The campaign will run on www.globalgiving.org with one consolidated leaderboard announcing donations, bonus prizes, and matching funds. For the purposes of calculating matching amounts, donations made in GBP will be converted to USD. Currency conversion will be calculated and set at the start of the day. Funds will be disbursed using the set exchange rate when the donation was made. Projects must be on www.globalgiving.org, but funds raised on both www.globalgiving.org and www.globalgiving.co.uk will be eligible for the campaign.
Only YouthSpark designated projects/microprojects will be matched.
Organizations newly referred to GlobalGiving’s platform by Microsoft must have all application materials submitted by November 10, 2014 00:00:01 ESTin order to participate in Microsoft’s YouthSpark #GivingTuesday.
To express your interest in cross-posting your project from www.globalgiving.co.uk towww.globalgiving.org , you must submit the form to globalgiving.org by October 30, 2014 and must have all updated application materials, if needed, submitted by November 10, 2014 00:00:01 EST in order to participate in Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday. Our Partner Services Team at GlobalGiving.org will respond to your expression of interest form if any further information is needed.
To express your interest in cross-posting your project from www.globalgiving.org to www.globalgiving.co.uk, you must submit the form and must have all updated application materials, if needed, submitted by November 25, 2014. GlobalGiving.co.uk will respond to your expression of interest form if any further information is needed.
If not already done, current projects and microprojects must submit their “Eligibility for Microsoft YouthSpark” through project entry (PE) to GlobalGiving for approval by November 10, 2014, in order to be eligible for Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday matching funds and bonus prizes. Approval will be determined by GlobalGiving staff.
Eligible projects and microprojects will be identified with a banner on the day of the Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday campaign.
A total of $350,000 USD of matching funds will be available.
Matching funds will be released in two tranches and will be applied at 100% for each donation from $10 USD (approximately £6; exact exchange rate to be set at the start of the day) up to $500 (approximately £312; exact exchange rate to be set at the start of the day) per donor per project/microproject across both globalgiving.org and globalgiving.co.uk platforms until funds run out or until December 2, 2014 23:59:59 PST / December 3, 2014 02:59:59 EST / 07:59:59 GMT .
All bonus prizes will be disbursed to successful projects by globalgiving.org in USD at the end of January with the rest of the donations raised in December.
Donations will be matched up to $500 USD (approximately £312; exact exchange rate to be set at the start of the day) per unique donor per project. Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. We will actively monitor these and other parameters in our system to ensure that only unique, distinct donors are counted.
All bonus prizes and matching will be calculated in USD. Donations made in GBP will be converted to USD using the exchange rate set at the start of the day and disbursed by GlobalGiving as perGlobalGiving’s disbursement policy.
Donations made on globalgiving.co.uk will be disbursed to your organization by GlobalGiving UK. They will be collected from donors in GBP and sent in the disbursement currency requested.
Only online donations (credit card or PayPal) are eligible for matching funds on GlobalGiving.org. Only online donations (debit card, credit card, CAF Online or PayPal) are eligible for matching funds on globalgiving.co.uk.
Donations made on any GlobalGiving corporate or third-party sites using GlobalGiving’s API are noteligible for matching. Additionally, donations made by gift card, check, JustGiving, or text-to-give are noteligible for matching funds.
Please note that Microsoft and GlobalGiving maintain the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of bonus prizes and matching funds and reserve the right to adjust results if necessary.
Please note that GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this offer.
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.
Tax Efficient Giving & Fullfillment 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.
GlobalGiving.co.uk is a registered charity in the United Kingdom. Donations made on globalgiving.co.uk by UK tax payers that provide a full postal address can be claimed for Gift Aid (providing 25% extra to the projects receiving donations).
Fulfillment fee for donations: globalgiving.org retains a 15% fulfillment fee, and globalgiving.co.uk retains a 10% fulfillment fee on donations. The fulfillment fee does not apply to the matching funds. The fulfillment fee covers all transactional charges such as credit card fees, as well as helps cover the costs we incur to promote organizations and projects, provide them with fundraising training and tools, and maintain and improve our online technology in order to keep connecting projects with new donors. GlobalGiving.org offers donors the opportunity to “add on” the fulfillment fee as a direct donation to GlobalGiving, in which case the fulfillment fee will not be retained from the original donation.
Questions about Microsoft YouthSpark #GivingTuesday? Please email