FAQ

Nonprofit FAQ

Q. What is Give Big Gallatin Valley?

Give Big Gallatin Valley is a day of giving fueled by the power of our community, social media and collaboration. Give Big Gallatin Valley is powered by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation and presented by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation. In just three years, our community has raised $2,643,449.43 in unrestricted funding through 14,798 gifts during Give Big. Last year alone, Give Big exceeded our goal to raise $1,000,000 by raising $1,282,177.42 in just 24-hours for 194 local nonprofits.


Q. When is Give Big Gallatin Valley?

Give Big Gallatin Valley 2019 will take place from 6 pm on May 2 to 6 pm on May 3.


Q. Who puts on Give Big Gallatin Valley?

The Bozeman Area Community Foundation is the driving force behind Give Big Gallatin Valley. Our mission is to connect people who care to causes that matter to build a better community. We nurture local philanthropy in three ways:
  1. We strengthen nonprofits.
  2. We connect donors to causes they care about.
  3. We inspire a culture of giving.
Give Big is possible because of our generous sponsors. All sponsors are listed on the home page. We would like to provide extra thanks to the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, our presenting sponsor!

Q. Does the Bozeman Area Community Foundation get a portion of the donations?

No. We do not take a portion of gifts from Give Big. We only receive gifts made directly to our profile, and we are ineligible to win prizes.


Q. Which organizations can participate?

Organizations that are verified 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are located in and serving in Gallatin County are eligible to participate if registered by March 31st.


Q. Is there a fee to participate?

Yes. Registration fees help support the marketing infrastructure of the day and build buy-in. Registration fees are on a sliding scale based off of your organization's budget size. Organizations with a budget less than $100k pay $75. Organizations with a budget between $100k and $500k pay $100. Organizations with a budget over $500k pay $125.


Q. Why should my organization participate?

Great question! The Give Big team supports giving directly to the nonprofit of a donors choice. That's why we use a platform that will allow you to do just that - all throughout the year - by enabling you to 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 after year, Give Big helps raise awareness for the sector. By coming together on 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 and fun ways while promoting social sharing!

4.) Last year, Give Big provided over $20,000 in Prize Pool funds to organizations that participated in the event. This money was spread out amongst the different size organizations and enabled donors to maximize their impact!

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 can donate?

Anyone may donate. Donations through the Give Big Gallatin Valley online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Donations will be processed 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. 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 they fall under certain regulations, in particular, for US based organizations, they are required to abide by the compliance laws that are part of the Patriot Act.
In short, GiveGab needs to verify that the individual who is signing up an organization to collect donations, is who they say they are and is authorized to do so. And, we need to verify that the organization is a legitimately registered corporation. Collecting this information helps us streamline donation processing and payouts with our underlying 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. 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 donations goes to my nonprofit?

Of a 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% + $0.30 is charged on all transactions made with any card provider. In past years, fees have been higher for transactions with American Express. These are standard charges from each credit card company for donations made online.

A donor is given the option to cover the fees and if they choose this option, 100% of their online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization. All donations are final and cannot be refunded.
The Bozeman Area Community Foundation does not receive any portion of donations during Give Big!

Q. Who will receive the donor's contact information?

The organization(s) a donor chooses to support will have access to their name and email address. Nonprofits can also choose to collect phone number and physical addresses. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify donors of future activities. Nobody else will retain their contact information. If a donor chooses to give anonymously, their donation will be listed as anonymous on the website. Organizations will be notified that the donor gave anonymously, but will still have access to the donor's name and contact information on their donation reports.

Q. How do matching gifts work for my nonprofit?

Matches are a great way to engage committed supporters of your organization and engage new and smaller donors by helping their gift go farther. Plus GiveGab makes matches easy for your organization! Gifts to be used as matches can be made directly to your organization before, during, or after Give Big depending on what works best for your organization and your donor. As the organization, you simply add the match to your profile from your Giving Day dashboard. You can customize the time frame, name of the match, amount, and more. As gifts come in on Give Big that are matched, our platform automatically adds the gift and the match to your total. Visit the "Trainings" and "Nonprofit Toolkit" pages for more information about matches.


