I have known GG team since 2005. The management and staff care about the organizations they support. Support is not only in form of funds but also capacity building. I love the fact that GG partners and sits on the same table as the organizations they support rather than just send money and hope it will land on the people or causes they serve. Few foundations do what GG does but GG does it with dignity and respect for the people they serve.
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The Global Giving platform has brought us new donors and a consistent stream of much needed support since 2008. Their creativity, high standards and individualized support inspire us.
I learnt about GG from my work place during the Japan nuclear issue, what impressed me was that follow up on the project I had donated to with reports regularly even after several years.
Second I learnt that my work place and other such large corporates rely on GG to validate NGO/Charities before on boarding them to their own CSR activities.
When I wanted to enlist the local charity I support, I went to GG and have had great experience on their web site, their staff are very responsive, they share knowledge openly...
Global Giving not only helps us promote our work among orphan children but also provides valuable trainings, one on one email support from its dedicated staff team, increases our visibility to corporates and above all, gives a supportive hand to keep doing the good work when we are burnout. I wish Global Giving Foundation all the very best and success in impacting the lives of the most needy at the grassroot level.
We are using GlobalGiving's platform to raise funds for our NGO in Pakistan. It's amazing the kind of in-depth and relevant support they have offered!
GlobalGiving is actually the best online fund raising site which helps even unexperienced project leaders in developing countries raise funds for their projects.It helps project leaders ,their organization and community members increase thier faith on Global support to nice projects.
GlobalGiving is a very powerful online fundraising platform, and our project (Overseas China Education Foundation) benefits a lot from it. It has a lot of fundraising/management tools. Especially the Thank You email sending and required periodical update reports can help us thank the donors and give them feedback about the progress of our projects.
GlobalGiving provides a great atmosphere to the Small and Medium Non-profits to think out of the box and achieve more of the fundraising goals and targets. It also provides reliability and credibility to the outer world and encourages that to contribute as much as.
GlobalGiving is a great platform non-profits and for all individuals who want to support good social projects. It is easy to use, staff and volunteers are very supportive and do all their best to serve the needs of any organization. It is also very caring service which motivates you to develop and do more in attract new supporters.
When you have a project for which you require funding it is much easier to get it from a wide donor base. This is what GlobalGiving makes possible. For the project make it clear that a small donation of $10 or $15 will enable you to do this or this. A little bigger amount of $25 to $40 makes this or this possible and so on. Do have bigger options of $100 and $500 too. One never knows when one will turn lucky! Every little bit counts and you will be able to reach your target.
GlobalGiving gives Tax Exemption certificates to US and UK donors so the donors are also getting something from the donation. It seems to be a WIN WIN situation for all.
Global Giving has been a vital funding partner of Days for Girls International. Their outstanding support and the access to important corporate partnerships has been pivotal for us in our effort to reach more girls and women worldwide. Thank you Global Giving.
I Thank GlobalGiving for the platform they have created which has enable our our organisation to raise funds supporting our activities in the community of Gulu it is work well done
Global Giving has facilitated EarthSpark's fundraising and has offered a wealth of resources to our small organization. The criteria with which they judge reporting, and their ranking system for engaged non-profits are both fair, and their work cultivating relationships with corporate partners greatly expands the universe of potential donors who can hear our message. We love their work and very much appreciate their help!
Global Giving provides an unsurpassed opportunity for a local or regional nonprofit to achieve visibility world wide for its mission, and to attract new donors who would not otherwise have become aware of the organization's needs and work. The process of setting up a project is accomplished with ease and Global Giving staff are easily accessible for support and respond promptly to questions or requests for advice. The templates provided for creating projects are easy to follow and the end result is attractive. Templates provided for project reports and thank you letters provide a format and lend themselves to customization. Project reports are prompted before they become due and the act of writing a report is useful in that the information can usually be used in other ways for education or marketing on a local or regional level. I am very happy with the quality of the site, the people associated with Global Giving and the service it provides and am proud to associate our organization with theirs.
Global Giving is a great way to grow our individual giving program. Through their Bonus Days and other contests, they provide many incentives for our donors to support us. They also offer exposure to donors who might not otherwise find us, connect with us, and donate.
