The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them.
GlobalGiving was founded by two former World Bank executives who decided to use the Internet to create a highly efficient marketplace. The GlobalGiving platform enables more funding to reach projects throughout the globe, and, at the same time, provides a more transparent, engaging way for donors to give. Because we enable donors to give directly to projects, they know exactly where their money is going. Donors can see progress updates on most projects as funding is received and goals are met.
Donations made through GlobalGiving are higher impact because:
Money is going directly to a well-defined project versus supporting general operating expenses
Projects on globalgiving.com have exposure to thousands of donors, enabling us to aggregate multiple sources of funding for each project
Many projects on globalgiving.com are located in the developing world where a little money goes a long way