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The New York Times

How to Help Hurricane Irma Victims (and How to Avoid Scams)

By Jacey Fortin

“I can’t tell you how many times I have been in disaster situations where I’ve seen, literally, just warehouses filled with stuff that people give, just sitting there,” said Britt Lake, the chief program officer for GlobalGiving, a crowdfunding organization that connects donors with local relief organizations. GlobalGiving’s Irma Relief Fund is accepting donations here. It vets the local organizations it helps fund and is well-regarded by charity watchdogs.

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NPR

Local Aid Groups Are Key To Disaster Relief. So Why Are They Overlooked?

By Malaka Gharib

In 2015, relief groups received $4.2 billion in humanitarian funding — but local and national NGOs combined received just 2.3 percent of it[...]. Nonprofits like GlobalGiving are trying to change that. The U.S.-based group raises funds for small, local NGOs around the world. The idea is "to help those NGOs get the visibility and funding that only larger NGOs get," says Alison Carlman, the charity's director of impact and communications.

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Fast Company

GlobalGiving: $25 for Your Thoughts

By Alice Korngold

What impresses me about GlobalGiving's approach is that as an intermediary between donors and nonprofits, they go far beyond reviews of basic compliance and financial information… until we find the perfect assessment models, GlobalGiving evaluates nonprofits the best way we know how at this point--visits by in-country teams of evaluators, and references by a large network of funders and experts in the field.

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The New York Times

How to Change the World

By Nicholas Kristof

Browse a comprehensive site like GlobalGiving, where organizations around the world have posted their wish lists. On GlobalGiving, my family has donated, for example, to an aid group in Bombay, India, that keeps at-risk girls from being trafficked into brothels. For Father’s Day last year, I suggested that instead of giving Dad another necktie, people sponsor a “HeroRat” through GlobalGiving. HeroRats are trained rats that sniff out landmines or TB cases, and what father wouldn’t want to be associated with a super-macho super-achieving super-altruistic oversized rat?

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The Huffington Post

How Crowdfunding Benefits Nonprofits and Donors

By Geri Stengel

...GlobalGiving bridge[s] the information gap between nonprofits and potential donors. It's a combination of a marketing consultant who increases the nonprofit's visibility and the Good Housekeeping seal of approval that gives donors confidence that their donations are put to good use. And it's another example of the ways in which the internet and social media bring people and organizations together.

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Foreign Policy

The Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers

Mari Kuraishi has proved that, thanks to the Internet, everyone can be a philanthropist [...] In 2000, the Japanese native left a successful career at the World Bank to found GlobalGiving [...] a decade later, hundreds of thousands of donors have pooled their funds - the average donation is around $25 - to give more than $50 million to more than 4,500 projects. [...] "With masses of active people" she has said, "we'll get more innovation, more creativity, more of a shot at solving the problem of global poverty."

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GlobalGiving News


GlobalGiving CEO
September 18, 2018

GlobalGiving Names Alix Guerrier Chief Executive Officer

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving, the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits, announced the appointment of Alix Guerrier as Chief Executive Officer. Read more


M-Changa Partnership
August 3, 2018

GlobalGiving Now Accepts Donations in Kenyan Shillings Through Partnership With M-Changa

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving is proud to now accept donations in Kenyan Shillings (KES) through a groundbreaking partnership with M-Changa, a popular mobile and online fundraising platform based in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more


Education for Social Inclusion
July 6, 2018

GlobalGiving Welcomes 99 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced today that 99 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the next level. Read more


GlobalGiving China Office is officially registered in Shanghai
June 15, 2018

GlobalGiving to Expand Charity Work In China

(Shanghai, China) - GlobalGiving announced today its China Office was officially registered in Shanghai, in accordance with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland China that came into effect on January 1, 2017. Read more

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April 5, 2018

GlobalGiving Welcomes 82 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced today that 82 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the next level. Read more


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January 8, 2018

GlobalGiving Welcomes 68 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced today that 68 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the next level. Read more


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October 4, 2017

GlobalGiving Welcomes 81 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced today that 81 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the next level. Read more


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October 2, 2017

GlobalGiving’s Top 10: Nonprofits Committed to Impact

(Washington, D.C.) - In celebration of GlobalGiving’s 15th anniversary, the organization announced an inaugural “Top 10: Nonprofits Committed To Impact” list. Read more


