International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

GlobalGiving

aka GlobalGiving Foundation   |   Washington, DC   |  https://www.globalgiving.org

Mission

GlobalGiving's mission is to transform aid and philanthropy to accelerate community-led change.

Ruling year info

2003

CEO

Mr. Alix Guerrier

Main address

1110 Vermont Ave., NW Suite 550

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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EIN

30-0108263

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

International development is meant to improve lives in the world's most vulnerable communities. Traditionally, international development programs have been driven by experts and central governments, and these programs, in turn, are not subjected to the feedback that drives results in other sectors. Too frequently, people whose very lives are at stake are not even in the picture when programs are designed, let alone in the driver's seat. We live today in a world where anyone, at any time, can start a movement, capture real-time data, and communicate globally—and many do. Still, more could, but don't, because they don't have access to the tools they need. Even donors don't have all the tools they need to safely and easily support these changemakers. GlobalGiving is the only organization positioned to support donors (of all types) and changemakers (of all types) anywhere in the world.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for social good. We make it possible for donors of all types and sizes (including individuals and companies) to give to nonprofits of all types and sizes, anywhere in the world. We also give nonprofits access to the tools and training they need to raise more money and to become more effective at improving their communities.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
General/Unspecified
Budget
$3,553,097

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2013

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2015

Awards

Technology Award 2008

NPower

Rising Star in Social Capital Award 2008

Fast Company

Affiliations & memberships

Council on Foundations - Member 2005

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GlobalGiving

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total dollars raised through GlobalGiving

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GlobalGiving

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of unique donors to GlobalGiving projects

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GlobalGiving

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of vetted nonprofit organizations that were part of the GlobalGiving community

Net promoter score

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GlobalGiving

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Net promotor score from our nonprofit partners

Number of partner organizations becoming more effective by listening, testing out new ideas, and learning

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GlobalGiving

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The most effective leaders listen to feedback, test new ideas, and learn from their results. We're influencing social change by tracking and rewarding nonprofits that "Listen, Act, Learn, Repeat."

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

GlobalGiving has transformed international development by creating an online community that can connect all legitimate local nonprofits in the world to donors. Because we are lowering barriers to entry in the social sector, more organizations can get started, fail quickly, learn, and move on to more promising initiatives. Ultimately, we're helping local nonprofits create for more meaningful change at a community level.<br/><br/>Each of our nonprofit partners works in a unique way to meet their constituents' needs, but we have feedback and data tools that work across the sector to help every nonprofit listen to their communities' concerns. Aiming to help all organizations become more effective, we measure feedback and learning as proxies for impact. We've built the GlobalGiving marketplace to drive more resources to more effective organizations.

We drive a growing number of consumer donations, especially after natural disasters. Our marketing, communications, and technology teams continually test, iterate, and improve their tactics, in order to deliver great donor experiences on GlobalGiving.org. We've achieved 100% cost recovery since 2009, and as of 2017, we've helped raise more than $300 million for more than 18,000 projects in 170 countries. We provide the tools, training, and support nonprofits need to become more effective. Nonprofits not only use GlobalGiving to become better fundraisers, but also listen to their constituents, to test out new ideas, and to learn from the results of their experiments. This learning ultimately improves their work on the ground. We use an incentive system called GG Rewards to drive more money to the most effective organizations: those that prove they're learning and improving.

We have three levers that help us reach our long-term goals: systems, staff, and partners. We have developed custom systems to facilitate safe, fast, and easy exchange of money, information and ideas around the world. Our small but top-notch team has a wide variety of expertise, from managing large corporate giving programs to improving our website, to supporting small nonprofits. Finally, we rely on a strong network of partners to help us acquire new, donors, nonprofits, funders, and companies.

