(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced that donors from more than 106 countries have given more than $3 million for Nepal Earthquake Relief in less than two weeks. The donations have come from more than 28,000 donors, including young children, grandparents, Nepali citizens, climbers who have summited Mt. Everest, and leading companies and their employees.
(Washington, D.C.) - GlobalGiving announced that it has raised more than $3 million for Ebola relief from donors in 68 countries through the GlobalGiving crowdfunding community. GlobalGiving is currently crowdfunding 29 community organizations that are preventing and fighting the spread of the epidemic in West Africa. By connecting donors to nonprofits that are deeply rooted in the affected areas, GlobalGiving helps donors make a lasting impact through organizations that were working in the communities long before this Ebola outbreak; the same organizations that will be there to drive long-term recovery.
(Washington, D.C.) - 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.
(Washington, D.C.) - The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust today announced a $2.2 million grant to GlobalGiving to support both local and international humanitarian organizations’ Ebola relief efforts in West Africa. By investing in locally-led organizations deeply-rooted in the affected communities and already working on the ground, the grant will fund ongoing activities to immediately address emerging priorities in the largest-ever outbreak of this deadly virus, while also ensuring ongoing support for recovery and reconstruction after the emergency response has ended.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, a US-based nonprofit, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to enable individual donors, foundations, and companies to donate to locally-driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa. As international aid workers continue to leave the affected countries for their own safety, these local organizations will play a critical role in containing the outbreak. The Fund supports projects from nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been thoroughly vetted by GlobalGiving.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving announced today that it reached $100 million in total donations through the charitable giving websites GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk. The $100 millionth dollar was donated in the final days of 2013 and signifies an important achievement in the organization's twelve-year history, as well as an important milestone for crowdfunding, and for grassroots nonprofits providing local solutions to local problems around the world.
(London, UK) - Alex Renaud (13), a local London school boy, has raised a staggering £31,000 for Casita Linda a small Mexican charity that provides simple decent housing to the most disadvantaged families in Ejido, Mexico, by completing an impressive climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2013. The GlobalGiving UK project that luckily captured Alex’s imagination is a small grassroots charity helping families in extreme poverty who do not qualify for government housing programs or Habitat for Humanity grants.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, the one-stop-shop for philanthropy, announced today that it facilitated approximately $8.75 million in donations to grassroots projects around the world, an increase in year-end revenue of more than 200% from 2007 to 2008. Despite the global economic crisis that has resulted in many charities struggling to make ends meet, projects on GlobalGiving.com continued to thrive in 2008 thanks to the diversified base of individual donors who utilize GlobalGiving to fulfill their charitable goals and interests.
(Palo Alto, CA) - BlogHer, Inc. (www.blogher.com), one of the top women's online networks and the Web's number-one guide to blogs by women, today announced the launch of a fundraising initiative for maternal health projects via the GlobalGiving Web site that will culminate on Mother's Day, May 11. BlogHers Act is a global activism initiative driven by BlogHer community focusing on diverse aspects of maternal health, and the GlobalGiving program is a key component in this year-long initiative designed to make a difference in maternal health worldwide.
(WASHINGTON) - PARADE Magazine and the Case Foundation, along with their online donation processing partners, Network for Good and GlobalGiving, announced today the champions of the first-ever America's Giving Challenge. The Challenge was designed to encourage the charitable use of social networking and Web 2.0 tools and to empower individuals to fundraise and build networks of caring people around the organizations and issues they care about most. During the six-weeks of the Challenge, 48,000 unique donors contributed to nearly 700 charities and, with an average donation of $25, the Challenge raised a total of $1.2 million for a combination of US-based charities and globally-oriented causes. PARADE and the Case Foundation will add $500,000 to this total. Four national and four globally-oriented charities will each receive $50,000 for driving the greatest number of unique donors to contribute to their cause. An additional 100 charities will each receive $1,000 for collecting the most total donations for their cause, from all sources, during the Challenge.