Our organization has raised funds through Global Giving for several years now. It took us a little while to find projects that would appeal to a broad audience, but now that we have, the fundraising efforts have been quite successful. In addition to raising funds, the platform has also allowed us to raise awareness for our work with specific underserved communities.
SINCE MY FIRST CONTACT TO GLOBAL GIVING THROUHG A FRIEND IT HAS HELPED OUR CLUB BECOME A MORE RESPONSIBLE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HELP THE NEEDY IN OUR COMMUNITIES
We are a small nonprofit that needs help reaching beyond our existing contacts with a very small budget & technical resources. The training that GlobalGiving offers is priceless. Staff at GG are accessible, and they really listen to the needs of those they serve. Then there is the actual giving platform - so easy to use, and you don't feel like they've stolen or obscured your identity. I've also been a donor to other projects on GG, and the donor experience is wonderful as well - and that's so important! I want to use a platform that treats our donors well! They give us great tools for donor cultivation. Everything is well thought-out and done with excellence.
Global Giving is a very versatile portal for online fundraising and it has a wide reach all over the world. Since we joined Global Giving, we were able to raise ~US20,000
Global Giving provides local NGOs in developing countries with credibility. The rigorous due dillligence process organisations undergo means that only bona fide, credible, transparent organisations get to showcase their projects and participate in GG on-line fundraising.
The on-line fundraising tools provided by Global Giving are very user friendly. They make it easy for NGOs to promote their projects in an interesting and informative way. They also make it easy for the donors to contribute to a project.
The Global Giving staff are very approachable and offer tailored advice to member organisations.
I rate Global Giving as a must for all NGOs who want to have an easy, credible and effective on-line donations mechanism.
Global giving is unique in the way it connects people with the money with those with ideas. Their staff are friendly and caring. They have trained us in online fundraising and how to manage donors. They taught about the use of social media and how to use it to raise funds for co money community projects.
Most important is that global giving sends our money very fast. They also encourage and train us how to make reports. I have not seen an organisation like global giving. It connects with the lowest of the lowest organisations.
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.
GlobalGiving is an excellent resource that assists APOPO in reaching its fundraising objectives. By providing high-quality fundraising tools, donor management systems, significant donor reach, and excellent service, GlobalGiving has been a very valuable partner to our organization.
The Program team is extremely good in all aspects of support, fundraising, campaign ideas, and suggestions. Anytime we send an email, an excellent response is received the same day or next day.
We very much appreciate our 5+ year partnership we have with GlobalGiving and highly recommend it to all other nonprofits!
I am both a donor and client - Global Giving allows nonprofits to find a broader audience for support, makes online donor solicitation engaging and easy, and provides tools for nonprofits to help make communication and donor management smooth, attractive and quick. The GG staff are all extremely responsive and provide great technical support as well as informative and relevant training to help nonprofits make the most of their site. It's personal and fun - but also important and inspirational!
The best thing we got out of our participation was the ability to use text messaging to obtain donations (which would have been very cost prohibitive if we did it on our own.)
The best thing I got out of being a donor was finding a quick and effective way to donate to relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy.
Global Giving is extremely helpful for my organization. We have gained a much larger donor base and the site itself is both engaging and easy to use. The staff at Global Giving are all very willing to help and guide you through any issues or confusion you may have. It's a great organization with a tremendous impact!
GlobalGiving helps a lot of non-profits worldwide to share their projects and reach a great community of donors. They give us constant trainning on order to improve our strategies, contributing to the organization's development.
GlobalGiving is indeed a wonderful non- profit organization. what i like most about them is that IT IS A NAME THAT YOU CAN TRUST. It has provided the platform for organization like our to be noticed by donors globally.
GlobalGiving offers nonprofits of all sizes and backgrounds an easy-to-use fundraising platform that gives organizations the ability to raise significant funds for their projects. We have worked with GlobalGiving since 2010 and we have never had a negative experience. Their staff is very accessible and helpful whenever we have questions. I would highly recommend GlobalGiving to fundraisers looking to reach a broad audience of donors from around the world.
We are an international medical relief and development organization dedicated to improving health in resource-poor communities while promoting environmental stewardship in the US healthcare community. The personal attention we receive from the staff at Global Giving helps us maximize our use of this wonderful site. Their broad reach enables a lot of new supporters to find some of our unique programs. Posting projects on Global Giving is not difficult - and brings in results. Lives are saved! We know this for a fact! Thank you!!
