1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Nov. 28: GivingTuesday: $2 million match from Facebook & Gates Foundation

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Effi, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Effi

    Effi Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    335
    Looks like Facebook and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are doubling any donations you do through Facebook donations on Giving Tuesday (28 Nov.)

    I am not sure how this works in practice - can we donate to any ME charity/cause, or do the charities have to register their cause through Facebook first?
    More info: https://donations.fb.com/givingtuesday/
     
    Barry, lycaena, Melanie and 10 others like this.
  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    800
  3. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    1,652
    This is very confusing to me, whats the bottom line, make donations on the 28th on facebook, get Gates match?
     
    MEMarge and Effi like this.
  4. Effi

    Effi Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    335
    @Alvin yes, that's it, but they only go up to a maximum of $2 million, so probably best to hurry getting your donation out that day. So let's say you donate 50$/€/£, your donation will be worth 100$/€/£.

    OMF (and maybe others too?) have a triple matching donation action going on that Tuesday as well, so if you were to donate to OMF through Facebook on that day, OMF will triple your donation, Facebook will double it = quadrupled donation.
     
    Diwi9 likes this.
  5. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    1,652
    Very interesting, but if one does not do facebook are there other options?
     
    Little Bluestem likes this.
  6. Effi

    Effi Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    335
    I don't think the doubling action can be done outside of FB as it is a Facebook own action (together with the Gates Foundation). The OMF tripling action I think you can just do through their website (on Tuesdays): https://www.omf.ngo/giving-tuesday-17/.
     
  7. Clara

    Clara Established Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    14
    Hi! Thank you for sharing the Facebook Giving Tuesday match event. I had been planning to post it here and in other forums but have been too ill, so was pleasantly surprised to find that someone, Effi, had already done so. It helps!

    Since it sounds like there is some confusion, I have tried to edit the event description and hopefully it is more clear. Feedback and suggestions welcome.

    The Facebook match has to be done through Facebook fundraiser. I believe OMF is accepting donations through any method including Facebook for their Triple Tuesday match, so donating via Facebook on November 28 would qualify for both matches at the same time.

    Basically, anyone (small, medium, or large donor) who is planning to donate to any U.S. ME/CFS nonprofits this year should do it on Giving Tuesday, November 28, via Facebook fundraiser so that all of those donations get free match money up to $50,000 per nonprofit.
     
    Barry, MEMarge, Joh and 5 others like this.
  8. Effi

    Effi Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    335
    Thanks @Clara, and welcome to the forums! :)
     
    Barry, Joh, Skycloud and 1 other person like this.
  9. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    3,285
    So Tom Cruise won't be able to donate $2 million to scientology at 00:01.
     
  10. Binkie4

    Binkie4 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    906
    I think Invest in ME is currently doing a doubling of donations for a short time.
    @Jo Best
     
    Barry, Yessica and Jo Best like this.
  11. Jo Best

    Jo Best Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    348
    Barry, Yessica, Binkie4 and 1 other person like this.
  12. Clara

    Clara Established Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    14
    Update: Facebook will also "Match up to a total of £200,000 in donations that are made on Facebook to nonprofits based in the United Kingdom. (There are currently no fees on donations that are made to U.K. nonprofits on Facebook.)"

    "The donation must be made to an eligible U.S. nonprofit on Facebook after 8:00 AM EST on November 28, 2017 or to an eligible U.K. nonprofit after 12:00 AM GMT on November 28, 2017."

    "For U.S. nonprofits, the match limit is $50,000 per nonprofit and $1000 per fundraiser or donate button. For U.K. nonprofits, the match limit is £10,000 per nonprofit and £400 per fundraiser or donate button."

    More details at:
    facebook.com/help/332488213787105

    How come the forum software mangles the link to a Facebook page?
     
    Barry and Andy like this.
  13. Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    4,026
    The software takes a media or social media address and tries to make a fancy box with a preview and things.

    It's one of those automated programs that tries to make life easier, but sometimes goes wrong.

    It's not helped by the tracking that sites like facebook try to implement off-site, along with other complications I think.
    It's a way for facebook to try to lock in charities to using their services :(
    More data to harvest seems the priority.
     
    MErmaid and Andy like this.
  14. Andy

    Andy Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    911
    Likes Received:
    5,182
    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    From an #MEAction email I've just received

    #MEAction needs you

    Take action today and help us double (or even triple!) our donations on Giving Tuesday.