(Washington, D.C.) - NPower Greater DC Region has announced the three finalists for their 2007 Technology Innovation Award, presented by Accenture. They are Fairfax Symphony Orchestra for their use of podcasts to enable the orchestra to reach individuals via the internet and through downloads; GlobalGiving for their development of Gift Certificates, online gift certificates that can be redeemed to support a specific charity; and (RAINN) Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network for their development of a web-based crisis hotline to provide live and anonymous support through instant messaging
(Andover, MA) - GlobalGiving, an online marketplace for philanthropy that connects donors with grassroots projects around the world, Innocentive, the global leader in open innovative sourcing for scientists, engineers, professionals and entrepreneurs, and the Rockefeller Foundation have joined forces. Rockefeller Foundation and InnoCentive will bring the talent of thousands of world-class engineers, scientists, inventors, and business people to solve the most pressing and complex humanitarian challenges posed by GlobalGiving project leaders.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving offers a meaningful alternative to conspicuous consumption with gift options perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, an online marketplace for charity that connects donors with high-impact, grassroots projects around the world, has launched a Ramadan Giving initiative that offers a safe and impactful way for individuals to meet their charitable obligations during Ramadan and year round. Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims that began on September 23, is traditionally associated with fasting, reflection, and an increased focus on charitable giving.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, an online marketplace for philanthropy that connects donors with grassroots projects around the world, and Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit program that provides free instruments and instruction to inner-city children in the U.S., have joined forces. Little Kids Rock will post charitable projects on GlobalGiving's website, www.globalgiving.org, joining a growing and vibrant philanthropic community. Little Kids Rock's first project, Give 200 Students Access to Music Education, complements over 350 other projects in 60 countries currently featured on www.globalgiving.org.
(Washington, DC) - This Mother's Day, One Shared World SM is encouraging American women to honor their mothers and other special women in their lives by skipping the flowers and doing something to help end global poverty. Through May 14, the Campaign's Web site www.onesharedworld.org is featuring unique, free Mother's Day e-cards and downloadable keepsakes, as well as a meaningful alternative gift idea: a Mother's Day donation to a program of their choice that helps women lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
(DOVER, NJ) — Casio Inc, a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics, is striving to help rebuild schools in the Gulf Coast area that were devastated by hurricane Katrina. Casio has donated Exilim cameras that will be sold for charity on eBay with the eBay Giving Works program. The cameras will be available for bid from April 4 through April 14.
(Chicago) — Advertising agency Leo Burnett USA today announced the selection of GlobalGiving as its new non-profit partner as part of its Packaged Good pro bono initiative. A web-based marketplace that brings together donors with social enterprise projects in need of funding, GlobalGiving was selected from a pool of nearly 400 diverse public service organizations that submitted proposals for the opportunity to work with the agency.
(Washington, DC) - Since January 2005, donors through GlobalGiving, an Internet-based philanthropy service putting donors in control of where their money is spent, gave to 46 projects that have brought clean water to more than 135,000 people, provided shelter for over 20,000 people, supplied food to almost 23,000 people, educated more than 3,400 children, equipped 6,200 people with boats to regain their livelihoods; and delivered vital news and information to 50,000 people.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, an Internet-based philanthropy service that connects individual and institutional donors directly to social, economic development, and environmental projects around the world, provides donors with a broad selection of trackable projects to choose from when they are moved to help those with critical needs.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, an Internet-based service focused on making international philanthropy more efficient and high impact, received a second round of operational grant money from Omidyar Network ($1.5 million) and the Hewlett Foundation ($800,000). Both organizations support GlobalGiving's mission to build a marketplace that helps fund social and economic development projects around the world, while creating an engaging donor experienc
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving is proud to announce expanded partnerships with two of our strategic funders, Omidyar Network and the Hewlett Foundation. Recent grants from both organizations, in support of general operating activities, are integral to GlobalGiving's continued efforts to build and enhance a highly efficient philanthropy marketplace.
