We are pleased to announce a partnership with Global Giving to help support the development of your EVOKATION. EVOKATION prize winners will receive their seed money in the form of a four week on-line challenge during the month of August, 2010 in which they will have an opportunity to generate additional resources from Global Giving’s vast online community.
Watch this video to learn more about Global Giving:
A bit about Global Giving. GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects donors with social entrepreneurs around the world. GlobalGiving enables non-profits and social entrepreneurs to grow their community of donors and their visibility on the international stage. Through this innovative platform, social entrepreneurs have raised over $28 million dollars for more than 2,500 projects in more than 70 countries covering themes ranging from education and the environment to health care and human rights.
As an EVOKE finalist, you will be invited to get involved with GlobalGiving in a unique way. We are inviting those EVOKATION teams that are selected to apply the skills and learning they exercised in the EVOKE game to implement and grow their idea by using online fundraising tools to build a community of supporters and investors supporting their work.
Those who meet threshold criteria to be articulated at the time of the challenge will be invited to join the GlobalGiving community on a long-term basis at the conclusion of the month-long challenge. Becoming a GlobalGiving project provides a number of benefits, including access to thousands of individual donors as well as institutional and corporate partners like eBay, Nike, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and The North Face. GlobalGiving project partners are also included in corporate campaigns, employee giving partnerships, co-marketing and media partnerships and are offered various challenge grant opportunities through the year. GlobalGiving provides a suite of custom fundraising tools to all partners to support their online fundraising plans.
In order to participate in this seed funding challenge, individuals or teams will need to provide basic due dilligence information to Global Giving and will be provided with support to present their EVOKATION idea on the Global Giving platform. EVOKE seed funding and additional resources raised during this challenge will be distributed to individuals and teams by mid September 2010.
We are very excited to support your EVOKATION through this partnership!