Q. Who do I contact for help with the registration process?

If you have questions related to the Giving Day platform or your profile, please contact GiveGab support in the blue chat bubble at the bottom right of your screen.
If you have questions related to logistics or local considerations, please contact BACF Programs Manger Maggie Crum at maggie@bozemanfoundation.org

Donor FAQ

Q. What is Give Big Gallatin Valley?

Give Big Gallatin Valley is a day of giving fueled by the power of our community, social media and collaboration. Give Big Gallatin Valley is powered by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation and presented by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation. In just three years, our community has raised $2,643,449.43 in unrestricted funding through 14,798 gifts during Give Big. Last year alone, Give Big exceeded our goal to raise $1,000,000 by raising $1,282,177.42 in just 24-hours for 194 local nonprofits.


Q. When is Give Big Gallatin Valley?

Give Big Gallatin Valley 2019 will take place from 6 pm on May 2 to 6 pm on May 3.

Q. Who puts on Give Big Gallatin Valley?

The Bozeman Area Community Foundation is the driving force behind Give Big Gallatin Valley. We do not take a portion of gifts on Give Big day. We only receive gifts made directly to our profile, and we are ineligible to win prizes. Our mission is to connect people who care to causes that matter to build a better community. We nurture local philanthropy in three ways:
  1. We strengthen nonprofits.
  2. We connect donors to causes they care about.
  3. We inspire a culture of giving.
Give Big is possible because of our generous sponsors. All sponsors are listed on the home page. We would like to provide extra thanks to the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, our presenting sponsor!

Q. Which organizations can participate?

Organizations that are verified 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are located in and serving in Gallatin County are eligible to participate if registered by March 31st.


Q. Who can donate?

Anyone may donate! Donations through the Give Big Gallatin Valley online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded.


Q. How will donors be able to search for and donate to a nonprofit?

Donors will be able to search for a nonprofit directly from GiveBigGV.org.You can search for nonprofits by name, community, and cause categories. Underneath the search function, there is also a “Show Me the Underdog” function that will display the organizations who could use an extra boost with their Give Big campaign!
To donate online go to your nonprofit of choice’s profile and click the donate button!

Q. Can I give to more than one organization at a time?

Yes! If giving online, look for the button that says “Give to Multiple Organizations”.
If giving at the Check Donation station, use the additional lines to give to more than one organization.


Q. Is there a minimum or maximum credit card gift?

The minimum donation is $10. The maximum gift will be determined by the donor’s generosity and credit card limit.


Q. Are gifts tax-deductible?

All gifts are 100% tax deductible and will be for the unrestricted use by the recipient organization.


Q. What 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.

Q. How will donations be distributed?

Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab’s payment processor, Stripe, via direct deposit within 3 business days. All offline donations received through the Check Donation station and prizes will be mailed to nonprofits within one month after Give Big.


Q. How will donations be reported on the donors credit card statement?

The statement will show a charge for each organization to which a donation was made. It will show GiveGab-[organization name].


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% + $0.30 is charged on all transactions made with any card provider. In past years, fees have been higher for transactions with American Express. These are standard charges from each credit card company for donations made online.
You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization. All donations are final and cannot be refunded.
The Bozeman Area Community Foundation does not receive any portion of donations during Give Big!

Q. Can donors designate how a nonprofit uses their gifts?

Gifts made during Give Big are considered unrestricted gifts to the nonprofit.


Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name and email address. Nonprofits can also choose to collect phone number and physical addresses. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities. If you choose to give anonymously, your donation will be listed as anonymous on the website. You have the option to have your name and donation amount displayed anonymously on the Give Big main page and the organization’s page. To make your name and amount anonymous, select one or both boxes under the “Optional” heading of the Donation form. Organizations will be notified that you gave anonymously, but they will still have access to your name and contact information on their donation reports.


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 donation opportunities. 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. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

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


Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?

If your preferred organization is not listed, that means they did not register for Give Big this year. Reach out to them to encourage them to participate next year! We encourage you to use the “Search” function on www.GiveBigGV.org to find other causes that match your passions!


Q. Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Q. Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
Click the blue chat bubble for immediate support or email maggie@bozemanfoundation.org