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GlobalGiving's 2018 "Top 10: Nonprofits Committed to Impact"

November 13, 2018 (Washington, DC) — Today GlobalGiving announced the winners of its 2018 "Top 10: Nonprofits Committed To Impact" list. Nonprofits featured on the list are:

Details about each winner can be found at

The Link Between Learning and Impact

This Top 10 List represents GlobalGiving’s unique perspective on the link between learning and impact. ”We’ve seen that the most effective nonprofits make feedback a part of everything they do,” said Alison Carlman, GlobalGiving’s director of impact and communications. “They listen to the people they intend to help, they act on what they hear by trying out new ideas, they learn from the results and adapt their programs and services to improve. It’s what we call, “Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat.” GlobalGiving’s Top 10 list features 15 nonprofits that have demonstrated the greatest commitment to impact by Listening, Acting, Learning, and Repeating.

Top 10 List Criteria

GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners who Listen. Act. Learn. Repeat. can earn Effectiveness Points through GG Rewards, a system for tracking the learning and effectiveness of every partner in the GlobalGiving community. With every point a nonprofit earns, they’re more likely to gain recognition and funding on GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving’s Top 10 List features 10 nonprofits with the highest quantity of Effectiveness Points and five Honorable Mentions selected by GlobalGiving staff.

More Resources for More Effective Nonprofits

GlobalGiving awarded grants to each of the organizations on the list. “Our goal is to drive more resources to more effective organizations,” said Carlman. “This list is our own Listen. Act. Learn. Repeat. experiment in finding a better way to amplify impact around the world.”

The 15 featured organizations are based in eight different countries, and represent causes related to education, health, economic empowerment, and animal welfare. “Develop Africa is absolutely thrilled to be the 1st place winner in GlobalGiving's annual Top 10 List,” said Sylvester Renner, President & Founder of Develop Africa. “We are very thankful to GlobalGiving for the many learning opportunities and encouragement to continually improve. We have benefited tremendously from this. This has helped us become a much better organization.”

About GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits; its mission is to transform aid and philanthropy to accelerate community-led change. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has helped raise more than $354 million from nearly 850,000 donors and companies for more than 21,000 projects in 170 countries. GlobalGiving makes it possible for community led organizations around the world to access the tools, training, and support they need to become more effective.

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