GlobalGiving's mission is to catalyze a global market for ideas, information, and money that democratizes aid and philanthropy. We are successful when we are continually driving more dollars to more effective organizations—those that are committed to listening and learning. Here are the ways we measure success:<br/><br/>1. Objective 1: More information, money, and ideas are exchanged through a globally accessible platform. We're looking to see an increasing number of donors, active organizations, donations, total dollars raised, total corporate partners, and total dollars given by corporate partners. Some of our key business/sustainability metrics include: net promoter score on donor, nonprofit partner, corporate partner, customer, and staff feedback surveys; cost recovery ratio. <br/><br/>2. Objective 2: Nonprofit organizations, their constituents, peers, donors, and experts connect & collaborate through the GlobalGiving community (listening). They experiment to test ways to improve their programs and services, and gather data and feedback as evidence (acting). Then they analyze results of experiments and integrate learning into programs and services, making them more effective (learning). Our GG Rewards system tracks our partners' listening, acting, and learning when they do things like use of constituent survey tools, attend a webinar, or write up their reflections on an experiment. Each of our partners gets engagement or effectiveness points for these activities, and we track change in points over time, at an individual organization level, and an aggregate level. <br/><br/>3. Objective 3: More money goes to higher-performing organizations; those nonprofits that demonstrate they are learning & improving the most. We track the change over time in the number and percentage of our partner nonprofits that are becoming higher-performing, meaning they increase their number of effectiveness and engagement points. Then; we track whether the amount and relative percent of GlobalGiving-driven funding going to these higher-performing organizations is growing.

GlobalGiving achieved a 60%+ annual donation growth rate and earned enough income to cover 100% of our operating expenses three out of the past five years. As of 2017, we've helped raise more than $300 million for more than 18,000 projects. Our vision for 2020 is to facilitate at least $100 million via one million donations annually to more than 10,000 effective organizations around the globe. To achieve this vision, here's what we intend to do:<br/><br/>1. Align funding flows with nonprofit performance. <br/>GlobalGiving will experiment and iterate to create a scalable model for driving more funding to organizations that learn and improve. We'll also work to quadruple number of nonprofit partners using our tools and resources, and continue to experiment with financial incentives that drive organizational behavior change. <br/><br/>2. Make GlobalGiving truly global. <br/>In order to bring the promise of GlobalGiving to more nonprofits around the world, we must quickly and intelligently extend our networks and capabilities. We plan to scale virtual volunteer platform, establish more global payment and language options, and support local community philanthropy by making GlobalGiving technology adaptable, customizable, and affordable. <br/><br/>3. Help our thousands of nonprofit partners shine. <br/>Seeking to inspire a new generation of donors, we are working to refresh our brand and website. We are creating a fully responsive, mobile-friendly website, with the ultimate goal of driving more donations to our partners.<br/><br/>4. Invest in the GlobalGiving team and infrastructure. <br/>GlobalGiving has invested heavily in business intelligence, business process engineering, and a culture of learning, professional development, and fun. To achieve our 2020 vision, we must keep investing in the people and structures that power GlobalGiving's growth. We're working to transform our data architecture and move to the cloud. We will invest in greater monitoring and evaluation capacity, and professional development and learning tools. <br/><br/>We acknowledge that we can't predict what precise tactics will succeed to help us reach our 2020 vision, but the spirit of our core value, “Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat," we will iterate to success.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GlobalGiving

Board of directors
as of 5/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laura Callanan

Founding Partner of Upstart Co-Lab

Dennis Whittle

Co-founder of GlobalGiving

A.J. Wasserstein

Private Investor, Oak Drive Capital

Maulik Doshi

Managing Director, BlackRock Solutions

Brian Walsh

Executive Director, Liquidnet For Good

Shawn D'Aguiar

Partner, Goodwin Procter

Fran Hauser

Private Investor

Twesigye Kaguri

Founder, Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Dierdre McGlashan

Chief Digital Officer at MediaCom

Robert Sims

Partner at Latham & Watkins, LLP

Mari Kuraishi

Co-Founder of GlobalGiving

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

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