2018 Giving Season Accelerator

Terms + Conditions

Crowdfunding Campaign Structure:

  • The 2018 Giving Season Accelerator is a crowdfunding campaign for nonprofits new to GlobalGiving to raise funds for their project between Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2018 (00:00:00 ET) and Monday, Dec. 31st, 2018 (23:59:59 ET).
  • Projects that raise at least $5,000 USD from at least 40 unique donors during the Accelerator and complete the due diligence approval process will be considered a graduate and permanent partner with GlobalGiving.
  • Projects that are unable to raise at least $5,000 USD from at least 40 unique donors during the Accelerator will be retired after Dec. 31st, 2018. Projects that have valid due diligence through April 2019 will be invited to participate in the 2019 March Accelerator.
  • To participate in the 2018 Giving Season Accelerator, eligible participants must post a project on GlobalGiving by Friday, Nov. 16th at 5:00pm ET.
  • Leaderboards: During the Giving Season Accelerator, participant fundraising totals and prize progress will be displayed on leaderboards. There will be one main Leaderboard that captures activity from start to finish, a 24-hour #GivingTuesday leaderboard, and a 24-hour Bonus Day leaderboard.

Campaign Flashpoints & Incentives:

  • #GivingTuesday! For the first 24 hours of the campaign, from 00:00:00 ET to 23:59:59 ET on Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2018, GlobalGiving will have 20 bonus prizes, ranging from $2,000 to $100, to give away to the projects with the most funds raised in the first 24 hours of the campaign.
  • Bonus Day! From 00:00:00 ET to 23:59:59 ET on Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018, GlobalGiving will have a $15,000 Incentive Fund that will be proportionally divided between organizations that raise funds throughout the day. There will also be two $1,000 cash Bonus Prizes for the project with the most funds raised and the project with the most unique donors on Bonus Day.
  • Overall Bonus Prizes! At the end of the Accelerator, cash prizes will be awarded to projects in the following categories:
    • Most Funds Raised: $3,000, $2,000, $1,000
    • Most Unique Donors: $1,500, $1,000, $500
    • Record Breaker Prize: Win an additional $1,000 cash prize by beating the record for most funds raised by a participant in the Accelerator Crowdfunding Campaign! The current record is set at $62,833.
  • Promotional prizes will be awarded to all projects that meet the corresponding thresholds at the end of the Accelerator:
    • Social Media Spotlight: All projects that raise at least $7,500 from 50 unique donors during the Accelerator will be featured on GlobalGiving’s social media after the Accelerator.
    • Homepage Time: Projects that raise at least $10,000 from 60 unique donors during the Accelerator will earn a spot on GlobalGiving’s homepage for a full day in 2019.
  • Recurring Donations:
    • Recurring Donors Count Twice: To encourage donors to set up recurring donations in support for your project, each active, unique recurring donor to your project counts twice towards your goal of 40 unique donors and towards donor bonus prizes. (For example: If an organization gets three unique recurring donors, those three donors will count as six towards the Accelerator graduate goal of 40.) If a recurring donation is cancelled before the end of the Accelerator, the unique donor will only count once.
    • Recurring Donation Match: During the Giving Season Accelerator, new recurring donations up to $200 per donor per project will have their initial donation matched at 100% after the fourth donation. (Example: Your organization gets one $50 monthly donor during the Giving Season Accelerator. After their March payment, GlobalGiving will match the recurring donation at 100% with $50.) Should the recurring donation be cancelled before the fourth donation, the match will not be applied. Recurring donations made by project leaders or staff of the recipient project or organization are not eligible for matching.
    • Recurring donations to projects of organizations that do not become GlobalGiving partners will be automatically canceled at the conclusion of the Giving Season Accelerator.

