FAQ


Nonprofit FAQs


Q. Who can donate?

Any and everyone is encouraged to donate to the charities of their choice through the Give Big! All donations made through the Give Big are tax deductible and contributions can be made via credit and debit card or through cash and check only at our Cash/Check Donation Station at First Interstate Bank during Give Big. Donations will be processed and receipted by GiveGab.


Q. How will donations be distributed?

Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within 24-48 hours.


Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?

Of your donation, only 4.2% + $0.30 will be retained by the credit card companies and GiveGab. The complete breakdown is as follows:

2% service charge from GiveGab for building and maintaining the hosting site. This is the only cost accrued by GiveGab and it goes to cover site building and maintenance, live event customer service, and donation processing.

2.2% is charged on all transactions made with Visa or Mastercard and 3.5% by American Express + $0.30 per transaction. These are standard charges from each credit card company for donations made online.


Q. Why should I give through Give Big as opposed to giving directly to the organization.

Great question! The Give Big team always supports giving directly to the nonprofit of your choice and that's why we've designed a platform this year that will allow you to do just that, all throughout the year by enabling you to both come back and give again and/or schedule a recurring gift.

While we encourage year-round and annual giving, here are the 5 main reasons to give through Give Big as well.

1.) Year over year, Give Big helps raise awareness for the sector. By coming together one day, we are able to leverage all of our resources to promote all of the good work charities are doing in our region!

2.) Give Big exists to support, equip, and serve the local nonprofit community through free workshops and tools and templates that can be used to fundraise year-round. Our hope is help equip each and every agency in our county foot-print with the tools they need to thrive!

3.) By providing access to year-round online fundraising pages, Give Big provides many small agencies with the opportunity to engage with donors in new way and fun ways while promoting social sharing!

4.) Last year, Give Big provided over $30,000 in Prize and Stretch Pool funds to agencies that participated in the event. This money was spread out amongst the different size participants and enabled agencies to maximize their efforts!

5.) Giving is contagious and the by creating an entire event dedicated to giving, we can come together as a community and encourage our friends and family to give to the causes we love the most. With so many new agencies to discover, there's something for everyone


Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name, address, phone number and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities. Nobody else will retain your contact information. If you choose to give anonymously, the nonprofits to which you donate will also not receive your contact information.


Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit www.GiveBigGV.org on your mobile device.


Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for my charities of choice?

Yes! For the first time this year, donors will be able to schedule their gifts for Give Big Gallatin Valley. By donating early, you won't have to worry about missing the big day. All scheduled gifts will count towards your charities totals for Give Big prizes but they will not count towards hourly awards.


Q. Are there any other new features this year?

We thought you'd never ask! This year, in addition to scheduling gifts, donors will also be able to give recurring gifts, run their own fundraiser for the charity of their choice, and give throughout the year!

A. Recurring donations: If you choose, you will now be able to use the Give Big platform to give to your favorite causes monthly. By selecting this option, your initial gift during the 24 hours of Give Big will count towards the event but your additional gifts throughout the year will not.

Only the initial donation made through Give Big will be subject to the Give Big management costs. Each additional gift will only be subject to GiveGab and credit card fees.

B. Campaigns: This year, donors will be able to create their own profiles and run their own fundraisers in support of their charity of choice. All of the funds raised through these campaigns will go directly to the agency the donor chooses and the dollars and donations will count towards Give Big prizes. This means that donors can now challenge their friends to see who can raise the most for the causes that matter to them. We like to think of it as the best kind of peer-to-peer fundraising!

C. Give Again: Unlike previous years, giving doesn't have to stop after Give Big ends! Nonprofit pages will be live year round which means you can come back and support the causes you care about throughout the year!


Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?

Please send an email to bridget@bozemanfoundation.org and we will contact the organization to let them know that some of their supporters have voiced an interest in donating to them through Give Big! Do note that registration closed at 5PM on April 1st so your favorite charity just might not have registered yet!


DONOR FAQs

Q. Who can donate?

Everyone is encouraged to donate to the charities of their choice through Give Big! All donations made through the Give Big are tax deductible and contributions can be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be processed and receipted by GiveGab.


Q. How will donations be distributed?

Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within 24-48 hours.


Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?

Only 4.2% + $0.30 while be retained by the credit card companies and GiveGab. The complete breakdown is as follows:

2% service charge from Give Gab for building and maintaining the hosting site. This is the only cost acrewed by GiveGab and it goes to cover site building and maintenance, live event customer service, and donation processing.

2.2% is charged on all transactions made with Visa or Mastercard and 3.5% by American Express + $0.30 per transaction. These are standard charges from each credit card company for donations made online.


Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.

Nobody else will retain your contact information.

If you choose to give anonymously, the agencies to which you donate will also not receive your contact information.


Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit www.GiveBigGV.org on your mobile device!


Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for my charities of choice?

Yes! For the first time this year, donors will be able to schedule their gifts for Give Big. By donating early, you won't have to worry about missing the big day.

All scheduled gifts will count towards your charities totals for Give Big prizes but they will not count towards hourly awards.


Q. Are there any other new features this year?

We thought you'd never ask! This year, in addition to scheduling gifts, donors will also be able to give recurring gifts, run their own fundraiser for the charity of their choice, and give throughout the year.

A. Recurring donations: If you choose, you will now be able to use the Give Big to give to your favorite causes monthly. By selecting this option, your initial gift during the 24 hours of the Give Big will count towards the event but your additional gifts throughout the year will not.

B. Campaigns: This year, donors will be able to create their own profiles and run their own fundraisers in support of their charity of choice. All of the funds raised through these campaigns will go directly to the agency the donor chooses and the dollars and donations will count towards Give Big prizes. This means that donors can now challenge their friends to see who can raise the most for the causes that matter to them. We like to think of it as the best kind of peer-to-peer fundraising!

C. Give Again: Unlike previous year's, giving doesn't have to stop after Give Big ends! Nonprofit pages will be live year round which means you can come back and support the causes you care about throughout the year!


Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?

Please send an email to bridget@bozemanfoundation.org and we will contact the organization to let them know that some of their supporters have voiced an interest in donating to them through Give Big!

Do note that registration closed at 5PM on April 1st so your favorite charity just might not have registered yet!