EA #GivingTuesday Fundraiser Matching
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Instructions to create a fundraiser
1. Create a fundraiser here: https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/
2. Set a target of $1000, which you can increase later if people donate early (before the match begins).
3. In the description, instruct people to wait until Nov 28 after 8am EST (5am PST) to get their donations matched up to the first $1000.
4. Share your fundraiser on the "Fundraisers" sheet with the nonprofit name, your name, and the link to the fundraiser. The fundraisers on this sheet should be limited to nonprofits associated with the effective altruism community, such as the ones listed here: http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1e5/ea_survey_2017_series_cause_area_preferences/
5. After you reach the $1000 match limit, post an update on your fundraiser instructing people that you have reached the limit and that further donations will not be matched. In addition, link to this sheet so other donors can find other fundraisers to potentially get matched through the end of Nov 28: https://tinyurl.com/eagivingtuesdayus
6. If you have difficulty finding the nonprofit in Facebook's fundraiser system, check the "Nonprofit names" sheet or ask in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagivingtuesday/
7. You can create multiple fundraisers for different nonprofits, so please help create whatever fundraisers people request.

Instructions to pledge a donation
1. Find an organization you want to donate to on this list, and find a fundraiser with room for more pledges, for a max of $1000. Green means there's still room for pledges, and red means there's no more room.
2. Be careful about donating to an organization you think is less effective just for the match. Some EA organizations may be 4x or more effective as others so it might be better to forgo a match instead of donating to a less effective organization.
3. Check the "Nonprofit pledge totals" sheet. If the nonprofit is approaching $50k, you may want to consider a different nonprofit with comparable effectiveness because we may hit the $50k per nonprofit limit.
3. Add your name and the amount to an empty pledge column and the corresponding amount column.
4. Donate on Nov 28 ASAP after 8am EST (5am PST). I know it's unfair to ask west coasters to wake up at 5am for this, but the earlier a donation is made, the more likely it is to get matched.
5. If the fundraiser looks like it's reached the match before you could donate, look for a different fundraiser to donate to or see "Instructions to request a fundraiser."
6. If you want to donate more than one fundraiser will permit, repeat these steps for additional fundraisers.

Instructions to request a fundraiser
1. The best approach is to ask EA friends to create fundraisers for you.
2. If you are unable to find enough friends to do so, post in the EA #GivingTuesday Fundraiser Matching group on Facebook requesting that people create one or more fundraisers for you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagivingtuesday/
3. You will need at least one fundraiser for each $1000 you want to donate, so make sure to mention how many fundraisers you need.
4. Please add fundraisers to this spreadsheet so we can all keep track of them: https://tinyurl.com/eagivingtuesdayus
5. You can also create a fundraiser yourself to donate to. Please follow the "Instructions to create a fundraiser" above.

Instructions for "Nonprofit names" sheet
1. If you have figured out the name and city of nonprofit that was difficult to find in Facebook's fundraiser system, please help others by adding it to the "Nonprofit names" sheet.

Big donor?
1. If you're going to donate a lot to a single organization via this method, perhaps $5,000 or more, please message Avi Norowitz so we can potentially to coordinate to shift some donations to other comparably effective nonprofits rather than going over the $50,000 limit per nonprofit.

Need help?
1. Please ask in the EA #GivingTuesday Donation Matching Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagivingtuesday/
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