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Welcome to the inaugural GlobalGiving partner newsletter. This quarterly publication will highlight current partnerships, trends, and news in corporate philanthropy, cause marketing and employee engagement. We hope you find it a valuable resource as you continue to explore new approaches to global corporate citizenship, and we welcome your feedback.

Japan: The Road to Recovery

Since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan’s north coast nearly five months ago, GlobalGiving has disbursed more than half of the $6.3M raised to provide immediate, emergency aid. This funding has provided food and medical supplies, communication tools such as walkie-talkies and radios, and temporary shelter to the worst hit areas. As we have learned from past disasters, needs continue beyond this immediate assistance. We are now gaining insight from our partners on the ground about Japan’s long-term needs such as job creation, nuclear safety plans and youth programs, and are focusing the remaining Japan relief funds on these efforts. For example, one of our project partners, Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities, is establishing a headquarters in Sendai and will be training 100 civil society leaders in disaster recovery response. To view the latest project updates, visit: Japan and Tsunami Relief Fund

Mari Kuraishi, president and co-founder of GlobalGiving, recently spoke at the Southern California Grantmakers conference about Japan’s nonprofit sector and GlobalGiving’s response to the disaster.
To listen to the webinar, hosted by Southern California Grantmakers, click here.

In the Field Program

This summer, GlobalGiving representatives are visiting project organizations in 15 countries. The primary purpose of these site visits is to ensure that GlobalGiving maintains its high quality by verifying that individual and corporate donor funds are being used as intended. We also take advantage of these opportunities to strengthen our relationships with existing and prospective partner organizations by conducting community workshops that allow us to both learn more about their needs and provide information about how to best leverage the GlobalGiving platform. Finally, our teams also reach out to new organizations suggested by our corporate partners.

We’ve accomplished this efficiently by attracting more than a dozen impressive (volunteer) graduate students, immersing them in the GlobalGiving experience, and sending them out to connect with our partners abroad. Recently, we surveyed more than 50 organizations that were visited in the past year about their site visit experience.

  • 87% say this visit helped their organization to better understand GlobalGiving;
  • 85% say this visit helped to strengthen their relationship with GlobalGiving; and
  • 98% say they would like to be visited again!
Amy from Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners said “It was nice to have face to face interaction with a representative, and learn how GlobalGiving does value having a variety of projects and providing an additional platform to organizations for fundraising."

Read postcards from GlobalGiving’s site visits this summer

New Partnerships
We’d like to warmly welcome the following corporate partners to the GlobalGiving community:
Cummins, a global power leader committed to design, manufacture, distribution and service of engines and related technologies, recently partnered with GlobalGiving, as the company expands its international giving and Community Partners program.
In a bottom-up approach, Cummins Community Involvement Team employees nominate local community partners for 52 international grants per year from the Cummins Foundation, which are then vetted by GlobalGiving. In addition, GlobalGiving also provides international grant management, impact measurement and disbursement services to further support Cummins' global community initiatives.

Eli Lilly and Company
, a leading pharmaceutical corporation which provides medicines and research for some of the world's most urgent medical needs, launched its partnership with GlobalGiving this week. The GlobalGiving-powered portal ‘Lilly Global Giving,' will enable Lilly employees worldwide to donate to causes they most care about, and have their donations  matched. 

“Through the Lilly Global Giving Program, we’re expanding our reach and engaging our employees in new ways. For the first time, Lilly employees worldwide will have the opportunity to support global projects they’re passionate about and have their contributions matched by the Lilly Foundation,” said John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Lilly chairman, president, and chief executive officer. The portal has been customized to feature GlobalGiving’s global projects in the areas of health, hunger, education and the environment, aligning with Lilly's giving focus areas. In addition, as an added incentive, each Lilly employee is being provided with a $50 gift credit, courtesy of the Lilly Foundation, to be used towards their first donation.

Struggling with Grantmaking in India?  

While there are approximately 3.3 million NGOs in India, not every nonprofit organization can receive foreign funds. In 2010, the Government of India passed the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) to regulate foreign contributions and grantmaking.  As a result, only NGOs registered under the FCRA status are entitled to receive foreign donations. Organizations seeking registration under the FCRA must have provided at least three years of proven charitable programs or services in India and utilize all foreign contributions within the country. Though the regulation promotes more specific guidelines for international grantmakers, the process can be cost-prohibitive for smaller, emerging organizations, and may restrict them from receiving critical foreign funds and limiting their ability to grow.

Learn more at
An Analysis of India's FCRA Bill 2010
Download the entire bill

How We Work with Partners:
To learn more about the different ways we support companies, large and small, visit our Corporate Partners page.

News at a Glance
“I want my MTV”:  You may have spotted GlobalGiving on MTV lately, as part of our partnership with
Neutrogena's® Wave for Change campaign.  To learn more about how we’ve teamed up to support young women and their charities of choice, visit:  Wave for Change
Amplifying Local Voices: Our storytelling project in Kenya was recently featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. This initiative, in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation,
turns local peoples' stories into data, opening up possibilities for innovative measurement in international development. Visit: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Summer Open Challenge:  Check out our new potential project partners and play a role in deciding who earns a place on GlobalGiving! Visit the "challenge" link on our homepage from August 2nd through August 30th, and by giving just $10, you can help an organization qualify to earn a permanent spot on GlobalGiving.
Science Technology Engineering Math Challenge: Interested in participating in a STEM collaboration with other corporate partners next Spring?  If so, please contact Ingrid Embree for more information.

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