The Organization

GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors and companies in nearly every country in the world. It is the only platform that integrates vetted nonprofits, donors, and companies in a robust, high-impact, circle of giving that drives social change globally. GlobalGiving’s mission is to transform aid and philanthropy to accelerate community-led change. The organization is built on the conviction that positive change will happen faster and in a more sustained way if local people and organizations have the power to make decisions and deliver solutions for their own communities.

Founded in 2002 by Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle, World Bank employees who were convinced that community-level innovations in global development weren’t getting the support they deserved, GlobalGiving became the first global crowdfunding community. Their thesis that good ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time—that local solutions to local problems are the most effective way to help communities worldwide—can be clearly seen in their success: since its founding, more than 750,000 donors have contributed $320 million to nearly 20,000 projects in 170 countries. Over the years, GlobalGiving has honed the efficiency of its transaction flows, but it delivers impact by creating a powerful incentive framework for its partners to take advantage of tens of thousands of hours of workshops, webinars, and online tools and resources that help them maximize the impact of donated funds.

At the heart of GlobalGiving’s organizational culture is a set of core values that embody its theory of change. They also support a work environment that is creative, collegial and collaborative; staff satisfaction and retention are extremely high.

Core Values:

  • Always open
  • Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat.
  • Never Settle
  • Committed to WOW

Integral to GlobalGiving’s DNA, these core values are lived every day by the passionate and mission-driven team members who love to experiment with big ideas, question the status quo and never stop learning. They guide decisions large and small, inform how team members engage with one another and external stakeholders, and are reflected in the communally-oriented, open plan office space.

Reporting to the board of directors and based in Washington, D.C., with offices in the UK and China, and a representative in India, the CEO will oversee a talented team of fifty-seven full-time professionals. This includes a management team with experience that spans the technology, international development, financial services and nonprofit sectors. GlobalGiving’s current operating budget is $6 million and last year they facilitated more than $69.5 million in donations from individuals and companies to support nearly 6000 projects in 159 countries.

Qualifications

Candidates should have at least ten years of senior executive leadership in a dynamic and innovative social sector organization, preferably in a CEO or Executive Director role. Private sector or corporate leadership experience when combined with significant community and/or philanthropy engagement (as demonstrated by noteworthy leadership roles on boards, committees or task forces) will be considered. A background that blends both nonprofit and for-profit is ideal, as is familiarity with international development and working in a global context. Genuine passion for technology’s role connecting people and resources globally as well as an innate curiosity about tech innovation is essential. Experience with business development, fundraising, or running a revenue generating social enterprise, along with the financial acumen to oversee a complex P&L, is important. An ability to be equally at ease with leaders of grass-roots social change organizations in countries around the world as with foundation leaders, business executives and international development professionals is critical to success in this role. Candidates should possess a demonstrated track record managing high performing teams and rapid innovation in an entrepreneurial environment.