Frequently asked questions

What is IMD Giving Day?

IMD Giving Day is a time-limited online fundraising event commencing 8am CET on Tuesday 07 December until 19.59pm CET Wednesday 08 December. This year Giving Day will focus on generating scholarship support. By making a donation and getting involved in Giving Day you can help ensure that IMD continues to attract and retain the brightest students from all nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds, no matter what their financial situation might be. Play your part in building a better future at IMD Giving Day.

MD Giving Day is a time-limited online fundraising event commencing 8am CET on Tuesday 07 December until 19.59pm CET Wednesday 08 December.

This year Giving Day will focus on generating scholarship support. By making a donation and getting involved in Giving Day you can help ensure that IMD continues to attract and retain the brightest students from all nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds, no matter what their financial situation might be.

Play your part in building a better future at IMD Giving Day.

Why get involved?

For 75 years, IMD has been playing an important role in helping to solve some of the most pressing problems we face as a global society and, arguably, that role has never been more important than it is right now.

IMD is much more than a business school. Through the impact and influence of global alumni , it is also an instrument of positive global change.

By giving as part of the IMD Giving Day, the impact of your gift can be increased by helping to unlock larger match or challenge gifts donated by IMD matching funds or challenge gifts. There’s no better time to join us!

How do I get involved?

All you have to do is give via this page during the 36-hours of IMD Giving Day.

All gifts donated during this period 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 IMD Giving Day and share content to inspire others to get involved. Follow #IMDGivingDay and sign follow the IMD Giving Day activities on LinkedIn, TwitterFacebook, or Instagram.

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 GivingDay@imd.org.

Where will the funds go?

Your gift goes to IMD Scholarship Foundation.

This year Giving Day will focus on generating scholarship support. By making a donation and getting involved in Giving Day you can help ensure that IMD continues to attract and retain the brightest students from all nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds, no matter what their financial situation might be.

All gifts raised will be used, in full, to fund scholarships in ways that support widening access to IMD programs, increasing diversity and inclusion and promoting academic excellence. Your support for scholarships is more important now than ever.

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

Can anyone participate in Giving Day?

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

Can I see my gift on this website?

Yes! If you’ve chosen not to make your gift anonymous, you can take a look at the donor wall to see your name.

Is there a minimum donation?

No, there is no minimal donation amount. Every gift counts!

Can I give in my local currency?

Yes! You can give in the currency of your choice and Stripe payment provider will automatically convert the amount into CHF.

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 GivingDay@imd.org with a couple of quotes, an image or just your story of why you’re donating, and we will use it on the IMD Alumni social media channels during the 36-hours of the IMD Giving Day.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments through the IMD Giving Day website will be securely processed by Stripe stripe.com/privacy.

Is there another way to give during IMD Giving Day, other than online?

Yes, you can contact us at GivingDay@imd.org. or call +41 (0)21 618 0393 between 1 – 10 December 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 IMD 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!

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

Only the payment taken on IMD Giving Day will show up in the IMD Giving Day total amount.

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

Feel free to email us at GivingDay@imd.org.