GlobalGiving Climate Fund Campaign

Terms + Conditions

Campaign Overview

  • The 2019 Climate Fund Campaign is an opportunity for Climate Change-themed projects on GlobalGiving to compete for $50,000 in prizes and win a year-long slot in the GlobalGiving Climate Fund.
  • The campaign runs from 09:00:00 ET on Monday, April 15, to 16:59:59 ET on Monday, April 29. On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, GlobalGiving will offer cash prizes (see separate set of Terms + Conditions).
  • Six projects will be selected for a year-long slot in GlobalGiving Climate Fund through this campaign. Winners will be determined by campaign results and panel selection:
    • Campaign Result Winners (2): Two projects with the most overall unique donors in the Climate Fund Campaign will win a year-long slot in the Fund. These two winners will join a panel to choose the additional four winners.
    • Panel Selected Winners (4): Projects that finish in the top 20 on the leaderboard in terms of unique donors will be invited to submit a short questionnaire by Friday, May 3, at 5:00pm ET. A panel of experts will review the submissions and select four additional winners.
    • In the event that there’s a tie for most unique donors, ranking will be determined by most funds raised during the campaign.
  • The important dates are as follows:
    • April 10 - Deadline to submit new projects with a primary or secondary theme of ‘Climate Change’ for consideration and inclusion in the campaign
      April 12 - All eligible projects will be added to leaderboard
    • April 15 - Crowdfunding campaign starts at 9:00am ET
    • April 22 - Earth Day Bonus Day runs from 9:00am ET to 11:59pm ET
    • April 29 - Climate Fund Campaign ends at 4:59pm ET
    • May 3 - Deadline for the top 20 to submit short questionnaire
    • May 15 - Climate Fund winners announcement

Project Eligibility

  • All active projects with the primary or secondary theme of ‘Climate Change’ run by Partner, Leader, and Superstar organizations as of Friday, April 12, 2019, will be automatically included in the campaign. No opt in required.
  • For GlobalGiving to approve a project with the primary or secondary theme of ‘Climate Change,’ that project must be working towards a more just climate where community and conservation are at the heart of decision making.
  • GlobalGiving maintains final authority to determine project inclusion.
  • Microprojects and emerging organizations are not eligible to participate in this campaign.
  • Please allow for 2-3 business days for GlobalGiving to approve project reports, project appeals, and any edits related to the campaign.

Donation Eligibility + Disbursement

  • Only donations made by unique donors per project will qualify towards winning a slot in the Climate Fund.
  • Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card or gift 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.
  • Eligible Donation Methods: Debit card, credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, check, wire transfer, individually purchased gift cards, and mobile donations through M-Changa.
    • Donations made via check and wire transfer must be received by the GlobalGiving office by April 23 to count in the campaign (but will not be eligible for Earth Day matching).
    • Online donations must be made by the account or credit card holder.
    • The minimum donation amount to count as a unique donor through M-Changa in this campaign are donations equivalent to $5 USD or greater.
    • The minimum donation to count in the campaign and process on GlobalGiving is $10 in USD, £5 in BGP, and €5 in Euros.
  • Ineligible Donation Methods: Cash, text-to-give, CAF check, CAF online, donations made by JustGiving, corporate gift card redemptions, and donations made on any other GlobalGiving corporate or organizational giving sites, or organizational-level giving.
  • All donations are final. GlobalGiving cannot change the time, date, or status of a donation after it is processed for any reason.
  • GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this campaign.
  • GlobalGiving maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the final results of the GlobalGiving Climate Fund campaign.
  • 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.
  • Disbursement of funds raised and awarded in this campaign will be included in the usual monthly disbursement process.

New Monthly Giving Match:

  • New monthly donations up to $200 per donor per project started during this campaign will get an additional 100% match on their initial donation as long as it remains active for a minimum of four payments.
  • GlobalGiving is offering this 100% Monthly Match every day in 2019. Download the accompanying graphics!
  • Please note, monthly donations started by project leaders or staff of the recipient project or organization are not eligible for the 100% Monthly Match.

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 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.

Questions? Please email us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org.

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2019 GlobalGiving Climate Fund Bonus Day

Terms & Conditions

Bonus Day Overview

  • The 2019 GlobalGiving Climate Fund Bonus Day runs from 9:00am ET to 11:59pm ET on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019.
  • The 2019 Climate Fund Campaign is centered around Earth Day and only participants in that campaign are eligible to participate.
  • There will be $40,000 in matching funds and $10,000 in bonus prizes to compete for on Earth Day.
  • GlobalGiving maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds and bonus 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.
  • Matching funds and bonus prizes will be disbursed in the usual monthly disbursement cycle.

Matching Funds

  • There will be $40,000 in matching funds for all participants to compete for on Earth Day.
  • Eligible donations will be matched at 50% up to $500 USD per individual donor per organization while funds and time remain.
  • For example: a donation of $100 USD will receive a $50 USD match and a donation of $1,000 USD will receive a $250 USD match.
  • To ensure all participants have a fair chance to compete, organizations will be capped at $3,000 in matching funds.
  • Donations will be matched based on the order in which they are received.
  • The leaderboard will display the remaining matching funds. We encourage you to get donations in early because matching funds may run out quickly.
  • For the purposes of calculating matching amounts, donations made in other currencies will be converted to USD. 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.

Bonus Prizes:

  • There will be $10,000 in bonus prizes to compete for on Earth Day.
  • At the end of the day, the top 20 projects with the most funds raised will receive bonus prizes of $3K, $2K, $1K, $800, $700, $600, $400, $300, and twelve prizes of $100.
  • Projects must raise at least $1,000 to be bonus prize eligible.
  • In the event that there is a tie for one of the top funds raised prizes, the project with the most unique donors during the campaign will get priority.

New Monthly Donor Match

  • New monthly donations up to $200 per donor per project will get an additional 100% match on their initial donation as long as it remains active for a minimum of four payments.
  • This offer is not limited to Earth Day or even the Climate Fund Campaign. GlobalGiving is offering the 100% Monthly Match every day in 2019. Download the accompanying graphics!
  • Please note, monthly donations started by project leaders or staff of the recipient project or organization are not eligible for the 100% Monthly Match.

Donation Eligibility + Disbursement

  • Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. If a donor gives prior to bonus day and on bonus day they will count as a unique donor on both leaderboards.
  • Unique donors for the Bonus Day will be matched while funds last, however, they will only count once as a unique donor for the larger Climate Fund Campaign.
  • Eligible Bonus Day Donations: Debit card, credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, individually purchased gift cards, and mobile donations through M-Changa.Online donations must be made by the account or credit card holder.
  • Ineligible Bonus Day Donations: Checks, wire transfers, cash, text-to-give, CAF check, CAF online, donations made by JustGiving, corporate gift card redemptions, and donations made on any other GlobalGiving corporate or organizational giving sites, or organizational-level giving.

Tax Efficient Giving & Fees

  • 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 this Bonus Day, 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. The fee does not apply to matching funds or bonus prizes.

Questions? Please email us at projecthelp@globalgiving.org.

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