Give Day Tampa Bay: Live Here Give Here

Today is Give Day Tampa Bay, the 24-hour online giving challenge! Give Day is your opportunity to learn more about the hundreds of nonprofits in our community and to support causes you care about. More than $2 million was raised for Tampa Bay area nonprofits during the 2017 Give Day Tampa Bay.

When do donations start to count for Give Day 2018?

Secured Pledge Period is April 17th – April 30th!

This year, Give Day Tampa Bay is helping your nonprofit gain momentum in your online fundraising campaign through the “secured pledge” period. During the window of time of April 17th – April 30th before the big 24 hour Give Day on May 1st, online donations made to your organization page or connected fundraiser page will count towards your leaderboard and the overall event totals.

Things to note about the “Secured Pledges” period:
Donations made during the secured pledge period are made IN REAL TIME! That means that individuals looking to donate to your campaign can do so ahead of time and the donation will process immediately and also be counted towards your overall event totals.

What is Give Day Tampa Bay?

Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour, online giving event on May 1, 2018, presented by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to showcase nonprofits and offer them an opportunity to share their stories, raise money to support their missions and expand their donor base.

What is the goal?

The goal is to bolster charitable giving to the Tampa Bay region’s nonprofit community and raise awareness and support for the region’s entire nonprofit community. Give Day Tampa Bay:

  • Shows the impact of collective giving and effort
  • Raises awareness about local nonprofit and their important work in the community
  • Helps nonprofits learn new online giving and outreach skills to gain new donors and advocates
How does it work?

On May 1, 2018, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay will host Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour giving event encouraging charitable donations through our online giving platform, hosted by Mightycause (formerly Razoo).

Mightycause will provide toolkits, training sessions, outreach support, mass media and social media coverage to make it easy for all nonprofits to participate. Each participating organization will have an individualized web page to promote their cause. This web page can also be used for year-round online fundraising. Individuals will be able to donate money to the nonprofit organizations of their choice on May 1, 2018. All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable. (Donations will not be refunded). Donors will receive a receipt for their gift. The nonprofit will receive contact information for each donor, unless the donor elects to remain anonymous.

The Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to advise a re-granting of their donations to other IRS recognized qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations, will accept the gifts and will then re-grant the monies to the nonprofits selected by the donors.

Who is behind it?

Give Day Tampa Bay is presented by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The online giving is hosted by Mightycause (formerly Razoo). Mightycause is the industry leader in 24-hour giving days, with a crowdfunding platform built to serve all 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Philanthropy is the core mission of Mightycause, and the company is committed to creating opportunities to support nonprofits.

How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?

During Give Day Tampa Bay, the Razoo Foundation – which processes the transactions and disburses money to the nonprofits – will retain 6.9% plus $0.30 per transaction for Razoo Foundation expenses and campaign costs (including credit card transaction costs). Donors have the option to cover these fees during the checkout process, allocating 100% of their intended donation to your nonprofit.

Is there a minimum or maximum donation?

The minimum donation for Give Day Tampa Bay is $5.00. There is no maximum donation limit for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Is there a limit to the amount an organization can receive?

There is no maximum amount an organization may receive for Give Day Tampa Bay.

Do I need an account on Mightycause to donate?

No, you do not need to create an account to make a donation. However, if you plan to give multiple times during Give Day Tampa Bay, creating an account means you only have to enter your credit card information once. Your account also collects your tax receipts in one location and enables you to track your donation, review the charities your support and schedule future giving.

Can I donate to Give Day Tampa Bay on my smart phone?

Yes – this site is mobile friendly! Simply visit GiveDay.org on your smartphone to browse all the amazing nonprofits participating.

Can I make my donation early for Give Day Tampa Bay?

Donations made from April 17th on will count towards the Give Day totals for your favorite participating nonprofit(s). Any donations made through GiveDay.org before this time are disbursed to the nonprofit. Donations made before April 17th, however, do not count towards a participating nonprofit’s leaderboard totals, prize incentives during May 1st or the over all Give Day totals.

Can I donate to Give Day by writing a check?

Donations made directly to the organization via check during the giving period of April 17 – May 1 will count toward the organization’s overall total. Organizations must submit offline gifts to Mightycause.

Can I fundraise for my favorite nonprofit?

Yes! You can be a hero for the cause(s) you care about – we call these Free Agent Fundraisers! Alternatively, you can visit the Organization Page of any nonprofit listed on Mightycause and click “Fundraise” to start the page creation process. Please note that in order to create a Fundraising Page you will be prompted to sign into your Mightycause user account, or create one if you don’t already have an account.

