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How to Improve Project Visibility

Did you know that GlobalGiving ranks its projects? GlobalGiving uses its project ranking system to determine the order in which projects are listed under each theme (e.g. Health, Microfinance, etc.) and country on our site. 

You can see each of your projects’ ranking on the dashboard in the Project Entry.

 This ranking is based on the following criteria:

  • 40% the amount of time since your previous project report
  • 20% the number of donors that your project has attracted
  • 20% the amount of money your project has raised, relative to other projects
  • 20% how close is the project to being fully funded

Learn more about the ranking algorithm.

Your ranking affects your visibility on the site, and, to an extent, the likelihood of a donor donating to your project! So, become a high ranking project on GlobalGiving’s site.

□   Post frequent project reports. GlobalGiving requires that projects post project reports at least every 3 months. But, by posting more frequent project reports, your organization can improve its visibility on the site.

□   Be an active fundraiser and encourage your supporters and donors to donate to your GlobalGiving project. By attracting more donors to your project, you will improve your project’s ranking.

□   Maintain small, manageable fundraising goals. 20% of your project’s rank is determined by how close your project is to its fundraising goal. By keeping small goals, such as $5,000, $7,000, or $10,000, and keeping up the fundraising efforts, your project will continue to be highly ranked.

Have your project featured on the homepage

Every hour, GlobalGiving features new, high-ranking projects on its homepage that have high-resolution photos!

□   Upload high-resolution photos. Upload a photo with dimensions of at least 1,024 x 768 pixels. The larger the photo, the higher the resolution. Make sure your photos are vibrant and engaging! This compels donors to click on the picture and find out more about our project. Learn how to upload a photo here. Find tips for posting great photos here.  


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