GlobalGiving Bonus Day Posts

It’s Almost Time for the Time-Release Bonus Day!

It’s Almost Time for the Time-Release Bonus Day!

Get ready for GlobalGiving’s Time-Release Bonus Day on September 21st, 2016! GlobalGiving is providing $60,000 in matching funds that will be released in two $30,000 pots as well as awarding $2,000 in bonus prizes! The Time-Release Bonus Day will start at 06:00 am EDT on September 21st and end at 23:59:59 pm EDT on September 21st.

How will the matching funds work?
Online donations of up to $1,000 per donor are eligible to be matched at 30%, while funds last. The $60,000 available in matching funds will be divided into two equal pots. Those pots — of $30,000 each — will be available as matching funds beginning at 06:00:01 am EDT and 12:00:01 pm EDT respectively. Having two release times will allow GlobalGiving to accommodate our nonprofit partners in different time zones. All matching will end at 23:59:59 EDT on September 21st, or when funds run out. We encourage you to plan your fundraising around these release times as matching funds will likely run out before the end of the Bonus Day.  

Announcing 100% Matching for Nepal Earthquake Recovery Projects

Announcing 100% Matching for Nepal Earthquake Recovery Projects

At the one year anniversary of major disasters, GlobalGiving supports the fundraising efforts of our partners who are committed to ongoing recovery and rebuilding. On April 25, 2016, GlobalGiving will be matching donations at 100% to projects that have been providing relief after the devastating 9.0 earthquake that hit Nepal last April.

Sign up for the 9:00 am EDT (14:00 pm BST), March 30th webinar to learn more: Registration Link.

The Nepal earthquake anniversary campaign starts on globalgiving.org and globagiving.co.uk on April 25th at 9:00 am EDT (14:00 pm BST), and it will last until funds run out or June 30th, whichever comes first.

Here is the criteria for a donation to get matched (full terms and conditions will be available on the leaderboard when it’s live):

The First Bonus Day of 2016!

The First Bonus Day of 2016!

Get ready for the March Pro-Rated Bonus Day! GlobalGiving is putting up $75,000 in matching to help you mobilize donations to your projects. Starting at 09:00:00 EDT on March 16th, all donations until midnight are eligible to be matched at the Pro-Rated percent.

What is the Pro-Rated percent?

The Pro-Rated percent is based on the total amount of funds raised on Bonus Day, the amount your organization has raised, and the amount of matching funds that are available. This means we don’t yet know what the matching percent will be but we will find out at the end of the Bonus Day.  With this structure, GlobalGiving is able to offer matching funds for every online donation during the day.

Are you wondering how to figure out how much matching you will get?

(amount of funds you raise/amount of total funds raised on Bonus Day) x $75,000 = matching funds you receive

Here is a real life example from last May’s Pro-Rated Bonus Day

  • In the May 2015 Pro-Rated Bonus Day, Children’s Joy Foundation raised $52,505
  • The total raised on that Bonus Day was $289,476
  • There was $75,000 available, here is how the matching worked for Children’s Joy Foundation:
    • ($52,505/$289,476) x $75,000 = $13,603 in matching
    • That would a matching percentage of ($13,603/$52,505) x 100 = 25.9%

Each donation you receive until midnight will be matched at the pro-rated percent! This also means that your donors don’t have to give right away at 9am EDT. They can wait until later in the day or until the very last second!

We are also excited to announce that GlobalGiving UK will be joining this campaign! If your projects are listed on GlobalGiving UK, donations through GlobalGiving UK will also be eligible for their Pro-Rated Bonus Day. Additionally, donations made through GlobalGiving UK by UK citizens are eligible for GiftAid, an 25% match provided by the UK government. Keep in mind, the campaigns are separate and so their Pro-Rated percent will be different from GlobalGiving’s.

To get your project listed on GlobalGiving UK for the Bonus Day, just complete this form by March 7th.

