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Givology
September 26, 2013

Givology is still able to maintain its grassroots mission to serve the organizations with no voice in the most remote parts of the world - it's ability to do this on a 100% volunteer base is admirable in this day and age!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase its PR efforts

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Givology
October 5, 2012

Givology prides itself on offering complete transparency to donors on where their money is going. Its partnerships with amazing grassroots nonprofits are all personally vetted, diligenced, and carefully chosen. When reading through the student and project profiles, I cannot help but feel like I'm immersed in the stories of those thousands of miles away. Getting involved in Givology is the best decision anyone of any age could make in their volunteering lives.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

Givology
September 8, 2010

This organization is truly one of a kind in the ideals it is pioneering - it sits at the cross-section of the future of philanthropy and the potential for individual change to occur on a personal level across continents. There are a few distinguishing factors: 1) It is crowdsourcing donations from all individuals: not specific to gender, age, economic status 2) Donations span from $1 to thousands of dollars: so giving back can start small 3) Informational transparency is the crux of its mission: the free flow of information from students/ non profit grassroots partner to donor is all publicly displayed and scanned into updates online. Letters that are handwritten by children are shown in their original form. Authenticity, accountability, and information disclosure are the exchanges for a donor's time and money 4) Person-to-person direct connections are established: donors scan and choose their students based on their own personal reasons and communication among other donors and across Givology staff/ Givology partners / and Givology sponsored students exist on Givology's platform 5) Volunteerism and giving what you can is the central mission: the core team is a base of 20-25 volunteers who have given Givology countless hours of their "extra time" ... spread across the nation and internationally, Givology leverages people's talent and small dollar denominations to achieve the highest impact 6) Scaling and continual diligence: Givology's biggest struggle is having chapters be self-governing and not just fundraising arms. How to best offer continual diligence for its grassroots partners and also continual internal growth is difficult without adequate dedicated full-time staff and funding for Givology Fellows to go to partner sites directly for research and data recording.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

- Hiring and Recruitment - Partner Diligence and Management - On-site diligence - Event Marketing / Fundraising - Chapter and Team Building

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I helped this organization from its inception, reaching out to its first partners and securing its first donations. I recruit and fundraise on a continual basis.