What would happen if you bridged two communities often overlooked in the international aid system?
This is the goal that inspired two former World Bank employees to launch GlobalGiving in 2002. They wanted to connect individual donors—people whose gifts are often seen as too small to be meaningful—with local nonprofit organizations, whose impact has historically been all too easy to ignore because of their size or remoteness of their work.
Fifteen years later, that funding bridge has turned into a global marketplace where anyone in the world can find and support projects they otherwise would never have known about. The GlobalGiving community has even become the preferred way for a growing number of companies to channel their giving.
We’re building a global movement around the belief that there must be a better way to do international development. We’re proving that community-driven development can be sustainable and effective, and we’re driving more resources to organizations that learn and improve the most.
Since its founding, more than 680,000 of people and more than 225 companies have provided more than $285 million to 17,000+ projects in 170 countries through GlobalGiving.
Read the full article by Alison Carlman published on GlobalGiving
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