The American Open II is a great opportunity to join the GlobalGiving community – so you can leverage our donor networks, technology, and partner relationships to raise funds for your projects online. GlobalGiving's American Open featured in the New York Times.
In order to participate you must be a US 501 (c)3) and be working inside the United States only. Fill out the nomination form to get started.
If you are an organization working outside the US (even if you are a US 501(c)3) you are NOT eligible for this opportunity - see how to nominate your organization for another Open event. Another Global Open will take place in November.
Anyone can nominate a project, provided they are familiar with the organization and its work. Nominators can be an employee, a volunteer, a donor, or a board member – or benefit from the services the organization provides.
When you successfully nominate an organization to the American Open II you will be eligible to enter a drawing to win $1000 that will be donated to the American charity or Global Giving project of your choice.
Organizations must conform/agree to the following terms and conditions:
Yes – you can refer another organization here.
You can refer your own organization here.
Nominate a project via our online form. You will be asked to confirm that your nominee conforms to GlobalGiving’s terms and conditions (see 2) above). The project organization contact will then be notified of their nomination. We encourage you to let the project know as well, and encourage them to participate, as GlobalGiving will not pursue the project once the initial notification email is sent.
No. The organization referred to GlobalGiving can post only one project initially. Once you achieve the donation thresholds (raise $4,000 in donations through at least 50 donors) and qualify for a permanent spot on the site, you can post multiple projects.
They will need to submit their due diligence documentation to us for review. These documents are
The GlobalGiving team will review your due diligence documents and let you know if your documents have been approved. Then you will be given a username and password to enter your project into the project entry system for our website. Remember, the earlier you submit your application, then the more time you will have to enter your project.
You will enter details about your project online via GlobalGiving’s project entry system. We suggest you start collecting photos and background information/documentation about your project, and think about how to present your project in an engaging and compelling way. Look through other projects on our website to see the information that is presented. Read more tips here.
You must mobilize supporters to raise $4,000 from at least 50 unique donors during this time period in order to secure a “permanent” spot on GlobalGiving. In addition, projects meeting these thresholds can also compete for additional funding: the three projects receiving the most funding will receive additional awards of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively; the project receiving the most number of donations will receive an additional $3,000.
The minimum online donation is $10.
Yes, but all checks must be received by GlobalGiving by November 27th 2009. In addition, check donors must specify the name of your project on the check in order for it to properly attributed to your project.
In December, the funds will be disbursed to your project, but you will not stay on the GlobalGiving site beyond November 30.
Yes, we have. You can view our American Open here.
You can post news about the challenge on blogs, on your Facebook or MySpace page, on your organization's website, and on your friend's sites. Write an email to your friends and supporters asking them to spread the word through their websites and emails to other friends. Tell them about the benefits of donating through GlobalGIving, for example they can donate in honor of someone with a tribute card! Pick up the phone and ask your friend to set up small fundraisers for you ( there is a fundraiser tool on www.globalgiving.com!)