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Take forward your Fundraising Mission: Apply to GlobalGiving Today

Deadline: 24 April 2015

GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money they need to improve their communities. It offers a secure and trusted platform to receive donations; connects you with new individual and corporate donors around the world; and provides non-profits with the tools, trainings, and resources they need to upgrade their fundraising.

Non-profits and Social Entrepreneurs will have to mobilize supporters to raise $5,000 from at least 40 unique donors during this time. Then the project will get an opportunity to earn an ongoing spot on the GlobalGiving website. There will be additional awards for the projects that raise the most funds and from the most donors.

Cash Prizes

  1. Top three (3)projects that raise the most funds will also receive supplementary cash bonuses from GlobalGiving of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively.
  2. The project with the greatest number of unique donors will be awarded a bonus of $2,000.
  3. For at least one day during the Challenge all donations of $25 or more (up to $1000 each) will be matched at 15% till the total matching grant of $5000 on each day is used up.
  4. The matching funds will not count towards to the $5000 threshold. Also, the project with the most unique donors at 11:59pm EST on Bonus Day will receive an additional $500 prize. The project with the most funds raised on Bonus Day will also receive a $500 prize.

Benefits of Participating in the Global Giving Challenge.

  1. Exposure to a new community of online donors: The GlobalGiving website is a destination for online donors interested in furthering causes and communities all around the world. If your project earns an ongoing spot on the GlobalGiving website, there is high chance that your project will be exposed to the donors around the globe. Other benefits are Opportunity to participate in regular/ongoing marketing and fundraising campaigns and challenges, many of which offer matching funds or bounty awards, opportunity to engage your donors in different ways, and much more!
  2. Training from GlobalGiving’s expert online fundraising team: The experts will provide training, tools and tips during the challenge to help you learn how to harness the power of crowdsourcing and online fundraising to further your cause.
  3. Full online giving capability and fundraising tools: Your project will have a personalized landing page, viral communication tools, personalized widgets, email templates, and the ability to communicate directly with donors through the GlobalGiving website.

Eligibility Criteria

Application Procedure

If the organization is registered outside United States, following documents should be ready to upload in application

  1. Program materials
  2. Letter of reference
  3. Certificate of government registration
  4. Founding document (with dissolution clause) such as Constitution, Articles of Association, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Charter, By-Laws, Trust Deed
  5. Financial documents (2 years of financial statements and a current year budget)
  6. Disbursement information
  7. Names of senior staff and board members

Applicant should review and indicate agreement to each of these items – GlobalGiving Terms & Conditions, Anti-terror Certification, Non-discrimination Policy, and Due Diligence Affidavit.

If the applicant organization is registered in the United States, information should be uploaded in the application

  1. IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  2. Program materials
  3. Disbursement information
  4. Names of senior staff and board members

Applicant should review and indicate your agreement to each of these items – GlobalGiving Terms & Conditions, Anti-terror Certification and Non-discrimination Policy.

For more information, please visit GlobalGiving Open Challenge.

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