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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. 

COVID-19 GlobalGiving Policy Update

COVID-19 GlobalGiving Policy Update

After speaking with our partners over the past few weeks, we know that nearly everyone is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of you are directly responding, and others have had to drastically modify programming and fundraising plans. In an effort to better support our community, GlobalGiving has amended existing policies to provide our partners with extra flexibility during this challenging time.

  • We’ve given all projects a 30-day project report extension. Your next report will be due thirty days later than its original due date, at no penalty to your organization. You can see when your next report is due in your dashboard.
  • If your organization has an application renewal due in April or May, we’ve extended your due date by two months.
  • If you have unspent funds from GlobalGiving received in 2020, consider these project-specific resources to be a general operating grant. We hope this allows you to use the funding in response to your most urgent needs during this difficult time. This statement is intended to replace and supersede article 6.1 in GlobalGiving’s Terms and Conditions for disbursements received from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020. Please update GlobalGiving and your donors as to changes in fund use in your next project report.

We hope you will stay in touch and let us know how else we can be helpful. If your organization is directly responding to the pandemic, we also encourage you to post a new project so we can add you to our list of responding partners.

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!

The Disaster Feedback Fellows Program is back!

The Disaster Feedback Fellows Program is back!

The 2018 inaugural GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows program was a huge success and we’re bringing it back again this year! 

We’re inviting GlobalGiving partners working on disaster relief and recovery across the world to apply to be part of the 2019-2020 Disaster Feedback Fellowship program. These 5 fellows will be part of a cohort of 10 frontline practitioners who are currently utilizing feedback practices in their work and will be supported by Feedback Labs for a year-long fellowship to deepen that practice. 

If you’re a GlobalGiving partner working across thematic areas outside the scope of disaster response, you’re eligible to apply to this related Feedback Fellows program. Otherwise, please read on.