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GlobalGiving's Donna Callejon (pictured with resident "underdog," Dixon) says in 2010, GlobalGiving disbursed $11 million to nearly 1,300 projects in approximately 100 countries.
Rebecca Sheir
GlobalGiving's Donna Callejon (pictured with resident "underdog," Dixon) says in 2010, GlobalGiving disbursed $11 million to nearly 1,300 projects in approximately 100 countries.

The D.C.-based nonprofit GlobalGiving seeks to link grassroots causes with everyday donors. A new cause on the GlobalGiving Web site is the Pulling for the Underdog Fund, and Rebecca Sheir speaks with GlobalGiving's Donna Callejon about how this new fund -- and the entire GlobalGiving endeavor -- hopes to give local underdogs the resources they need to serve their communities.

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