Terms & Conditions

  • GlobalGiving’s 2018 Year-End Campaign begins at 00:00:00 ET on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, and ends at 23:59:59 ET on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Organization Eligibility: Active Partner, Leader, and Superstar organizations are eligible to participate in the Year-End 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 to be included in the Year-End Campaign is Tuesday Nov. 20, at 17:00:00 ET.
  • Throughout the campaign, approvals of project reports, project edits, and project appeals will take 1-3 business days to process. Please allow GlobalGiving the maximum time to to put your team and ours in a good position to succeed during the busiest season of the year.

Campaign Incentives

  • There will be $10,000 in total prize money.
  • Official campaign graphics can be downloaded by all participants on the Year-End Fundraising page.
  • Secure 25 Unique Donors: All projects that secure at least 25 unique donors in the 2018 Year-End Campaign will be awarded a GlobalGiving certificate commemorating fundraising success.
  • Secure 50 Unique Donors: The first ten projects to reach 50 unique donors will win a $100 prize. Limited to one prize per organization.
  • Homepage Time: Throughout the campaign, two slots on the GlobalGiving homepage will be reserved for the top donor and top dollar projects in the Year-End Campaign.
  • Overall Bonus Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the campaign to the top project(s) in each of the following categories:
    • Most Funds Raised: In ascending order, the top five projects who raise the most funds  in the Year-End Campaign will receive Bonus Prizes of $2,000, $1,000, $750, $500, and $250.
    • Most Unique Donors: In ascending order, the top five projects with the most unique donors will receive Bonus Prizes of $2,000, $1,000,  $750, $500, and $250.
    • Note: Projects must raise at least $3,000 from a minimum of 30 donors to qualify for a bonus award.
  • Match on Recurring Donations: New recurring donations up to $200 per donor per project started during the campaign will get an additional 100% match on the initial donation as long as it remains active for at least four consecutive payments. The recurring match will be good throughout the entire campaign.
  • Unique donors are determined using criteria including but not limited to name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. We monitor these and other parameters in our system to ensure that only distinct donors are counted.
  • GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made throughout the Year-End Campaign.
  • GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of bonus awards.

Donation Eligibility

  • Eligibility Payment Methods: Online donations (credit card, debit card, PayPal, ApplePay, and individually purchased GlobalGiving gift cards), mobile donations through M-Changa, checks, and wire transfers will count towards your total raised in the Year-End Campaign
    • Online donations must be made by the account or credit card holder.
    • Checks and wire transfers sent to GlobalGiving’s London office must be received by Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.
    • Checks and wire transfers sent to GlobalGiving’s Washington, DC, office must be received by Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.
    • Check and wire transfers must include the correct project ID to get assigned to your project and count in the Year-End Campaign.
  • Ineligible Payment Methods: Cash, text-to-give donations, CAF check, CAF online, donations made by JustGiving, corporate gift cards, donations made on any other GlobalGiving corporate or organizational giving sites, or donations made directly to an organization rather than a project.
  • All donations are final. GlobalGiving cannot change the time, date, or status of a donation after it is processed for any reason.


  • 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.
  • 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: Bonus Prizes won and funds raised through this campaign will go out in the usual disbursement monthly cycle.

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 the Year-End Campaign, the fee only applies to the initial donation and not to prize funds earned. 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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