Friday, 15 April 2016

How NGOs Around the World Use Technology and Social Media for Fundraising

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Heather Mansfield has presented more than 100 social media and online fundraising trainings worldwide since 2007. Her specialty is full-day and half-day trainings that focus on specific how-to best practices and can be presented on a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. Trainings are customized to meet the needs of the nonprofits in attendance and the nonprofits are featured in the training, when possible. All attendees are also emailed a comprehensive set of notes after the training. View ▸ More Information & Training Schedule
The 2016 Global NGO Online Technology Report is based upon the survey results of 2,780 NGOs from Africa, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. The research is unprecedented and provides valuable insight into the global NGO sector and its use of online technology.
Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices. Written on the premise that all communications and fundraising are now mobile and social, Mobile for Good is a step-by-step how-to guide for writing, implementing, and maintaining a successful mobile and social fundraising strategy for your nonprofit.

Monday, 3 March 2014

International Women's Day on Indiegogo

Indiegogo #GivingTuesday Challenge
We are kicking-off our celebration of International Women’s Day and matching $1 for every $25 raised today through these campaigns that empower women and girls all over the world.

We hope you’ll take a moment to check out the different types of efforts being featuredand help spread the word about them in order to raise awareness about these special projects.

By the way, you still have time to create a campaign that supports International Women's Day which is this Saturday, or if you have already launched one, please let us know byfilling out this form.

We hope you'll join us in this effort and support the women in your communities and around the world!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project


I've been lucky to spend my career doing work that I love – promoting the advancement of women and girls. And so I was thrilled earlier this year to join the Clinton Foundation to lead our newest initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.

Launched by Secretary Clinton in November, No Ceilings is focused on measuring the progress women and girls have made since the 1995 UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, and assessing the gaps that still remain for women and girls to reach full participation.

I know that we need women – and men – like you to help us share good stories of progress, build momentum around the work that remains, and accelerate the conversation on full participation. So, I hope that you'll help us commemorate this Women's History Month by highlighting extraordinary women who have made a difference in your life and our world; sharing statistics and facts on the current status for women and girls; and learning about some of the great work being done to ensure more women and girls can participate fully in all aspects of political, social, and economic life.

Here are some specific ways to get involved:
1.Follow the facts. Each day this month, the Clinton Foundation's Twitter feed will share one important fact about the progress women and girls have made or the challenges they currently face. You can follow through @ClintonFdn or #NoCeilings.
2.Pin your inspiration. The Clinton Foundation is now on Pinterest and No Ceilings has launched a new Pinterest board to celebrate women who have shattered ceilings around the world, throughout time. Take a look at some of the incredible women who have made their mark on history – some you may know, others may be new to you – and help share their stories.
3.Learn about progress. The Clinton Foundation works with partners around the world to accelerate opportunity for women and girls. Read about some of these great programs.
4.Change your profile picture. To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, we invite you to change your profile picture on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to a woman who made a positive impact on your life – and help share her story with the world.
5.Share. We know that when women and girls are able to reach their full potential, the results of that positively impact our world. Here is an infographic you can send to your friends and family in honor of this Women's History Month to help remind people about why full participation matters.

Women's History Month

I hope you'll join me and the No Ceilings team in celebrating and sharing these stories – and look forward to working together to help shatter more ceilings around the world. 


Terri McCullough
Director, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.

