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Announcing New Project Themes!

Announcing New Project Themes!

The GlobalGiving team is excited to announce a new list of themes—inspired by both the Sustainable Development Goals and the breadth and depth of your work—to categorize your projects on the website. Over the years, many project leaders have shared feedback about themes they felt were missing, and we’re hopeful that this list of themes will be more inclusive and representative of our diverse community of nonprofits!

Here is the full list:

  1. Animal Welfare
  2. Arts and Culture
  3. Child Protection
  4. Climate Action
  5. Clean Water
  6. COVID-19 
  7. Digital Literacy
  8. Disability Rights
  9. Disaster Recovery
  10. Economic Growth
  11. Ecosystem Restoration
  12. Education
  13. End Abuse
  14. End Human Trafficking
  15. Food Security
  16. Gender Equality
  17. LGBTQIA+ Equality
  18. Justice and Human Rights
  19. Mental Health
  20. Peace and Reconciliation
  21. Physical Health 
  22. Racial Justice
  23. Refugee Rights
  24. Reproductive Health
  25. Safe Housing
  26. Sport
  27. Sustainable Agriculture
  28. Wildlife Conservation

Each project can have one Primary Theme and up to four Secondary Themes, which you can select while editing your project or creating a new one. 

When making the transition to the new list, we used our best estimate at which themes would be best for your projects. Please take a few minutes to review the themes of each of your projects and edit as you see fit. You can do this by editing each of your projects individually. If you have any feedback to share about this new list, please fill out this short survey

Introducing Automated, Segmented Thank You Notes

Introducing Automated, Segmented Thank You Notes

We all know that thanking donors soon after they give is key to forming a long-term relationship with them. We also know that for a long time, nonprofit partners have had to send thank you notes to their GlobalGiving donors one-by-one, which sometimes takes hours after a successful fundraising campaign. Many partners had great ideas for improving the thank you note process, which our team of developers took very seriously! 

Starting today, we’re so excited to introduce a new tool that will make thanking your donors easier, faster, and more meaningful. 

The new Thank You Notes Manager introduces two powerful concepts: automation and segmentation. By setting up automation rules, you ensure every single donor is thanked on a timeline you decide. 

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!

Take Your Online Fundraising to the Next Level!

Take Your Online Fundraising to the Next Level!

What: GlobalGiving’s 2019 Online Fundraising Academy is a four-week course consisting of weekly 1.5 hour-long online sessions. 

Who: Any organisation on GlobalGiving that wishes to develop a sustainable fundraising plan in order to support your great work! New graduates and experienced organisations are both welcome.

When: Online on Wednesdays from Oct. 9 – 30, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. BST

Why: This academy is perfect if you would like to receive advice and consultation from fundraising professionals and experts in their fields on creating a fundraising strategy, attracting new donors, retaining donor in the long run, and more!

Get Ready For #GivingTuesday 2019!

Get Ready For #GivingTuesday 2019!

WHAT: #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated by nonprofits, corporations, and donors alike. Since its inception in 2012, GlobalGiving has participated in #GivingTuesday to help our nonprofit community make the most of every giving season!

WHY: #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to harness the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in your community. To help our partners start this year-end fundraising season off right, we’re releasing a $500,000 Incentive Fund and 10 bonus prizes worth $42,000 over a 24-hour period on #GivingTuesday.

WHO: All active Partner, Leader, and Superstar organizations are eligible to participate in this #GivingTuesday campaign. Emerging organizations and GlobalGiving sponsored projects and funds are ineligible to participate in this campaign. Active projects and microprojects will be automatically included. The deadline to submit new projects, project edits, project appeals, and project reports is 17:00:00 ET on Nov. 26, 2019