When individuals donate for Give Day Tampa Bay, who will receive their information?

The nonprofit organization receiving the donation will receive the contact information for the donor in order to conduct follow up communications, unless the donor chooses to make an anonymous donation. As the hosts of Give Day Tampa Bay, Mightycause will also receive the information in order to send news and updates about Give Day related activities. We will not share your information.

Can my employer match my contribution? Will the matching funds show on the leaderboards?

Any donations your organization receives can be matched through an employer matching program and donors are encouraged to submit their donations to their employers for matching funds. However, employer matches will not be applied to the nonprofits leaderboard or the overall total of Give Day Tampa Bay.

How do matching grants work? How do I set up in Mightycause? 

Go HERE for details on Matching Grants

How can I clear out last year’s donor and donation totals on my page for this year’s event?

Mightycause allows each organization to decide whether or not to clear their totals from their page for the event – some organizations prefer to show the totality of their funds raised on their page from previous events.

If you want to clear out last year’s totals, here’s how:

  1.  Visit your Give Day Tampa Bay organization page on Mightycause.
  2.  Click the Settings (gear) button on the left-hand sidebar of your organization page.
  3. Scroll to the section titled “Displayed Metrics” to choose which metrics you want displayed on your organization page (note: the number of donors and the total raised during Give Day Tampa Bay will be displayed on the leaderboard for your organization).
  4. Scroll the section below that titled “Metrics Calculation” – if you want to display only the totals raised for this year’s event, set the date and time to 4/17/18 at 12:00 AM.
  5. Remember to click Save!

You can change your metrics displayed at any time. You will not delete any data on Mightycause by changing your metrics calculation.

When do donations start to count for Give Day 2018?

Secured Pledge Period is April 17th – April 30th!

This year, Give Day Tampa Bay is helping your nonprofit gain momentum in your online fundraising campaign through the “secured pledge” period. During the window of time of April 17th – April 30th before the big 24 hour Give Day on May 1st, online donations made to your organization page or connected fundraiser page will count towards your leaderboard and the overall event totals.

Things to note about the “Secured Pledges” period:
Donations made during the secured pledge period are made IN REAL TIME! That means that individuals looking to donate to your campaign can do so ahead of time and the donation will process immediately and also be counted towards your overall event totals.

Prizes

For more information on prizes, visit the PRIZE PAGE

–  Only gifts given through Mightycause count toward prizes. Offline gifts will not show on leaderboards.  –

– Offline gifts will not count toward prizes.

– Overall prizes will start tallying unique donors starting April 17. Matching prize begins on May 1.

What is a Unique Donor?

Prizes for most UNIQUE donors will quantify  ONE (1) donation per person towards the nonprofit’s total number of donors. For example, if an individual makes four donations to a single nonprofit, they will count as only ONE donor towards the total number of unique donors for that organization, regardless of the number of transactions or different email addresses / credit cards used by that single person. Creating unique donors using false email addresses, by using either auto-generated emails or using the emails of friends, family or students, goes against the spirit of the event. The Community Foundation will be auditing all of the donations of prize winners before winners are announced. Organizations that have or create false unique donors will be excluded from receiving prizes.

Who is able to participate?

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations who do work in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties are eligible to participate in Give Day Tampa Bay.

Why should my organization participate?
  • Raise funds for your organization
  • Educate the public about your cause
  • Find and Cultivate new donors through the national conversation surrounding the day: media, advertisements, social media
  • Ability to empower your ambassadors to advocate and leverage their networks on your behalf
  • Reinvigorate lapsed donors
  • Convert check-writing donors to online donors
  • Demonstrate a unified, diverse, and strong voice to represent the nonprofit community in the Tampa Bay area

This campaign’s success will depend on our collective enthusiasm and implementation. We are asking nonprofit professionals, volunteers, businesses and citizens to bring their skills and experience to this effort.