Clinton Foundation | 1200 President Clinton Ave | Little Rock, AR 72201

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

You're 1 in 2 million

Dear Mumtaz,

Write for Rights 2013 was our most successful global letter-writing campaign ever.
Together, we sent an incredible 2.3 million letters, SMS messages, faxes, petition signatures and tweets defending the human rights of 12 people and communities at risk. Just five years ago, we achieved fewer than 300,000.
And it's changed people's lives. Two prisoners have since been released - Cambodian housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, and Russian prisoner of conscience Vladimir Akimenkov. Other cases have also progressed thanks to your support.
Many people who took part were based in countries without an Amnesty office. With boundless energy - and often tiny - budgets they invited thousands of others to join in and defend the rights of people they had never met.
Activist Grégoire got hundreds writing for rights. Could you inspire people in your area this year?
One of these activists was Grégoire Kauli Moket, a lawyer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
"I wanted others in the DRC to take part in Write for Rights to defend people at risk through the power of a letter and put pressure on governments," he told us.
Grégoire organized five debates at universities and high schools in Lubumbashi, Katanga, in December 2013 and collected over 1800 letters and signatures."We asked everyone to write solidarity messages to people at risk in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tunisia and the Occupied Palestine Territories. The atmosphere was friendly," he said. "Although I was far away, I felt close to the victims."
For thousands of people, Write for Rights is an opportunity to get together with others and stand up for something they believe in. "I felt happy," Grégoire told us afterwards, "because I had been given an opportunity to call out to others to combine our energies in favour of people whom we don't know. This is why being part of Amnesty International means so much to me."
Would you like to get more involved and put on a Write for Rights event in your country later this year? If so, please click here to email us with your name, email address and country and we'll get back to you with more information.

Many thanks,

Hayley Baker
Supporter Engagement Manager

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

GlobalGiving: Make Valentine's Day Unforgettable

We all know the best things in life are sharedlike pizza, happiness, and embarrassing stories. Valentine’s Day reminds us to share our love, too. What if you could share the kind of love that spreads around the world? 

This year for Valentine’s Day, (psst! this Friday!), we invite you to give a meaningful gift that spreads love beyond borders. Empower an Afghan girl with access to education, reintroduce an elephant to the forest in Thailand, or provide school lunches for Mayan children in the name of your valentine.

Whether you still need a gift for an artsy girlfriend, a book-loving boyfriend, or your chef extraordinaire mom, we’ve got the perfect idea for you: 

Check out our Valentine’s Day gift guide we created with you in mind. Give to a cause that’s meaningful to your valentine and show your love with a tribute card!

Susan Moon and the GlobalGiving Team

P.S. Don't have a valentine? Don't worry, that's irrelephant! You can still share your love with an earth-changing project this week! 

Thursday, 30 January 2014

News from World of Children Award
January 2014
Help us mend a broken heart.
Offer your love on Valentine's Day.
This year, you can show your love by mending a child's broken heart. Every donation made through Valentine's Day (February 14, 2014) helps 2012 Honoree Dr. Nilas Young provide life-saving surgery for children with congenital heart defects. Mend a broken heart today
Learn about congenital heart defects.
Ensure a child's heart beats today, tomorrow and for years to come.
Every year, 1.3 million babies are born with a congenital heart defect, the most common birth defect in the world. Learn about the programs that give these children a second chance at life. Stand with us to ensure their hearts keep beating today, tomorrow and for years to come. Learn more
2014 Nominations Are Open
The search has begun for the 2014 Honorees. You can nominate a hero helping children until April 1, 2014.
  11 Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal
To help you write a stellar Nomination, we have compiled a list of 8 tried and true tips for writing a successful grant, plus 3 top secret tips.
The Healing Power of Sports
See how two World of Children Award Honorees are working together to bring the healing power of sports to children in Haiti.
Our %100 Policy:
100% of public gifts directly support programs helping children in need.
drYoung2More About 2012 Health Honoree Dr. Nilas Young
Under Dr. Young's leadership, 15,000 children have benefited from life-saving cardiac surgeries. You can read more about his program

Friday, 17 January 2014

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations
Dear Mumtaz,
“Politics is boring.” It’s no secret that many young people feel this way. In the UK, only about half of young people are registered to vote.
That’s why we started Bite the Ballot—to engage young people with politics in a meaningful way.
One way we’re doing this is by inviting artists and photographers from across Europe to submit their work for the chance to have it displayed in the European Parliament.
Register. Vote. Represent.
Michael Sani
Bite the Ballot
Bite the Ballot is supported by the Open Society Foundations.