Donation Methods & Eligibility:

  • Online donations, including individually purchased GlobalGiving gift cards, and mobile donations through M-Changa will be accepted throughout the duration of the Accelerator Crowdfunding Campaign. Online donations made by credit card, debit card, PayPal, and Apple Pay must be made by the account or credit card holder.
  • Checks: Checks received by GlobalGiving by Friday, Dec. 21st, 2018, will be included in Accelerator totals and count towards overall bonus prizes. Checks received after said date will be applied to the indicated project, but there is no guarantee they will count in the Accelerator.
    • Wires will be treated like checks and the same conditions apply.
    • Checks and wire transfers will not count towards prizes on #GivingTuesday or Bonus Day.
    • Indicate project title and ID on the memo line for the funds to get processed accurately and in a timely fashion. Include an email address on the check to get signed up to receive updates on the project.
    • Send checks in USD and Canadian dollars to GlobalGiving’s DC office:
      • Make payable to: GlobalGiving Foundation
      • Mail to: 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20005, USA
      • Note: GlobalGiving accepts checks issued in the US at and above $10 USD. GlobalGiving’s DC office cannot cash checks from outside the US in amounts less than $100 USD or equivalent in the local currency.
    • Send checks in GBP and Euros to GlobalGiving’s London office:
      • Make payable to: GlobalGiving UK
      • Mail to: GlobalGiving UK, 6 Great James St, London, WC1N 3DA, UK
      • Amount: GlobalGiving accepts checks issued in the UK at and above £5 GBP. GlobalGiving’s London office cannot cash checks from outside the UK in amounts less than £80 GBP or equivalent in the local currency.
  • Ineligible Donations: Cash donations, corporate gift cards, text-to-give donations will not count towards the Accelerator thresholds.
  • 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.
  • Any activity not in the spirit of requesting separate individuals to support donations is being moderated by GlobalGiving, and GlobalGiving reserves the right to permanently disqualify organizations for any attempts of misconduct.
  • Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. We monitor these and other parameters in our system to ensure that only unique, distinct donors are counted towards the Accelerator thresholds and cash prizes.
  • Any transactions that are reported as fraudulent and/or reversed jeopardizes your participation and GlobalGiving retains the discretion to disqualify your organization from the Accelerator.
  • Funds raised through eligible partner platforms during the Giving Season Accelerator Crowdfunding Campaign may count towards the Accelerator threshold. Terms and Conditions apply.

Disbursements:

  • The exchange rate 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 by US-based organizations during the Accelerator will be disbursed at the end of the January 2019. Non-US organizations that raise at least $100 USD will also be disbursed at the end of January 2019.
  • Non-US organizations that raise less than $100 USD will not receive their funds at the end of January 2019. GlobalGiving will hold these funds until the organization reaches the $100 USD threshold in a future Accelerator for as long as due diligence is valid. If after two years when due diligence expires the organization has not raised the disbursable amount, GlobalGiving will reallocate the funds.
  • Please note that GlobalGiving maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the adjudication of unique donors and final results of the Accelerator.

Tax-Efficient Giving, Fee, & Vetting:

  • Tax-Efficient Giving: 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. Gift Aid does not count towards project totals in the Accelerator but will appear in your Donation Manager once payment is received from HMRC (which may take up to 2 months).
  • Fees: GlobalGiving charges a 12% nonprofit support fee plus a 3% processing fee on organization’s first $5,000 raised on the platform. After organizations raise $5,000 on GlobalGiving, the nonprofit support fee is reduced to 5% for US and UK registered organizations and 7% for organizations registered outside the US and UK, and the 3% processing fee remains fixed. The fee does not apply to bonus prizes or matching funds awarded in the Accelerator. The GlobalGiving fee helps cover the costs we incur to conduct due diligence, 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.
    • Interested in accessing the lower fee immediately? Participants have the option to pay a small start-up fee in advance of the Accelerator start date. Offer expires Nov. 20th, 2018. To learn more about this offer, email accelerator@globalgiving.org.
  • Vetting: Due diligence for an organization is not completed and fully approved until the end of the Accelerator. GlobalGiving may conduct additional vetting and due diligence on your organization after your project raises funds in the Accelerator. You may be required to supply additional documents or information to verify your programs during the campaign. Your organization must complete the due diligence process in order to become an Accelerator graduate and long-term partner on GlobalGiving. If, upon further review, GlobalGiving determines that your organization does not fully comply with our vetting standards, your project may be removed from the site at any time during or after the Accelerator.

