#LatinosGive Matching Funds 2017: Everything Nonprofits Need to Know

On November 28th, #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, HIPGive will celebrate Latino generosity with a crowdfunding campaign called #LatinosGive, encouraging everyone to support the amazing nonprofits that serve our community throughout the Americas.

Moreover, we will be offering $10,000 dollars in matching funds to duplicate donations for YOUR organization.

The #LatinosGive matching funds present a huge opportunity to encourage donors to give now and give more, drumming up excitement and support for your campaign. We’ve prepared these tips to help you make the most of it! Many organizations will be competing for these funds and some funds have geographic restrictions, so please read the following guidelines carefully to ensure that you understand and communicate the opportunity correctly.

1. Who can participate?

Any organization in the U.S. or Latin America with a live and active project on HIPGive during November 28th, 2017 that is not participating in another matching fund opportunity such as GoMujeres or GuatemalaGives.

2. How will the funds be allocated?

On Tuesday, November 28th, HIPGive will offer $10,000 in matching funds spread out in 4 periods of $2,500. The funds will be released in the following way:

  • $2,500 USD at 8 am PST/ 10 am CST/ 11 am EST 
  • $2,500 USD at 11 am PST/ 1 pm CST / 2 pm EST
  • $2,500 USD at 3 pm PST/ 5 pm CST/  6 pm EST
  • $2,500 USD at 6 pm PST/ 8 pm CST/ 9 pm EST

Donations made on the HIPGive platform will be matched (duplicated) from these times onwards until the funds are depleted.

3. What is the fine print?

  • There is no limit on the total amount of matched donations that an organization can receive, but there are caps on the total amount that can be matched from any individual donor.
  • The maximum amount matched for any individual donor to any individual organization will be $200.

4. What does this mean for you?

Funds are likely to run out quickly! To benefit from these matching funds, please remember to advise your donors to donate on or just after the time at which matching funds will be released. Don’t forget to make sure to check the time zone is right for your audience!

Remember that the limit for matching a donation is $200. In other words, if a person donates $200, then $200 will be matched, meaning you receive $400. However, if they donate $500, still only $200 can be matched, meaning you receive $700.

5. When will I find out about matching funds results?

As you know, there is a high volume of donations during #GivingTuesday, and our team wants to make sure all the matching funds are allocated correctly. Therefore, we review the donation data carefully during the following days after #GivingTuesday, and we announce the results before December 4th. We understand that there is a lot of excitement and anticipation to hear the results, so we truly appreciate your patience.