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Partner Rewards Bonus Day 2015

Partner Rewards Bonus Day 2015

Another Partner Rewards Bonus Day is on the way! Starting at 9:00:01 EDT on July 15th, there is $115,000 in matching available – our largest Bonus Day of the year!

Not only that, but for the first time ever, GlobalGiving UK will also be putting up £8,500 in matching for projects listed on GlobalGiving.co.uk on the same day!

The matching percentage applied to eligible donations on this Bonus Day is based on your Partner Rewards level. Partners will receive a 30% match, Leaders will receive a 40% match, and Superstars will receive a 50% match on this Bonus Day. Matching begins at 9:00:01 EDT and lasts until funds run out or 23:59:59 EDT.

Here are the criteria for a donation to get matched:

  • Only donations made online are eligible for matching. This includes donations made by credit/debit card, PayPal, and GlobalGiving gift card. For donations through globalgiving.co.uk, CAF online donations will also be eligible.
  • Donations up to $1,000 will be matched while funds last on GlobalGiving.org. Donations up to £600 on globalgiving.co.uk will be matched while funds last.
  • If matching funds run out, donations will no longer be matched. Please note that matching funds on GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk can run out at different times. You should check each Leaderboard to view the available matching.
  • Donations on corporate platforms and on JustGiving or donations by check will not be matched on either platform.

What if matching funds run out? Don’t worry! There will be prizes on both GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk. Donations made through GlobalGiving.org will only count towards prizes on the US platform. Donations made through GlobalGiving.co.uk will only count towards prizes on the UK platform.

  • On GlobalGiving.org, the project with the most funds will receive $1,000
  • On GlobalGiving.co.uk, the project with the most funds will receive £750
  • On GlobalGiving.org, the project with the most unique donors will receive $1,000
  • On GlobalGiving.co.uk, the project with the most unique donors will receive £750

Want to get your project on both platforms for the Bonus Day? Complete this form to get listed on globalgiving.co.uk (if you are already on globalgiving.org). Complete this form to get listed on globalgiving.org (if you are already on globalgiving.co.uk). You must complete either form by July 1st to be eligible to get cross-posted. Not sure which platforms your projects are on? Email us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org to find out!

Here are the key differences to note: 

Donations received through globalgiving.co.uk Donations received through globalgiving.org
Eligible projects Projects active on GlobalGiving.co.uk by July 13th are eligible for these matching funds. Projects and microprojects active on GlobalGiving.org by July 13th are eligible for these matching funds.
Match Available £8,500 $115,000
Match % 30% for Partner Level organizations, 40% for Leader Level organizations, 50% for Superstar Level organizations 30% for Partner Level organizations, 40% for Leader Level organizations, 50% for Superstar Level organizations
Max donation value per donor £600 $1,000
Bonus Prizes £750 for the project with the most funds raised on Bonus Day, £750 for the project with the most unique donors on Bonus Day $1,000 for the project with the most funds raised on Bonus Day, $1,000 for the project with the most unique donors on Bonus Day
Minimum amount raised to receive a Bonus Prize £2,000 No minimum
Start date / time 15th July 2015 14:00:01 BST 15th July 2015 9:00:01 EDT
Tax relief Donations from UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid (25% extra on your donation for your chosen charity project). Gift Aid is not matched. GlobalGiving UK claim Gift Aid on a monthly basis. Donations made on globalgiving.org can only be claimed as a tax deductible contribution on United States tax returns.
Expression of Interest Form for Cross-posting If your projects are on GlobalGiving.co.uk,  complete this expression of interest form by July 1st to be listed on globalgiving.org If your projects are on globalgiving.org, complete this expression of interest form by July 1st to be listed on globalgiving.co.uk

 

How can you find out your current Partner Rewards Level?

Your organization’s matching percent is based upon your Partner Rewards Level. You can use this as an incentive to have your supporters help you get to a higher level (or to stay there!). Your Partner Rewards Level will be the same for both the US and UK platforms.  You can access your Rewards Level by logging into Project Entry (PE) and clicking here: https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/dashboard/rewards.html.

