guest hosts for monthly trainings. Council members may also be intermittently asked to act as a reference for other GlobalGiving partners in your country or sector who have questions or require some assistance with their GlobalGiving account.

2012 Leadership Council members are invited to remain part of the Council in 2013.

What are the responsibilities of Leadership Council members?

Leadership Council members will be expected to:

  • Participate in two 2 hour conference calls via skype or phone throughout the year. Because the Council will be made up of representatives from all over the world, Council members are expected to be flexible with timing (calls may be at night or early in the morning in your country) and accommodating when possible.
  • Come to each conference call prepared, having reviewed any material sent out by GlobalGiving staff in preparation for the call. Participants should be prepared to speak knowledgeably about the topic and to share ideas and new suggestions.
  • Engage in group discussions about new features on the site and ideas for future campaigns via the new Leadership Council Facebook Group and email.
  • Provide advice on new GlobalGiving applicants based in your country and/or on rules and regulations specific to charitable organizations in your country.

What are the benefits of being a Leadership Council member?

As a Council member, you will receive sneak peeks of our newest features and the opportunity to make suggestions on upcoming campaigns, trainings, and more. This is a great way to have a larger say in GlobalGiving’s programming and to help make GlobalGiving an even more valuable and effective tool for organizations like yours around the world!

Interested? Please apply online here by Friday, February 8th.  We will review your application and get back to you by March 1st to let you know if you have been selected for the Leadership Council!