HelpArgentina held two “Matching Challenge” campaigns in 2012 with the goal of increasing the number of automatic monthly donations that its Member Organizations receive from international donors. As a result, a total of 66 new donors committed to make monthly donation to 17 different Argentine social organizations.
The first Matching Challenge, running from April to July generated 39 new donors. The winners of the challenge, Fundación Programa Integrar, Enseña por Argentina and Fundación Grupo Educativo María de Guadalupe, received a total of $6,000 in matching grants provided by donors who share our vision of expanding the participation in philanthropy among the argentine expat community. The winning organizations achieved between three and twelve new individual monthly donors making donations of $ 25 or more.
The success of this initiative led to a second matching challenge in November and December in which 27 new donors commited their support to different organizations in HelpArgentina´s Member Network. In this second challenge nine organizations increased their donor base: Fundacava, TangoVía Buenos Aires, Manos Abiertas, Fundación Programa Integrar, Responde, Fundación Grupo Educativo María de Guadalupe, Fundación Sagrada Familia, Esclerosis Múltiple Argentina (EMA) and Nuestras Huellas. HelpArgentina gave the organizations a bonus of $100 during November and $200 in December for each new monthly donor that made a donation of at least $20, resulting in a total of $4,500 in prizes.
HelpArgentina collaborates continuously with Argentine social organizations that want to multiply the support that they receive from abroad.
If you belong to a Argentine social organization interested in joining to our network, information about our services is available at http://www.helpargentina.org/en/selection-criteria