We are excited to announce that this year, donors in the UK and US are able to make their donations go further while supporting their favorite projects! Participating projects are able to fundraise on both GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk, our sister UK site. Only YouthSpark designated projects active on GlobalGiving.org may participate in the campaign, so we are extending an invitation to our Leaders and Superstars with projects that work with youth ages 6-24 in the areas of education, employment, and/or entrepreneurship to join YouthSpark and the 2014 Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday campaign. Continue reading for more details…
Projects currently listed on GlobalGiving.co.uk that would like to participate in this year’s Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday must cross-post to globalgiving.org by completing this expression of interest form, completing any necessary due diligence, and answer the YouthSpark eligibility questions in PE for each eligible project by November 10th (see below for details on how to join YouthSpark).
YouthSpark projects currently listed on GlobalGiving.org that would like to engage UK donors should complete the cross-posting process to GlobalGiving UK‘s site by November 25th. Let the UK team know you’re interested here as soon as possible.
There will be $350,000 USD total in matching funds released in buckets at two times. In addition to the matching funds, for 24 hours, projects will be competing for bonus prizes including most unique donors and most funds raised. All donations across both sites, matching, and bonus prizes will be calculated in USD on one leaderboard hosted on GlobalGiving.org. If you choose to fundraise on both GlobalGiving.org and GlobalGiving.co.uk on #GivingTuesday (December 2, 2014), we advise you to direct your UK donors to your GlobaGiving.co.uk project page link and direct US donors to your GlobalGiving.org project page link.
We would like to note that last year’s #GivingTuesday matching funds ran out very quickly. We have worked to create a campaign structure to address this. However, we do recognize and would like to set expectations accordingly, that matching funds may go quickly again this year.
You can find the full terms and conditions for this year’s Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday HERE.
Projects participating in Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday are not eligible for GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign (a fundraising initiative on GlobalGiving.org).
How to join YouthSpark
November 10th is the deadline to submit your eligibility to participate in Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday.
In order to apply, all projects must first be active on GlobalGiving.org. Once active on GlobalGiving.org, projects then need to be designated as “Eligible for YouthSpark” through project entry (PE). See this previous post for instruction on how to designate your project for YouthSpark.
Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday Campaign Webinar
Mark your calendars: if you choose to participate in this campaign, join us for a webinar with tips to get prepared for #GivingTuesday, including potential matching fund scenarios and recommended communication for donors.
Date: November 19, 2014
Times: 6 am PST/9 am EST and 12 pm PST/3 pm EST
Webinar link: anymeeting.com/globalgivingus1
Sign up here!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. Best of luck this holiday season!