Updated July 22, 2022
  • Type of site: Charity & Humanitarian
  • Area Served: Worldwide
  • Current Status: Active
  • Language: English
  • Founded: 2022
  • Founder(s): Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle
  • Glourl Rank: 2399 (Global, July 22, 2022)
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  • GlobalGiving is non-profit organization based in the United States that provides a global crowdfunding platform for grassroots charitable projects. that individuals and companies can donate to through the website, Since 2002, more than 1.69M donors on GlobalGiving have donated move than $733 million to support more than 32,327 projects in 176 countries.

    Potential donors can browse and select from a wide offering of projects that are organized by geography or by themes such as health care, the environment and education. A donor can contribute any amount using a credit/debit card, check, PayPal, Apple Pay, stock transfer, DAF, or M-Pesa. Donors can purchase gift cards which recipients can redeem in support of a project of their choosing.

    GlobalGiving funds itself by retaining a 5-12% nonprofit support fee plus a 3% third-party processing fee for each donation. The nonprofit support fee covers the cost of providing support and training to nonprofits, conducting rigorous due diligence on organizations, and conducting field visits. GlobalGiving's administrative overhead is 3.0%.

    Companies can also use the GlobalGiving platform to allow their employees, customers, partners, or foundation entities to donate directly to grassroots social and economic development projects around the world.

    GlobalGiving as a web-based fundraising platform is fundamentally different from the World Bank Development Marketplace because it is based on social networks and real-time feedback between donors and grassroots social entrepreneurs or "project leaders." Each organization pitches one or more development projects to prospective donors on the website. The funding decision for each project is crowd-sourced to the public, rather than determined by a team of experts, as in the Development Marketplace. However, in practice, organizations that promote themselves through email and social media campaigns vastly improve their fundraising potential. Each project depends on evangelists (people who spread good news) to flourish. The funding and project update history for each project is public and acts as a form of reputation system for the organization implementing the project.