I work for a charity SANKALP that is engaged in providing training & rehabilitation to developmentally disabled/ underprivileged children In India. We receive many items in kind besides frequent packets of snacks. Any kind of help to SANKALP is indeed welcome and we are grateful to each one of our donors for their kind heartedness but it is also ironical that most of the items given in kind at best provide only peripheral benefit to the children and do not really address the core issue of our cause. These children need services of professionally trained and experienced special educators/therapists for their training & rehabilitation and employing them despite being very expensive, is undoubtedly the primary and most essential requirement of the cause we are working for. GlobalGiving has given us a platform to extend our reach to beyond the boundaries and a truly useful opportunity to accomplish our mission by bringing the plight and need of such children to the notice of the donors across the globe.
It has been my first experience to work with a global non profit but I must admit that it has been quite satisfying and I have learnt a lot about fund raising while there is much to be be still learnt and I am continuing to learn. The staff at GlobalGiving has been very co operative and supportive in guiding me.
Various systems in place at Globalgiving are very efficient and quite useful even for the first timers like me.
On the whole so far I'm finding my experience with Globalgiving very good and worth a praise. Thumbs up for GlobalGiving Team.
We're a tiny organization with very little infrastructure, administrative support or advanced technical expertise. This poses real challenges for fundraising. Global Giving allows us to function on a much higher level in all of these areas and gives us access to a pool of donors that would otherwise be entirely unknown and unavailable to us. It also greatly improves our ability to communicate with our donors.
Global Giving has been a great resource to help communicate with our donors, and to help get out the message to potential donors around the world.
We are located very far from a big city and are pretty isolated. When we registered with Global Giving, we thought it would be one of these online platforms who wait we do the work to get their commission from donations to us through their website. We were very surprised after the first few months to get individual and personal contacts from Global Giving staff and were not used to get so much consideration and attention.
The second surprise was when we got their advices and training for free, and not only once a year but almost every week. At the beginning we sort of ignored them and slowly (thanks to their incentive) we got into it. It now feels that we can't run our non profit company without their help.
Any problem we encounter we know we can ask Global Giving for their advices. The interesting part is that we don't have to leave our office to go to expensive trainings. It can all be done by internet from our project site and save us a lot of time and money. They also know how to adapt to our level of knowledge and competence in term of helping us to be confident with technology we might not be used to use.
Global Giving has always made themselves available for any questions. They always come back to us or put us in contact with somebody who will be able to answer our specific questions. Their staff are friendly and very patient accordingly to the challenge we face. They are a strong team and we wouldn't like to disappoint them. We understand they take a commission on donations but at least we get our money back by benefiting from their exceptional skills and availability.
Thank you to Global Giving for being such a precious partner and for having us on board.