What is DasvandhWeek?
DasvandhWeek is our opportunity as a community to continue supporting the work of Sikh activists. It is an annual giving challenge during which donations are matched, according to the matching policy, until the matching fund is exhausted. DasvandhWeek 2020 will run from November 13th to the 22nd. The code will be live at 12PM EST on November 13th, 2020.
Updates related to which organizations/projects have reached the $6K limit in matching funds will be posted here.
11/13/20 10:45pm - Pippal has reached the $6,000 matching fund limit
DasvandhWeek 2020 Bonus Announcement
- We have announced a bonus code, DVBONUS20, to be added at checkout for all NEWLY STARTED recurring donations started during the time period of X, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd, 2020.
- DVBONUS20 must be entered at checkout to receive this $100 one-time bonus.
- $100 one-time bonus will be added to your donation to any NEW recurring donations (e.g., $50 recurring donation will get a $100 one-time bonus added to your donation).
- These bonus amounts do not apply toward the $6,000 matching fund cap per organization.
- Recurring donations to private projects will not qualify to receive the bonus.
- Only a single matching code of each type will be honored from each donor per organization/project (a donor can make multiple matched donations using each code if made to distinct organizations/projects)
- This bonus only applies to NEW recurring donations started November 16th to 10th, 2019. (e.g., The bonus will not be applied if you cancel an existing recurring donation and start a new one.)
DasvandhWeek 2020 Matching Policy
- We will be using a Matching Code, DVWEEK20, during the checkout process this year
- DVWEEK20 must be entered at checkout to receive matching funds
- We will have reminders on the website for donors to input the code, include this message in all your communications for good measure
- $250 single donation match limit (e.g., $1,000 donation will get a $250 match)
- Only a single $250 per donor per organization will be honored (donor can make multiple matched donations if made to unique organizations)
- Each independent organization (or independent project if not a listed organization) is capped at $6,000 in matching funds for DasvandhWeek (“prizes” don’t count towards the cap, so an organization can receive more than $6,000 if allotted a “prize”)
- $8,000 “prize” to the organization/project that gets the most new donors
- $4,000 “prize” to the organization/project that gets the second most new donors
- In addition to the prizes for organizations, we will also have a raffle for donors where eligible donors will be entered into a contest for various prizes they can win
- The prizes will be centered around the following categories: Education, Art, Clothing. Specific details around the prizes will be announced on our social media platforms at the start of the event for all donors
- To be eligible for the raffle, donors must:
- Complete a minimum donation of $25 using the code DVWEEK20
- Comment and tag 5 people on the Raffle post on Instagram/Facebook
- A winner for each prize will be selected at random after DasvandhWeek is over. We will notify the winners to coordinate logistics around receiving their gift
- The matching code will be active beginning at 12PM EST on November 13th, 2020.
- Matches will be made as they happen using the matching code (except for “prizes” which will be made after DasvandhWeek).
- If a donor cancels previously made recurring donations prior to DasvandhWeek and starts "new" recurring donations to the same organizations/projects, these "new" transactions are not considered new recurring donations.
- Donations to private projects will not be matched.
- If there are multiple projects from the same organization in the cart, the match code will only apply to one of the projects.
- We reserve the right to not honor a match if it doesn't comply with our policy.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before making a donation if you have any questions.