Thanks to Jitegemee’s generous supporters, we won second place in GlobalGiving’s July 2010 Green Open Challenge— for both total donations and most unique donors. Combined with our matching grant, our $23,250 raised and $7,000 in bonuses totals $60,500 for our new “green” education center! This is huge for an organization with an annual budget of $70,000 a year.
Watch the YouTube video below to find out more about what coming in second in the competition means to us. (Special thanks to Umberto of Emotions Music for letting us use his original soundtrack of Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World.” For more on Umberto and Emotions Music, please visit http://www.emotionsmusic.com, http://www.facebook.com/emotionsmusic, http://www.youtube.com/emotionsmusic , http://www.blogtv.com/People/emotionsmusic, or http://www.twitter.com/emotionsmusic.)
The July 2010 Green Open Challenge ran from July 5 through July 30, 2010. The Challenge offered projects that promote promote sustainable climate-friendly paths of development the opportunity to earn a permanent spot on the GlobalGiving website if they could mobilize supporters to raise US $4,000 from at least 50 unique donors during this time period.
How Did Organizations Win?
Projects meeting the minimum requirements of raising $4,000 from at least 50 unique donors automatically earned a permanent spot on GlobalGiving. These projects were also eligible to compete for additional funding.
What was the Prize Structure?
The three projects that raised the most money during the challenge received additional awards of $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000 respectively. The three projects receiving the greatest number of donations from unique donors received additional awards of $4,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.