Q. What is Give for Good Louisville?
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville, Give for Good Louisville is an unprecedented day of unity in the name of philanthropy. Communities from across Kentucky and Southern Indiana join forces to give vital support to 500+ participating nonprofits creating positive change for thousands of individuals in need. The Community Foundation invites everyone to be a force for good when this year's giving day returns on Friday, September 17, 2021!
Q. When is Give for Good Louisville?
Give for Good Louisville is on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM.
Q. When can nonprofits register?
Nonprofit registration is open June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021. Nonprofits will be able to apply during a late registration period, but the registration fee will be doubled. The late registration period will run from July 1, 2021 - July 30, 2021.
Q. Is there a fee for nonprofits to participate?
Yes. There is a tiered fee structure based on the size ("Total Revenue" box on an organization’s 990) of your nonprofit.
Tier 1 (< $49,000): $25 / $50 late registration fee
Tier 2 ($50,000 - $250,000): $35 / $70 late registration fee
Tier 3 ($251,000 - $1,500,000): $75 / $150 late registration fee
Tier 4 (> $1,500,000): $150 / $300 late registration fee
During the late registration period (July 1, 2021 – July 30, 2021) the registration fee will be doubled.
All nonprofits wishing to participate must pay the fee with a credit card during the registration phase. We cannot accept any other form of payment.
Organizations must be sure to select the correct tier to pay the registration fee and note that the fee for nonprofits is nonrefundable. If you select a tier that is less than your nonprofit’s actual size, you will be contacted by the Community Foundation and charged the appropriate fee. Organizations must also make sure they are qualified to participate by following the guidelines outlined in the “Who can register?” FAQ.
Q. Why is there a fee to participate?
The registration fee helps to support the efforts required to conduct a community-wide event of this scale, including: the superior user experience provided on the GiveGab platform; the toolkit and training opportunities; securing sponsorship opportunities that fund our bonus and incentive prizes; providing extensive media exposure; and more.
Q. Who can register?
Only IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charities located in Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties in Indiana may participate. If your organization is headquartered in another county, but a significant amount of your work takes place in the eight-county area, you are eligible to participate; however, you will be asked to provide additional documentation. Schools and churches with proper IRS documentation or a federal tax identification number/Employer Identification Number are eligible to participate. Programs or projects that have a fiscal sponsor may participate, but must register as a program of their 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, provide the sponsor’s EIN, and provide proof of the relationship.
All 509(a)(3) supporting organizations must state their designation (type I, II, or III) upon registration - you may be required to provide additional documentation in order to participate. Please note: private non-operating foundations are unable to participate in Give for Good Louisville.
In order to participate in Give for Good Louisville, your organization needs to be registered as a charitable organization with the Kentucky Attorney General's office, regardless of whether you are based in Kentucky or Indiana. This registration must be completed annually and is different from the Secretary of State registration. During nonprofit registration, you will be required to attest that your organization is in compliance with the Attorney General by checking a box. If it is later discovered that you are not in compliance, you will be removed from the giving day and forfeit your participation fee and any funds raised.
To learn more about your registration status with the Kentucky Attorney General's office, please visit this resources page on GiveGab’s website or the Kentucky Attorney General's website. Please contact the Kentucky Attorney General’s office with any questions.
Nonprofits must register no later than July 30, 2021, and be approved in order to participate on Friday, September 17, 2021.
Q. How do I register my nonprofit to participate?
Search for your organization by name or EIN here. If you do not see your organization listed, you will select the “Add My Organization” button to begin following the steps to create an account and profile for your organization. For more help registering your nonprofit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Is Give for Good Louisville right for all nonprofits?
Only your organization can determine if this online giving event is right for you. It will take dedicated staff time to make the most of Give for Good Louisville; the dollars do not raise themselves! To make the most of Give for Good Louisville, you need to make sure your organization has someone who can dedicate their time to this effort, donors and staff who are comfortable working in an online environment, and that timing does not conflict with other organization initiatives.
Q. Why should my nonprofit organization participate?
As an ONLINE fundraiser, Give for Good Louisville is the ideal way for nonprofits to fundraise in the current environment. Organizations can utilize Give for Good Louisville as an opportunity to:
- Raise awareness about your organization
- Engage existing donors and reach new ones
- Enhance every dollar donated with bonus funds (77% of participating nonprofits received prize money in 2020)
- Expand your online and social media presence and fundraising success
- Learn and deploy new marketing strategies
- Support your immediate operating needs
- Engage your staff, board and supporters in new ways
- Plug into a community of doers & givers
Q. How do I access my organization's page from last year if I am a new administrator?
If you’re having trouble accessing your organization’s page as the new administrator, please contact our Customer Success team via the blue chat bubble or email@example.com so we can help you gain access right away!
Q. When I check the box on GiveGab to declare state charitable solicitation registration compliance with the Kentucky Attorney General, what am I attesting to?
When you check the box you are attesting (defined as "declaring that something exists or is the case") that your organization is compliant with applicable state fundraising requirements in the states in which you may solicit donors using the GiveGab platform. Note, this is different than the Kentucky Secretary of State registration. If it is later discovered that you are not in compliance, you will be removed from the giving day and forfeit your participation fee and any funds raised.