We're a hardworking small non profit in the Brazilian rainforest and like so many others in the Globalgiving community we need encouragement, training and funds. Globalgiving has challenged us to keep doing better, has provided us with an online community to share our challenges and successes, has given our organization access to a donor base we could never have reached on our own, and has enabled us to run our best ever program for young scientists. One of our first students has just got a full scholarship to a federal technical institution and is determined to become a biologist and come back to work with us. Thank you, Globalgiving, we couldn't have done it without you!
I work with a small non-profit based in the U.S. dedicated to the conservation of the forest where monarch butterflies overwinter Mexico. Becoming a partner in Global Giving allowed us to expand our online presence and reach a younger demographic of donors who are internet savvy and strong social media users. The funds we raised supported the participation of local communities in conservation projects that have improved their quality of life and benefited the forest. We are very proud to be part of the Global Giving community! Their personnel is friendly, helpful and supportive.
Global Giving is this little piece of the interwebs where world changers can visit to find a reliable project to support. From human trafficking and microfinance to improving the environment and educating orphans, Global Giving has something for every socially conscious individual.
Global Giving has been an answer to a prayer. As the Executive Director of One Village at a Time the opportunities they have given us to help the girls and women we serve in Kenya has been incredible. We are a small non-profit with limited ability to raise funds. Partnering with them has allowed us to continue to keep girls in rural Kenya in school and to develop other projects to support the women and children of the poorest communities in East Africa.
Guitars in the Classroom serves teachers around the country and their students. We work very hard on programs and do not have a large staff to help us raise awareness of our work or funds from people who have the bandwidth and motivation to give outside the schools where we work. This organization creates meaningful, user friendly, fair, and attractive ways for non-profits to get our messages out to the public. It brings givers to the ways they can make a difference, and helps those of us in the trenches connect them much better. GITC loves having this support on a daily basis! Great job, Global Giving staff!
Our organization participates in GlobalGiving's platform and have been very impressed with them - not only in their services, but in their care and concern for partner non-profits, and their concern with only working with partners who provide transparency. They also have great training!
VNDF is a small U.S.-based nonprofit that works to raise awareness and funds for Verbo Ministries in Nicaragua. We submitted a project to help raise funds for Colegio Verbo in Veracruz, Nicaragua and enable more students and orphans from the local community to enroll in and stay in school. Global Giving's tools and networked relationships helped us in raising nearly $20,000 in a little over a year for the project and significantly expanding our donor base. By working with Global Giving our project was featured on their corporate partners' employee philanthropic websites which provided funds and awareness we never could have gotten on our own. We get regular training on GG tools and social media fundraising techniques. They are a very valuable fundraising partner!
Global Giving is easy to use and has really helped us (Merlin USA) get our message out to 1000s more people who may be interested in our emergency relief, health care and training work. The staff have always been responsive to comments on how to improve the services offered and create new ideas to help raise even more funds (2011 saw the introduction of fundraising via SMS and an improved gift card process. There are regular training sessions and fundraising initiatives on offer, so that even the newest fundraisers can use Global Giving's website as a great fund and awareness raising tool.
Global Giving was extremely helpful in facilitating international fund-raising and training for my organization, Pintando Caminos, https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/better-life-than-war-and-poverty-for-bogota-youth/ . In Colombia receiving international donations through credit card is very difficult, but Global Giving made that possible and also provided support and trainings for online fund-raising campaigns.
Our decision to become a part of the GlobalGiving family has been a great one. They have opened doors for us to donors in other markets we did not have the resources to access ourselves. What is really great about what they do is that it is not just a platform but a family that shares experiences, best practices and resources. The training has been a really good resources for us.We would recommend that any organization that is wondering 'where to now or what's next?' should be looking at the GlobalGiving Family to support the needs of those they serve and their organization.
This is a great online platform for charities. Unlike many others that take an admin fee and leave all the legwork to the charity, Global Giving actively promotes itself and its projects helping attract new donors. The training in how to improve online fundraising communications is also excellent.
