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?

GlobalGiving’s partner organizations are welcome to submit numerous projects through GlobalGiving. Remember that organizations must post separate 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 system (https://www.globalgiving.org/non-profits/) and click on the orange “+add a project” button to the left of the Partner Rewards Level. See step-by-step guide here: http://help.globalgiving.org/s/how-to/m/5809/l/11707-how-to-create-a-new-project.

What makes a great project page?

  1. Make the project title clear, concise, and descriptive
  2. Tell donors how they can help
  3. Have a clear, concise summary of your project
  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

Read additional tips for posting a great project here.

How can I edit my project?

You are welcome to edit your project at any time by logging into the project entry system (https://www.globalgiving.org/non-profits/) 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 the project entry system (PE).

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 using the “Project Leader” drop down menu under the “People & Organization” tab in the project entry system (PE).

If you would like to add a new project leader who is not currently listed as a project leader, please click on the link “fill in this form,” below the project leader drop down menu. You will be asked to provide the name, email address, and title of the new project leader.

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 resubmitted every two years. See GlobalGiving Compliance Policies for more information.

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. 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 the project entry system (PE) (http://www.globalgiving.org/non-profits/) 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 GlobalGiving Open Challenge. For more information about the next Open Challenge, email Sonja Lehner 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 the project entry system (PE). Log into the project entry system (PE) (http://www.globalgiving.org/non-profits/) 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. For more information about the next Open Challenge, email Sonja Lehner at challengehelp@globalgiving.org.
  3. 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.

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

How do I deactivate my project?

If you are interested in deactivating your project, please send a short email with your project ID number and the reason for the project’s deactivation to projecthelp@globalgiving.org. A member of the GlobalGiving team will mark your project as “funded” and follow up with you.

After your project has been deactivated, please post a final report to let your donors know how their donations were used and to inform them that the project has been completed.