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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.

GlobalGiving + GDPR – What Does It Mean for You?

GlobalGiving + GDPR – What Does It Mean for You?

Beginning on May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. This new European Union regulation applies to any organization that processes and handles data about EU citizens, even if the organization is based outside of the EU. This means that if you have donors in the EU or your website has visitors from the EU, then you should be aware of this important regulation.

Kevin Conroy, GlobalGiving’s Chief Product Officer, shared tips in this article about how your organization can prepare for this change, but we would also like to share how we are updating our systems to align with this new regulation and what changes you may see as a project leader on GlobalGiving.

What is GlobalGiving doing to prepare for GDPR?

GlobalGiving has updated our Privacy Policy and obtained EU-US Privacy Shield certification.

In addition, GlobalGiving will be launching a new “My Account” section of our website that not only reflects our more modern look-and-feel, but also has the necessary links to support individual rights under GDPR, such as the right to erasure (e.g. “Delete My Account”), the right to portability (e.g. “Download My Data”), and the right to object or restrict processing (e.g. “Edit My Preferences”). A full summary of our preparation efforts can be found on this page.

New Trending Projects Feature on the Homepage

New Trending Projects Feature on the Homepage

Have you noticed anything different about our homepage? You can now see GlobalGiving’s brand new feature: Trending Projects!

How does it work?

Every night, GlobalGiving updates trending scores for all projects based on their donation activity  on GlobalGiving over the last rolling week. Projects with a large relative increase in their donations compared to their activity over the seven previous days will have the highest trending scores.

Each project’s trending score is calculated relative to its own recent donation activity alone.  This means a project going from one donation to 10 is more likely to be a top trending project than one that increases from 100 donations to 110 donations, even though they had the same raw increase in donors. This ensures that all projects are on a level playing field when it comes to calculating whether or not they’re trending. Scores are updated every night and will remain the same until they’re updated the following day.  

The projects with the top five trending scores will have a banner on their project pages, and the project with the topmost score will be shown on the homepage!  

The idea is similar to Twitter’s trending topics and is based on the idea that showing trends publicly can be a useful drive of charitable donations. Research has shown that people get excited to give when they see that others are also excited and already giving, so we hope this will be a great tool to use to mobilize your donors to help you get on the homepage as a trending project!  

What’s next?

Right now, the only information available about trending projects is the banner itself.  But, in the future, we will email you when your project is trending so you know when your project is on the homepage! We are also exploring ways to let you know when you are close to trending so that you’ll be able to get your donors to help push you over the edge!  As our tech team adds new updates to this, we will let you know! If you have feedback or comments about the feature or questions about how it works, please reach out! We are happy to help.