(Washington, D.C.) November 20, 2014 - GlobalGiving announced today its selection as one of 14 organizations included in the first round of grants from Fund for Shared Insight, a recently launched collaborative effort by seven funders to pool financial and other resources to make grants to improve philanthropy.
GlobalGiving was awarded $700,000 for their work to establish a new norm in the social sector in which organizations systematically listen to those they seek to help and meaningfully incorporate those voices into their work, beginning with the more than 2,500 nonprofits in the GlobalGiving network.
"We are really honored to get this vote of confidence from the Fund for Shared Insight," said Mari Kurashi, President and Co-Founder of GlobalGiving. "Our plan to develop tools and incentives for the thousands of nonprofit partners we work with around the globe so that they can more easily hearand act uponthe input of the community members they work with is the cornerstone of our strategy for the years to come. It gives us a running start into the next phase of our growth and maturation as one of the original crowdfunding platforms."
The Fund for Shared Insight announced 14 one- to three-year grants, totaling $5.26 million, designed to encourage and incorporate feedback from the people the social sector seeks to help; understand the connection between feedback and better results; foster more openness between and among foundations and grantees; and share lessons.
"We are thrilled to partner with GlobalGiving to improve philanthropy," said Melinda Tuan, Shared Insight project manager. "We expect to learn a lot with and from our selected grantees' efforts and look forward to sharing the learning along the way."
For a list of all 14 grantees or to learn more about the grant selection process, please visit www.fundforsharedinsight.org.
GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has helped raise more than $140 million from more than 380,000 donors for more than 10,000 projects. Because GlobalGiving works with nonprofit organizations in more than 150 countries, when disasters like the Ebola outbreak occur, GlobalGiving can quickly deliver funds to locally-driven organizations that are best-suited to provide relief in their own communities.