Climate Action Campaign

Peer Voting Week

April 27 - May 1, 2020

This year GlobalGiving is introducing an inclusive process for selecting the 2020 Climate Action Fund cohort—and it involves YOU! The 2020 Climate Action Fund cohort will consist of five organizations selected from the Top 10 in the Climate Action Campaign, where ranking is determined by most unique donors. The organizations that finish in first and second place in the campaign will automatically secure a spot. After the campaign, all participating organizations will vote on three organizations from the remaining in the Top 10 to join the first two and make the final cohort.


Important Dates

  1. April 20-24: Climate Action Campaign
  2. April 27 - May 1: Peer Voting Week
    • Monday, April 27: Debrief from the campaign and get ready for voting week. If your organization finishes in the Top 10, GlobalGiving will contact you directly.
    • Tuesday, April 28: GlobalGiving will email an information packet and ballot to all campaign participants
    • Friday, May 1: Cast your vote by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday
  3. May 7: The 2020 Climate Action Fund cohort will be announced
  4. May 8: We invite everyone to share their thoughts on the Climate Action Campaign experience in this short survey.

Voting Rules

  1. Please submit one ballot per organization. Organizations that submit multiple ballots will be voided.
  2. The ballot will ask that you vote on three distinct organizations in priority order to join the 2020 Climate Action Fund cohort.
  3. Ballots that vote for the same organization more than one time will be voided.
  4. Late ballots will not be counted.

Voter Guidance

  1. Make a voting plan. Set aside time for a group discussion during voting week and nominate one individual to cast your team’s ballot.
  2. Voting criteria: GlobalGiving invites you to vote on the projects that demonstrate a community-led approach to environmental protection and climate resilience. Additionally, we invite you to consider the makeup of the 2020 Climate Fund cohort. All five organizations in the Fund should demonstrate an abundance of solutions to the global climate crisis and create a mosaic of climate hope.
  3. Check your email: The ballot will be in your inbox by Tuesday, April 28
  4. Join us on Facebook: Organizations on the ballot are invited to make themselves available on the Facebook page for conversation to help you make your decision. You can engage in this process as much or as little as you’d like. We only request that conversation remains respectful.
  5. Organizations on the ballot are not allowed to contact you outside the closed participant Facebook group. Please report any private campaigning activity to GlobalGiving staff at

Guidance For Organizations On The Ballot

  1. You can vote! Organizations on the ballot are allowed to cast a ballot. Voting for your own organization is permitted. Please adhere to the general voting rules and guidance above.
  2. Share A Post: GlobalGiving invites you to share one promotional post in the Climate Action Campaign Facebook group during voting week.
    • Content: This post must answer the following questions:
      1. Explain how your project works to protect the environment and build climate resilience.
      2. In what ways would you say your organization is community-led? (see GlobalGiving’s community-led checklist)
      3. What would regular funding from the Climate Action Fund (approximately $10,000 over 12 months) do for your organization over the course of the next year? (*Please note: the Climate Action Fund is a collective group of donors. GlobalGiving cannot guarantee the end amount but is in charge of growing and stewarding the Fund.)
    • Format: You may answer the above questions in any format that is accessible to you (short video, brief written response, etc.). Your post should be created exclusively for this process. Pre-produced media - such as an organizational explainer video - is not permitted. Posts can be in any language, but English translations/subtitles are in your best interest.
    • Tip: Coordinate with your team on who will be responsible for posting.
    • Note: This promotional post is not required, but engagement in the process is encouraged and dialogue in the thread could help your organization win a spot in the fund.
  3. Organizations on the ballot are not allowed to privately campaign outside of the one permitted Facebook post. Organizations that are reported for engaging in such activity will be no longer eligible for the spot in the 2020 Climate Action Fund cohort.
  4. An official review of the campaign results will be conducted by GlobalGiving during Voting Week (April 27 - May 1). Organizations on the ballot may be removed at any time if donor counts come under scrutiny. If in doubt about a specific fundraising strategy, please contact GlobalGiving
  5. All rules are in place to ensure a fair and transparent voting process.
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