Q. Do you have additional resources to reference about state charitable solicitation registration?
Yes! Here are a few more resources from Harbor Compliance to help you:
Q. Why do you require the last four digits of the nonprofit administrator's Social Security number and date of birth for a nonprofit's donation payouts?
GiveGab is an online platform that collects, processes, and distributes money in the form of donations from supporters to organizations and are required to abide by the compliance laws that are part of the Patriot Act.
Under these laws, GiveGab must verify that nonprofit administrators are who they say they are and an authorized agent of the nonprofit.
Collecting this information helps us streamline donation processing and payouts with the payment processor (Stripe) and the financial institutions that they work with.
More importantly, we have a duty to our users that when they choose to support a cause with a monetary gift, that money is going where they expect it to go. You can read a full explanation here, including how this information is stored.
Q. Can more than one person claim administrative access on our organization's page?
Yes; however, they must be approved by an existing administrator. All administrators will need to create profiles on GiveGab. Every person who has administrative access will receive emails about updates to their page.
It is important that all contacts who are responsible for actions related to the giving day are added as administrators so key deadlines aren’t missed.
Q. How does my nonprofit transfer our profile information from last year?
Once your organization completes the registration form for Give for Good Louisville 2020, you’ll be directed to GiveGab to create your profile. Before accessing your dashboard, you’ll be asked whether you’d like to copy your profile over from last year. Click the “Copy My Profile” button to do so. You should review and edit your profile once it’s been carried over, so it’s up-to-date for 2021. Should you not wish to copy your profile, you can easily opt out and start from scratch. For help copying your profile over from last year, check out our support article here.
Q. How much of each donation will go to our organization?
GiveGab retains a 2% campaign management fee from all donations on the giving day. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express). Users also have the ability to make a gift using their ACH checking account. Donations of $100 or more are eligible for ACH transfer and will incur a $3 flat fee in addition to the 2% campaign management fee. The Community Foundation of Louisville does not receive any of these fees. 100% of all donations are tax-deductible for the donor.
Donors may opt to cover the GiveGab fees before completing their transaction. Data shows that a majority of donors (93% per GiveGab) elect to do this, but this is ultimately up to the donor. All online donations will be officially receipted for tax purposes automatically through GiveGab under the name of the nonprofit receiving the funds.
Before finalizing their transaction, donors will also be given the option to “Thank the host” by making a contribution to the Community Foundation of Louisville. Any gift amount, no matter the size, is greatly appreciated as these donations help the Foundation cover the operational costs for Give for Good Louisville (ex. Advertising, trainings, events, etc.).
Any donations processed outside of the Give for Good Louisville donation period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: http://info.givegab.com/pricing.
Q. When will we receive the donated funds?
Organizations will receive all online donations, less any uncovered processing fees, in 5 business days via direct deposit as long as the organization’s bank routing and account information has been verified. GiveGab uses a PCI Level I compliant payment service to ensure that all financial data is secure. All offline donations received through Community Foundation donor funds, plus bonus and incentive funds earned, will be distributed via direct deposit no later than November 1, 2021.
Q. How can our organization access our donor data?
All organizations that participate in Give for Good Louisville will be able to access and download a .CSV file of their donations via their administrative dashboard on GiveGab. The report is updated in real-time and will include the donation payout date for bank account reconciliation, donation information (including a breakdown of the fees), and the donor's name and contact information (unless the donor has elected to remain anonymous).
Q. Where can I receive updates about Give for Good Louisville?
Since Give for Good Louisville is an online event, we encourage nonprofits to frequently visit the resources available on www.giveforgoodlouisville.org. Additionally, we will communicate via email, so be sure the person(s) primarily responsible for your organization’s giving day event is listed as the contact. We will also publicize exciting announcements via our social network. Follow us at:
We also invite giving day leaders to join the Give for Good Louisville Group on Facebook via the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Facebook page (under the “groups” tab) to stay up-to-date with information about the day and to share tips with each other.
Q. How can our organization be most successful with the Give for Good Louisville event?
Check out our Nonprofit Toolkit and participate in our Trainings and Webinars to make the most of your organization’s giving day experience - these tools can help you nearly double your donations!
Q. How will the Community Foundation of Louisville promote Give for Good Louisville across the community?
The Community Foundation of Louisville will continue supporting nonprofits by offering online resources in the Nonprofit Toolkit. Additionally, the Community Foundation will offer a series of live Trainings and Webinars leading up to the giving day to teach about giving day best practices. The Community Foundation will also be marketing Give for Good Louisville to a wide audience (reached over 92.2 million in 2020) utilizing advertising and media partners to heavily promote the giving day in September.
Additionally, the Community Foundation promotes Give for Good Louisville to its donors and other philanthropic friends of the Foundation through its website, direct mail, electronic communications, and social media channels garnering millions of print and online impressions.
Last year, we utilized the promotional power of social media influencers and trended on social media all day. Follow the hashtag #GiveForGoodLou to stay connected to the online activity.
Q. Who is GiveGab?
GiveGab is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money, engage donors, and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy-to-use products that allow organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.