GlobalGiving has HUGE News!

GlobalGiving has HUGE News!

We are less than four weeks away from #GivingTuesday and we have some exciting news to share! The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has generously provided $500,000 in matching funds for #GivingTuesday!

There will be an unprecedented 50% matching for #GivingTuesday donations up to the first $1 million raised! This is the largest amount of matching funds GlobalGiving has ever had in one day in order to match more donations than ever before!

In addition to this huge matching opportunity, all new recurring donations made from #GivingTuesday through December 31st will be matched at 200% up to $100, on the fourth donation!

This will replace the previous #GivingTuesday campaign that was promoted.  If you have any questions, please email projecthelp@globalgiving.org. We are happy to help!

 

#GivingTuesday Terms + Conditions

Unique Terms + Conditions

  • The 2016 #GivingTuesday campaign will begin November 29th, 2016, at 00:00:01 EST and end at 23:59:59 EST on November 29th, 2016.
  • The campaign will run on GlobalGiving.org with one consolidated leaderboard announcing donations and matching funds.
  • There will be $500,000 USD in matching funds on #GivingTuesday, applied at 50% to all donations of up to $1,000 USD per unique donor per organization to eligible projects while funds last.
  • New recurring donations up to $100 USD per month per unique donor per organization will have their initial donation matched at 200% on #GivingTuesday.
  • The normal GlobalGiving fee applies to donations on #GivingTuesday but not to matching funds.

Project Eligibility

  • Active partner, leader, and superstar organizations on GlobalGiving.org are eligible to participate in the #GivingTuesday Campaign.
  • Emerging organizations (Accelerator participants) are not eligible to participate in this campaign but are eligible for the concurrent Accelerator #GivingTuesday Bonus Day.  
  • This matching offer is only valid for donations made to eligible projects on GlobalGiving.org. Organizations that have  posted projects only on GlobalGiving.co.uk must complete an expression of interest form by Friday, November 18th if they would like their projects cross-posted to GlobalGiving.org before #GivingTuesday.

Matching Funds

  • A total of $500,000 USD in matching funds will be available.
  • Matching applies at 50% for one-time donations up to $1,000 USD per donor per organization  to eligible projects while funds last.
  • We encourage organizations to get donations in early because matching funds are likely to run out before the end of the matching period.

Year-End Campaign

  • Donations received on #GivingTuesday will also count on the Year-End Campaign leaderboard if your organization has opted to participate in that campaign by 23:59:59 on Friday, November 18, 2016.
  • Throughout the Year-End Campaign, $10,000 in bonus prizes will be available to eligible organizations.

Donation Eligibility

  • GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made on #GivingTuesday.
  • GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds.  
  • Online donations made by credit card or PayPal must be made by the credit card or PayPal account holder.   
  • The following are ineligible to be matched as part of the #GivingTuesday campaign:
    • Donations made via check
    • Wire Transfers
    • Gift card donations
    • Text-to-give donations
    • Donations made on globalgiving.co.uk
    • Donations made on any other GlobalGiving corporate or organizational giving sites
    • Donations made directly to an organization rather than a project
  • All donations are final. GlobalGiving cannot change the time, date, or status of a
    donation after it is processed for any reason.

Project Submissions

  • All new projects must be submitted by Wednesday, November 23rd, in order to be approved in time for inclusion in #GivingTuesday Campaign.
  • Project and report approvals will take up to 1-3 business days to process. Projects and reports submitted to GlobalGiving by Wednesday, November 23rd, will be processed in advance of the start of #GivingTuesday Campaign.  

