Ed. Note: Our friends over at the Girl Effect have a great opportunity for organizations working to empower girls. But only SIX days left to apply. Read on…

Girl Effect Logo Know of a great organization that is making a difference for adolescent girls living in poverty?

Send them our way!

The Girl Effect is excited to announce that we are partnering with GlobalGiving to launch the first-ever “Girl Effect GlobalGiving Challenge”. Our goal is to find organizations that are unleashing the Girl Effect through girl-focused projects and provide them with increased visibility and support.

Through our Girl Effect GlobalGiving fundraising page, we aim to feature the best and most innovative projects and highlight the work they are doing for potential donors. Each organization receives direct donations through their page, and also receives an equal share of the contributions made to the Girl Effect Fund, throughout the year.

By participating in the challenge, organizations will have the unique opportunity to receive free fundraising and campaign training from GlobalGiving. Equipped with the tips and tools to create a strong fundraising campaign, they will put their training to the test in the Girl Effect Challenge. Each organization will fundraise and compete in the Challenge during the month of October for a chance to win one of twelve featured spots on the Girl Effect fundraising page for a full year.

Any organization that meets the following criteria is eligible and encouraged to apply to participate in the Girl Effect Challenge:

  • Project must specifically target and benefit marginalized girls, aged 10-19, living in developing countries, and must incorporate one or more elements of Girl-Centered Design, as outlined in the handbook.
  • Organizations must submit their Expression of Interest application between August 1, 2011 and August 31, 2011.
  • Projects selected to advance in the application process that are not currently on GlobalGiving must successfully complete GlobalGiving’s Due Diligence forms and meet GlobalGiving’s requirements around non-profit registration, non-discrimination, internet capabilities, financial record-keeping, quarterly reporting, and the ability to receive funds in US dollars.

Want to learn more or apply? Check out the Expression of Interest Form. We will be accepting applications from August 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011.

We look forward to hearing from you!

  • The Girl Effect team