After you have accessed your Partner Reward Level, you will be able to see the different sub-categories we use to determine your Partner Rewards Level. Your overall level is based on the lowest sub-rank. For example, if you are a Partner in any one category, your Reward Level, will be Partner. Any questions regarding your Partner Rewards level must be received by GlobalGiving no later than July 12th.  All matching will be calculated based on your organization’s Partner Rewards Level as of 23:59:59 EDT (time in your city) on Tuesday, July 14th. Be sure that your Partner Rewards Level is secure by this time.

GlobalGiving Support Opportunities

To learn more about your organization’s Partner Rewards Level and for fundraising support you can sign-up for a one-on-one call by clicking here.

Partner Rewards Bonus Day Webinar
Join me on June 24th  for a webinar on how to make Bonus Day successful fundraising day for your organization (on either platform!).
Date: Wednesday, June 24
Times: 9 am EDT (Find this time in your city) or 3 pm EDT (Find this time in your city)
Click here to sign up for the 9 am session
Click here to sign up for the 3 pm session

Bonus Days Terms and Conditions:

  • Bonus Day begins at 9:00:01 EDT on July 15th, 2015 (time in your city) and ends at 11:59 pm EDT (time in your city) on July 15th, 2015
  • There is $115,000 in matching funds available on globalgiving.org
  • There is £8,500 in matching funds available on globalgiving.co.uk
  • To be cross-posted to GlobalGiving.co.uk, you must complete the expression of interest form by July 1st. To be cross-posted to GlobalGiving.org, you must complete the expression of interest form by July 1st.
  • All new projects must be submitted by July 13th to be added to either platform for the Bonus Day.
  • Organizations ranked as Partner will have their donations matched at 30%, organizations ranked as Leader will have their donations matched at 40%, and organizations ranked as Superstar will have their donations matched at 50%. An organization’s Partner Rewards Level will be determined at 23:59:59 EDT on Tuesday, July 14th.
  • Online donations of up to $1,000 per individual donor per project are eligible to be matched on GlobalGiving.org at 30% to 50% depending on the organization’s Partner Rewards Level.
  • Online donations of up to £600 per individual donor per project are eligible to be matched on GlobalGiving.org at 30% to 50% depending on the organization’s Partner Rewards Level.
  • Only donations made by unique donors per project will be matched. Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. We are monitoring these and other parameters in our system to ensure that only unique, distinct donors are counted.
  • Only online donations made by credit card, PayPal, or a GlobalGiving official gift card are eligible for matching. Donations made by check or text-to-give are not eligible.
  • The organization that raises the most donations on Bonus Day through the globalgiving.org site will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving. This bonus prize is determined at 23:59:59 EDT on July 15th
  • The organization that secures the most unique donors on Bonus Day through the globalgiving.org site will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.  This bonus prize is determined at 23:59:59 EDT on July 15th.
  • The organization that raises the most donations on Bonus Day through the globalgiving.co.uk site will receive an additional £750 from GlobalGiving UK. This bonus prize is determined at 23:59:59 EDT on July 15th
  • The organization that secures the most unique donors on Bonus Day through the globalgiving.co.uk site will receive an additional £750 from GlobalGiving UK. This bonus prize is determined at 23:59:59 EDT on July 15th.
  • Only online donations (credit card, debit card, CAF online or PayPal) are eligible for matching. Donations made by check or text-to-give are not eligible.
  • Donations made on any GlobalGiving corporate sites including Benevity and JustGiving are not eligible for matching.
  • Funds, such as disaster funds are not eligible for matching.
  • We encourage you to get donations in early, because matching funds will likely run out before the end of the day. Funds may run out on each platform at different times. Please refer to the Leaderboard on each platform to see available matching funds.
  • Please note that GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this matching offer.
  • GlobalGiving and GlobalGiving UK maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds.
  • Please note that all donations are final. GlobalGiving and GlobalGiving UK cannot change the time, date, or status of a donation after it is processed for any reason.
The 2015 Photo Contest

The 2015 Photo Contest

Summertime is coming to DC! We are ready to sit back, relax, and vote for our favorite photos!

It’s Photo Contest time! A photo speaks volumes about your work and it captures the essence of what you do and why you do it. A powerful photo engages an audience and shows them in a matter of seconds all the amazing work that you do.

