In response we have focused our philanthropy investments, and how we’re partnering with governments, non-profit organizations, and businesses around the world, on empowering youth to imagine and realize their full potential.Our vision is to help young people move from “opportunities imagined” to “opportunities realized,” by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship. Whatever their vision for their future may be, they deserve support and the chance to make it real. To help, we have resources and perspective that can be invaluable in an economy increasingly driven by technology. And we bring technology, training, investments and experiences to the table that can be leveraged by youth and by our partners to build better futures.These programs, resources and partnerships all come together in the Microsoft YouthSpark – a global, corporate-wide initiative to empower youth to change their world.Microsoft’s global commitment through YouthSpark is to create opportunities for hundreds of millions of young people by 2015. We’ll work with governments, non-profit organizations and the private sector to make that happen on a global scale.In addition, we will drive a set of existing, enhanced and new philanthropy initiatives to help youth cross the opportunity divide. We’ve categorized these initiatives in three areas based on how they impact youth: Empower, Imagine and Realize.
Give for Youth: Beyond our own contributions, Microsoft is creating a brand-new micro-giving site focused solely on supporting youth around the world. Our goal is to aggregate youth projects that need funding in one place, and to use that platform to significantly increase giving for youth causes on a global basis.
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is amicro-giving portaldesigned to helpyou fund and followthe dreams ofyoung peoplearound the world.
What is a Microproject?• A microproject is a one-time fundraising effort to help achieve a specific activity or outcome.• Microprojects can either benefit specific people or an activity with a reasonably small amount of funding.• All microprojects are connected to a “parent project”• An average budget of $500, but can be between $250- 10,000
Project Vs MicroprojectParent Project Microproject• General • Specific • $250 - $10,000• Any budget amount • 90 days to fund• No timeline • Only one required• Reports due every 3 months report after funding• Unlimited projects with reporting • Up to 25 projects at a time• Donation options • No donation options
Parent Project/Microproject Examples"$500 will send Grace to school for a year.” Parent: Scholarships for 100 girls in Liberia"$5,000 will provide life skills for 25 Young Women in FortWorth.” Parent: Economically empower hundreds of American youth.“$400 will provide Oscar with job training.“ Parent: Vocational training for Youth in Argentina
Next Steps1) Upload a Project2) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) Get the go ahead to post microprojects4) Post 5-10 microprojects
Terms & Conditions• GOOD Matching will run from March 18, 2013 at 12:00:00 PST to March 27, 2013 at 11:59:59 PST.• There is $100,000 available in matching funds from Microsoft.• Matching is applied at 100% for every $1 up to $1,000 per donor per project between March 18, 2013 12:00:00 PST to March 27, 2013 11:59:59 PST or until matching funds run out.• Only microprojects from vetted GOODMaker is participants are eligible.• Only online donations (credit card or PayPal) are eligible for matching. Donations made by gift card, check, or text-to-give are not eligible.• We encourage you to get donations in early, because matching funds are likely to run out before the end of the matching period.• Please note that Microsoft and GlobalGiving maintain the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the adjudication of Double Your Impact and reserve the right to adjust results accordingly.
5 GlobalGiving Matching Campaign Tips1) Reach out to your donors personally2) Build excitement on your Facebook and Twitter!3) Identify advocates4) Keep the “ask” clear, relatable, and unique!5) Use the sense of urgency (ex: “Give now, before funds runout!”)
Tips from a Give for Youth Superstar: Leadership InitiativeStep 1: Have a plan and set a goalStep 2: Know the rules of the event and find ways to maximizetheir impactStep 3: Build a network of supporters and use that networkStep 4: Make it as easy as possible to donate
• Lists all your projects in one easy place for donors.• Updated as you add additional projects and as previous projects are funded.
Next steps: Support• Sign up for a one-on-one call with Katherine: https://surveyglobalgiving.wufoo.com/forms/oneonone-consultations-give- for-youth/• Call Katherine: +001-202-330-4030• Email: email@example.com• Reference FAQ for Nonprofits: http://www.giveforyouth.org/nonprofit-help• Join the Give for Youth Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/431657636887271/