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Leadership Council

We are no longer accepting applications for 2017.

Would you like a larger say in developing GlobalGiving’s campaigns? Would you like to be the first to see new tools and features before they are rolled out on the site? Apply for GlobalGiving’s Leadership Council, an advisory committee made up of representatives from our nonprofit partners (like you!). The application process will be announced shortly. Please contact Emily James if you're interested.

If there is one thing that we want you to know about GlobalGIving, it is that we really value and appreciate your feedback and input.

Over the years, so many features and promotions have come about because of your ideas:

In fact, we feel so passionately about feedback that we actually made it one of our organization’s four values:  Listen. Act. Learn, Repeat.! (We even wrote it on our office wall.)

What is the Leadership Council?

The Leadership Council is one way that organizations share feedback with us. It is a committee of representatives from our nonprofit partners around the world. 

This year, we are looking to identify up to 20 representatives from a range of organizations: long-time GlobalGiving partners, who have seen how GlobalGiving has changed over the years, as well as some of GlobalGiving’s newest community members, who can bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to the group. Ideally, the Council will be made up of representatives from organizations around the globe—representing GlobalGiving’s diverse base of nonprofit partners in the U.S. and over 140 other countries—who have varying access to the internet, experience with online fundraising, etc.

The Council will meet via skype or conference call twice a year for about two hours to discuss important issues related to GlobalGiving—campaigns, pricing, new experiments, project ranking, and more.

The Council will also act as an ad hoc advisory committee, providing regular feedback and engaging in discussions about new features on the site and ideas for future campaigns via the Leadership Council Facebook Group and email.

Members may also receive specific questions or requests from GlobalGiving staff relevant to their country or area or expertise. For example, if you are selected, you may receive infrequent requests for feedback on other organizations in your country or identifying potential guest hosts for monthly trainings. Council members may also be intermittently asked to act as a reference for other GlobalGiving partners in your country or sector who have questions or require some assistance with their GlobalGiving account.

2014 Leadership Council members are invited to remain part of the Council in 2015. Please reach out to Emily James to express interest.

What are the responsibilities of Leadership Council members?

Leadership Council members will be expected to:

What are the benefits of being a Leadership Council member?

As a Council member, you will receive sneak peeks of our newest features and the opportunity to make suggestions on upcoming campaigns, trainings, and more. This is a great way to have a larger say in GlobalGiving’s programming and to help make GlobalGiving an even more valuable and effective tool for organizations like yours around the world!

2017 Leadership Council

Swetha Akhnoor, Auroville Unity Fund

Senay Ataselim Yilmaz, Turkish Philanthropy Funds

Marshall Bailly, Leadership Initiatives

Andy Chaggar, International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Janet Chapman, Tanzania Development Trust

Paige Cooper, GlobeMed at George Washington University

Paul Delbar, APOPO vzw

Connie Duran, Puerta Abierta

David Folds, Idjwi Island Education Fund

Lucy Kanu, Idea Builders Initiative

Deborah Kimathi, Vision Africa - Give a Child a Future

Nikole Lim, Freely in Hope

Campbell Plowden, Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Venkat Ramakrishnan, Isha Vidhya

Sylvester Renner, Develop Africa

Sharon Runge, Kenya Connect

Albert Santoli, Asia America Initiative

Adelina Stuparu, Center for Peacebuilding


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