EA Giving Tuesday
United States, donating $2,500 or more
This year, we expect the $2 million in 100% matching funds to run out extremely fast.
We recommend that you start submitting multiple donations 1-2 seconds before the match begins for the best chance of directing the most matching funds.
The match begins on December 1st at 8 a.m. EST / 5 a.m. PST.
Do not plan to make any single donation greater than $2,499 -- not even $1 more!
To get matched, it will be necessary to open the donation dialog in multiple tabs a few minutes early so you can click the final donate buttons 1-2 seconds before the match begins.
Donation amounts and timing
The limit per donation is $2,499 per donation. Do not plan to make any individual donation larger than this -- not even $1 more!
The match limit per donor is $20,000. To approach $20,000 in donations, plan 8 separate donations of $2,499 each.
When to submit donations
We are recommending that donors submit their donations 1-2 seconds before the match begins:
If you're making 1-2 donations, then start at second :59. A good target is to submit 2 donations before :00.
If you're making 3-6 donations, then start at second :58. A good target is to submit 6 donations before :01.
If you're making 7-8 donations, then start at :58. A good target is to submit 8 donations before :02.
If you're making 8+ donations to donate more than $20,000, then start at :57.
Are you having difficulty donating fast enough on the simulator (instructions, video)? We'd suggest practicing more. But if you are unable to reach these targets, it's OK! You still have a good chance of getting some of your donations matched.
Why donate 1-2 seconds early?
We think that donors who start submitting their donations 1-2 seconds early (at seconds :58 and :59) have the best chance of directing the most matching funds. See our research (optional).
Why donate so fast?
We think donations submitted during second :01 may be the last donations eligible for matching at 100%.
Preparation (1-7 days in advance)
Find the nonprofit you’d like to donate on our fundraisers spreadsheet.
Pledge your donation.
Add multiple payment methods in Facebook. To avoid declines, prepare to split your donations across as many payment methods as possible and alternate between them.
Become familiar with the Confirm Your Donation dialog.
Read our suggestions on preparing your computer.
Not persuaded by our recommendation to donate 1-2 second early? Here's the research we've done in support of this recommendation.
On Giving Tuesday
The match begins on December 1st 8 a.m. EST / 5 a.m. PST. To see this in your time zone, click here.
Be prepared to be ready and alert at least 20 minutes before the match start time.
Open one web browser tab of the appropriate fundraiser for each of your donations. Each donation will need its own tab.
Set a different payment method in each tab, alternating between as many payment methods as you've added.
Open time.is/just (an accurate clock) in a new window and place it next to your fundraiser window so you can view both together.
Click the first Donate button to open the donation dialog. Fill in your donation amount, and alternate between different payment methods in each tab.
On each tab, start submitting your donations 1-2 seconds before the match start time (see "Donation amounts and timing" above).
Click this button to open the donate dialog