The end of the Project is so, so, so fun and so, so, so unexpected. Anything can happen. We’ve seen 5th place jump to 1st place, 2nd place come in with a $10 margin, etc. So, make those last days, hours and minutes really count.
But, don’t let your supporters wait until the final seconds to donate. Reach out via your campaign update tool and use the customizable email drafts to remind them that you need all the help you can get, but, donations do take time. Their donation needs to be fully processed by the time the Project's fundraising period is over. So, don’t wait until the last second and realize a donation didn’t get through that you counted on.
As soon as the Project is over, the donate button will turn off and that will be it. We’ll send an email officially closing the Project.
At that point, it can take up to twenty-one (21) business days to verify the winners. As soon as we have the official winners, we’ll email all of the ACT Project participants to announce the grand prize winners and update the Project page.
The best part of the Project is that even if you aren’t one of the ACT grant recipients you still get to keep the money you raise. Pretty awesome, right?