Want to see how powerful your project photo can be? Check out your project page analytics to see how many seconds  your donors are spending on your page. Psst…the average is only 4.2 seconds! With so little time, a great photo can make all the difference.

To promote your amazingly powerful photos, GlobalGiving is hosting its sixth annual Photo Contest. We can’t stop smiling when thinking about your photo submissions! Read on for more information.

How to submit your photos:

  1. Upload your organization’s photo submission to your project page by July 8th, 11:59 pm EDT.  Learn how to upload a photo to your project page here.
  2. Save and submit your project page changes. It will take GlobalGiving staff one to two business days to approve your changes.
  3. Once your project is approved, please submit your photo’s URL to the Photo Contest. You can find your photo’s unique URL by clicking on the desired photo in your project’s photo gallery and copying the photo’s URL. See the screen-steps here.
  4. Submit your photo’s URL to the Photo Contest entry form here by July 10th 11:59pm EDT

Photo Contest Terms and Conditions:

  • The photo contest submission deadline is 11:59 pm EDT on July 10, 2015. All Photo Contest submission forms must be submitted by this date.
  • All photos must be uploaded to the relevant project page and approved for the GlobalGiving website to be considered for submission.
  • Any new photos that must be approved are required to be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EDT on July 8, 2015.
  • Only organizations that have an active project on globalgiving.org may participate. Projects on globalgiving.co.uk or any GlobalGiving supported corporate sites may not participate.
  • Only the top 15 photos in each category will move on to the voting page.
  • The five categories are:
    • Give Knowledge
    • Give Hope
    • Give Green
    • Give Relief
    • Give Support
  • Your photo will be placed into the category based on the primary theme of the project for which the photo was submitted.
  • The top 15 finalists from each category will be chosen by a third-party representative.
  • The 15 finalists from each category will be uploaded to GlobalGiving.org for voting and voting will be open to the public.
  • Voting will take place from noon EDT on August 3, 2015  (time in your city) until noon EDT on  August 7, 2015 (time in you city)
  • Votes will be counted based on email address. Only unique email addresses will be counted towards a unique vote
  • Each vote must be confirmed via email. Once a vote has been made, the voter will receive an email from GlobalGiving to confirm his or her vote. Only upon confirmation will that vote be counted.
  • An individual may vote for as many photos as he or she wishes, but only one vote per photo will count. For example, if I vote for the same photo five times, only one of my votes will count towards the final count.
  • Any activity not in the spirit of having unique individuals vote will not be counted towards vote totals and will disqualify an organization from winning any of the prizes.
  • GlobalGiving will be monitoring all voting activity and will cross match email addresses, names, countries, and IP addresses to determine the validity of all voters. Votes that are deemed fraudulent will be removed and may disqualify the organization from winning any prizes.
  • The one photo with the most votes overall at noon EDT on August 7, 2015, will be awarded a $1,000 bonus to be used to support the organization’s project.
  • One runner-up from the four remaining categories will each be featured for a full day on the GlobalGiving homepage and will be highlighted through GlobalGiving’s social media outreach.

If you have any questions, please contact Sonja at projecthelp@globalgiving.org

How Photo Themes are Chosen

You will be placed into the category based on the primary theme of the project for which the photo was submitted.

  • Give Knowledge
    • Education
  • Give Relief
    • Health
    • Hunger
    • Disaster Recovery
  • Give Support
    • Microfinance
    • Humanitarian assistance
    • Children
  • Give Hope
    • Economic Development
    • Women and Girls
    • Human Rights
    • Democracy and Government
    • Sport
  • Give Green
    • Environment
    • Animals
    • Climate Change
    • Technology

Join us for a webinar on capturing a great photo

To learn more about what elements make a great photo and to learn tips for mobilizing donors join us for a webinar on June 11th. Check out the details below:

  • Date: June 11th, 2015
  • Time: 9 am EDT or 3 pm EDT
  • Register for the 9am EDT session here
  • Register for the 3pm EDT session here

Prizes

  • The one photo with the most votes overall at noon EDT on August 7, 2015, will be awarded a $1,000 bonus to support the organization’s project, will be featured on the GlobalGiving homepage for a full day, and highlighted through GlobalGiving’s social media outreach.
  • One runner-up from the remaining four categories will each be featured for a full day on the GlobalGiving homepage and will be highlighted using GlobalGiving’s social media outreach.

For a dose of inspiration, click here to view the results of the 2014 Photo Contest. We can’t wait to see yours!

May 13th Bonus Day – We’re Matching EVERY Donation!

May 13th Bonus Day – We’re Matching EVERY Donation!

This is a brand new kind of Bonus Day! On May 13th, GlobalGiving will be matching every single online donation between 09:00:01 EDT and 23:59:59 EDT.

How is this possible?

In order to match every donation for 15 hours, GlobalGiving is hosting our first-ever Pro-Rated Bonus Day. There is $75,000 available in matching funds and matching percentage will be determined based on the total amount raised that day. So, the matching percentage will be calculated at 23:59:59 EDT using the following matching formula:

($75,000/Total amount raised) x 100 = Matching percentage

Here are some examples:

If the total amount raised is $150,000:

  • On Bonus Day, you raise $5,000 for your project.
  • The total amount raised on Bonus Day is $150,000.
  • There are $75,000 in matching.
  • Use our matching formula to calculate the matching percentage: ($75,000/$150,000) x 100 = 50%
  • Your organization would receive: $5,000 x .5 = $2,500

If the total amount raised is $300,000:

  • On Bonus Day, you raise $5,000 for your project
  • The total amount raised on Bonus Day is $300,000.
  • There are $75,000 in matching.
  • Use our matching formula to calculate the matching percentage: ($75,000/$300,000) x 100 = 25%
  • Your organization would receive: $5,000 x .25 = $1,250

Another one? Here’s a real life example from last May’s Bonus Day:

  • In the May 2014 Bonus Day, Ishahayi Beach School Foundation raised $8,735
  • The total raised on that Bonus Day was $190,640
  • With $75,000 available in matching, here would be the matching funds for Ishahayi Beach School Foundation:

($75,000/$190,640) x 100 = 39.3%

  • Ishahayi Beach School Foundation would receive: $8,735 x .393 = $3,432.86 in matching

Each donation you receive until midnight will be matched! This also means that your donors don’t have to give right away at 9 am EDT. Donors can give later in the day and still have their donations matched!

Why is GlobalGiving offering a Pro-Rated Bonus Day?

In 2014, you asked us to come up with a new Bonus Day structure that would prevent funds from running out early in the day. Organizations were hearing from their supporters, who were unhappy when they gave after limited matching funds were exhausted. So, we challenged our Leadership Council to propose alternative Bonus Day structures that would allow our limited matching funds to last longer. After considering several great proposals, the Pro-Rated Bonus Day was born! We are excited to experiment with this new structure and we hope to continue to improve and evolve GlobalGiving’s matching campaigns to help our partners achieve their fundraising goals.

Want some more information?

  • We will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 29th at 9am EDT and again at 3pm EDT. Register here for the 9am session and register here for the 3pm session.
  • We also have one-on-one consultations available with our staff if you are interested in speaking with someone about your strategy. You can sign up for one here.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Bonus Day begins at 09:00:00 EDT on May 13, 2015 and ends at 23:59:59 EDT on May 13, 2015.
  • There is $75,000 in matching funds available.
  • Online donations of up to $1,000 per individual donor per project are eligible to be matched.
  • Matching will be determined on a pro-rated basis. The matching percentage will be based on the total amount raised on Bonus Day.
    • Here is the formula to determine matching funds:

