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GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign is Here!

GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign is Here!

It’s that time of year again – holiday fundraising and GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign!  The campaign begins at 00:00:01 EST on December 1st and runs through 23:59:59 pm EST on December 31st.

To sweeten this holiday season, GlobalGiving is putting up $10,000 in Bonus Grants to incentivize even more giving during December.

Check out these awesome bonus awards for the projects with the most money raised:

  • First place: $3,000
  • Second place: $2,000
  • Third place: $1,000
  • Fourth place: $1,000
  • Fifth place: $1,000
  • Sixth place: $500
  • Seventh place: $500
  • Eighth place: $500
  • Ninth place: $500

That’s a lot of chances to win.

Projects must raise at least $3,000 from 30 donors in order to qualify for a bonus award. Bonus awards will be given to organizations that have met the designated thresholds and raised the most funds respectively.

An organization can only win one of the Bonus Prizes. Therefore, organizations are only able to enter one project into the campaign this year.

The Year-End Campaign is designed to help you motivate your supporters to give throughout the month of December. When your donors are considering which organizations to support during the final weeks of the year, these bonus awards are a great incentive for your supporters to give to your project. They know that their donation will go a little further. And, the $3,000 and 30 donor thresholds encourage donors to give more and spread the word. Sign up here to join the campaign!

Terms and Conditions:

  • The Year-End Campaign will begin at 00:00:01 EST (midnight) on December 1, 2015 and last through 23:59:59 EST on December 31, 2015.
  • Projects will NOT be automatically enrolled in this campaign. Organizations must complete this simple online form by Friday, November 20 at 23:59:59 EST to participate in the Year-End Campaign.
  • Organizations can only have one project in the Year-End Campaign.
  • Donations made through cause-marketing campaigns and other corporate promotions are not eligible for the Year-End Campaign and will not be reflected on the leaderboard.
  • Projects participating in select corporate campaigns, such as the Safer World Fund, will be excluded from the Year-End Campaign. You will be notified via email before the campaign if your project is not eligible for the Year-End Campaign.
  • Projects must be approved and live on the GlobalGiving.org website by Thursday, November 19th to participate.
  • Check donations must be received by December 23rd to qualify.
  • Gift card and text-to-give donations are not eligible for this campaign.
  • A project must raise at least $3,000 from at least 30 unique donors to qualify for a bonus award.
  • Should projects tie for the bonus awards, then the project that has the most unique donors will receive the bonus prize.
  • Only new recurring donations, initiated during the month of December, will count towards the $3,000 and 30 donor thresholds and the bonus prizes. All existing recurring donations, initiated before December 1, 2015 will not count.
  • Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. We are monitoring these and other parameters in our system to ensure that only unique, distinct donors are counted towards the thresholds.
  • Online donations made using PayPal or credit card must be made by the PayPal account or credit card holder.
  • All donations are final. GlobalGiving cannot change the time, date, or status of a donation after it is processed for any reason.
  • GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this campaign. GlobalGiving maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of bonus awards.
  • Donations made on globalgiving.co.uk or any GlobalGiving corporate sites (including Nike, Eli Lilly, Yourcause, etc) are NOT eligible for this campaign.
  • GlobalGiving is a registered nonprofit in the United States. Donations made on GlobalGiving.org can only be claimed as a tax deductible contributions on United States tax returns.
  • Fulfillment fee for donations: GlobalGiving charges a 15% fulfillment fee on donations but works to keep the fees you pay as low as possible while providing you great services and resources. The fee covers all transactional charges such as credit card fees and helps cover the costs we incur to promote organizations and projects, provide them with fundraising training and tools, and maintain and improve our online technology in order to keep you connecting with new donors. With our add-on option, we also offer the donor the opportunity to make an additional donation to cover the fee.

Day 2 Recap – Summit on Social Media and Online Giving

Jai Bhujwala, VP, Online & Retail Giving, GiveIndia

Jai Bhujwala, VP, Online & Retail Giving, GiveIndia

Did you miss GlobalGiving’s Summit on Social Media and Online Giving in New Delhi? Don’t worry! We’ve provided a brief recap of the second day, which focused on strategies and techniques for raising funds online. Check out the Twitter conversation and the event photos online.

Online Community & Social Fundraising: India 2.0Session Presentation

Jai Bhujwala, VP, Online & Retail Giving, GiveIndia
Fundraising has evolved with the invention of the internet. Is it no longer a one-way effort of gathering contributions by soliciting donations. Instead, Fundraising 2.0 is an effort to empower your supporters to raise funds using their networks and communities. Jai shares GiveIndia’s tips for harnessing the power of this new phenomenon to raise funds for your organization.

Corporate Engagement in India

Shefali Arora, Account Planner, Google IndiaSession Presentation

Namrata Rana, Director, FuturescapeSession Presentation

Moderator: Courtney Eskew, Senior Partner Services Associate, GlobalGiving

Panel Discussion: Corporate Engagement in India

Panel Discussion: Corporate Engagement in India

What can happen when the interests of companies and nonprofits collide? Shefali Arora shared five exciting ways that Google is working with NGOs in India and around the world including the Global Impact Awards, GooglersGive, GoogleServe, The NGO Consultant, and Google Ad Grants. Namrata Rana spoke about an exciting new law in India that requires Indian companies to donate 2% of their net profits to Indian NGOs.

Turning Volunteers into Long-Term AdvocatesSession Presentation

Vishal Talreja, CEO & Co-Founder, Dream a Dream
Dream a Dream has successfully engaged hundreds of volunteers over the past several years, including hundreds of corporate volunteers who have become lasting advocates for the organization. Vishal shared insights about the volunteer lifecycle that he has seen at Dream a Dream and provided tips for developing a volunteer engagement strategy.

