Open Challenge

Raise money, expand your donor base, and experiment with online fundraising!

Since 2008, GlobalGiving's Open Challenges have helped thousands of organizations raise funds.

To secure a permanent spot on GlobalGiving, all new organizations participate in an Open Challenge. GlobalGiving works with participants to help them develop and execute their online fundraising goals. We host regular trainings leading up to the Challenge, provide video tutorials, and offer other great tools to help them succeed!

How It Works

Participating organizations are challenged to raise $5,000 from 40 donors for their GlobalGiving project by reaching out to existing supporters and prospective donors. The thresholds create a specific goal and call to action and the restricted time frame creates a necessary sense of urgency that allows you to encourage donors to give now and persistently follow up. Do you think you have what it takes to succeed in the Open Challenge? Learn more here.

GlobalGiving Support

Before, during, and after the Open Challenge, GlobalGiving offers training, tips, and support to participating organizations. We know that a lot of organizations are new to online fundraising so, we specifically designed tools and trainings to help you succeed, and it works!

Experiment with Online Fundraising

We think online fundraising is great! But it is not right for every organization. So, the Open Challenge is, in a sense, a trial version for your newly developed online fundraising strategy. We give your organization access to our online fundraising platform, complete with a donation manager, fundraising tools, trainings, and resources, and give you the chance to try growing and engaging your networks online. During that time, you can assess your network, internet access, and the feasibility of maintaining an online fundraising strategy.

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