EA Giving Tuesday Instructions

Canada, donating less than $500 USD

In a nutshell

  • Only Facebook donations to US non-profit organizations are eligible for matching, and non-profits that are registered in multiple countries (e.g. AMF) will be using their US branch to accept Giving Tuesday Facebook donations. Therefore you will probably lose tax benefits that you’d receive by donating to nonprofit organizations within Canada. Since it’s not guaranteed that your donations will be matched, the matching funds might not compensate for the loss in tax benefits.
  • Canadian donors may also want to consider the PayPal 10% match and retain their eligibility for tax deductions.
  • Last year the matching funds ran out in 15 seconds. We expect it to run out much faster this year. Try to click the final "Donate" button within the first second after the match start time of December 3rd, 2019, at 08:00:00am EST (05:00:00am PST).

Preparation (1-7 days in advance)


  1. Find the organization you’d like to donate on our fundraisers spreadsheet.
  2. Pledge your donation here.
  3. Add your payment method in Facebook.


  1. Practice making a $5 donation fast (video).
  2. Read our suggestions on preparing your computer.

On Giving Tuesday


  1. The match begins on December 3rd, 2019, at 08:00:00am EST (05:00:00am PST). To see this in your time zone, click here.
  2. Be prepared to be ready and alert at least 20 minutes before the match start time.
  3. Open a web browser tab of the appropriate fundraiser for each donation you need to make.
  4. 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.
  5. Click “Donate” as soon as you see the clock change to the match start time.
  6. If you lose tax benefits by donating on Facebook, then do not retry any declined donations. The match has probably already ended.

Questions? Read our FAQ, ask in our Facebook group, or e-mail us at contact@eagivingtuesday.org.