JLOF’s due diligence has been approved by GlobalGiving and we are now invited to participate in the Winter 2013 Global Open Challenge. The Winter 2013 Global Open Challenge runs from November 25 – December 31, 2013. Through the Challenge, projects have the opportunity to earn an on-going spot on the GlobalGiving website if they can mobilize supporters to raise at least US $5,000 from at least 40 unique donors during this time period. Projects meeting the minimum requirements of raising at least $5,000 from at least 40 unique donors automatically earn a permanent spot on GlobalGiving. There will be additional awards for the projects that raise the most funds and from the most donors as follows:

  1. Bonus Grants! At the conclusion of the Challenge the 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. Bonus Day Surprise! 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. Donation below $25 will count on the main leaderboard towards the volume and unique donor goal but will not be matched or count for the unique donor bonus on Bonus Day. 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 $1,000 prize. The project with the most funds raised on Bonus Day will also receive a $1,000 prize.