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Terms + Conditions

  • GlobalGiving’s 2018 #GivingTuesday Campaign will begin Nov. 27, 2018, at 00:00:00 ET and end at 23:59:59 ET on Nov. 27, 2018.
  • Organization eligibility: Active Partner, Leader, and Superstar organizations are eligible to participate in the 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign. Emerging organizations and GlobalGiving-sponsored projects and funds are ineligible to participate in this campaign.
  • Project eligibility: Active projects and microprojects will be automatically included. New projects must be meet the submission deadline and, for microprojects, check the expiration date as GlobalGiving cannot extend the 90 day time period.
  • Submission deadline: The deadline for submitting new projects, project edits, project reports, and project appeals to be approved in time for inclusion in the #GivingTuesday campaign is Tuesday Nov. 20, at 17:00:00 ET.

Incentive Fund:

  • There will be a $150,000 Incentive Fund on #GivingTuesday.
  • The Incentive Fund will be distributed to participants proportionally based on final fundraising totals. This means that, at the end of #GivingTuesday, the projects that bring in the most dollars will win the largest slice of the Incentive Fund and every project that activates donors will earn something.
  • Each participants’ portion of the Incentive Fund is determined as follows: [Total Project Donations] ÷ [Total Donations To All Projects in the #GivingTuesday Campaign] * [$150,000] ≈ Your portion of the Incentive Fund
  • Online donations up to $2,500 per unique donor per organization will count towards earning a portion of the Incentive Fund.
  • Allocation of the Incentive Fund will be displayed on the leaderboard and will recalculate every three minutes until the board locks at 23:59:59 ET on Nov. 27, 2018.
  • GlobalGiving will indicate in your donation manager which donations count towards your total raised on #GivingTuesday based on the time the donation was made and the method of payment.
  • GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of the Incentive Fund.

Recurring Match Campaign:

  • New recurring donations up to $200 per donor per project started on #GivingTuesday and throughout the year-end fundraising season (until Dec. 31 at 23:59:59 ET) will get an additional 100% match on the initial donation as long as it remains active for four consecutive payments.
  • The one-month value of recurring donations set up on #GivingTuesday will count towards your total raised on the day and thus increase the percentage of the Incentive Fund you receive.
  • Recurring donations made by project leaders or staff of the recipient project or organization are not eligible for matching.

Bonus Prizes:

  • There will be thirty-two Bonus Prizes to compete for on #GivingTuesday.
  • Category 1: Most Funds Raised Category
    • First place Project: $3,000
    • Second Place Project: $2,000
    • Third Place Project: $1,000
    • Fourth Through Tenth Place Projects: $500
    • Eleventh Through Fifteenth Place Projects: $100
  • Category 2: Most Unique Donors
    • First place Project: $3,000
    • Second Place Project: $2,000
    • Third Place Project: $1,000
    • Fourth Through Tenth Place Projects: $500
    • Eleventh Through Fifteenth Place Projects: $100
  • Only projects raising more than $2,000 from at least 10 donors during #GivingTuesday will be eligible for bonus prizes.
  • Organizations can only win one bonus prize per category above. We recommend picking one project to promote during the campaign.
  • Record Breakers: Projects participating in the 2018 #GivingTuesday are eligible to compete for Records #1 & #2 in GlobalGiving’s Record Breaker Challenge. Beat either of these records on Bonus Day to win a $1,000 prize.
  • GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of Bonus Prizes.

Donation Method & Eligibility:

  • Donation Eligibility: Online donations (credit card, debit card, PayPal, ApplePay, and official GlobalGiving gift cards) and mobile donations through M-Changa will count towards your total raised on #GivingTuesday. Donations must be made by the account or credit card holder.
  • The following forms of donations are ineligible to count towards your total raised on #GivingTuesday: Cash, checks, text-to-give, CAF check, CAF online, wire transfers, donations made by JustGiving, donations made on GlobalGiving corporate or organizational giving site, or made directly to an organization rather than a project.
  • GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made on #GivingTuesday.
  • 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.

Disbursements:

  • The exchange rate for donations made in currencies other than USD will be estimated at the time of the donation, but may be subject to change until the donation settles with the donor’s bank or credit card. Funds will be disbursed using the exchange rate based on the settlement value of each transaction.
  • Funds raised on #GivingTuesday plus your portion of the Incentive Fund and any bonus prizes won will be disbursed through the regular November disbursement cycle, sent in late December.

Tax-Efficient Giving & Fulfillment Fee:

  • Tax Efficiency: GlobalGiving is a registered nonprofit charity in the United States and England and Wales. Donations made by eligible donors in the United States can be claimed as tax deductible contributions on United States tax returns. Donations made by eligible donors in the United Kingdom can claim Gift Aid (an extra 25% added to eligible donations by the UK Government) when they donate in GBP.
  • Fulfillment Fee: GlobalGiving charges a minimal nonprofit support fee plus a 3% processing fee. For US and UK registered organizations the nonprofit support fee is 5%. Organizations outside the US and UK will be charged a 7% nonprofit support fee. During #GivingTuesday, the fee only applies to the initial donation and not to prize funds. The fee helps cover the costs we incur to promote your organization and projects, to provide you with fundraising training and tools, and to maintain and improve our online technology in order to keep you connecting with new donors.
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