Building Lasting Donor Relationships

Nandita Mishra, Director of Programs, South Asian Fund Raising Group (SAFRG) – Session Presentation

Priyanka Singh, Chief Executive, Seva Mandir – Session Presentation

Elsa Varghese, Officer – Grants and Communications, Mumbai Mobile Creches – Session Presentation

Moderator: Neeharika Tummala, India Field Representative, GlobalGiving

Attracting donors is one thing, but getting them to continue give is a whole new challenge. Panelists shared their organizations’ secrets to engaging long-term donors: developing a strong donor stewardship plan, building meaningful relationships, showing recognition and appreciation, and communicating impact regularly.

K. Thiagarajan, Agastya International Foundation on Effective Campaign Fundraising

K. Thiagarajan, Agastya International Foundation on Effective Campaign Fundraising

Effective Campaign Fundraising

K. Thiagarajan, Chief of Operations, Agastya International Foundation – Session Presentation

Vasumathi Sriganesh, Founder/CEO, QMed Knowledge Foundation – Session Presentation

Shalia Brijnath, Chairman, Aasraa Trust – Session Presentation

Moderator: Michael Gale, Senior Program Manager, GlobalGiving

These panelists have raised lakhs of rupees from one-month fundraising campaigns! Shaila Brijnath reminded us that if you don’t ask, people won’t give. She talked about the power of hard work and passion in developing a fundraising campaign. K. Thiagarajan shared how to develop a successful campaign strategy and how to leverage trusted donor relationships. Vasumathi Sriganesh wrapped up the session with a discussion about overcoming challenges in online fundraising.

How to Tell Compelling Stories OnlineSession Presentation

GlobalGiving Team at the end of the Summit

GlobalGiving Team at the end of the Summit

Kyla Johnson, Communications Associate, Educate Girls

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a powerful story is priceless. Kyla Johnson shared how Educate Girls uses inspiring stories and reports to motivate donors to give. She provided practical tips for telling engaging stories that keep your network engaged.

Question or comments? Keep the conversation going using the hashtag #SMG14 on Twitter.

Who’s Who on the GlobalGiving Project Team

This month, we are excited to welcome Katherine Sammons, a new Program Associate on the Project Team at GlobalGiving! Katherine just recently joined GlobalGiving full time after several months of interning with GlobalGiving this past summer. She comes to us with a Masters in Social Work from Boston College. Over the past several years, Katherine has worked for organizations here in the U.S. and overseas, including the Jesuit Refugee Service and SEIU.

We’re excited to have you on the team, Katherine!

Now that we have this exciting new addition on our team, we’d like to pause to introduce you to the entire team and to share a little bit about the work we each do here at GlobalGiving!

If you’re currently a partner of GlobalGiving, you should get to know…

Alexis Nadin
anadin@globalgiving.org
Alexis provides one-on-one support to our partners. She’s here to help your organization succeed in fundraising on GlobalGiving

Alexis also manages the In the Field Program, which sends well-qualified interns and volunteers to visit GlobalGiving’s partners overseas.

Katherine Sammons
ksammons@globalgiving.org
Katherine manages GlobalGiving’s fundraising campaigns and promotions, including Bonus Days. She also organizes and hosts GlobalGiving’s monthly trainings.

Katherine is here to help you with your questions about tools, promotions, and trainings on GlobalGiving.

Britt Lake
blake@globalgiving.org
Britt oversees GlobalGiving’s relationships with and services for current partners. She is in charge of GlobalGiving’s disaster response and she manages the Storytelling Project, an experiment in building community feedback loops.

 

If your organization joined GlobalGiving through an Open Challenge, you’ve probably worked with…

Manmeet Mehta
mmehta@globalgiving.org
Manmeet oversees GlobalGiving’s Open Challenges, including the due diligence process and fundraising training.  She also manages relationships with a network of strategic partners.

 

Sonja Lehner
slehner@globalgiving.org
Sonja manages Open Challenge related communication, training, and customer service. She also manages the due diligence renewal process.

 

If you follow GlobalGiving’s experiments, you’ve probably heard of…

John Hecklinger
jhecklnger@globalgiving.org
John oversees the Project Team. He seeks programmatic growth capital and works collaboratively with several platforms for good, while exploring and managing other exciting experiments. He champions GlobalGiving and our partners around the world by speaking at events and identifying new opportunities for collaboration and growth.

Marc Maxson
mmaxson@globalgiving.org
Marc implements the Storytelling Project, an experiment in building community feedback loops.  He also conducts background checks on hundreds of organizations each year via our due diligence process and field visits and provides fundraising training in East Africa.

Community Feedback: How To Get it, How To Use it

Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits and Marc Maxson, who manages GlobalGiving’s storytelling project in East Africa, teamed up to host a training on Community Feedback this week. Listen to the recording and check out a summary below!

“Customer Reviews” are a valuable source of credibility for companies. Amazon, Yelp, and ZAGAT use this feature to attract new customers. The company gains trusting customers without lifting a finger and past customers have a place to share stories about their experiences.

65% of online shoppers read reviews before making a decision. GreatNonprofits harnesses this new trend by allowing volunteers, donors, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders to review nonprofit organizations. These reviews, just like reviews for online stores, gives donors insight into what other stakeholders’ experiences have been like, thus giving the organization credibility.

It never hurts to ask…bigger

Over the last six weeks, GlobalGiving conducted an experiment on your project pages to learn more about donors’ giving behavior.

In the past, the default giving option (the auto-selected button) was always the lowest option on the project page. These giving options are denominations you selected (and can change) when you created your project page.

Hypothesis: If the default giving option was the largest listed amount less than or equal to $30*, then the average donation would increase.