Q. What is StriveTogether Giving Day 2019?
An online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to -- and start relationships with -- new donors, and for people in our region to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits.
Q. When is StriveTogether Giving Day 2019?
StriveTogether Giving Day 2019 is on December 3 from midnight to 11:59 PM.
Q. What is StriveTogether?
StriveTogether is a national movement with a clear purpose: helping every child succeed in school and in life, cradle to career, regardless of race, zip code or circumstance. In partnership with nearly 70 communities across the United States, StriveTogether provides coaching, resources and rigorous approaches to create opportunities and close gaps in education, housing and so much more. StriveTogether uses data to illuminate problems and solutions, tackle tough conversations and deliver impactful results for 13.7 million children and counting.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate. Donations through the StriveTogether Giving Day 2019 online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.
Q. What is GiveGab?
GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.
Q. What forms of donations are accepted?
MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express can be used to make a donation through the website portal.
Q. Is my donation tax-deductible?
When donations are received through the website, a receipt is automatically generated for the gross amount of your gift and emailed to the address you provide. Your tax professional can advise you on the tax deductibility of the donation.
Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?
Yes. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.
Q. Is there a minimum gift?
There is a $5 minimum donation.
Q. May I pay a pledge with my gift?
Since Giving Day is designed to generate new support, we are unable to accept gifts to pay off existing pledges.
Q. May I designate how a nonprofit uses my gift?
All donations made during the Giving Day are considered unrestricted gifts to the nonprofit, however, you may express your desire that your gift be used for a specific program or project in the notes field of the giving form.
Q. How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?
All donations will be paid to the chosen charity net of credit card transaction and a portion of the processing fees paid to vendors - a total of 5.2%.
Q. May I use my donation to buy event tickets, museum memberships, or other things that provide me a benefit?
No, donations may not be used to pay for anything that might be perceived as a material benefit to the donor, advisor or other disqualified person - including dinner tickets, membership fees, golf fees, admission tickets or other gifts.
Q. What if I can't find my favorite nonprofit on the website?
If you can't find them on the site, they may not be participating in the event this year. After the event, please encourage the nonprofit to contact us so we can be sure they are ready for next year.
Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?
No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.
Q. What organizations are eligible for the Giving Day?
Organizations must have a current 501(c)(3) status
*Any donations processed outside of the Giving Day Period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: info.givegab.com/pricing.