Frequently asked questions

FAQs

What is LBS Global Give?

LBS Global Give is a time-limited online fundraising event commencing 12pm GMT on 11 June until 12pm GMT 12 June. It is a chance for you to get together online with the LBS community, wherever you are in the world, and help fuel the minds of the future. It’s about the collective impact of giving and what we can achieve together.

Donations of all sizes will enable investment in the areas of greatest importance. Your gift will contribute to areas including scholarships, innovative teaching and research, campus infrastructure and an enriched learning experience for generations to come.

Why get involved?

During the 24 hours your gift will be worth double to the School thanks to matched funding. All gifts will be matched up to the total value of £200,000*. Throughout the 24-hours there will also be regional challenges where your gift will help unlock more funds and show how truly global LBS is. You hold the power to make a real difference with your giving– helping the School to remain amongst the world’s top business institutions and truly fuelling the minds of the future.

How do I get involved?

All you have to do is give to the School [hyperlink to donate page] during the 24-hours of LBS Global Give. All gifts donated to the School will be counted in the totals. You can also help spread the word by signing up to become an Ambassador here. You can sign-up at any point before or during LBS Global Give and share content to inspire others to get involved. Follow #LBSGlobalGive and sign up to LBS Alumni on Twitter and Facebook. You can also find #LBSglobalgive content via our LBS instragram channel.

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 at London.edu/donate) 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 be matched during the manual upload.

Where will the funds go?

Your gift goes directly to the School. This fuels critical areas, including scholarships, innovative teaching and research, campus infrastructure, and an enriched learning experience. Your gift to the School will also help to elevate our world-class status and brand. 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 call us on 020 7000 7218 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 Giving Day?

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

This is my Reunion year, do gifts from Reunion 2019 participants count towards Reunion Class Gift?

Yes. Any LBS Global Gift donations from alumni who graduated in years ending in a ‘4’ or ‘9’ 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?

Sign up to become an ambassador and you can email your friends too. Or 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.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments through the LBS Global Give website will be securely processed by Stripe www.stripe.com/gb/privacy and Stripe US www.stripe.com/en-US/privacy. Any gifts through our usual online giving channels are also processed securely.

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 11 June and 8am -12pm GMT on 12 June and we’ll be delighted to help you make your gift.

What is the Ambassador page for?

This year we have introduced an Ambassador Toolkit page to make spreading the word even easier. It’s a great way to engage with your classmates and the rest of the LBS community. After using the quick one-step sign up, you’ll find easy-share icons/images and content within this toolkit which are really simple to use! You’ll also be able to see how well you’re doing on the ambassador leader board so you can see just how great you are at inspiring others. As per previous years we still have the option to manually share content using our Ambassador pack, for more information on this please contact kimberlyharvey@london.edu.

I’m a student – how does my gift work?

Class of 2019 - your gift will go toward your Graduating Class Gift. To find out more about Graduating Class Gift please visit https://www.london.edu/give-to-lbs/donate/graduating-class-gift. All gifts made during toward LBS Global Give gift will be matched. For all other students your gift goes towards the School and all gifts will be matched.

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 11 June and 12pm GMT 12 June up to the total overall value of £200,000. These gifts will be matched automatically until the £200,000 matched funding total has been reached. All gifts donated after the £200,000 has been reached will be counted as per the amount selected on the gift form.