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September 8th, 2017

Growing Number of Companies Opt For Locally Driven Hurricane Relief Efforts, Reports GlobalGiving

(Washington, D.C.) - In response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a growing number of companies are choosing to support locally driven relief and recovery efforts. GlobalGiving, a U.S. nonprofit, thoroughly vets local charities around the world and connects them with individual and corporate donors. Read more


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July 6th, 2017

GlobalGiving Welcomes 76 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced today that 76 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the next level. Read more


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April 5th, 2017

GlobalGiving Welcomes 70 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced today that 70 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the next level. Read more


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February 9, 2017

GlobalGiving Launches Learn: A Dynamic Resource Library For Nonprofits, Donors, and Companies

(Washington, D.C.) - Today GlobalGiving announced the launch of a growing collection of resources to help nonprofits, donors, and companies create more good in the world. Read more


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January 12, 2017

GlobalGiving Welcomes 51 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced today that 51 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the next level. Read more


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December 1, 2016

GlobalGiving Breaks Donation Records on #GivingTuesday

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving is thrilled to announce that #GivingTuesday 2016 was the highest-volume fundraising day in the nonprofit’s 14-year history. Thanks to GlobalGiving’s donors, nonprofits, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the crowdfunding community helped raise more than $2.4 million for 1,477 nonprofit projects in 124 countries. Read more


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November 14, 2016

GlobalGiving Now Accepting Donations Using Apple Pay, Offering Another Easy, Secure & Private Way to Donate

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving, the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world, now offers the ability to donate with Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to donate that’s fast and convenient. Read more


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October 25, 2016

GlobalGiving Welcomes 35 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced today that 35 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the next level. Read more


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October 4, 2016

GlobalGiving Launches Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving, GlobalGiving, a rapid-response crowdfunding community that connects donors with those in need during disasters, has launched a Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund. The dangerous category 4 hurricane has already caused multiple deaths and made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday morning. Read more


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August 30, 2016

John Templeton Foundation Supports Joint Research in "Generosity in Practice"

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving is thrilled to announce that it has received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to conduct a joint research project on "Generosity in Practice." Thanks to the support of the Templeton Foundation, GlobalGiving, DonorsChoose.org, and Kiva will collaborate on field research to better understand what influences human generosity. Read more


A man walks through rubble between destroyed buildings
August 24, 2016

GlobalGiving Launches Italy Earthquake Relief Fund

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving, a rapid-response crowdfunding community that connects donors with those in need during disasters, has launched a relief and recovery fund for survivors of the earthquake that devastated towns in central Italy. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy and the town of Amatrice, at its epicenter, was completely devastated. Read more


Eleanor Harrison
June 15, 2016

Eleanor Harrison, CEO GlobalGiving UK awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s

(London, UK) - In this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours, Eleanor Harrison, CEO of GlobalGiving UK, was awarded an OBE for her services to overseas development. ‘I am absolutely thrilled,’ says Eleanor. ‘I feel I don’t deserve such recognition when there are so many who do so much without their work ever being publically acknowledged. I know this from my own experience. We can make aid and philanthropy fairer, more transparent and effective through investing in great, smaller charities. GlobalGiving UK is making this happen.‘ Read more


A smiling family hugs each other in a recovery center
April 22, 2016

On Nepal Earthquake Anniversary, Five Lessons for Supporting Japan & Ecuador

(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving, the leading crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors and companies after disasters, identifies five lessons from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes that should inform giving to Japan and Ecuador. Read more


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April 22, 2016

One year on from the Nepal earthquakes, local support still needed

(London, UK) - The UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) reported that some 26,000 individuals still remain displaced from their homes in Nepal, and, as DEC members added, ‘the government’s plans for rebuilding are far behind schedule.’ So as the world switches its attention to the plight of people in Japan and Ecuador, the fact is much remains to be done in Nepal. The recovery has been hindered by difficult geographic terrain, fuel blockades, the monsoon and the high levels of existing poverty. Read more


GG Rewards
March 2016

Gates Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to GlobalGiving to Develop GG Rewards

(Washington, D.C.) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to GlobalGiving to help develop and test GG Rewards, the system that GlobalGiving uses to recognize and reward its nonprofit partners for their efforts to learn, improve, and grow their impact. Read more


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