Idaho Gives is one week away! Here are a few new updates and what to be aware of for the day.
Last Steps Before they can Donate
Do you have your EIN and bank account information confirmed? If not, you will not be able to accept donations on May 2. Go to your Admin Dashboard and make sure you have all the green check marks.
Please email email@example.com for assistance.
Early Donations Now Open
Donors can now give through your Idaho Gives page (if you completed your page and confirmed the details above). All unique online donor gifts will be in the running for one of our first prizes - Scheduled Donation announced at 8:00 am MT. Check out the other prizes you can win on May 2.
Start that momentum going for a big Idaho Gives!
New - Donor Advised Funds
New this year - we are proud to offer Donor Advised Funds (DAF) to help boost your donations for Idaho Gives. We are excited to partner with Idaho Community Foundation and Innovia Foundation for the donor advised funds and appreciate their support through this new process.
New - ACH Transfers
Also new this year is the option to donate using a direct ACH Transfer. Here's what you'll need to know.
Learn more about how to donate through ACH here
Offline and Verifiable Donations
The live leaderboards on IdahoGives.org starting May 2 will include both online and offline donations. The Idaho Nonprofit Center team made this decision based on strategies we observed in the last few years. Organizations have been soliciting donations door to door in their communities and received cash contributions. We want to honor their efforts and give credit where credit is due.
However, all reported offline donations must be from unique donors. To ensure that your donations are verified, please provide the donors’ email addresses. If potential abuse should arise, the organization will be contacted and disqualified from the leaderboard prizes.
Leaderboard Prizes are determined by the most unique donors in each size category. Like last year, there are NO prizes awarded to most raised.
Leaderboards will have a soft announcement on May 3 at 12:15 am MT and will be reflected on the leaderboard page on IdahoGives.org. However, they are not the final winners until verified. The finalized list will be verified and published on or before May 10.
We have finalized the prize schedule for 2019 and so excited to award funds to more nonprofits. View the schedule and strategize for the day!
Phone Bank Volunteers - Boise Area
We invite you to be an Idaho Gives Phone Bank volunteer on May 2.
For the second year, we are excited to offer individuals a different way to donate – by calling 1-877-IDGIVES as advertised by our media partners across the state and KTVB. Please join us in helping individuals donate to their favorite organization and chat with some amazing people!
Time slots currently available:
Interested in being a phone bank volunteer? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-424-2229
IT Help and Customer Service
If you run into any technical issues, please reach out to the customer service at GiveGab (the Idaho Gives giving platform).
You can reach them by:
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