GlobalGiving Resources Posts

New Donation Currencies On GlobalGiving!

New Donation Currencies On GlobalGiving!

It’s been a big year for GlobalGiving—earlier this year, we introduced Euros as a donation option, and this week, we’re adding Canadian dollars (CAD) and Australian dollars (AUD)!

Since the GlobalGiving community is truly global, expanding the currency offerings available to donors is important for us. We’ve started with these three additional options this year since they represent significant portions of the GlobalGiving donor community. And we’re hoping to add even more currencies in the future!

New Donation Currencies On GlobalGiving! Your nonprofit’s donors across the Eurozone, Canada, and Australia can now donate to your project through GlobalGiving without paying conversion fees. GlobalGiving will pay the bank’s currency conversion fees out of our normal fees at no extra cost to you. Review frequently asked questions about the currencies available on GlobalGiving.

Want to suggest another currency or an improvement to this process? Add your thoughts on GlobalGiving’s product roadmap!

GlobalGiving’s New Fundraiser Tool

GlobalGiving’s New Fundraiser Tool

We have exciting news – GlobalGiving has listened to your feedback and revamped our fundraiser tool! This means you have an upgraded resource to share with your fundraising advocates and engaged donors to use to secure more donations to your important work!

While fundraisers have been a tool on GlobalGiving for several years, we recently designed them to be easier to use, more transparent, and all-around more beautiful! Go to globalgiving.org/fundraisers to start exploring.

Because fundraisers are now easier to use, we’ve started promoting them to donors in new places, too. You’ll see “Start a Fundraiser” in the website footer, as well as a bolder call-to-action for donors on your project page under the donation options.

Prepare Your Campaign For Youth Week

Prepare Your Campaign For Youth Week

WHAT: GlobalGiving’s 2018 Youth Week Campaign

WHO: All projects hosted by active Partners, Leaders, and Superstars with “children” as the primary or secondary theme as of August 1st will be automatically opted-in to this campaign.

WHEN: Starts Monday, August 6th 9:00am EDT and ends Sunday, August 12th 11:59 pm EDT.

WHY:

  • To build momentum around providing #SafeSpaces4Youth where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves.
  • To grow your base of recurring donors with GlobalGivnig’s 100% match on new recurring donations during campaign week.
  • To compete for $5,000 in bonus prizes awarded to the five projects with the most unique donors.
  • To earn homepage time on GlobalGiving, a social media shout out, and secure a strategy consultation with a GlobalGiving staff member in their field of expertise.

HOW: Check out these great resources to get started!

Read the Terms + Conditions for more information and contact GlobalGiving at projecthelp@globalgiving.org with any questions. We’re here to help!

GlobalGiving’s Second Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program!

GlobalGiving’s Second Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program!

Last year, we listened to your feedback for GlobalGiving to build additional ways for you to learn from your peers and built the GlobalGiving Mentoring Program. Last year’s program was a giant success with more than 100 requests to chat with one of our mentors! From learning more about marketing your organization to navigating through the GG Rewards system, our mentors helped many of you to take your organization to the next level.

We are continuing the program this year with four new GlobalGiving partners who are here to mentor you through your fundraising journey and help your organization become more successful. Here are the four topics you can now receive assistance on through a consultation:

  • Social Media Marketing on a Tight Budget – Magy Kaleynska (GLOW Association)
    • Magy will help your organization build a social presence which is key for attracting more supporters and donors for your cause. If you struggle to do it on a tight or no budget, than this consultation is for you! You will learn specific tactics for attracting followers for your profiles and keeping the ones you already have active.
  • Maximizing Your Fundraising on GlobalGiving  – Mansi Kotak (The Rahul Kotak Foundation)
    • Mansi will help your organization think through how to create simple, effective and eye-catching infographics, posters and videos on a budget to help you raise more funds!
  • Maximizing Benefits through GG Rewards Strategies – Venkat Ramakrishnan (Isha Vidhya)
    • Venkat has been on GlobalGiving for three years with his organization, Isha Vidhya, and has learned a great deal about how best to use the GlobalGiving platform for your organization’s success! Venkat can help you better understand how you can utilize the GG Rewards system to become more effective as an organization and get more donor visibility!
  • Using Integrated Communications for Storytelling  – Alicia Carter (Even Ground)
    • Alicia will help your organization develop a personal connection between donors and your cause by focusing on ways to tell positive stories of empowerment and success using email, social media, and video to engage your donors and promote your cause!

Using Slack at GlobalGiving

Using Slack at GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is constantly looking for resources and tools that our team can share with our partners to help your organization more easily achieve your mission and goals!

One resource we have recently been reviewing is the Slack tool. Slack is a digital workspace that allows your team to connect more easily and efficiently and is currently the fastest growing workplace productivity software in the world. Currently, GlobalGiving uses the Slack platform to easily coordinate across teams and limit the amount of emails we send as an organization. It has been an invaluable tool for our team!

Why Slack?

Slack organizes your organization’s work so that you can focus on what’s important and streamline your priorities. If your team spends several hours each day in your email inbox or uses email to organize your To-Do list, then you may benefit from Slack as a way to improve your workflow management and the way you organize priorities.

Advantages of using Slack:

  1. It’s a better way to organize teams around priorities as opposed to email or using spreadsheets.
  2. It can save the entire team time and keep tasks organized.
  3. It lets you build a custom workflow for your needs, with an extensive list of other software products that can be integrated with Slack.
  4. It can reduce the cost of training new hires, and better organize daily conversations.
  5. It enables your team to integrate new technologies into your work.