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Introducing GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows

Introducing GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows

GlobalGiving is offering an opportunity for ten disaster relief and recovery practitioners to become GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows. The purpose of the Disaster Feedback Fellowship is to build a community of practice among disaster relief and recovery organizations that collect community feedback and implement changes to improve their work.

Disaster Feedback Fellows will have the opportunity to spend one week in Washington, DC learning from each other, promoting their projects to an audience of peers and funders, and speaking at and attending the 2018 Feedback Summit on October 4-5, 2018. This Summit will bring together leading thinkers, practitioners, funders, and researchers to talk about closing feedback loops in aid, philanthropy, and government. We want to feature your important work among this group, regardless of your experience or knowledge of the topic. For those newer to collecting and using feedback, we will cover your tuition to attend a one-day Feedback Crash Course on October 3. This interactive workshop will equip you with the knowledge, skills and tools you need to listen and respond to feedback from the people you seek to serve.

Disaster Feedback Fellows will spend their first day in Washington learning from each other, as they share their experiences navigating their work in a post-disaster environment. The second day will be all about helping you grow your network and your work, as we provide opportunities for you to tell your stories to new donors or media outlets. Following their week in DC and with the support of GlobalGiving, the 2018 Disaster Feedback Fellows will help drive feedback learning and peer exchanges within their own communities and the greater GlobalGiving community.

We are looking for people with a range of experiences collecting and using feedback – from expert to novice! – so that we can learn and grow with each other.

Fill out this short form by July 20 to apply! As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

The Benefits

  • Ticket to attend the Feedback Summit on October 4-5, 2018 ($600 value)

  • Full tuition to attend the one-day Feedback Crash Course on October 3, 2018 ($400 value)

  • A $10,000 grant to cover your travel and accomodation for one week in Washington, DC

  • Opportunity to speak about your organization’s work in front of funders and peer organizations

  • Connection and collaboration with other nonprofit partners carrying out disaster recovery work

  • Opportunity to be featured in GlobalGiving’s social media, Learn section, and/or donor newsletter

  • One-on-one in-person fundraising and content support from the GlobalGiving team

  • Opportunity to apply for additional funding for ideas sparked during this experience (either related to community feedback or collaborative projects developed from contacts you made during the week)

The Requirements

  • In-person presence in Washington DC the week of October 1-5, 2018

  • Participation in the two-day Feedback Summit on October 4-5, 2018

  • Participation in the one-day Feedback Crash Course on October 3, 2018 (either as a participant or a trainer – we know some of you are already experts in this topic!)

  • Ability to speak about your organization’s work to a larger audience (either as an individual, on a panel, during a webinar, or as a table leader)

  • Creation of one blog post about the work that your organization is carrying out related to community feedback

#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.

Nepal Earthquake Relief Projects Matched at 50%

Nepal Earthquake Relief Projects Matched at 50%

Two years ago, on April 25, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake violently shook Nepal just outside the capital of Kathmandu and sent devastating shocks through surrounding areas. Local GlobalGiving nonprofit partners and aid organizations immediately stepped up to start the recovery process to rebuild and repair lives in Nepal. The long-term relief process is still ongoing and vitally important.

On the two-year anniversary of the earthquake, in honor of the lives impacted by the destruction and GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners dedicated to the relief effort, GlobalGiving is matching donations at 50% starting 09:00 a.m. EDT on April 25, 2017 (18:45 p.m. NPT on April 25, 2017) until 23:59:59 p.m. EST on December 31, 2017 – while funds last. Also, for the first 24 hours of the campaign, organizations are competing for $3,000 in cash bonus prizes!  The bonus prizes will award most donors and most funds raised. Donations will be matched up to $1,000 USD per donor, and each organization participating is eligible to receive up to $20,000 USD in matching funds.

Ecuador Earthquake Recovery 100% Matching Begins October 11th!

Ecuador Earthquake Recovery 100% Matching Begins October 11th!

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 earthquake hit the northwest region of Ecuador and was followed by many aftershocks causing devastating damage. According to the IMF, rebuilding could take 2-3 years and cost billions of dollars.

On October 11, 2016 at 9 am  EDT, donations to Ecuador earthquake recovery projects will be matched 100% to support the immediate relief efforts! 

If you have programs that were impacted by the April 16th earthquake in Ecuador, be sure to post a project that is tagged as “disaster recovery” and mentions the Ecuador earthquake before October 7th to be included in this opportunity. The campaign will last until funds run out or until 23:59 p.m. EDT on April 30, 2017, whichever comes first. For more information, watch the campaign webinar recording here. You can find the full terms and conditions on the leaderboard here.

To date, GlobalGiving has provided $170,000 in funding to organizations through the Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund.  With this funding, GlobalGiving partners have been able to provide psychosocial support to adults and children, safe areas for children to play, health kits, clean water, shelter, and more. Even though it has been six months since this devastating earthquake, organizations have let us know that support is still needed for rebuilding and recovery. GlobalGiving is committed to supporting our nonprofit partners invested in communities impacted by disasters, like the earthquake, and committed to long-lasting relief.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the GlobalGiving team at projecthelp@globalgiving.org.

 

One Year On: Learning from Feedback After the Earthquake in Nepal

One Year On: Learning from Feedback After the Earthquake in Nepal

Accountability Lab is a recipient of our 2015 Feedback Fund. Recently they shared these insights with us.

In April of 2015, twin earthquakes in Nepal killed over 8,000 people and displaced almost 3 million more. Accountability Lab and Local Interventions Group mobilized our youth networks into what we called Mobile Citizen Helpdesks. These helpdesks of 5 to 10 volunteers worked with communities across the 14 worst affected districts to gather immediate feedback from victims on the relief efforts, and close the loop on the disaster response.