About the Project of the Month Club

How It Works

The Project of the Month Club enables you to pool your monthly, recurring gift with others to make a difference for a different GlobalGiving project or organization each month.

Every month, GlobalGiving staff with in-depth knowledge of our project partners on the ground will select a project for Project of the Month using the following criteria:

  • Exceptionally high performing project leader and project or organization;
  • Has not before been featured as a Featured Project of the Month on GlobalGiving;
  • Project leader provides high-quality, regular, informative project updates; and,
  • The project is at an appropriate size and capacity to be able to absorb the level of funding generated through the Project of the Month gifts in that particular month.

Your donation will be charged to the credit card on the same of the month as your original donation. For instance, if you set up your donation on January 20th, then all future donations to the project of the month will post to your credit card on the 20th of each subsequent month until you cancel your recurring donation.

Funds collected during each calendar month will be used to make an aggregate donation to the project of the month for that month. This project will be selected and announced prior to the end of the month.

Member Benefits

As a GlobalGiving Project of the Month member, you will receive:

  • A one-time $25 GlobalGiving gift card shortly after registration to use however you'd like or to give to a friend (please allow 2-4 weeks for delievery);
  • A special monthly update about the project selected each month and how your funds will be used;
  • Periodic updates on how the funds you've given have been used by the selected projects; and,
  • The opportunity to support and learn about a variety of exciting new projects and regions around the world. Why choose? You don't have to!

How do I sign up?

To enroll in Project of the Month, simply click here to register.

If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please contact us.

Can I give it as a gift?

Yes! Project of the Month is a great gift idea. It allows you to give a gift that someone will remember for months to come!

On the registration form, you'll see an option to give Project of the Month as a gift. When you use this option, the person you designate will receive a tailored e-mail explaining the program and acknowledging that the gift is from you, and then they will receive all of the program updates.

About recurring donations

Project of the Month is a special recurring donation program that allows you to give to a variety of projects instead of choosing just one.

Making a recurring donation is the easiest way to give. When you choose to become a member of Project of the Month, you'll be asked to specify the amount you wish you give each month ($10 minimum). To complete your recurring donation, you'll need to create an account on GlobalGiving, which will allow you to keep track of your donations in a central place, and make changes to your recurring donation(s) if necessary. Currently, you must use a credit card (including Visa, MasterCard, American Express) to set up a recurring donation.

When you are ready to complete your transaction, go to your Giving Cart and review the items - donations are labeled "one time" or "monthly recurring." Your Project of the Month registration will be labeled as a "monthly recurring" gift. When you check out, your card will be charged the monthly recurring amount immediately, and then will automatically be charged the same amount on the first of each month going forward.

You will receive a receipt after the initial transaction, but not after each subsequent monthly donation. However, through your GlobalGiving account, you can access your donation history at any time and get a snapshot of your total donations made to date. And, in January of the coming year, we will send you (via email) an aggregated receipt for tax purposes reflecting all of your donations during the year.

Managing your recurring donation

Through your GlobalGiving account, you can make changes to your Project of the Month membership recurring donation easily. The following variables can be modified by logging in to your account:

If you wish to support an additional project on a monthly recurring basis, you'll need to go through the process described here - you cannot add a project through your account.

Ending your Project of the Month membership

If you wish to cancel your Project of the Month recurring donation, you can do this through your GlobalGiving account. If you terminate your recurring donation and wish to re-start it, simply go through the process described above to set up a new recurring donation.

We hope you'll continue to remain a member though. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your membership and wish to discuss your concerns, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions About Recurring Donations

What is a recurring donation?
A recurring donation is a great way of supporting GlobalGiving projects over time. Instead of making a one-time donation, you provide credit card information and we automatically charge your card in the specified amount each month.
What if I want to change the amount I am giving through my monthly recurring donation?
Through your GlobalGiving profile, you can easily change the amount of your Project of the Month membership donation. Just go into the "Recurring Donation" tab of "My Profile," select "Edit/Change/Remove Projects," enter the new amount you would like to give each month, and then hit "update." Changes will take effect with your next regularly scheduled monthly payment.
I need to change the credit card I am using for my recurring donation. How do I do that?
Go through your GlobalGiving profile, select the "Recurring Donation" tab, and "Edit/Update Billing Info." You can enter new credit card/billing information here.
Will I receive a receipt that I can use for tax purposes when my credit card is charged each month?
When you set up your Project of the Month membership, you will be charged for the first month's payment, and will receive a receipt at that time. You will not receive additional receipts after each subsequent monthly donation. However, through your GlobalGiving account, you can access your donation history at any time and get a snapshot of your total donations made to date. And, in January of the coming year, we will send you (via email) an aggregated receipt for tax purposes reflecting all of your donations during the year.
Can I set up my Project of the Month recurring donation using my PayPal account?
Unfortunately, we don't currently have the capability of using PayPal for recurring donations at this time. You can set up a recurring donation using any major credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover).
Can I give Project of the Month as a gift?
Yes! Project of the Month is a great gift idea. It allows you to give a gift that someone will remember for months to come! On the registration form, you'll see an option to give Project of the Month as a gift. When you use this option, the person you designate will receive a tailored e-mail explaining the program and acknowledging that the gift is from you, and then they will receive all of the program updates.
How do I cancel my Project of the Month membership?

Project of the Month members make a big difference for the projects they support, so we hope you'll choose to keep giving. However, we understand if you need to cancel your membership.

If you wish to cancel your Project of the Month recurring donation, you can do this through your GlobalGiving account. If you terminate your recurring donation and wish to re-start it, simply go through the process described above to set up a new recurring donation.

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your membership and wish to discuss your concerns, please contact us.