What does my nonprofit need to do?
  • Register your nonprofit through the online registration form Your registration will be processed by the Mightycause Customer support team and must be completed by every participating nonprofit.
  • Once approved (within 48 hours of registration), you will be granted access to your nonprofit page on givedaytampbay.mightycause.com. This is the page you will update to tell your campaign story and share to promote your nonprofit on Give Day.
  • Participate in online training to make most of your campaign. Sign Up for the trainings below:
    • Training Webinar #1 – Mightycause Introduction to Give Day
    • Training Webinar #2 – Give Day Strategy with Mightycause
    • Training Webinar #3 – Making an Impact on Give Day Tampa Bay
  • Create a landing page for your organization using the Mightycause platform.
  • Broadcast your campaign’s message using existing communication networks.
  • Utilize the Give Day Tampa Bay logo and other provided images and messages consistent with the branding guidelines.
  • Secure matching grants and prizes to entice donors to your group.
  • Recruit individuals to be Free Agent Fundraisers for your organization.
  • Consider organizing an outreach event or community stunt to help further increase exposure for your organization.
  • Think outside the box, be engaged and have fun!!
  • For more tips, visit the Nonprofit Toolkit
Is there a fee to participate?

Participating nonprofits pay a small participation fee at the time of registration (Register before the end of January, $25; in February, March, April, $50). As giving days have grown and evolved, it has become a best practice nationally to charge a nominal fee to better engage nonprofits.

All donations on GiveDay.org will be processed through the Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to advise a re-granting of their donations to IRS 501(c)(3) organizations. 100% of your online charitable gift is receipted and advised for re-grant to your chosen charity. Razoo Foundation will retain 6.9% plus $0.30 of each donation made during Give Day Tampa Bay to cover platform and credit card fees. Donors will have the opportunity to cover those fees so that the full amount of their donation will be directed to your organization.

How does my organization report checks to count on Give Day?

Nonprofits enter their own offline gifts into Mightycause. To enter offline gifts onto your organization’s page, follow these instructions:

1) Login at mightycause.com/login and visit your Give Day Tampa Bay page.

2) On the left-hand sidebar, click on the $ symbol and click “Donations Report.” from the menu.

3) Click “Add Offline Donation”. The button will look like this: 

4) Just type in the details of the check amount, and click Save.

This will add the total to your organization’s page once Give Day Tampa Bay approves the amount, but the offline donation will not count towards your total on the leaderboard.

**Checks are not applicable to Prizes or Leaderboards.

** Only offline gifts entered in Mightycause by participating organization and approved will be reflected on individual nonprofits total on their respective pages.

**Your organization is responsible for depositing the check, and any associated fees.

**The monetary value of all checks will be added to the Give Day total, but will not be included in your payment from the Razoo Foundation.

Do you have video tutorials that explain the site and how it works?

Yes. You can view all our videos on our Mightycause YouTube channel.

How will an organization know who has donated to them?

Organizations that have registered on Mightycause can track donations in real time by logging in to their Mightycause account. Organizations will also receive an email notification for every donation. Nonprofits can download a detailed donation report at any time through their account to thank and follow-up with individual donors and tabulate donation value and number of donors. This .csv file can be used in Excel and is widely compatible with other spreadsheet applications.

Do I need to issue a tax receipt to my donors?

No, donations made through Mightycause will be receipted from the Razoo Foundation. However, we do encourage you to send a thank you note to your donors letting them know how awesome they are!

When will my organization receive the funds contributed?

Normally, the Razoo Foundation will disburse monies on the 10th of the month following receipt of the donation. For the May 1, 2018 events, monies will be disbursed by check on June 10, 2018. Receiving the funds via check is the default disbursement option for Give Day. Disbursements are mailed by Razoo Foundation to the legal registered address of a nonprofit. Submit a request to update your nonprofit’s disbursement address in the edit tab of your administrator panel or by emailing support@razoo.com.

You also have the option to sign up for electronic funds transfer to receive funds from the giving day by mid-May. For more information or to sign up for EFT, visit: www.mightycause.com/eft

How can I find out more about Give Day Tampa Bay?

Stay tuned to this website for more information and detail as the event draws close. You can also follow us on Twitter @GiveDayTampaBay and “like” us on Facebook –www.facebook.com/GiveDayTampaBay to stay updated. Give Day Tampa Bay will host training sessions for nonprofits to share tools, highlight matching grants and strategize together to make this day another one for the history books!

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay can modify any restrictions or conditions if, in the sole judgment of the Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. As such, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay reserves the right to deny or condition the distribution of prize grants if, in the judgment of its Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes necessary.

This year’s $50,000+ in prizes to local nonprofit organizations participating in Give Day Tampa Bay will focus heavily on matching funds, creativity and those with the most donors, so put your thinking caps on and mobilize your donor base!

POWER HOURS

$1000 Awarded to the nonprofit with the most unique donors within selected time period.

* Nonprofit only eligible to win ONE Power Hour. Once organization has won a Power Hour, they will not be eligible to win later Power Hours. The prize will default to the next organization eligible.

