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G is for Global Giving: A Market Place For Good

Here is a short film that explains how GlobalGiving works.

GlobalGiving is a marketplace of good. It allows you to find, fund, and follow up with hundreds of amazing people running social, environmental, and economic projects around the world.

Here are some excerpts from the web site.

About GlobalGiving

The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. 

Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things.

GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities.

Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $85,724,307 from 323,778 donors who have supported 7,902 projects.

Select the projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and you’ll get email updates from the project so you can see how your gift is making a difference.

 Global Giving Locations

 Our Vision

Unleashed potential of people to make positive change happen.

Our Mission

To catalyze a global market for ideas, information, and money that democratizes aid and philanthropy.

Our History

In 1997, World Bank executives Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle were asked to develop innovative ways to combat poverty.

They created the World Bank’s Development Marketplace, a first-of-its-kind event where people from around the world competed for World Bank funds.

The event’s success unveiled the enormous potential of a global marketplace for philanthropy, and participants asked for a real marketplace that was open year round and operated virtually. 

Mari and Dennis saw the brilliance of this idea, left the World Bank and launched GlobalGiving.

Want to learn more about our history? Watch Dennis Whittle’s TEDxYSE talk on the history of GlobalGiving:

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