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Build Your Monthly Giving Program With This 100% Monthly Match Offer

Build Your Monthly Giving Program With This 100% Monthly Match Offer

Authored By: Katherine Heidecke

Want to build your monthly giving program? Trying to incentivize donors to give on a more consistent basis? Look no further! GlobalGiving’s 100% Monthly Match on new recurring donations is a great opportunity for your organization to amplify its membership base, while also securing more consistent funding. 

From now until December 31, 2019, all new monthly recurring donations made will be matched 1-to-1 to up $200 per donor per organization while funds last. Please note that this match is only applied to the first donation.

With this match, starting a monthly giving program just became that much easier! At GlobalGiving, we believe that monthly giving programs are a great way to build a strong foundation of diverse donors. This is just one of the many reasons why starting a monthly giving program and encouraging your donors to take part in our 100% Monthly Match could transform your organization. When you build a strong donor base, you’re leading your organization towards the forefront of sustainable funding. 

How To Get Started:

  • Send out an appeal: Thanks to GlobalGiving project appeals, informing your donors about this new matching opportunity is simple! As of this year, there’s no limit to how many project appeals you can send and now you can segment your appeals to get your message to the right audience!
  • Post on social media using our eye-catching graphics: We’ll make it easy for you. We provide the graphics – you make the post!
  • Talk about it at your next event: Sometimes the best way to engage your donors and inform them of new opportunities is through face-to-face interaction!
  • Link your project URL to recurring donation options: When promoting this match offer, link to your project using a URL that defaults to displaying monthly donations. You can do this by adding “?show=recurring” to the end of your project URL or go to the “SHARE” tab on your project page to find your unique monthly donation URL. This nifty trick prevents those trying to give monthly from accidentally making a one-time donation!

Terms & Conditions:

  • An anonymous donor has generously provided $150,000 in matching funds for new recurring donations on GlobalGiving. This matching offer is valid from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern, or while funds last.
  • The purpose of this matching offer is to get more donors to sign up for recurring monthly giving. Why is this important? Monthly recurring gifts provide the projects on our site with a reliable and sustainable source of funds that they can use to plan programs, create budgets, and expand services. And that means more good happening on the ground!
  • New recurring donations created on GlobalGiving.org during this campaign will be matched 1-to-1 up to $200 per donor per organization while funds last. Eligible recurring donations of $201 or larger will be matched at $200, meaning a $200 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 in November and keep it active through December, January, and February, then your initial donation from November will be matched.
  • Recurring donations that are canceled after the initial donation but before the third automatic recurring donation are not eligible for matching.
  • Recurring donations made by project leaders or staff of the recipient project or organization are not eligible for matching. Donations from board members, however, are 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 a repeating monthly match.
  • This offer limited to matching a donor’s first recurring donation to a project. If a donor cancels their recurring donation and makes a new recurring donation to the same project, they are not eligible for additional matching.
  • The intent of the matching offer is to match as many unique recurring donors as possible to as many organizations as possible.
  • 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.
  • Still have questions? Contact us
Small Donations Add Up To BIG Change This August

Small Donations Add Up To BIG Change This August

WHAT: The August Little by Little Matching Campaign is a week-long campaign designed to help celebrate the power of your crowd by matching donations up to $50 at 50% with $60,000 in matching funds and $8,000 in bonus prizes.

Organizations with the GG Reward Status of Superstar will be awarded an additional 10% match on eligible donations!

WHY: This African proverb states it best: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. The Little by Little Matching Campaign is your opportunity to grow and strengthen your base of supporters and show that small donations add up to BIG change.

WHO: The Little by Little Campaign is exclusively for GlobalGiving Partners, Leaders, and Superstars. Active projects and microprojects will be automatically included. The deadline to submit new projects for inclusion in this campaign is Wednesday, August 7.

WHEN + WHERE: GlobalGiving’s 2019 April Little by Little Matching Campaign runs from 09:00:00 ET on Monday, August 12, 2019, to 23:59:59 ET on Friday, August 16, 2019. Fundraising totals and bonus prizes will be displayed on the Little by Little Leaderboard.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

As always, if you have a question, you can send us an email at projecthelp@globalgiving.org or give us a call at +1 (202) 232-5784.

