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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

Ebola 100% Matching Campaign

Ebola 100% Matching Campaign

On April 1st at 00:00:01 EDT (see what time this is in your city) GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk will match eligible donations 100% while funds last for Ebola focused projects. There will be $100,000 USD in matching funds on GlobalGiving.org and £15,000 of matching funds on GlobalGiving.co.uk.

The fight to eliminate Ebola and rebuild after the crisis is long from over. After reaching zero cases of Ebola, Liberia recently announced a new case in the country. Sierra Leone continues to fight the outbreak, with the president recently announcing a three-day lock-down for the country. Guinea struggles with civil unrest while the number of cases is increasing.

We invite organizations, who are working on Ebola related efforts, to participate in the match campaign.

The Ebola Match Campaign is running concurrently on the GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk websites! This is a fantastic opportunity for all eligible partners to gain additional funding, gain more exposure, and offer your UK & US supporters a direct and relevant way to give to your project while also gaining country-specific tax benefits. If your projects are not currently on both GlobalGiving US and GlobalGiving UK, now is the perfect time to cross post!

  • If your project is currently listed on globalgiving.org and you would like to cross post your project to GlobalGiving UK‘s site, let us know here.
  • If your project is currently listed on globalgiving.co.uk and you would like to cross post your project to globalgiving.org, let us know here.

The US & UK campaigns will start at the same time, however please note that there are different match funding pots available, different leaderboards (found on the GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk websites respectively), and different terms and conditions.

To make things a bit simpler, we have created a quick comparison table of the two campaigns to help with your campaign planning and communications.  The full terms and conditions for each campaign are included below.

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New Feature: Referrals and Campaigns

New Feature: Referrals and Campaigns

You asked. We listened… and delivered! Check out the new additions to your GlobalGiving dashboard. Based on your feedback, we are excited to launch a new feature that will give you the ability to see the campaigns in which your organization has participated. And, for the first time, you will also be able to see the number of times your organization has been referred to a potential GlobalGiving corporate partner!

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The Winners of the 2015 GlobalGiving Video Contest!

For the fourth year in a row, our partners did not disappoint! We had more than 60 amazing video submissions and a very tough job of choosing just a handful of winners. Our friends at Backpacker Films had this to say, “Quite honestly they are all amazing!  I’m so impressed.” Even though it was really difficult, one grand prize winner was chosen for GlobalGiving’s newsletter and four other winners were chosen to have their videos featured in GlobalGiving’s social media. We are excited to announce the winners here!

Grand Prize Winner

Freely in Hope! The judges at Backpacker Films said, “The filmmakers of Our Dreams effectively illustrate the task of highlighting extraordinary women under extraordinary circumstances bringing real change to their communities.  We applaud everyone involved for their incredible efforts.” Freely in Hope works to provide scholarships for survivors of sexual abuse. This incredibly powerful video shares the stories of some of these survivors and is sure to inspire you!

The Winners

GoodWeave! GoodWeave rescues children in Nepal who are forced to work in the carpet making industry from a young age. They provide rehabilitation, education scholarships, and opportunities to just be kids! Their video illustrates the situation and solution in beautiful and creative way.

 

The Mariposa DR Foundation! The Mariposas are the women who have taken part in the innovative and powerful education program that The Mariposa DR Foundation provides to young women in the Dominican Republic. These strong women came together to showcase their skills in this amazing music video. Get ready to start dancing!

 

DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage! Located in the bush in South Africa, DAKTARI works with the local communities to provide a unique opportunity for kids to learn about wildlife in South Africa and conservation. They also provide shelter and rehabilitation to local wildlife in need. Their video about Marupi is like a short movie!

 

Seva Mandir! Seva Mandir provides education for rural children in India where schools are scarce. Their non-formal education programs provide children with the skills and education to lift themselves out of poverty. Don’t miss their amazing video!

Tohoku Recovery Japan Match Campaign

On 10th March 2015, GlobalGiviJapan Bandaid_no backgroundng will commemorate the anniversary of the disaster in the Tohoku region of Japan by offering all qualifying projects 100% match on eligible donations. Like the past 3 years, this match campaign is to support recovery efforts.

The Japan Match Campaign is running concurrently on the GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk websites. This is a fantastic opportunity for all eligible partners to gain additional funding, gain more exposure, and offer UK & US supporters a direct and relevant way to give to qualifying projects whilst also gaining country-specific tax benefits.

Whilst the US & UK campaigns will start at the same time, please note that there are different match funding pots available, different leaderboards (found on the GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk websites respectively), and different terms and conditions.

To make things a bit simpler, we have created a quick comparison table of the two campaigns to help with your campaign planning and communications.

US v UK TC Table

For full terms and conditions for the GlobalGiving.co.uk campaign or the GlobalGiving.org campaign, please see the leaderboard links above.

Start times by location (click to find out what time it is in your location).

  • Tokyo (Japan): Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 00:00:00 JST
  • Washington DC (U.S.A. – District of Columbia): Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 11:00:00 EDT
  • Corresponding UTC (GMT): Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 15:00:00

For more information, please contact Jacqueline at jlee@globalgiving.org.