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A Year Later in Japan: GlobalGiving and the Long Road

By Tom Watson

Because it curates philanthropic projects around the world rather than providing a pass-through for any registered NGO, GlobalGiving has spent a decade building a network of supporters who believe in its work... And while the large-scale relief efforts certainly deserve support in times of crisis, my dollars instinctively follow the path of smaller scale enterprises and organizations where I know Kuraishi and her team build real relationships, study the data, and invest philanthropic resources where they're needed. This is social capital hard at work.

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Charities Try New Ways to Test Ideas Quickly and Polish Them Later

By Ben Gose

GlobalGiving, a charity website that matches donors with community-development projects overseas, has used lean principles to test whether the training it provides to groups that raise money through its site are making a difference. The lean methodology advocates this approach-called "A/B testing"-to identify what's working and what's not.

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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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