Partnerships Expand the Reach and Capabilities of the .ngo and .ong Community
RESTON, Virginia, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry, the nonprofit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong domains, today announced partnerships with GlobalGiving and Network for Good to create new donation opportunities for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Upon registering for a validated .ngo and .ong domain, NGOs can create a profile page on OnGood—an online community that gives NGOs a place to raise awareness, funds and support for their missions—and display GlobalGiving and Network for Good Widgets that seamlessly link to partner services and easily facilitate donations.
"Working with mission-aligned partners who foster the growth of the global NGO community is a cornerstone of the OnGood mission," said Brian Cute, CEO, Public Interest Registry. "By partnering with organizations like GlobalGiving and Network for Good, we strengthen our alliance of organizations dedicated to serving the public interest, while providing thousands of NGOs access to tools that enable them to collect funds and more effectively tell their stories to the nonprofit community."
GlobalGiving and Network for Good join ammado as OnGood donation partners. With a combined total of more than 1.7 million NGOs currently using their platforms, ammado, GlobalGiving and Network for Good will help expand the capabilities of OnGood and empower NGOs through both donation facilitation and resource sharing. Each organization's Giving Widgets are compatible with international currencies, languages and payment tools, and NGOs can display Giving Widgets on their OnGood profiles with just a few simple steps at no additional cost.
"Receiving and managing donations lies at the heart of every nonprofit's success, so it should be possible for donors to give to any charity, anywhere, anytime," said Bill Strathmann, CEO of Network for Good. "We are pleased to partner with Public Interest Registry to further help nonprofits maximize their impact by becoming better, smarter fundraisers."
Additionally, validated NGOs that choose to leverage the GlobalGiving and Network for Good Giving Widgets will benefit from access to their extensive nonprofit and donor networks, as well as additional resources that help nonprofits better communicate their stories to audiences that share their mission.
"We are excited about the opportunity to work with Public Interest Registry to give validated nonprofits easier access to the information, tools and donors they need to be effective and make our world a better place," said John Hecklinger, Chief Program Officer, GlobalGiving. "This partnership extends our reach, allowing us to more easily identify organizations that are poised to solve societal problems and help them increase their impact."
For more information on Public Interest Registry and the validated .ngo and .ong domains, please visit our website.
About Public Interest Registry
Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit organization that operates the .org top-level domain — the world's third largest "generic" top-level domain with more than 10.5 million domain names registered worldwide – and the newly launched .ngo and .ong domains and OnGood community website. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the Internet, Public Interest Registry's mission is to empower the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively, and to take a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating to the domain naming system. Public Interest Registry was founded by the Internet Society (internetsociety.org) in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.
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