Washington, DC, January 12, 2017 - 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. They've each also met GlobalGiving's rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and raised at least $5,000 from 40 donors in November and December 2016.
The new nonprofit partner organizations are:
The complete list of Accelerator participants can be seen on the campaign leaderboard.
"We're excited to welcome these 51 nonprofits to the GlobalGiving Community," said Mari Kuraishi, President and Co-Founder of GlobalGiving. "We believe that good ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time, and we look forward to supporting our new partners as they work to create change around the world. We're committed to providing tools, training, and support as they learn, grow and become more effective."
The new projects on GlobalGiving range from empowering people with disabilities in India, to providing education for hundreds of children living in one of the most violent and poor areas of Venezuela, to building friendships among Israeli Jews, Palestinians, and Arab Israelis through sport.
Each of the new GlobalGiving partners has committed to providing donors regular reports about how they use their funds. They also have access to the full suite of tools offered to GlobalGiving partners, including opportunities for referrals to GlobalGiving's corporate partners.
"As the Development Officer for an organization that had never conducted a formal end of year appeal until this year, GlobalGiving greatly streamlined and simplified our experience, and also allowed us to significantly exceed our fundraising goals. Further, it brought new constituents and potential future donors. I also think the built in incentives and the element of competition helped encourage more donations. Ultimately, I, along with Our Restorative Justice's board, were very glad to have participated in the Challenge." - Meghan Higgins from Our Restorative Justice.
GlobalGiving is the first and largest crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, companies, and donors around the world. We make it possible for local organizations to access the tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. To learn more about how your nonprofit or company can partner with GlobalGiving, please visit www.globalgiving.org/join.
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Alison Carlman, Director of Marketing and Communications