($75,000/Total amount raised) x 100 = Matching Percentage

  • Final matching allocation will be determined by May 15th at 23:59:59 EDT. Before that date, matching funds and percentage displayed on the Leaderboard are not confirmed.
  • The Bonus Day Leaderboard will show the matching percentage throughout the day. It will continue to update and change until 23:59:59 EDT on May 13th. Matching funds for your project will not appear until 23:59:59 EDT on May 13th.
  • Projects must be approved and live on the globalgiving.org website by May 11, 2015 to be eligible.
  • Only donations made by unique donors per project will be matched. Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. We are monitoring these and other parameters in our system to ensure that only unique, distinct donors are counted.
  • Only online donations made by credit card, PayPal, or a GlobalGiving official gift card are eligible for matching. Donations made by check or text-to-give are not eligible.
  • Donations made on globalgiving.co.uk or any GlobalGiving corporate sites including Benevity are not eligible for matching.
  • GlobalGiving funds, such as the Ebola Fund and Girl Effect are not eligible for matching.
  • Please note that GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this matching offer.
  • Online donations made using PayPal or credit card must be made by the PayPal account or credit card holder.
  • GlobalGiving will indicate in your donation manager which donations are eligible to be matched based on the time that the donation was made and the method of payment. This does not guarantee that a specific donation will be matched.
  • Any donor who makes an eligible donation on Bonus Day will be able to see the matching funds for their donation on their GlobalGiving receipt page if they refresh the receipt page after 60 seconds. This does not guarantee that a specific donation will be matched.
  • GlobalGiving maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds.
  • Please note that all donations are final. GlobalGiving cannot change the time, date, or status of a donation after it is processed for any reason.
  • GlobalGiving 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. During the May 13, 2015 Bonus Day the fulfillment fee only applies to the initial donation. The fulfillment fee does not apply to the match. The fee covers all transactional charges such as credit card fees, as well as helps cover the costs we incur to promote organizations and projects, provide them 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.
  • As always, let us know if you have any questions at projecthelp@globalgiving.org

 

Refer a Friend Program – Earn bonus prizes and strengthen our global community!

Refer a Friend Program – Earn bonus prizes and strengthen our global community!

Ready to earn some extra money for your organization? Invite new organizations to join GlobalGiving and earn $100 for your organization for each referral that succeeds in the June Open Challenge. We’ll also give $100 to each successful organization you refer – because if you think they are great – we do too! See below for the complete terms and conditions.

Refer an organization using this form. There is no limit to the number of organizations you can refer or the money you can earn.

Need another reason to refer new partners besides earning money for your organization? Growing a vibrant community of nonprofit partners working on a variety of issues around the world helps GlobalGiving attract corporate partners and other new donors, which means more potential funders for your important work!

The application deadline for the June Open Challenge is April 24th so refer a friend today!

Thank you for your help growing the GlobalGiving community.

Terms and conditions:

  1. Each organization referred by a current GlobalGiving partner using the nomination form or the unique link that successfully completes the June Open Challenge (raising $5,000 from 40 donors) will earn a $100 bonus prize.
  2. For each organization you refer that successfully completes the June Open Challenge, GlobalGiving will add $100 to your organization’s next GlobalGiving disbursement.
  3. Referred organizations that have previously applied to join GlobalGiving are not eligible for bonus prizes.
  4. For organizations participating in the Open Challenge, the $100 bonus will not count towards the required thresholds of $5,000 from 40 donors or towards earning any of the Bonus Grants in the Open Challenge for most dollars raised or most donors. The $100 will also not count towards any matching campaigns within the Open Challenge.
  5. There is no limit to the number of organizations you can refer.
  6. Referred organizations that do not successfully complete the 2015 June Open Challenge by raising $5,000 from 40 donors will not earn any reward funds for themselves or for the referring organization.
  7. GlobalGiving reserves the right to make all final decisions regarding referral credits and payments.

Email mgale@globalgiving.org with questions about the Refer a Friend program.

Written by Michael Gale, Senior Program Manager

 

Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day – April 14, 2015!

Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day – April 14, 2015!

GlobalGiving is excited to announce the next Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day – April 14, 2015!

The campaign will run on www.globalgiving.co.uk and www.globalgiving.org from 09:00 am EDT until 23:59 EDT with one consolidated leaderboard on www.globalgiving.org announcing donations, bonus prizes, and matching funds. There will be $100,000 in matching funds and 5 bonus prizes. Donations will be matched 50% up to $1,000 per donor per project.  Bonus Prizes will be awarded to projects/microprojects with the most unique donors.

To learn more, register for a Webinar here:

How to join YouthSpark

April 7th is the deadline to submit your eligibility to participate in Microsoft YouthSpark April Bonus Day.

Joining YouthSpark