    Dear Andy ,

    For a long time, I've been wearing two hats – making a film and using it as a cornerstone of a campaign to change the culture of how ME is viewed, understood, and invested in, and helping to build #MEAction as an engine of our grassroots movement. 2018 is the year these two efforts link up – in a big way.

    Thanks in large part to *your* support, donations, organizing, and outreach efforts, the Time for Unrest campaign is not only still going strong – it's just getting started! But 2018 will be the year that many of the outcomes and opportunities of that campaign become institutionalized in organizations like #MEAction in order to achieve longer-term objectives around ending stigma, reforming medical education, and fighting for equity in public health, care and research.

    In the coming weeks, we'll be communicating to you about the outcomes of both efforts and our plans for the future. But first, we need your help tomorrow!
    Start a giving Tuesday Facebook fundraiser – and Bill & Melinda will match your donation!

    Our year-end goal is to raise at least $100,000 for #MEAction by December 31st to put us in a strong position for 2018. You can help us by leveraging the partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook which – tomorrow only – will match donations made to individual Facebook fundraisers up to $50,000 for every US 501(c)(3). Here's how:

    1) Create a Facebook fundraiser for #MEAction

    Visit this page, click "Raise Money," and search for #MEAction under the list of Non-Profits. We recommend setting a goal of at least $1000 (the maximum matching amount allowed per fundraiser) and setting the end date for January 1st, the end of our year-end fundraising campaign.

    Give your fundraiser a title and description. Rather than default title, consider something like "Support The #MEAction Network and End the Stigma" or "Support The #MEAction Network and Help us Fight for Equality" or "Support The #MEAction Network and Help us Accelerate Research" or "Support The #MEAction Network and Help us Grow the Movement"– whatever aspect of #MEAction's work most speaks to you and helps explain to friends and family the goals of our cause.

    In your description, make sure to include this language:

    Donate Tuesday, November 28th and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match donations made to my fundraiser up to $1000! There's a cap across all of Facebook of US$2 million, so donations made at 8AM US Eastern (New York) have the best chance of being matched. If you miss the window, don't fret – any donations made this week (before Monday, December 4th at 11:59pm US Eastern) will be matched by a private donor, up to $20,000!

    2) Share your fundraiser far and wide!

    Tag friends and family. Email those who might not be much on Facebook but might support you to help us match donations this week!

    Thank you as ever for your support building this movement for change! We're starting to move the mountain. Can you feel it?

    With love,

    Jen​
     
    MErmaid, Esther12 and Barry like this.
  15. Andy

    Andy Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    911
    Likes Received:
    5,182
    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    And from a Solve ME/CFS Initiative email
    As you may know, Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) is the only research and advocacy organization working exclusively on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). We rely entirely on the generous support of the ME/CFS community. It’s through your generosity that we can continue to support all who struggle with this terrible disease.

    With your help, in 2017 we:
    • were included on 3 out of 4 of the recent NIH-funded centers and are a co-investigator on the new Data Management Coordinating Center
    • hosted the 2nd Annual Discovery Forum with 15 presentations from leading researchers, scientists, biotech firms, and government agencies
    • facilitated over 115 congressional meetings, including the record-breaking ME/CFS Advocacy Week and May’s Capitol Hill Senate Briefing
    • funded 10 Ramsay Award Program research teams from 12 universities in 7 countries, across 4 continents
    • published over 191 articles and summaries to keep the ME/CFS community updated and informed
    • became an official partner of Jennifer Brea’s award-winning documentary, Unrest
    • are currently operating 5 SMCI-Directed research projects with prestigious partners at 7 universities and biotech companies
    On this Giving Tuesday, please keep our organization in mind. With your support, we can continue our important work to make ME/CFS understood, diagnosable, and treatable.
     
  16. Clara

    Clara Established Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    14
    Curious SMCI did not include info about the Facebook and Gates match in their e-mail. I messaged them about it and they responded thanks for the info before the e-mail went out. Is there some reason to not share the match, free $50,000 extra match money, with their donors and supporters...?
     
    Andy likes this.
  17. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    3,285
    Bumping because today's the day, but tbh i don't really understand how this works on FB.
     
    Andy likes this.
  18. Clara

    Clara Established Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    14
    Thank you. And please ask questions now. The match will start in 6.5 hours for U.S. nonprofits. 8AM EST.
     
    Esther12, MErmaid and Andy like this.

Share This Page