5:00am – 6:00am

6:00am – 7:00am

9:00am – 10:00am

11:00am – 1:00pm *Double Lunch Power Hour! $2000

2:00pm – 3:00pm

5:00pm – 6:00pm

7:00pm – 8:00pm

9:00pm – 10:00pm

11:00pm – Midnight

MATCHING PRIZES
The first 50 nonprofits that secure and meet a matching donation of at least $500 on Give Day, MAY 1 will be eligible for one of 30 prizes of $1,000. Winners will be selected at random. Organizations must set up the match in Mightycause using the Matching Gift tool noting giving period is MAY 1.

Go HERE for info on setting up Matches in Mightycause.

– Only gifts made through Mightycause on May 1 will count toward matching prizes. Matching funds can be set up for the entire giving period of April 17 – May 1. Prize period is specific to May 1.

– An organization can choose to have the grantor pay through Mightycause or via check as an offline gift.

– Matches must be entered into Mightycause by the participating nonprofit and set to start on May 1.

Learn more about setting up Matching Grants in Mightycause HERE

SPECIALTY PRIZES
$5,000 Creativity Prize – awarded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to the nonprofit that executes the most “out-of-the-box” thinking and unique strategy. Must apply by April 13.

Organization must be registered for Give Day Tampa Bay to apply. More information may be requested by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to share with the independent panel of judges. Winner will be announced on the live broadcast at WEDU on May 1, specific time TBD.

$5,000 – awarded by The Gobioff Foundation to the Small Arts and Culture organization with the most unique donors (less than $500,000 operating budget)

$5,000 awarded by The Gobioff Foundation to the Large Arts and Culture organization with the most unique donors (more than $500,000 operating budget)

$2,500 – awarded by The Debartolo Family Foundation  to the nonprofit with the most unique donors in the animal services category.

OVERALL PRIZES – awarded by Give Day premier sponsor The Brink Foundation and other supporting sponsors (Suntrust, AARP, and the Lightning Foundation)
$2,000 – awarded to the Small organization with the most unique donors

$2,000 – awarded to the Medium organization with the most unique donors

$2,000 – awarded to the Large organization with the most unique donors

*Organization size is determined and verified by IRS 990. Small= less than $250,000 operating budget; Medium = $250,000-$1,000,000; Large = more than $1,000,000.

** Only gifts given through Mightycause count toward prizes. Offline gifts will not show on leaderboards. Offline gifts will not count toward prizes.

***Overall prizes will start tallying unique donors starting April 17. Matching prize begins on May 1.

What is a Unique Donor?

Prizes for most UNIQUE donors will quantify  ONE (1) donation per person towards the nonprofit’s total number of donors. For example, if an individual makes four donations to a single nonprofit, they will count as only ONE donor towards the total number of unique donors for that organization, regardless of the number of transactions or different email addresses / credit cards used by that single person. Creating unique donors using false email addresses, by using either auto-generated emails or using the emails of friends, family or students, goes against the spirit of the event. The Community Foundation will be auditing all of the donations of prize winners before winners are announced. Organizations that have or create false unique donors will be excluded from receiving prizes.

Any individual may donate. Donations through Give Day Tampa Bay 2018 are received and receipted by Razoo Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity that operates a donor advised fund to fulfill donor advisements.

The minimum donation is $5 and there is no maximum donation limit. Donations are tax-deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded). Contribution may be made via credit and debit card only

This year, participating nonprofits will be charged a nominal onetime fee at the time of registration. As Give Days have grown and evolved over the years, it has become a best practice nationally to charge a small fee to help cover administrative costs. Host organizations across the country have found that a nominal participation fee has led to more engaged nonprofits and more successful campaigns.

You will have access to your Mightycause profile for 1 year to accept online gifts.

Fee Structure: Register before the end of January, $25; in February, March, or in April, $50.

For an organization to participate, they first must register and be approved by the Razoo Foundation.

Organizations can track donations in real-time and have access to donor name and contact information, unless the donor chooses to make an anonymous contribution. As host of Give Day Tampa Bay 2018, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay will receive contact information for donors who participate in Give Day Tampa Bay 2018. This information is used solely to thank the donor for participating, provide the option to opt-in to receiving future notifications from Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, and to notify the donor of future Give Day Tampa Bay 2018 activities.

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay can modify any restrictions or conditions if, in the sole judgment of the Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. As such, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay reserves the right to deny or condition the distribution of prize grants if, in the judgment of its Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes necessary.

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