Tax Efficient Giving & Fulfillment Fee

  • GlobalGiving.org is a registered nonprofit in the United States. Donations made on GlobalGiving.org can only be claimed as tax deductible contributions on United States tax returns.
  • Fulfillment fee for donations: GlobalGiving charges a 15% fulfillment fee on donations but works to keep the fees you pay as low as possible while providing you great services and resources. The fulfilment fee only applies to the initial donation during #GivingTuesday and does not apply to matching funds. The fee covers all transaction charges such as credit card fees, as well as helps to cover the costs incurred by GlobalGiving.org to promote organizations and projects, provide nonprofit partners with fundraising training and tools, and maintain and improve our online technology in order to keep you connecting with new donors. With our add-on option, we also offer the donor the opportunity to make an additional donation to cover the fee.

 

Year-End Campaign Terms + Conditions

Unique Terms + Conditions

  • The Year-End Fundraising Campaign on GlobalGiving.org begins at 00:00:01 EST on #GivingTuesday, November 29th, 2016, and ends at 23:59:59 EST on December 31, 2016.
  • To participate in the Year-End Campaign, active partner, leader, and superstar organizations on GlobalGiving.org must opt in by submitting one project via the expression of interest form by November 18, 2016.
  • Failure to provide a single project ID in the expression of interest form will result in disqualification from the campaign.
  • Eligible organizations must pick one project to enter in the Year-End Campaign.
  • Emerging organizations (Accelerator participants) are not eligible to participate in this campaign but are eligible for the concurrent Accelerator Year-End Campaign.
  • Organizations on GlobalGiving.co.uk must complete an expression of interest form by November 18, 2016, in order to be cross-posted.

Campaign Incentives

  • There will be $10,000 USD in total prize money.
  • Projects must raise at least $3,000 USD from a minimum of 30 unique donors to qualify for a bonus award.
  • Bonus Prizes will be awarded to the top five projects in each of the following categories:
    • Most Funds Raised: In ascending order, the top five fund raising projects in the Year-End Campaign will receive Bonus Prizes of $1,500, $750, $500, $350, and $225 in USD.
    • Most Unique Donors: In ascending order, the top five projects with the most unique donors will receive Bonus Prizes of $1,500, $750, $500, $350, and $225 in USD.
    • Most New Donors: “New donors” are the subsection of unique donors who have never previously given to your organization through GlobalGiving. In ascending order, the top five projects in this category will receive Bonus Prizes of $1,500, $750, $500, $350, and $225 in USD.
  • The leaderboard will track each cash bonus prize category.
  • Projects that raise at least $5,000 USD from a minimum of 40 donors will receive customizable social media promotion and collateral to help with the final push for 2016 year-end fundraising, as well as a GlobalGiving certificate commemorating your fundraising success in the Year-End Campaign.
  • Projects that raise at least $10,000 USD from a minimum of 50 donors will receive homepage time on GlobalGiving.org in 2017.
  • For participating organizations, all donors and dollars brought in on #GivingTuesday and the Recurring Match Campaign (excluding matching funds) will count on the Year-End Campaign leaderboard.
  • Donor counts (for unique and new donors) are determined using criteria including but not limited to name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. We monitor these and other parameters in our system to ensure that only distinct donors are counted.
  • Should projects tie for most funds raised, ranking will be determined by most unique donors during the campaign.
  • Should projects tie for most unique donors or most new donors, ranking will be determined by the most funds raised during the campaign.

Donation Eligibility

  • GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made throughout the Year-End Campaign.
  • GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of bonus awards.
  • Online donations made by credit card or PayPal must be made by the credit card or PayPal account holder.
  • Donations made via check must be received by GlobalGiving by December 28th to count in the Year-End Campaign.
  • The following are ineligible to be counted for Bonus Prizes as part of the Year-End Campaign:
    • Gift card donations
    • Text-to-give donations
    • Donations made on globalgiving.co.uk
    • Donations made on any other GlobalGiving corporate or organizational giving sites
    • Donations made directly to an organization rather than a project
  • All donations are final. GlobalGiving cannot change the time, date, or status of a donation after it is processed for any reason.