For questions, please contact the GlobalGiving team: accelerator​@​globalgiving​.​org

2018 Giving Season Accelerator

#GivingTuesday Terms + Conditions

  • #GivingTuesday! For the first 24 hours of the campaign, from 00:00:00 ET to 23:59:59 ET on Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2018, GlobalGiving will have 20 bonus prizes, ranging from $2,000 to $100, to give away to the projects with the most funds raised on #GivingTuesday.
    • First place prize: $2,000
    • Second - fourth place prizes: $1,000
    • Fifth - tenth place prizes: $500
    • Eleventh - twentieth place prizes: $100
  • Only organizations participating in GlobalGiving’s 2018 Giving Season Accelerator are eligible to participate in this Accelerator Bonus Day.
  • Throughout the day, you can monitor your progress on the Accelerator #GivingTuesday leaderboard.
  • Checks and wire transfers will not count towards #GivingTuesday prizes but will count on the Main Accelerator Leaderboard.
  • Prizes won on #GivingTuesday will not count towards an organization’s overall donor or dollar count in the Accelerator.
  • GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of cash prizes.
  • 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.
  • Funds raised through eligible partner platforms on #GivingTuesday will not count towards bonus prizes but will count towards the Accelerator threshold. Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Information found in the main Accelerator Terms + Conditions on tax-efficient giving, fees, exchange rates, disbursements, disqualification, unique donors, and vetting applies to #GivingTuesday.

For questions, please contact the GlobalGiving team: accelerator​@​globalgiving​.​org

2018 Giving Season Accelerator

Bonus Day Terms + Conditions

  • The 2018 Giving Season Accelerator Bonus Day will be from 00:00:00 ET to 23:59:59 ET on Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018.
  • Only organizations participating in GlobalGiving’s 2018 Giving Season Accelerator are eligible to participate in this Accelerator Bonus Day.
  • Incentive Funds: On Bonus Day, Accelerator participants will compete for a share of a $15,000 Incentive Fund. The Incentive Fund will be distributed to participants proportionally based on final fundraising totals during the day. This means that, at the end of Bonus Day, 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 on Bonus Day] ÷ [Total Donations To All Projects on Bonus Day] * [$15,000] ≈ Your portion of the Incentive Fund
    • Throughout the day, your portion of the Incentive Fund will be displayed and fluctuate on the Bonus Day Leaderboard. The leaderboard will recalculate every 3 minutes. At midnight ET on Dec. 12th, prizes will be locked.
    • Only online donations up to $5,000 per donor per project will count towards earning a portion of the Incentive Fund.
    • GlobalGiving will indicate in your donation manager which donations count towards your total raised on Bonus Day based on the time of the donation, the method of payment, and the unique donor criteria.
  • Bonus Day Cash Prizes:
    • Most Funds Raised: $1,000
    • Most Unique Donors: $1,000
  • Checks and wire transfers will not count on Bonus Day but will count on the Main Accelerator Leaderboard.
  • Prize money (incentive funds and bonus prizes) does not count towards the $5,000 and 40 donor thresholds.
  • Recurring Donations: On Bonus Day, any new, unique recurring donors secured will count as two unique donors towards the Most Unique Donor prize as well as towards the project’s overall donor count in the Accelerator. Additionally, new recurring donations up to $200 per donor per project will have their initial donation matched at 100% after the fourth donation. See the “Recurring Donations” section of the main Accelerator Terms + Conditions for complete details.
  • GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of cash prizes.
  • 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.
  • Funds raised through eligible partner platforms on Bonus Day will not count towards Bonus Day prizes (incentive fund and bonus prizes) but will count towards the Accelerator threshold. Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Information in the main Accelerator Terms + Conditions on tax-efficient giving, fees, exchange rates, disbursements, disqualification, unique donors, and vetting applies to the Accelerator Bonus Day.

For questions, please contact the GlobalGiving team: accelerator​@​globalgiving​.​org

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