(Washington, DC) - The New Heroes need help. In a PBS documentary highlighting innovative social entrepreneurs, 12 amazing projects take viewers around the world with The New Heroes. These heroes can receive donations through GlobalGiving which will be matched by the Skoll Foundation until August 31.
(Washington, DC) - The Skoll Foundation is creating "giving circles" where viewers of the new PBS series, The New Heroes, can gather and give to any social entrepreneur highlighted in the television show.
(Washington, DC) - In an effort to build the company's technology and organizational capacity, GlobalGiving, an Internet-based service for international philanthropy, announced today its hire of William Hogan, founder and former CEO of multiple technology companies in Silicon Valley.
(Washington, DC) - In an inventive approach to charitable giving, Duran Duran is donating $4,000 raised at auction for a soccer ball signed by more than two dozen celebrities. The band is donating the proceeds to the Freeplay Foundation via the GlobalGiving charity fundraising network.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, an Internet-based service that connects individual and institutional donors directly to social, economic development, and environmental projects around the world, announced today that five projects will split $100,000 in prize money awarded at its 2005 Marketplace. The Marketplace, a first-of-its-kind live event, was held as part of the Global Philanthropy Forum's 4th annual Conference on Borderless Giving March 2-4.
(Washington, DC) - From March 7th-17th, Duran Duran will host an auction on eBay, featuring a soccer ball signed by some of the most popular entertainers today. All of the proceeds from this star-studded auction will go toward tsunami relief projects on GlobalGiving.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, a global internet portal connecting individual and corporate donors with tsunami relief and other development initiatives, today unveiled dedicated web space for relief activities around the world through sponsorship from the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI). CIDI is a nonprofit organization incorporated by the US Agency for International Development in order to coordinate domestic humanitarian response to international crises.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, a global internet portal acting as an 'E-Bay' for development, has dedicated web space for relief and reconstruction within the tsunami disaster zone in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
(Bethesda, MD) - CNN ran a feature story about the negative impact The Patriot Act has had on international giving. The reporter had done a previous story on the work of Bernard Krisher, an ex-journalist who has been running an economic development project in Cambodia for years and has had his project posted on GlobalGiving.com since 2003.
(San Leandro, CA) - The North Face announced today that it has signed an agreement with GlobalGiving to fund and promote community-based development projects overseas. The North Face sponsors as many as five expeditions a year, sending world class athletes to remote international destinations. Through GlobalGiving, The North Face will be able to identify and fund social and economic development projects in the regions where these expeditions take place.
(Bethesda, MD) - GlobalGiving announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Skoll Foundation. The grant, one of the largest given by the Skoll Foundation, will be used to support continued development of GlobalGiving's operational infrastructure. Founded by former World Bank executives, GlobalGiving is emerging as the leading online marketplace for international aid and philanthropy.
(San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC) - Visa International and GlobalGiving, a global philanthropic exchange founded by former executives of the World Bank, launched a strategic partnership today that will innovate international aid by enhancing the efficiency of funding entrepreneurial social and economic development projects.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, the global philanthropic exchange, announced today that it is growing with the addition of a new executive chairman. Carol Realini, a successful serial entrepreneur in the technology industry joins the team in its efforts to create the world's richest marketplace for international aid and philanthropy.
(Washington, DC) - The GlobalGiving Foundation announced today that David L. Goldwyn has been appointed Chairman of the Board. The Foundation's board is comprised of leaders with backgrounds in business, finance, government and philanthropy.
(Washington, DC) - GlobalGiving, the trusted, global philanthropic exchange, today announced it is enabling HP's employees to donate to international, grass-roots projects of their choice through a flexible, easy-to-use online solution. GlobalGiving's global philanthropic marketplace quickly and effectively matches low-threshold, social development needs with funding sources. More importantly, GlobalGiving allows employers to broaden employee-giving programs to better match employee interests.