If you have any questions or want some more information, we will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 25th at 9am EST and again at 3pm EST. We will be discussing the Pro-Rated structure and providing tips on how to communicate with donors to maximize this unique opportunity!

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.

September 16, 2015 Bonus Day

September 16, 2015 Bonus Day

The final Bonus Day of 2015 is here!

So far, GlobalGiving has hosted a 30%  Bonus Day in March, a Pro-Rated Bonus Day in May where every online donation got matched at 25.9%, and a Partner Rewards Bonus Day in July which was our largest GlobalGiving Bonus Day ever!!

Wrapping up an exciting year of matching campaign, we will be hosting our final Bonus Day on September 16th.

Starting at 9am EDT on September 16th,  GlobalGiving will be matching online donations at 30% until the $70,000 in matching runs out or until 23:59:59 p.m. EDT.

Of course we need to spice it up a little! Not only will there be $70,000 in matching, but GlobalGiving has tripled the amount of Bonus Award money available. Our typical $2,000 in bonuses awards has ballooned up to $6,000!

Here is the prize structure:

  • $1,500 for the project with the most funds raised
  • $1,000 for the project with the second most funds raised
  • $500 for the project with the third most funds raised
  • $1,500 for the project with the most unique donors
  • $1,000 for the project with the second most unique donors
  • $500 for the project with the third most unique donors

To maximize the number of organizations benefiting, an organization can only win ONE of the six prizes, even if it has multiple projects near the top of the Leaderboard.

Also in response to feedback we have gotten from our nonprofit partners, GlobalGiving is changing our donation cap for each donor. The new maximum to be matched is $1,000 per unique donor per organization. This means that your donors can only give $1,000 total that will be matched on Bonus Day, no matter how many projects you have available. If a donor gives $1,000 to multiple of your projects, only the first $1,000 will be matched.

As usual, GlobalGiving will be hosting a webinar to help you prepare for the Bonus Day and to learn more about the new terms and conditions.

Join us on August 26th at either 9am EDT or 3pm EDT.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Bonus Day begins at 09:00:00 a.m. EDT on September 16, 2015 and ends at 23:59:59 EDT on September 16, 2015.
  • There is $70,000 in matching funds available. Once funds run out, donations will no longer be matched.
  • Online donations are eligible to be matched at 30%,  up to a total of $1,000 per individual donor per organization across all projects and microprojects. So for example a donation of $1,500 will receive a $300 match.
  • Bonus Prizes:
    • All bonus prizes will be determined at 23:59:59 p.m. EDT on September 16, 2015 pending GlobalGiving approval.
    • The project/microproject that raises the most donations on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,500 from GlobalGiving.
    • The project/microproject that raises the second most donations on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
    • The project/microproject that raises the third most donations on Bonus Day will receive an additional $500 from GlobalGiving
    • The project/microproject that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,500 from GlobalGiving.
    • The project/microproject that has the second most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
    • The project/microproject that has the third most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $500 from GlobalGiving.
    • An organization can only win ONE bonus prize. In the event that an organization could win more than one, the highest value prize will be allocated to the organization.
      • If the organization would win the same value Bonus for unique donors and most funds raised, the organization will win the prize for most funds raised and not win a prize for most donors.
      • An organization cannot win multiple prizes on multiple projects. Therefore, if one of the organization’s projects has the most funds and another of their projects has the second most funds, the organization will only be awarded one prize of $1,500.
      • If projects/microprojects tie for any of the most donations raised prizes than the project that has more unique donors will receive the bonus prize.
      • If projects/microprojects tie for any of the most unique donors prizes than the project that has more donations raised will receive the bonus prize.
  • Projects must be approved and live on the globalgiving.org website by September 14, 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.
  • We encourage you to get donations in early, because matching funds will likely run out before the end of the day.
  • 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 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 a 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 September 16th, 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.

Please feel free to contact us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org if you have any questions.

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.