Dates and Deadlines
GlobalGiving’s #GivingTuesday 2020 campaign will last 24 hours, from 00:00:00 EST to 23:59:59 EST on December 1, 2020.
The deadline for submitting new projects,
project edits, project reports, and project appeals to be approved in time for inclusion in the #GivingTuesday 2020 campaign is November 24, 2020 at 16:00:00 EST. GlobalGiving cannot guarantee that late submissions will be reviewed in time for inclusion in the campaign.
For microprojects, check the expiration date as GlobalGiving cannot extend the 90-day time period.
Please allow for 2-3 business days for GlobalGiving to approve project reports, project appeals, and project edits related to the campaign.
Disbursement of funds raised and awarded in this campaign will be included in the usual monthly disbursement process.
The #GivingTuesday 2020 campaign will have an Incentive Fund of $1,000,000 USD.
The Incentive Fund will be distributed to participants proportionally based on final fundraising totals. This means that, at the end of the campaign, the projects that bring in the most dollars will win the largest portion of the Incentive Fund and every project that activates donors will win something.
Each participant’s portion of the Incentive Fund is determined as follows: [Total Eligible Project Donations] ÷ [Total Donations To All Projects in the campaign] * [$1,000,000 USD] ≈ Your portion of the Incentive Fund
Allocation of the Incentive Fund will be displayed on the leaderboard and will recalculate every three minutes until the campaign ends. Because each participant’s portion of the Incentive Fund is calculated proportionally with respect to the total donations received by all projects, your final share of the Incentive Fund will not be determined until the campaign ends on December 1, 2020 at 23:59:59 EST.
Donations will be matched based on the order in which they are received while funds last. Remaining funds will be displayed on the leaderboard throughout the campaign and updated every 3 minutes.
Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address. We are monitoring these and other parameters in our system to ensure that only distinct donors are counted.
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.
In your GlobalGiving donation manager, donations that count towards your total raised during the #GivingTuesday 2020 campaign (based on the time the donation was made and the method of payment) will be marked with a plus sign.
GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of the Incentive Fund.
Monthly Giving Match
GlobalGiving’s 100% Monthly Match is also available to the GlobalGiving nonprofit community for all of 2020. New monthly donations set up during the #GivingTuesday 2020 campaign will be eligible for both the immediate match outlined by these terms, and the one-time 100% match (up to $200) to be received after four monthly payments. Learn more about this concurrent offer and download the accompanying graphics!
Donation Methods & Eligibility
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.
Donations made to a project using any of the following methods will count towards your total raised during the #GivingTuesday 2020 campaign:
Donations must be made by the account or credit card holder.
Donations received via any other methods will not count towards your total raised during the #GivingTuesday 2020 campaign. Ineligible donation methods include, but are not limited to:
- Physical checks
- Cash donations
- Wire transfers
- Donations made on a GlobalGiving corporate or organizational giving site
- Donations made directly to an organization rather than a project
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 2020 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.