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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

Growing our body of Safeguarding Resources

Growing our body of Safeguarding Resources

By nature of doing work in the social sector, we are all responsible for ensuring that our programs, services, and staff do not harm the people (and animals!) we’re created to help. In light of many recent news stories about NGOs and harm to staff and those they serve, we’ve taken the opportunity to revisit our own safeguarding policies and procedures, and we invite you to as well.

We hosted a Peer Learning Network call on March 21st, where we heard some great questions and insights from leaders throughout the social sector. We didn’t record the call (in order to keep the conversation confidential), but after the call we’ve compiled some helpful resources:

  1. What Topics Should A Solid Safeguarding Policy Address?
  2. CHECKLIST: Essential Safeguarding Steps To Protect Your Community
  3. Safeguarding: Reflexions Of A Global South Leader Amid #AidToo by Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, Founder of ESPWA, Inc.

In addition, we’ve created a Child Protection Self Audit cycle in GG Rewards. Take this online self-audit from Keeping Children Safe to determine whether your organisation is meeting the standards they’ve set out, and help you identify areas for improvement. You can earn a total of 12 effectiveness points after completing the Child Protection Self Audit cycle.

Thanks to each of our partners that have contributed to these resources, as we are all learning together. GlobalGiving is in the process of revising our own safeguarding policies and procedures, and we’ll share our journey in the coming months. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share resources on this important topic, and invite you to contribute as well.

What else do you need to improve safeguarding at your organization? Would you like to be connected one-on-one to a peer who can talk you through your organization’s challenges? Do you have experience on the topic of Safeguarding and would you like to offer your support to your peers?  Let us know! Please reach out to projecthelp@globalgiving.org and we’ll get you connected.

The Social Impact Academy is Here!

The Social Impact Academy is Here!

Does your organization create the meaningful change that you intended? What do your constituents have to say about your projects? Are you comfortable telling your organization’s social impact story? And how do you get the support and resources you need to grow your impact and reach even more communities?

This is where the Social Impact Academy comes in! Back by popular demand, this 6-week course will bring together social impact experts and professionals from nonprofits around the world to offer a small cohort of GlobalGiving partners interactive and practical training and support.

The Academy will help you explore different theories of impact measurement and learn about practical tools and resources to design programs for social change, measure impact, engage your community, tell your organization’s impact story, and more!  See below for a complete agenda.

Apply online by Tuesday, May 15th for one of only 45 available spaces—and don’t hesitate to email us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org with questions.

Results from the Nonprofit Partner Survey – Part Two

Results from the Nonprofit Partner Survey – Part Two

One of GlobalGiving’s core values is to Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat, which means we want to hear feedback from you, our amazing nonprofit partners. Surveying is one such way that we listen so that we can act in accordance with the needs, challenges, and priorities that resonate most.

From May 15th to 26th, we released the 2017 GlobalGiving Nonprofit Partner Annual Survey, a long-form version of our quarterly survey, in which we asked you to answer key questions and topics related to the GlobalGiving experience. We have already covered part one of the survey results and now we’d like to present the final analysis!

The Results, Part Two

As you know, GlobalGiving is not just a fundraising platform; we also want to be your hub for learning! We believe one thing is true across all sectors: the most effective organizations are those with a learning culture. Therefore, we wanted to get a better sense of what your expectations were around learning on GlobalGiving and whether those expectations were met.

GlobalGiving & Impact Guru Partnership!

GlobalGiving & Impact Guru Partnership!

The last two years have been an immense learning experience for GlobalGiving in India. In 2015, we decided to venture out into this vast country and truly live one of our core values: Listen, Act, Learn, Repeat.

Listen: What did we hear from our partners?

In 2016 for the very first time we recruited, trained and sent out 8 Indian Field travelers to 20 states across the country to visit around 100 of our 220+ Indian nonprofit partners. Through this team we did an in depth needs assessment among our Indian partners to identify how GlobalGiving could help them better. Amongst the many needs and ideas shared by our partners one stood out. 72% of the organisations that participated in the assessment stated that giving their donors a single and central platform for making donations from various countries and being able to provide their local supporters with Indian tax deductions could support them in improving their ability to crowdfund.