Frequently asked questions


What is LBS Global Give?

LBS Global Give is a time-limited online fundraising event commencing 1pm GMT on 8 March until 1pm GMT 9 March. This is no time to stand still. It is the time to invest in the LBS students, faculty and alumni who are finding solutions to the global challenges facing us all. Together, we can make a difference for LBS and the world.

Play your part in building a better future at this year’s Global Give.

Why get involved?

During the 24 hours your gift will be worth double to the School thanks to matched funding. Throughout the 24 hours there will also be 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 schools and truly fuelling the minds of the future.

How do I get involved?

All you have to do is give to the School via this 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 Instagram channel.

Can I make my gift early?

Yes! You can make your gift on this page anytime before 8th March. You can still give to the same priority areas, and your gift will be matched pound for pound, as well as counting towards any challenges and totals on the day.

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 or on the telephone, your gift will be uploaded to the LBS Global Give website during a manual upload (usually once per hour). If matched funding is still available, your gift will be matched during the manual upload.

Why is my payment not going through?

Please check that you have included your postcode in both the address field and the card details field of the gift form. If there is still a problem, you may have to contact your card provider and inform them that the payment is valid. For any queries please contact us at

Where will the funds go?

Your gift goes directly to the School. Your gift supports LBS’s ambitious £200 million Campaign, Forever Forward, which 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 – or call us on +44 (0)20 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.

What is Forever Forward?

Forever Forward is London Business School’s ambitious and transformational £200m fundraising Campaign, which will amplify our impact on the world. With four main pillars of priority (scholarships, learning environment, research, innovation), Forever Forward will transform the School and create profound impact for the world, for you, and for our entire community.

Does my Global Give gift support Forever Forward?

Yes! By supporting this year’s Global Give, your gift will go towards Forever Forward and will further the School’s ambitions.

Can anyone participate in Giving Day?

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

I often give to mark my milestone Reunion, does an LBS Global Give gift count towards my Class Gift?

Yes. All LBS Global Give donations made during LBS Global Give from alumni who graduated in years ending in a ‘3’ or ‘8’, will be counted in LBS Global Give totals and towards your Class Gift total. By making your gift during LBS Global Give, it will be matched and worth double to the School. Please note that only the original gift amount (not the matched element of the funding) will contribute to the 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 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 . 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 or call +44 (0)20 7000 7218 between 1 March - 9 March and we’ll be delighted to help you make your gift.

What is the Ambassador page for?

The Ambassador page helps 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 images and content within this toolkit which are really simple to use! There's also an 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 Rhiannon Gwyn:

I've signed up to be an Ambassador but haven't received anything yet?

Once you've signed up on the platform to be an Ambassador please ensure you verify your email address. Upon inputting your details you will receive an email that asks you to verify who you are. Once you have confirmed this you will receive all relevant information. If you do not have this email in your inbox, please check your Junk folder.

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

All gifts made during LBS Global Give go towards the School and will be matched pound for pound.

I set up a recurring payment, what will show in the totaliser?

Only the payment taken today will show up in the LBS Global Give total amount.

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

Feel free to email us at