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Get Ready For Major Gift Fundraising This July

Get Ready For Major Gift Fundraising This July

WHAT: The July Bonus Day is a day to celebrate and encourage large donations! Donations from $100 and up to $1,000 will be matched while $250,000 in matching funds remain this July 15th. The higher the donation, the higher the match! There will also be $30,000 in bonus prizes for most funds raised. 

WHY: Most organizations receive the bulk of their funding from a small section of their donors base. We call these donors ‘Major Donors.’  Their support is game changing. This campaign is designed to help you identify, steward, and retain your organization’s most generous supporters and the momentous accomplishments their giving makes possible!

WHO: All GlobalGiving partners are invited to participate and we will automatically include your active projects and microprojects. Whether you’re ready to participate depends on where your organization is at in the process of major donor cultivation! 

For organizations that decide to participate, please submit all items that require GlobalGiving approval (new projects, project edits, project appeals + reports) by Friday, July 10.

WHEN + WHERE: The July Bonus Day runs from 09:00:00 a.m. ET to 23:59:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Fundraising totals, remaining matching funds, and bonus prizes will be displayed on the July Bonus Day leaderboard.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

Apply To Participate In World Refugee Week

Apply To Participate In World Refugee Week

WHAT: In honor of World Refugee Day, GlobalGiving will host World Refugee Week June 15 – 20 to bring attention to the millions of people around the world forced to flee their homes, and seek refuge in foreign countries. GlobalGiving will match the first $750 (UPDATED: June 5, 2020) raised by all campaign participants dollar for dollar and there will be $50,000 in bonus prizes.

WHY: At the end of 2019, 50.8 million people were displaced inside their countries due to conflict, violence, and disasters. These millions of children, women, and men have been driven from their homes by conflict, violence, natural disasters, human rights violations, or persecution. What’s more shocking is that one person becomes displaced every two seconds.

WHO: GlobalGiving partners with projects supporting refugee relief efforts are invited to submit an Expression of Interest form by Friday, May 29, 2020, to be considered for the campaign. 

For the purposes of this campaign, we’re defining ‘refugee’ as: People around the world forced to leave their homes and seek refuge from conflict, violence, natural disasters, human rights violations, or persecution. Includes refugees, asylum seekers, and Internally Displaced Persons — all people forcibly displaced within and across state borders.

WHEN + WHERE: GlobalGiving’s World Refugee Week runs from 09:00 ET on Monday, June 15, 2020, to 23:59 ET on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Fundraising totals will be displayed on the World Refugee Week leaderboard.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

Get Fired Up For Five Full Days Of Matching This March

Get Fired Up For Five Full Days Of Matching This March

WHAT: The March Little by Little Campaign is a five-day crowdfunding campaign that’s designed to help the GlobalGiving community cultivate a large and strong network of small-dollar donors. This week, all eligible donations up to $50 per unique donor per organization will be matched at 50% during the campaign. Funds will not run out! 

WHY: At GlobalGiving, we run the Little by Little campaign twice a year because we believe in the power of the crowd and we know that having a large membership base gives you the strength and flexibility necessary to achieve impact. 

Perhaps our partner Education East Africa stated it best in citing this African Proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

WHO: The Little by Little Campaign is exclusively for GlobalGiving Partners, Leaders, and Superstars banked outside of India. Associated active projects and microprojects will be automatically included. The deadline to submit new projects for inclusion in this campaign is Wednesday, March 18, at 5 p.m. ET.

WHEN + WHERE: GlobalGiving’s 2020 March Little by Little Matching Campaign runs from 09:00:00 ET on Monday, March 23,  to 23:59:59 ET on Friday, March 27. Fundraising totals and bonus prizes will be displayed on the Little by Little Leaderboard.

HOW TO GET STARTED

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.

Are YOU a Record Breaker?

Are YOU a Record Breaker?

GlobalGiving challenges everyone to be a Record Breaker in 2018! This year we’re announcing three all-time records and offering a prize package of $1,000 and social media promotion to the first five Record Breakers.  

Here are the three records to beat:

Most Dollars Raised by a Project in a Single Day Campaign: $55,397

This record is held by Alive Medical Services in Uganda and was set on November 28, 2017 during the #GivingTuesday Matching Campaign.

Most Donors Organized by a Project in a Single Day Campaign: 441

This record is held by Fundacion Madre Maria Luisa Casa in Venezuela and was set on November 28, 2017 on #GivingTuesday Matching Campaign.

Most Dollars Raised by a New Partner: $62,833

This record is held by Autismo en Voz Alta in Venezuela and we set during the June 2015 campaign for new partners to join GlobalGiving.

If you’re aiming be beat a record, please note that records can only be beaten during specified campaigns in 2018 (see the list in the Terms + Conditions below). Participants in the 2018 Girl Fund Bonus Day and March Accelerator will be first up to bat!  

For the sake of transparency, GlobalGiving will only consider totals captured on a designated campaign leaderboard towards breaking one of these records. Please keep in mind that every campaign has a unique set of Terms + Conditions detailing who is eligible and what type of donations will count.

Excited to celebrate the first five record breakers of 2018!