GlobalGiving Stands With Refugees

GlobalGiving Stands With Refugees

What: World Refugee Day is a one-day matching campaign focusing on the millions of people around the world forced to flee their homes, and seek refuge in foreign countries. Donations up to $2,500 will be matched at 100% while funds remain and there will be $3,000 in bonus prize for the top fundraising projects.

Why: According to the United Nations High Commissions for Refugees, at the end of 2017, 68.5 million people had been forcibly displaced worldwide. These millions of children, women and men have been driven from their homes by conflict, violence, natural disasters, human rights violations, or persecution. What’s more shocking is that “one person becomes displaced every two seconds.”

Who: The World Refugee Campaign is exclusively for active Partner, Leader, and Superstar organizations on GlobalGiving with projects supported by GlobalGiving’s Syrian Refugee Relief Fund, Rohingya Refugee Relief Fund, and East Africa Drought & Famine Relief Fund. Projects supported by these Funds will be automatically included in the campaign.

New projects and/or project edits must be submitted to GlobalGiving by Tuesday, June 18, in order to be approved in time for inclusion in the World Refugee Day Campaign.

When + Where: GlobalGiving’s World Refugee Day campaign runs from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 ET on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Fundraising totals and bonus prizes will be displayed on the World Refugee Day leaderboard.

How To Get Started:

Calling All Climate Champions This April

Calling All Climate Champions This April

WHAT: The 2019 Climate Fund Campaign is the first of its kind! It’s an exclusive two-week crowdfunding campaign and connection opportunity for GlobalGiving partners pursuing climate justice from the ground up.

WHY: The Climate Fund Campaign is a chance to win one of six year-long slots in GlobalGiving’s inaugural Climate Fund, compete for $50,000 on Earth Day, energize your power base, and connect with your peers in the broader GlobalGiving community working to protect people, planet, and place from climate chaos.

WHEN: The campaign will run for two weeks from April 15 to April 29, and celebrate Earth Day with $50,000 in matching funds and bonus prizes on Monday, April 22.   

WHO: This campaign is exclusively for GlobalGiving Partners, Leaders, and Superstars working toward a more just climate.

HOW: Active projects with the primary or secondary theme of “Climate Change” will be automatically included on the leaderboard unless otherwise notified.

The deadline to submit new climate change-themed projects or add that theme to an existing project for inclusion in the campaign is Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

GlobalGiving will review all climate change-themed projects old and new to ensure they’re a good fit for the campaign.  

HOW TO GET STARTED:

As always, if you have a question, you can send us an email at projecthelp@globalgiving.org or give us a call at +1 (202) 232-5784.

Announcing the 2nd Anniversary Typhoon Haiyan Matching Campaign

Announcing the 2nd Anniversary Typhoon Haiyan Matching Campaign

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) caused catastrophic damage and devastated many lives, affecting more than 12 million people. On the first anniversary of the Typhoon, GlobalGiving offered a 100% match for all donations to projects promoting long-term recovery in the Philippines. Partners like you raised more than $100,000 from more than 400 donors!

We would like to announce the 2nd anniversary matching campaign to support your recovery and rebuilding efforts from the typhoon, because as we know, disasters don’t end when the news stops. Mark your calendars and notify your donors: the 100% match campaign starts on globalgiving.org and  globagiving.co.uk on November 5th at 20:00:01 ET, and it will last until funds run out. Find out what time it starts where you are here.

Here are the criteria for a donation to get matched (see full terms and conditions below):

  • Projects must be Typhoon Haiyan relief and/or rebuilding focused, based in the Philippines.
  • On November 3, 2015, check the leaderboard on globalgiving.org and/or globalgiving.co.uk to make sure your project is on it. If not, please notify our team at projecthelp@globalgiving.org.
  • 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 per donor per organization will be matched while funds last on GlobalGiving.org. Donations up to £600 per donor per organization 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, on JustGiving, or donations by check will not be matched on either platform.

Here are the key differences to note: