Frequently asked questions

What is LBS Global Give?

LBS Global Give is a time-limited online fundraising challenge commencing 12pm GMT on Tuesday 20 March and running for 24-hours until 12pm GMT Wednesday 21 March.

It is a chance for you to get together online with the LBS community, wherever you are in the world, and help fuel the future of the School. Every gift counts, from every person.

Why get involved?

Thanks to a generous alumnus, every gift will be matched pound for pound up to a total value of £250,000*. Throughout the 24-hours there will also be booster challenge funding where your gift will be worth more and can help unlock even more funds. Find out more on the challenge page.

You hold the power to make a real difference with your giving at all levels – helping the School to remain amongst the world’s top business institutions.

How do I get involved?

All you have to do is give to the School during the 24-hours of LBS Global Give. Just click the donate button on london.edu/globalgive. All gifts count. You can also follow #LBSGlobalGive and sign up to LBS Alumni on Twitter and Facebook.

Is my gift automatically counted in the totals for LBS Global Give?

If you give online through the form on the LBS Global Give website, your gift will automatically be added to the totals immediately. If you choose to donate via another gift form (such as our US taxpayers form) or on the telephone, your gift will be uploaded to the LBS Global Give website during a manual upload (usually one per hour). If matched funding is still available, your gift will also be matched during the manual upload.

Where will the funds go?

You can choose where you would like your gift to go using the drop down list on the gift form. The options on the LBS Global Give website are LBS Fund – where the need is greatest, or LBS Fund scholarships.

The LBS Fund fuels the School’s future. It supports critical areas, including scholarships, innovative teaching and research, campus infrastructure, and enriched learning experiences. It allows the School to achieve things which would not otherwise be possible, while maintaining our world-class status and brand.

The Fund gives us the means and agility to make confident investments and seize opportunities as they arise. LBS Fund scholarships will support students. Since 2012, more than 500 students have benefitted from LBS Fund scholarship monies.

If you would prefer to give to another area of the School you can do so using the gift form on our usual website – www.london.edu/donate or email us at lbsfund@london.edu and your gift will still be counted in the LBS Global Give totals.

Wherever you choose to give, it’s your participation that matters most.

Can anyone participate in LBS Global Give?

Absolutely. Support from everyone in the LBS community counts on this day.

This is my Reunion year, do gifts from Reunion 2018 participants count towards Reunion Class Gift?

Yes. Any LBS Global Give gifts from alumni who graduated in years ending in a ‘3’ or ‘8’ will be counted in LBS Global Give totals and Reunion Class Gift totals. Please note that only the original gift amount (not the matched element of the funding) will contribute to the Reunion Class Gift total.

I’m not big on social media, so how else can I share?

Just email us at lbsfund@london.edu with a couple of quotes, an image or just your story of why you’re donating, and we will use it on the LBS Alumni social media channels during the 24 hours. You can also email and text your classmates to share and inspire!

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments through the LBS Global Give website will be securely processed by Stripe. Any gifts through our usual online giving channels are also processed securely.

There is a reference on my bank account to 'Hubbub.net', is this normal and how are they affiliated to London Business School?

Hubbub.net is part of Sponsorcraft – the site provider for LBS's giving day software. To process donations via the site, Hubbub uses an API integration to connect to our payment gateway, Stripe. At the time of making your gift, Stripe will verify your card for processing by placing a £0.00 transaction on your account with the reference 'Hubbub.net'. Card authentication 'mock-chargers' are used widely across the banking industry to verify that accounts are genuine, while also protecting you and your account against fraud. If you have further questions please contact a member of our team via lbsfud@london.edu.

Is there another way to donate during LBS Global Give, other than online?

Yes, you can contact us at lbsfund@london.edu or call +44 (0)20 7000 7218 between 12pm -10pm GMT on Tuesday 20 March and 8am -12pm GMT on Wednesday 21 March and we’ll be delighted to help you make your gift.

I still have questions. How can I get in touch?

Feel free to email us at lbsfund@london.edu or call +44 (0)20 7000 7218.

*Matched funding is available on all gifts given between 12pm GMT on Tuesday 20 March and 12pm GMT Wednesday 21 March up to the total overall value of £250,000. These gifts will be matched automatically until the £250,000 matched funding total has been reached. The original value of the gift (as selected by the donor on the gift form) will go to the donor’s area of choice. The matched funding will be allocated to the matched donors’ area of choice. Gifts donated after the £250,000 target has been reached will be counted as per the amount selected on the gift form.