Open Challenge Resource Center

This page contains additional resources to complement the Tutorials videos and are supplemental learning tools that may assist you in improving your online fundraising strategy. In the Open Challenge Resource Center you will find resources provided by GlobalGiving as well as free software recommendations that you may find useful.

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The resources below are categorized according to the sections on the Tutorials Library page.

I. About the Open Challenge

More information about the Open Challenge
Open Challenge FAQ’s & Terms and Conditions
Challenge and Bonus Day Leaderboards

II. Open Challenge Fundraising Strategy

Tips for Fundraising on GlobalGiving
How to Improve Project Visibility
Improve Your Fundraising with GlobalGiving Analytics
Fundraising Checklist

III. Project and Storytelling Tips

How to Navigate the Project Entry System
How to Create a New Project
How to Build Your Project Page
How to Improve Project Visibility
Project Ranking Algorithm
How to Upload a Photo
Additional Tips for Producing Great Photos
GlobalGiving Photo Guidelines
Taking Great Photos with Bud Force
Photos and Stories on GlobalGiving
The 2014 Photo Contest
How to Make a High-Quality Video on a Low Budget
2014 Video Contest Winners

External Links
PicMonkey is a free photo editing website allowing you to touch-up pictures, create your own collages and design your own graphics.

YouTube Nonprofit Program is a new resource for nonprofit organizations to "help you activate your cause, tell a compalling story, and launch an effective campaign on YouTube." 

Windows Movie Maker is a free software allowing you to "turn your videos and photos into movies with a soundtrack and stylized theme."

IV.Growing Your Donor Base: Network Mapping

How to Grow Your Network

External Links is a free brainstorming software that can be used to design your donor network maps. 

Freemind is Java's free mind-mapping program where you can create and store files and maps you create.

V. Growing Your Donor Base: Communicating with Donors

Tell Your Story From a Better Point of View
Writing a Compelling Story
Types of E-communication
Donor-Centered Retention Strategy 

External Links
Our All Time Favorite Terrible Marketing Email Mistakes - And How to Avoid Them

Evite is a free digital invitation and social event planning service.

Mailchimp is a free mass e-mailing service that helps you keep track of your donor communications. 

Send Grid is a free e-mail delivery service allowing you to send up to 200 e-mails a day.

Constant Contact offers a free, easy to use toolkit to "help you reach, engage and acquire new customers through email, events, and social media."

Blackbaud provides nonprofit software for fundraising, prospect research, fund accounting and more.

Donor Perfect is a donor management software that "helps cultivate donor relationships and achieve terrific fundraising results." 

NeonCRM "is a web-based fundraising and membership system that provides nonprofit organizations with all the tools required to increase donations and memberships while automating common processes and streamlining staff's day-to-day tasks." 

VI. Social Media

Additional Tips to Communicating with Donors on Twitter and Facebook
Starting Conversations with Twitter

External Links
HootGiving is HootSuite's program for nonprofit organizations that provides "personalized education to optimize your social media strategy." 

Facebook Posting Best Practices by Facebook. 

8 Random but Useful Social Media Tips for Nonprofits by Nonprofit Tech for Good.

Tutorials on Social Media is a roundup of guides put together by Socialbrite on how to use blogs, Facebook, Twitter and more.

24 Best Practices for Nonprofits Using Twitter by Socialbrite.


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