GG Rewards: How GlobalGiving Promotes The Most Effective Nonprofits

Get to know GlobalGiving’s system for measuring and rewarding nonprofit effectiveness, GG Rewards.


Wouldn’t it be great if your nonprofit could spend less time fundraising, and more time focused on your mission? That’s our goal, too.

It’s why GlobalGiving, itself a 501(c)(3) organization, created GG Rewards: a way to drive more money to more effective nonprofits.

At GlobalGiving, we believe that the best nonprofits all have one thing in common: They listen to the people they serve, they act on what they hear by testing out new ideas, and they continually learn from their tests, improving their organizations every day. We call this cycle of progress: Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat. And we help nonprofits that Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat. earn more money!

Take our partner Grassroots Uganda, for example: Before they got a grant, they asked women’s groups in their community: “What’s your biggest need?” The women said their village needed a library. So, they built a library. And those very same women now run the library, open to everyone in their community.

Lee at Grassroots Uganda saw first-hand how successful a project could be if it was driven by the people it served. Now, Grassroots Uganda takes this approach with every new project. Bravo, Lee!

Lee shared this story with GlobalGiving in a few sentences on GG Rewards, our community’s online system for tracking and rewarding nonprofits that are learning from those they serve and becoming more effective. Why did we build this system? Because our mission is to help nonprofits get the funding, tools, training, and support they need to make an impact and make our world a better place.

Just by sharing its learning story, Grassroots Uganda earned 12 points toward “Superstar Status” on GlobalGiving. As Superstars, the nonprofit is now more likely to receive new donations during the holidays, more likely to be referred to our corporate partners, and more likely to be included in our marketing campaigns.

Ready for your turn? Your nonprofit can start its own cycle of progress as a GlobalGiving partner. Log in to your account, or learn more about how you can join our community of learners today.


Featured Photo: Grassroots Uganda is dedicated to economic development in Uganda. Photo by Grassroots Uganda.
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