GlobalGiving Project Pages

See below for answers to frequently asked questions about GlobalGiving project pages. Don't see your question? Email projecthelp@globalgiving.org for more information!

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Can I post additional projects?

Partners, Leaders, and Superstars are welcome to submit numerous projects through GlobalGiving. Remember that organizations must post separate quarterly project reports for every project on GlobalGiving’s site. There is no limit to how many projects you can post; however, we recommend that you wait until you are comfortable updating and promoting your project and have begun to foster relationships with your donors before posting several projects.

How do I post a new project? 

To post a new project, login to the Project Entry. Once you arrive at Project Entry, click on the orange “+add a project” button to the left of the Partner Rewards Level. See step-by-step guide here.

What makes a great project page?

  1. Make the project title clear, concise, and descriptive
  2. Tell donors how they can help
  3. Use a jargon-free, project-specific summary
  4. Make sure your project description is easy to understand
  5. Include a range of donation options, for example $20 to $250
  6. Post an achievable and reasonable funding goal

Click here for more detailed tips on posting a great project.

How can I edit my project?

You are welcome to edit your project at any time by logging into Project Entry and clicking on the project title. Use the tabs in the project editor to navigate your project. Make sure to “save and submit.” GlobalGiving will review your project in 1-2 business days. Once approved, changes will go live on the site in 5 minutes.

Can I increase my fundraising goal?

Yes! You can increase your fundraising goal at any time by editing your project in Project Entry (PE). Remember to save and submit! 

Is there a limit to how much money I can request?

Yes, projects may not request more than $1 million on GlobalGiving's site. However, any project budget larger than $100,000 will be asked to provide a detailed budget.

How much money should I request for my project?

We suggest that you think of post a funding goal that reflects your fundraising goal on GlobalGiving, not the total amount necessary to implement a project. You can use the fundraising goal to motivate donors to help you achieve your goals on the site.

We have found that donors respond to small, manageable funding goals.  Also, it is to your advantage to post a smaller budget.  Twenty percent of your project's ranking is determined by how close your project is to its fundraising goal. Learn more about the project ranking here.

Can I change or add a project leader on my project page?

 

You can easily change the project leader for each project! Log on to Project Entry, click the "Edit Organization" link, and you will see a tab for "User Management," where you can view and edit your organization's users on GlobalGiving. You can add a project leader or disbursement contact by clicking on "Create User" or change Project Entry permissions by clicking "Remove User" next to a current user's name. Adding a project leader here will subscribe that individual to receive emails about your organization from GlobalGiving.

Make sure that once you’ve added a project leader, you update the project leader as necessary in your projects under the “Additional Information” tab. All project leaders for your organization will get report reminders, organization status changes, and due diligence reminders, but only the project leader marked for a specific project will get emails on donations to that project, project changes approved and rejected, or project reports approved or rejected. All project leaders can submit projects, reports, and organization information and view donor and disbursement information. 

How long can projects remain on the website?

Projects can remain on globalgiving.org until they are fully funded as long as project reports are submitted every three months and the necessary due diligence documentation is submitted every two years. See GlobalGiving Compliance Policies for more information.

What are microprojects, and how can I create one?

A microproject is a short-term fundraising effort to help achieve a specific activity or support a specific individual. Microprojects are a great fundraising tool that helps you capture the attention of donors with a specific, actionable goal and an urgent giving deadline. Here are some important details about microprojects:

  • A microproject has 90 days to become funded. After the 90 day period it will expire.
  • Microproject budgets are limited to $250-$10,000.
  • Unlike projects on GlobalGiving’s website, microprojects do not have donation options. Donors will fill in the amount they would like to donate (GlobalGiving’s $10 minimum still applies).
  • Microprojects are tied to a parent projects (parent projects are like projects you currently have on the site and your parent project can be a project you already have up).
  • A parent project must be uploaded and approved before entering microprojects.
  • Organizations may have 25 microprojects active on the GlobalGiving.org site at anytime.
  • Reporting is different as well. Microprojects require one report either after funding or after 90 days of expiration, whichever comes first.
  • Microprojects receive additional points in GlobalGiving’s project ranking, making them more likely to be seen by potential donors.

To create a microproject, sign into Project Entry, click the orange button “+add a project,” and choose “microproject” under project type. You must choose a parent project from the drop-down menu of projects your organization already has up on the site. Fill out the rest of the microproject information and submit the microproject for approval. 