Mann Deshi Foundation started its operation in 1996 in remote areas of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Women of Mann Deshi are the clients who are engage in agricultural activities. Mann Deshi women require daily saving facility, it is not affordable for them to come to bank daily. Mann Deshi is the first bank to provide door step banking. Mann Deshi not only provides the banking services but also see that women control their finance. In 2005 Mann Deshi started B-school for rural women. Mann Deshi with its comprehensive approach provides financial services and business training. Today Mann Deshi has been able to create +27000 successful entrepreneurs.
What makes the Mann Deshi B-School unique is that it lays no educational or age criterion for enrolment; has “any-day admissions” and offers courses ranging from two days to three months with fees from Rs.25 to Rs.1,200. Founded in December 2006, it encourages and empowers rural women by offering courses to help them run independent enterprises as vendors, screen printers, photo-laminators, efficient goat de-wormers, bag-makers and computer operators.
Thus, an unlettered vegetable hawker like Aruna Gaikwad now uses a cellphone to source supplies from the wholesale market at Karad 100 km away to make profits at the weekly market in Vaduj. Vanita Pise is yet another example who has set up a successful milk vending business with the help of B-school. She uses paper cup making machines for her operation and earns about Rs.10000 per month. (In 2006, Pise received the CII Bharti Woman Exemplar Award by PM Manmohan Singh).
Since December 2006, nearly 40000 women have taken courses here to launch micro-business like selling cell phone recharge coupons, increasing fat content in milk from mulch cattle or selling pav bhaji and Chinese food. Women have also harnessed mobiles to manage—and in some cases, expand—their client base, grow their businesses, and earn higher revenues. The ability to use mobile phones has also reduced women’s need to travel, thus saving them considerable time in managing their businesses and reconciling their work, personal, and family commitments. As they oversee growing enterprises, many Mann Deshi clients experience increased self-confidence and a greater sense of empowerment.
Also Mann Deshi provides personality development courses and implements bicycle program to young girls so that they can continue their higher education.
Reached out +100,000 rural women (saving account holders)
Graduated + 39000 women through B-school and out of those 23,400 women have become successful business woman and 80% took loan from Mann Deshi Bank.
More than 5000 women have been able to get the share in the household property
Launched the E-Card system, a more efficient, and accessible and secure means to deposit and withdraw money and view transaction history of Mann Deshi client
And all this will not be possible without the support of our partners like Global Giving.
Global Giving is simple and easy to use. It offers us an effective platform to promote the awareness of our organization, the programs we implement and the children we serve. Our organization has used Global Giving for about 1 year. The results achieved in the building awareness and raising funds is something that we, if asked to do it ourselves, could not have done.
For someone like me with no experience in the field of non govt or non profit organizations this relationship is what has made all the difference so far. I cannot thank the globalgiving team enough for all the help they have given me t ill now. Founder/director/Project Leader/ Autism for help Village Project Trust.
Global Giving appears to be doing all they can given the situation. As a former resident of Japan with many Japanese friends scared and suffering through these catastrophic events the very least we can do is to keep supporting this relief effort. Please give what you can. An entire nation is depending on the generosity of the US and other countries peoples to come to their aid. With our assistance they will get through this catastrophy and rebuild their magnificent country as only the Japanese can. I especially like the fact that one can use PayPal without giving yet another organization your personal information.
I successfully uploaded details of my organization. I found complete handling of the uploading process very efficient and professionals. Through consistent efforts of my colleagues, the organization received a contribution of US $ 25,000 through Global Giving. It also stood first in the completion and got listed for one year. Thanks Global Giving.
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 allows donors to search for organizations, causes, and geographic-specific projects, and donors feel more secure knowing that these non-profits are credible and are wisely stewarding the funds via project updates.
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.
I am the program Director of Vijana Amani Pamoja formely CASLin Nairobi KenyaVAP uses soccer to address social issues among the youth and children..We started working with Global Giving in 2006. We have received more$ 3000 for our programs.This money has enabled us to reach out to more than 1000 youth and children in our HIV program through purchase of balls, and other program equipments trainings,office rent.,Infact our first computer and printer we bougt them using globalgiving funds ,Also through the girls program which we kicked off in 2008 through global giving funds we were able to buy a fridge to be used for selling sodas from our office.The proceeds is used directly to support the program in buying sanitary towels for the girls,training for the peer educators .Through the monthly disbursments we are able to sustain our program activities.We are and we will forever be grateful to Global Giving and donors, friends who donate through Global Giving.