Project Submissions

  • All new projects must be submitted by 23:59:59 EST on November 23, 2016, in order to be approved in time for inclusion in the Year-End Campaign.
  • All project reports and project edits will take 1-3 business days to process. Project reports containing year-end fundraising information must also include a relevant update about your project.

Tax Efficient Giving & Fulfillment Fee

  • GlobalGiving.org is a registered nonprofit in the United States. Donations made on GlobalGiving.org can only be claimed as tax deductible contributions on United States tax returns.
  • Fulfillment fee for donations: GlobalGiving charges a 15% fulfillment fee on donations but works to keep the fees you pay as low as possible while providing you great services and resources. Throughout the Year-End Campaign, the fulfillment fee only applies to the initial donation and does not apply to Bonus Prizes. The fee covers all transactional charges such as credit card fees, as well as helps to cover the costs incurred by GlobalGiving.org to promote organizations and projects, provide nonprofit partners with fundraising training and tools, and maintain and improve our online technology in order to keep you connecting with new donors. With our add-on option, we also offer the donor the opportunity to make an additional donation to cover the fee.

Recurring Match Campaign Terms + Conditions 

A generous anonymous donor has agreed to double match new monthly donations from November 29 to December 31, 2016. Make a monthly recurring donation to your favorite project and get your donation double matched! For example, if you set up a new $25 monthly recurring donation, we’ll donate an additional $50 to the project.

  • An anonymous donor has generously provided $50,000 in matching funds for new recurring donations on GlobalGiving.
  • This offer will last from November 29th, 2016 12:00:01 am Eastern to December 31st, 2016 11:59:59 pm Eastern, or until funds run out.
  • New recurring donations created on GlobalGiving.org during this campaign will be matched 2-to-1 up to $100 per donor per organization while funds last. Eligible recurring donations of $101 or larger will be matched at $100, meaning a $100 recurring donation will get a $200 match.
  • To be eligible for matching, the recurring donation must last for at least three months after the initial donation (a minimum of four donations total). For example, if you start a new recurring donation this December, keep it active through January, February, and March, then your initial donation from December will be matched.
  • Recurring donations started on #GivingTuesday, November 29th, 2016,  will get an immediate 50% one-time match while funds remain. If the recurring donation remains active for three months (as described above), an additional 150% match will be made to the project. Once #GivingTuesday matching funds have been exhausted, any new recurring donations will still be eligible for the 200% matching offer, but the matching funds will only be applied to recurring donations once they have completed three automatic payments. Put another way, on #GivingTuesday new recurring donations get the 50% one-time match right away and your project will retain this match even if the recurring donation is cancelled. If the recurring donations remains active, it will be eligible for an additional 150% match, bringing the total up to 200% matching.
  • Recurring donations that are cancelled after the initial donation but before the third automatic recurring donation are not eligible for matching.
  • Recurring donations made by project leaders, staff, and board members of the recipient project or organization are not eligible for matching.
  • If you change the project that you are supporting, GlobalGiving will direct the match to the project selected when the third automatic recurring donation occurs.
  • Only recurring donations created on GlobalGiving.org are eligible for this matching offer.
  • This is a one-time matching donation to the project. It is not an repeating monthly match.
  • After December 31, 2016, recurring donations will be matched per the terms located at https://www.globalgiving.org/recurring-donations-matched/.
  • GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this matching offer. We hope to match as many recurring donations as possible, but please note that to uphold the spirit of this matching offer GlobalGiving maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds. We reserve the right to prevent abuse of this offer and ensure that as many projects and donors are able to benefit as possible.

3 Comments

Marie Saint Cyr

about 11 months ago

We are very excited to participate in the coming campaign. we appreciate the end of the year campaign and the format that alllows for more efficient use of time to create such campaign. Thank you.

Abdus Sobhan

about 10 months ago

GlobalGiving has been doing a wonderful job for helping projects world-wide . Abdus SobhanPresident, Karmirhath (#1512)

Susan McAdams

about 10 months ago

So very excited about this campaign! Thank you for this opportunity!

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