The Year-End Fundraising Campaign on GlobalGiving.org begins at 00:00:01 ESTon #GivingTuesday, November 29th, 2016, and ends at 23:59:59 EST on December 31, 2016.
To participate in the Year-End Campaign, active partner, leader, and superstar organizations on GlobalGiving.org must opt in by submitting one project via the expression of interest form by November 18, 2016.
Failure to provide a single project ID in the expression of interest form will result in disqualification from the campaign.
Eligible organizations must pick one project to enter in the Year-End Campaign.
Emerging organizations (Accelerator participants) are not eligible to participate in this campaign but are eligible for the concurrent Accelerator Year-End Campaign.
Projects must raise at least $3,000 USD from a minimum of 30 unique donors to qualify for a bonus award.
Bonus Prizes will be awarded to the top five projects in each of the following categories:
Most Funds Raised: In ascending order, the top five fund raising projects in the Year-End Campaign will receive Bonus Prizes of $1,500, $750, $500, $350, and $225 in USD.
Most Unique Donors: In ascending order, the top five projects with the most unique donors will receive Bonus Prizes of $1,500, $750, $500, $350, and $225 in USD.
Most New Donors:"New donors" are the subsection of unique donors who have never previously given to your organization through GlobalGiving. In ascending order, the top five projects in this category will receive Bonus Prizes of $1,500, $750, $500, $350, and $225 in USD.
The leaderboard will track each cash bonus prize category.
Projects that raise at least $5,000 USD from a minimum of 40 donors will receive customizable social media promotion and collateral to help with the final push for 2016 year-end fundraising, as well as a GlobalGiving certificate commemorating your fundraising success in the Year-End Campaign.
Projects that raise at least $10,000 USD from a minimum of 50 donors will receive homepage time on GlobalGiving.org in 2017.
For participating organizations, all donors and dollars brought in on #GivingTuesday and the Recurring Match Campaign (excluding matching funds) will count on the Year-End Campaign leaderboard.
Donor counts (for unique and new 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.
Should projects tie for most funds raised, ranking will be determined by most unique donors during the campaign.
Should projects tie for most unique donors or most new donors, ranking will be determined by the most funds raised during the campaign.
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.
Online donations made by credit card or PayPal must be made by the credit card or PayPal account holder.
Donations made via check must be received by GlobalGiving by December 28th to count in the Year-End Campaign.
The following are ineligible to be counted for Bonus Prizes as part of the Year-End Campaign:
Gift card donations
Donations made on globalgiving.co.uk
Donations made on any other GlobalGiving corporate or organizational giving sites
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.
All new projects must be submitted by 23:59:59 EST on November 23, 2016, in order to be approved in time for inclusion in the Year-End Campaign.
All project reports and project edits will take 1-3 business days to process. Project reports containing year-end fundraising information must also include a relevant update about your project.
Tax Efficient Giving & Fulfillment Fee
GlobalGiving.org is a registered nonprofit in the United States. Donations made on GlobalGiving.org can only be claimed as tax deductible contributions on United States tax returns.
Fulfillment fee for donations: GlobalGiving charges a 15% fulfillment fee on donations but works to keep the fees you pay as low as possible while providing you great services and resources. Throughout the Year-End Campaign, the fulfilment fee only applies to the initial donation and does not apply to Bonus Prizes. The fee covers all transactional charges such as credit card fees, as well as helps to cover the costs incurred by GlobalGiving.org to promote organizations and projects, provide nonprofit partners with fundraising training and tools, and maintain and improve our online technology in order to keep you connecting with new donors. With our add-on option, we also offer the donor the opportunity to make an additional donation to cover the fee.