Without the exposure Global Giving gives to international non-profit organizations we would not receive so many U.S. contributions, because the donations wouldn't be tax deductible.
Because of them the La Reserva Forest Foundation has been able to implement many forest restoration and preservation projects in less than two years on their site.
Thank you to everyone at Global Giving, a million times, for the opportunity you give to small grassroots organization. Keep up the awesome work!
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.
Global Giving is a fantastic online giving organization. They are efficient, responsive, and diligent. We were accepted as a project partner and entered into the Global Challenge. Though it was difficult for us we reached the goal and became a full partner. Since then Global Giving has introduced our projects to donors we would never have had the opportunity to meet. Giving through the site has been steady. We have three projects posted presently and expect to post two more. They offer a great deal of help on many subjects. They were the highlight of our 2010 year! I look forward to working with them for many more years.
It’s hard to get a job in my country if you have more than 40 year. That was my case. I let a good job thinking that I have still the opportunity to get a better one, but after a year nothing happened. Suddenly I received a call from the person who got my old job; she needs someone to assume the direction of a Down syndrome Foundation. I really didn’t know anything about Down Syndrome but I took that as a personal challenge. The fist action as a director was to make call though news paper in order to know how many persons with Down syndrome we had in our community. At the end of the journey, I was in shock, 250 babies, children and young with Down Syndrome and a 90% of them from the poorest zone of the city, without medical attention or education, that was really sad, talking with their parents I realize how much help they need.
That day my challenge really began. I learn tons about Down syndrome, and became every day closer to them through the meeting we organize to give parents information. With a few resources we began our program to give therapeutic stimulation to babies and looking at this faces I could understand that they only need an opportunity.
But the oldest person with Down Syndrome came to ask, what do we have for them? They were always at home just watching TV, just surviving because no school or academy want to receive them, and thinking that this was not fair, I began an art program, with 4 persons with DS. Other Parents told me they didn’t send their soons to the course because they can learn nothing, and that broke my heart, if your own parents don’t believe in you who will?
It took me one year working almost along to organize the foundation. I was the secretary, the psychology, the messenger, the recreation woman and of course the director, then when everything was in place I have to let the director position but I took with me hundred of innocent smiles and graceful words. Now I work as a full time volunteer.
That experience change my life , now I know that Down Syndrome people could be better than “normal” people, that they deserve respect and opportunities and I learn that when we denied them inclusion we are the losers.
How much that people inspire to me that I decide to write this story with a very low English level.
Leadership Initiatives became part of GlobalGiving (which is a a non-profit that connects donors with grassroots projects around the world through their website http://www.globalgiving.org) around a year ago.
During that time, GlobalGiving has helped introduce Leadership Initiatives to people from around the entire world generating hundreds of new donors through their contests, introduced us to new potential sponsors and corporate donors and done everything within their power to help us succeed.
Their staff is incredibly dedicated to improving their quality of service, is never afraid to say they made a mistake and to then rectify it and are devoted to the goals of the organization.
I have been to their offices several times and they do their absolute best to visit the groups they sponsor, work to make sure each organization gets the attention they deserve and are worthy of the GlobalGiving sponsorship.
Working around the world over the past 10 years from teaching in China to Parliament in South Africa, rarely have I come across an organization as open, as interested in the people they are trying to help and as open minded and goal oriented to achieving its mission statement as Global Giving and give it my highest recommendation.
Global Giving has been such an incredible asset to the "Canines With a Cause Foundation" and our work in training shelter dogs to work as companions and psychiatric service dogs. Not only has our organization raised over $25,000, matched by a generous donor, our presence on the website has given us invaluable exposure creating many worthwhile relationships.
We are ready to increase our goal to $50,000, I am quite sure we will have no problem achieving this goal with the help of this wonderful foundation and its extremely helpful team. Thank you Global Giving!
My experiences with GlobalGiving have left me with nothing but admiration and respect for the organization. CEO Dennis Whittle and his team at GlobalGiving represent the future of NGOs; they are on the cutting edge of a better approach to development. I highly recommend GlobalGiving to potential partners and donors alike.
I purchased a gift card as a present. The delivery was prompt, and the recipient loved the gift. Global Giving lets the gift card holder choose from thousands of grassroots projects all around the world to donate to. It was a great gift that I will surely give again.