Gamers give happily

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Gamification is a buzzword we hear with increasing frequency amongst campaigns and nonprofits. We are also hearing success stories about gamification engaging donors and employees — ultimately helping raise more money. So, is gamification the next best thing in fundraising? Is it the secret to engaging the next generation of givers? We’ve put together this […]

11 tips for choosing ethical and impactful photos

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About a year into my first “real” job after college, I accidentally got my company sued.   One day the CEO called me into his office and asked if I could find a certain stock image on our website and explain how it got there. A few hours later, after doing some searching, I came back […]

3 trends every global nonprofit should know about US philanthropy

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The global economy is still recovering from the pandemic, and in the United States, the “unprecedented times” have shifted the mindset of donors and the landscape of philanthropic giving. In 2020 and 2021, Americans were more generous than ever before, stepping up to fight racial inequality in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd […]

A proposed path forward following the Boost Matching conference

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Working for Global Impact, I have attended many conferences and events over the years that bring stakeholders and partners together to discuss how we can solve world issues. For those who know me, I consider myself an optimist, ready to share in the next big idea of solving global problems and overcoming engagement challenges. However, […]

Staff spotlight: Meet Melanie Holden

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Join us in welcoming Melanie Holden to Global Impact’s campaign engagement team! Melanie began making a global impact in 2017 supporting the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) through a government contract led by Tribal Tech and Global Impact. Providing strategic planning and management, Melanie led her CFC zone, the Mississippi Delta/Gulf Coastal Plains, to significant growth […]

How to maximize employee giving and celebrate diverse cultures

Matt Gembecki, Managing Director at Global Impact, sat down with Mohamed Ahammam, Corporate Gift Manager at Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) to detail how our partnership has helped IRUSA leverage workplaces to inspire greater employee giving and engagement. Key takeaways include: Be visible. The first step to engage and inspire workplace donors is to reach them. […]

Hoping to level up your workplace outreach this year? Check out this toolkit preview

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We often get questions from our charity partners about workplace giving communication rules and best practices when it comes to reaching employee giving donors. It’s admittedly a tricky audience – some campaigns regulate when and how you can connect with donors during the year and workplace donors can’t always be treated the same as an […]

How confronting climate change helps to solve hunger

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The recent Giving USA 2021 report showed a 5.1% increase in charitable giving to U.S. charities in 2020, or 3.8% adjusted for inflation. One notable highlight was the increase in giving to environment and animal organizations, estimated at 11.6% or 10.3% adjusted for inflation. With companies shifting their giving strategies to integrate environment, social and […]

4 steps to spark a good conversation with a future partner

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Your work matters. But if you work in philanthropy, the truth is: Everyone’s work matters. So it’s no surprise that philanthropy is a noisy sector. This is a problem when it comes to finding partners. Nonprofits want to partner with funders for financial support; funders want the same from nonprofits (and sometimes other funders also). […]

Is a fiscal sponsorship right for your organization?

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While fiscal sponsorships have been around for a long time, we have begun to see new use cases for them throughout the philanthropic sector. Our clients include corporate organizations, foundations, individuals and nonprofits who are looking for collaborative solutions to complex issues. Some of their underlying needs include bringing together partners, starting up short-term initiatives, […]