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Gates Foundation to Match Giving Tuesday Donations – One Day ONLY November 28th

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OMF needs you!
 
Take action today and help us double our donations on Giving Tuesday.
 
Thanks to your generous donations we have met and exceeded our goals for Triple Giving Tuesday. To date, we have raised $393,323. But we still have the chance for one more matching gift opportunity! 

Today is the international Giving Tuesday. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a match of up to $50,000 for funds raised by non-profits on Giving Tuesday on Facebook.
 
We need your help to reach this goal by starting a Giving Tuesday Facebook fundraiser for OMF – and Bill & Melinda Gates will match your donation!
 
Here’s how:
 
1) Create a Facebook fundraiser for OMF

Visit our Facebook page, click “Create Fundraiser” then “Get Started”. We recommend setting a goal of at least $1000 (the maximum matching amount allowed per fundraiser for the matchin gift) and setting the end date for November 30th. 
 
This is the link to the current fundraisers on OMF’s page:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/OpenMedicineFoundation/fundraisers/?ref=page_internal
 
Give your fundraiser a fun title and description. Rather than the standard title, use something meaningful like “Support OMF and End ME/CFS Project” or “Support OMF’s research to help millions around the globe” or “Help ME/CFS Patients Get Back Out” or whatever part of OMF’s work most speaks to you and helps explain to friends and family the goals of our cause.
 
In your description, make sure to include this language:
 
Donate Tuesday, November 28th and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match donations made to my fundraiser up to $1000!
 
There’s a cap across all of Facebook of $2 million, so make your donations early in the day! Donations can begin at 8:00AM EST. Donations made early on Tuesday have the best chance of being matched. If you miss the window, don’t worry – your donations will still help to accelerate this urgent research.
 
2) Share your Facebook fundraiser far and wide!

Tag friends and family. Share the event with everyone in your Facebook contacts. And email those who might not visit Facebook often and might be willing to support you to help us reach the matching donations on Giving Tuesday!
 
Our Triple Giving Tuesday campaign will close with this special Giving Tuesday opportunity. Thanks to your support, donations, and outreach efforts, OMF is  expanding our research to zero in on the cause and potential treatments for ME/CFS and related chronic, complex diseases. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing news and updates with you about our expanded research plans.
 
If you have not yet donated to our Giving Tuesday and would like to contribute directly  without getting involved on Facebook, please donate here.
 
Thank you for being a part of Team OMF, blowing our Triple GivingTuesday goal out of the water, and helping us reach for the sky to support OMF’s research. Working together, we will find answers to help millions of patients fully return to their lives.

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