Dates & Eligibility
GlobalGiving’s 2020 #GivingTuesday Campaign will last 24 hours, from 00:00:00 ET to 23:59:59 ET on Tuesday, December 1.
Submission deadline: The deadline for submitting new projects, project edits, project reports, and project appeals to be approved in time for inclusion in the #GivingTuesday campaign is Tuesday, November 24 at 5:00 PM ET. GlobalGiving cannot guarantee that late submissions will be reviewed in time for #GivingTuesday.
Disbursement of funds raised and awarded in this campaign will be included in the usual monthly disbursement process.
Active Partner, Leader, and Superstar organizations, with the exception of Indian-banked organizations, are eligible to participate in the 2020 #GivingTuesday campaign. Accelerator organizations and GlobalGiving-sponsored projects and funds are also ineligible to participate in this campaign.
Active projects and microprojects of eligible organizations will be automatically included. New projects must meet the submission deadline. For microprojects, check the expiration date as GlobalGiving cannot extend the 90-day time period.
There will be a $1,000,000 Incentive Fund on #GivingTuesday.
The Incentive Fund will be distributed to participants proportionally based on final fundraising totals. This means that, at the end of #GivingTuesday, the projects that bring in the most dollars will win the largest portion of the Incentive Fund and every project that activates donors will earn something.
Each participant’s portion of the Incentive Fund is determined as follows: [Total Eligible Project Donations] ÷ [Total Donations To All Projects in the #GivingTuesday Campaign] * [$1,000,000] ≈ Your portion of the Incentive Fund
Eligible donations up to $2,500 per unique donor per organization will count towards earning a portion of the Incentive Fund (line updated Sept. 9, 2020).
Allocation of the Incentive Fund will be displayed on the leaderboard and will recalculate every three minutes until the campaign ends.
In your GlobalGiving donation manager, donations that count towards your total raised on #GivingTuesday based on the time the donation was made and the method of payment will be marked with a plus sign.
For the purposes of calculating matching amounts, donations made in other currencies will be converted to USD. 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.
GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of the Incentive Fund.
Donation Method & Eligibility
GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made on #GivingTuesday.
Any activity not in the spirit of requesting separate individuals to support organizations is being moderated by GlobalGiving.
GlobalGiving reserves the right to permanently disqualify organizations for any attempts of misconduct.
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.
Online donations (credit card, debit card, PayPal, ApplePay, and individually purchased GlobalGiving gift cards) and mobile donations through M-Changa will count towards your total raised on #GivingTuesday.
Donations must be made by the account or credit card holder.
Cash, checks, text-to-give, CAF check, CAF online, wire transfers, ACH, DAFs, donations made by JustGiving, corporate gift cards, donations made on GlobalGiving corporate or organizational giving site, donations made directly to an organization rather than a project, or donations made through Facebook.
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.
GlobalGiving charges a minimal nonprofit support fee plus a 3% processing fee. For US and UK registered organizations, the nonprofit support fee is 5%; for organizations outside the US and UK, it is 7%. During the #GivingTuesday Matching Campaign, the fee only applies to the initial donation and not to bonus prizes or matching 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.