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2013 Non-Profit Superlatives 

Happy New Year!  2013 has come and gone and now is time for us to reflect on the great work that each of our project partners carried out over the last 12 months.  We now have 1,512 active organizations on and we would like to take this moment to recognize a few accomplishments of this amazing group of partners with GlobalGiving's first ever Non-Profit Superlatives!

(For those of you aren’t familiar with Superlatives, these awards are used at many high schools throughout the United States to recognize outstanding students. We’ve put together our own version to appreciate members of the GlobalGiving community.)

Best All Around: 

Leadership Initiatives

This is awarded to a high performing fundraiser that was exceptionally engaged in 2013! Leadership Initiatives raised more than $185,000 through individual donations and matching in 2013 and demonstrated remarkable engagement by participating in GlobalGiving's Leadership Council and first-ever Online Fundraising Academy and by acting as a webinar guest host, among other things.


Most Popular: 

Wildlife Conservation Society

This Superlative goes to the organization that had the highest number of donors in 2013. More than 2,700 donors gave to the Wildlife Conservation Society in 2013!


Most Likely to Succeed: 

Starfish Greathearts Foundation

This award recognizes the organization that raised the most funds after joining in 2013. Starfish Greathearts Foundation raised close to $54,000 in the Winter Open Challenge.


Most Artistic: 


This is award to the organization that best showed their creativity through photos and videos on the GlobalGiving site. 12 PLUS was the winner of GlobalGiving’s 2013 Video Contest. Watch their stellar video here.


Best Couple: 

Center for Amazon Community Ecology 

and Camino Verde

This Superlative recognizes two GlobalGiving partners that have worked together in the field. Center for Amazon Community Ecology (CACE) and Camino Verde work together in Peru to provide economic development opportunities to the local community and preserve the Peruvian rainforest. At the end of 2012, CACE joined GlobalGiving at the recommendation of Camino Verde and in 2013, the two organizations collaborated through a joint Gifts for Good fundraising effort. 


Most Likely to Change the World: 


In 2013, YOU sent hundreds of children to school in India, Nigeria, and Guatemala. You provided life-saving healthcare in the Philippines, Haiti, and Kenya. You empowered communities in Uganda, Honduras, and the United States to be financial sustainable. And so much more.  We are honored to work with so many world-changing organizations!



Students of Distinction

This award goes to the project leaders who went above and beyond to help the larger GlobalGiving community, by guest hosting webinars, acting as an Ambassador, participating in our Leadership Council, and more!

2013 Ambassadors

Johana Reyes, Asociacion Grupo de Trabajo Redes (AGTR)

Mary Perkins, Engineers Without Borders

Pamela Lee, Mickaboo

Robin Chaurasiya, Kranti

Sasha Shchetkina,. Advita Fund

Leadership Council

Campbell Plowden, Amazon Center for Community Ecology

Catalina Escobar, Makaia

Christina Stellini, St. Vincent de Paul Community Development Organization

Christopher Hines, Apopo

Claudius Thompson, Hoops Care International

Emma Taylor, International Disaster Volunteers

Kay Helm, Friends of TOUCH

Marshall Bailly, Leadership Initiatives

Pacifique Ndayishimiye, GlobeMed at George Washington University

Roberta Ward Smiley, La Reserva Forest Foundation

Robin Van Loon, Camino Verde

Sarah Riggott, Fly the Phoenix

Suiven Devine, Knowledge for Children

Yvonne Wallace Blane, Fellow Mortals

Best Smile: 

GoodWeave USA

This award goes to the organization with the best smiling photo. Check out this beautiful picture!

Most Spirited: 

Rebuilding Alliance

The award goes to the organization that participated in most GlobalGiving campaigns in 2013.


Teacher’s Pet: 

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

This recognizes an individual from an animal-focused organization that went above and beyond to help other GlobalGiving partners. Mickaboo’s CFO, Pamela Lee, is GlobalGiving’s San Francisco Ambassador. She has organized networking events and meet ups and provided outstanding one-on-one support for Bay Area partners of GlobalGiving.


Class Clown: 

Daktari Bush School and

Wildlife Orphanage

This Superlative recognizes the organization that most effectively used humor in their fundraising efforts through GlobalGiving. Enjoy this photo of Daktari's warthog wishing the dog a Happy Valentine's Day.












Webinar Guest Hosts

Abby Flottemesch, Atlas Service Corps

Allison Lynch, Opportunity International

Campbell Plowden, Center for Amazon Community Ecology

David Schaeffer, Children’s Cancer Association

Frances Salles, Creativity for Peace

Heidi Reed, Edesia, Inc.

Karin Reibel, DCWC Nepal

Kelly Voss, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Kristiann Gips, Ishahayi Beach Foundation

Maggie Hureau, City Year

Marshall Bailly, Leadership Initiatives

Megan Wilcken, Kenya Keys

Paull Young, charity:water

Penelope Crump, Save the Children

Peter Marks, Seed Programs International

Robin Eschler, Aid Afghanistan for Education

Scott Beale, Atlas Service Corps

Skyler Badenoch, buildOn

Victoria Lanier, Education through Music - Los Angeles

Zainab Khan, Human Development Foundation

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