EA Giving Tuesday Instructions

US, donating $500 or more


  • US DONATIONS ARE NOW LIMITED TO $2499. If you need to donate more, make as many as you can, as fast as you can after the match begins!
  • Instruction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTRkK4aNISY
  • US donors are no longer seeing the "Confirm Your Donation" dialog at donations $500 and up. The green "Donate" button is now the final donate button, regardless of your donation size - do not click it before the match begins!

In a nutshell

(If you're very short on time and still want to try to get your donations matched, make sure to read at least this section.)

  • Last year the matching funds ran out in 15 seconds. We expect it to run out much faster this year. We recommend clicking clicking the green "Donate" button within the first second after the match start time of December 3rd, 2019, at 08:00:00am EST (05:00:00am PST).
  • There's a limit of $2,499 per donation. You must make multiple donations in multiple tabs to donate more than this.
  • Do not plan to make any single donation greater than $2,499 (even just $1 more).
  • Each donor is eligible for up to $20,000 in matched donations.
  • Open time.is/just for an accurate clock and donate to a fundraiser on this list.

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 methods in Facebook. We recommend at least 2 payment methods.
  4. Practice making $5 donations fast.


  1. Read our suggestions on preparing your payment methods.
  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 are going to make. Select the appropriate payment method in each tab. If you're making multiple donations, use multiple payment methods if you can.
  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 the green “Donate” button for each of your donations as soon as you see the clock change to the match start time. Try to donate within the first second of the match.


  1. To increase your chances of getting matched, we suggest reading our full instructions on making your donation.

Advanced strategies

  1. If you have substantially more than $19,998 to donate, then consider making 3 or 4 donations of $9,999 each, alternating between as many payment methods as possible. You'll only be eligible for $20,000 in matching funds, but this could help if some of your payment methods are declined. Special thanks to Jeff Kaufman for proposing this strategy.

Important changes

  • December 2nd, 2019: Facebook has removed the "Confirm Your Donation" dialog for US donors. We have updated our instructions accordingly.
  • November 22nd, 2019: Facebook reduced the donation amount limit from $2,500 to $2,499. We've updated the relevant instructions to reflect this. This limit can still be increased. If a user has already increased their limit, there is no need to do it again.

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