Online donations of up to $1,000 per individual donor per organization are eligible to be matched.
Matching will be determined on a pro-rated basis. The matching percentage will be based on the total amount raised on YouthSpark Bonus Day.
Here is the formula to determine matching funds: ($75,000/Total amount raised) x 100 = Matching Percentage.
Final matching allocation will be determined by October 9, 2015 at 23:59:59 EDT. Before that date, the matching percentage displayed on the Leaderboard is not confirmed.
The YouthSpark Bonus Day Leaderboard will show the matching percentage throughout the day. The matching calculation will start updating once $7,500 has been raised and will re-calculate every 3 minutes. It will continue to update the matching percentage until 23:59:59 EDT on October 7, 2015.
Matching funds for your project will not appear until 23:59:59 EDT on October 7, 2015.
The campaign will run on www.globalgiving.co.uk and www.globalgiving.org with one consolidated leaderboard on www.globalgiving.org. 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 YouthSpark Bonus day. Funds will be disbursed using the set exchange rate when the donation was made.
Projects must be on www.globalgiving.org to participate in the campaign (i.e. projects cannot only be featured on www.globalgiving.co.uk)
Only YouthSpark designated projects/microprojects will be matched. YouthSpark projects/microprojects on GlobalGiving.org are identified by a YouthSpark banner on the project’s/microproject’s project page. Eligible projects on www.globalgiving.co.uk will be identified with a YouthSpark Bonus Day banner on the day itself. Projects/microprojects must maintain eligibility for YouthSpark up until the campaign start, at 12:00:00 EDT on October 7, 2015.
For eligible organizations, new YouthSpark projects can be submitted for approval September 14-18, 2015, only
To express interest in cross-posting your project on www.globalgiving.org you must submit your expression of interest form to GlobalGiving’s Partner Services Team by September 9, 2015.
To express interest in cross-posting your project on www.globalgiving.co.uk you must submit your expression of interest form and application materials to the GlobalGiving UK Team by September 18, 2015.
Only donations made by unique donors of up $1,000 per organization will be matched.
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 unique, distinct donors are counted.
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.
Online donations made using PayPal or credit card must be made by the PayPal account or credit card holder.
Donations made on any GlobalGiving corporate or third-party sites using GlobalGiving’s API are not eligible for matching. Additionally, donations made by gift card, check, JustGiving, or text-to-give are not eligible for matching funds.
All 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 Foundation as per GlobalGiving’s disbursement policy.
Donations made on www.globalgiving.co.uk will be disbursed by GlobalGiving UK as per GlobalGiving UK’s disbursement policy. They will be collected from donors in GBP and sent in the disbursement currency requested.
Please note that GlobalGiving will monitor and review all donations made through this matching offer.
GlobalGiving will indicate in your organization's donation manager which donations are eligible to be matched based on the time that the donation was made and the method of payment. This does not guarantee that a specific donation will be matched.
Any donor who makes an eligible donation on YouthSpark Bonus Day will be able to see the matching funds for their donation on their GlobalGiving receipt page if he/she refreshes the receipt page after 60 seconds. This does not guarantee that a specific donation will be matched.
Please note that Microsoft and GlobalGiving maintain the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds and reserve the right to adjust results if necessary.
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.
GlobalGiving 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. During the October 7, 2015 YouthSpark Bonus Day, the fulfillment fee only applies to the donation. The fulfillment fee does not apply to the match. The 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 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.