GlobalGiving are celebrating #givingtuesday this year by launching their Christmas Giving Campaign

The campaign kicks off on #givingtuesday (29 November) and ends on 31 December, and offers a 50% match on all donations raised by through GlobalGiving.co.uk by their charity partners. All registered GlobalGiving UK charities can join the campaign and use the match funds released on #givingtuesday as an effective donor incentive.

There will be £20,000 matching funds and £4,500 worth in bonus prizes. GlobalGiving UK will be matching donations by 50% until matching funds last. That means for every £100, another £50 will be added. In addition, GlobalGiving will add 25% Gift Aid on all eligible UK donations.

How does match funding help?

A £12 donation will mean that three school children can attend secondary school in rural Uganda. or three pregnant women in India can receive a tetanus immunisation. This campaign offers a great incentive to people wanting to make a bigger impact with their giving this year.

Want to know more and join?

GlobalGiving has 15 years’ experience working with local charities and social enterprises, connecting them to the resources (money, skills and expertise) they need to be most effective. GlobalGiving has enabled connections between 500,000+ individual donors and local non-profits to give time or money since its inception.

If you are keen to join their network and benefit from opportunities like this, you can join the Gateway Crowdfunding Challenge – also timed to start just before #givingtuesday. Don’t miss out, join here.

Crowdfunding 

Are you a small charity looking to do something for #givingtuesday? Want to join a ready made campaign that can help you raise more money, develop your teams skills to raise funds online and increase your donor base?

GlobalGiving offers just this and it is time to make the most of #givingtuesday. The Gateway Crowdfunding Challenge enables charities of all sizes, even the smallest, to raise at least £2,500 from 50 people in 40 days. GlobalGiving will provide free online training and support to get you started, help you map your networks and reach new people, and create compelling marketing to keep people engaged.

Friends of Buburi – a charity which trains midwives in rural Kenya – took part in June and raised over £10,000 from 243 people through a combination of compelling content: stories, imagery and videos and utilising and identifying their network of contacts. Their successes also meant they won an extra £1,500 in bonus prizes. Friends of Buburi is just one of the hundreds of charities that have succeeded in our crowdfunding challenges over the years. Sallie tells her story here:

If your charity wants to raise more money in a sustainable way and expand your donor base, consider signing up now to raise more, learn more and benefit more. Find out more here.