Will my project be fully funded?

Numerous projects have been fully funded on GlobalGiving's site. However, GlobalGiving does not guarantee that your project will be funded. GlobalGiving is working hard to drive individual and corporate partners to the site but it’s up to you and your organization to take advantage of this opportunity to attract new donors and bring old donors to the website. Read our Tips for Fundraising to create a strategy to fully fund your project on GlobalGiving.

What does it mean if my project says “funded”?

Your project will be labeled as “funded” and can no longer receive donations if:

  1. Your project has reached its funding goal;
  2. Someone from your organization requested to deactivate the project; or
  3. Your organization did not meet the fundraising thresholds in an Open Challenge.

For more information about your project, please contact projecthelp@globalgiving.org.

What does it mean if my project says “retired”?

Your project will be labeled as “retired” and can no longer receive donations if:

  1. A project report has not been submitted in three months;  
  2. If your organization has not updated its due diligence documentation in more than 2 years; or
  3. If your organization did not meet the fundraising thresholds in an Open Challenge.

For more information about your project, please contact projecthelp@globalgiving.org.

Can I post a project report for a “funded” or “retired” project?

Yes, you can post a project report for a “funded” or “retired” project by logging in to Project Entry (PE) and clicking on the orange “+add a report” option. Make sure to select the correct project from the drop down menu and to “save and submit” your report for approval.

If your account has been deactivated, please contact projecthelp@globalgiving.org for help posting your project report.

If my project is marked “funded”, can I reactive it?

In most cases, projects are eligible to be reactivated.

  1.  Your project has reached the funding goal: Once your project has reached its funding goal it will be marked “funded.” You are welcome to increase your fundraising goal for this project or post a new project through the project entry system. Please contact projecthelp@globalgiving.org for help reactivating your “funded” project.
  2.  If your organization did not meet the fundraising thresholds in an Open Challenge: Unfortunately, your project is not eligible to be reactivated. However, you are eligible to post a new project and participate in another Open Challenge. You are welcome to duplicate the project for a future Challenge by following these directions. For more information about the next Open Challenge, email us at challengehelp@globalgiving.org

If my project is marked “retired”, can I reactive it?

In most cases, projects are eligible to be reactivated.

  1. If your project has been deactivated because your organization has not submitted quarterly project reports: Your organization can reactive your project by submitting a project report through Project Entry (PE). Log into Project Entry (PE) and click on the orange “+add a report” option. Make sure to select the correct project from the drop down menu and to “save and submit” your report for approval.
  2. If your organization did not meet the fundraising thresholds in an Open Challenge: Unfortunately, your project is not eligible to be reactivated. However, you are eligible to post a new project and participate in another GlobalGiving Open Challenge. You are welcome to duplicate the project for a future Challenge by following these directions. For more information about the next Open Challenge, email our Program Associates at challengehelp@globalgiving.org.
  3. Your organization has not updated its due diligence documentation in more than 2 years: Your organization is eligible to reactivate its project(s) by completing the due diligence renewal process. Learn more about due diligence renewal here. If you have questions, email applications@globalgiving.org.

For more information, please contact projecthelp@globalgiving.org.

How do I duplicate my project?

If you want to create a similar project to one you’ve already created, you can duplicate your project. To duplicate a project, follow the instructions found on this page.

How do I deactivate my project?

If you have thought seriously about deactivating your project, log in to Project Entry and pick which project you’d like to deactivate at the bottom of your organization’s Project Entry page. Deactivated projects are marked as funded and are no longer able to accept donations. Once deactivated, we ask that you don’t reactivate it. You can create a duplicate project if you want a similar project to go live on the website.

To deactivate, you will have to carry out a few simple tasks:

a)     Pick a final project report so you can give donors a last update on the project. If you haven’t yet written a report detailing the results of the project, giving a recent update, or explaining why you are choosing to deactivate the project, please submit a report before trying to deactivate.

b)    Choose a rollover project so that all recurring donations connected to your project can rollover to one of your organization’s other projects. If you have no other projects, the recurring donations will roll over to the GlobalGiving Fund, which provides funds for matching campaigns.

c)     Give GlobalGiving a score on a scale from 0 to 10 on how likely you would be to recommend the website to a friend, family member, or colleague.

d)    Explain briefly your deactivation reason. This helps GlobalGiving staff approve your deactivation request.

For step-by-step instructions with screenshots on deactivating a project, follow the instructions found on this page.