Donor FAQ

Nonprofit FAQs

Q. What is The Amazing Give?

The Amazing Give will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. Part pf the mission of the Junior League of Gainesville is to improve the lives of the community. This 12-hour online fundraising effort hosted by the Junior League of Gainesville, with the help of sponsors, will offer our area of nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions.

Q. When is The Amazing Give?

The Amazing Give is on April 25 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Donations open on April 11 at 8 a.m. and close on April 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Q. Who can donate?

Anyone with a credit card or debit card may donate via! Donations to charitable nonprofit organizations through the The Amazing Give online portal are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.

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 more streamlined.

Q. How will donations be distributed?

Each donation to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within five business days.

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

Of your donation, only 5.5% + $0.30 will be retained by the credit card companies AND GiveGab. The complete breakdown is as follows:

3% service charge from GiveGab for building and maintaining the hosting site. This is the only cost accrued by GiveGab, and it covers site building and maintenance, live event customer service, and donation processing.

2.5% + $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.

Any donations processed outside the Giving Day Period, through, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the pricing page:

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 notify you of future activities.

You have the option to make your donation anonymous. Anonymous donations will be displayed as "Anonymous." on the organization's page. Organizations will still have access to your name and email address.

Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?

No, you do not need to create an account to donate. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, tracking your donations, following the charities you support, and engaging in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. You should retain the donation receipt as an official record to claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes.

Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Visit on your mobile device.

Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for The Amazing Give?

While you can give to a nonprofit through The Amazing Give portal before or after The Amazing Give, your donation must be made on April 25 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to count towards any prizes or incentives.

Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?

You can contact the organization to make sure they are aware of The Amazing Give, or you can email to request that we contact them.

Q. What portion of a donation made on GiveGab is tax deductible?

Tax deductibility for a donor is based on giving to a nonprofit; it's not dependent upon how that nonprofit uses the funds. On GiveGab, the nonprofit pays for the fees, regardless of whether the donor elects to cover. GiveGab allows donors to increase their donation by an amount equal to the fees the nonprofit will pay so that the nonprofit realizes the total amount of the intended donation after payment of the fees. Just because the donor is given this option does not make the additional amount non-deductible.

Outside of using GiveGab, nonprofits do not provide their donors a breakdown of what portion of their donation is deductible (unless the donor receives something of value in return, such as dinner, etc.). That's because deductibility is based on giving to the nonprofit, not how the nonprofit chooses to use the funds. You could almost consider when the donor elects to cover the fees, that portion of the donation is a restricted gift that will be used to pay for the expenses incurred to receive the gift. Restricted gifts are tax-deductible based on who receives the gift (nonprofit), not what the gift is used for.

Ultimately, whether a donor decides to deduct the fees as a donation on their tax returns is their option, and we do not provide tax advice. If they want to be ultra-conservative, they can choose not to take a deduction for the fees when they file. Who receives the donation determines tax deductibility, not how the donation is used. If it were the opposite, nonprofits would have to provide a full accounting to each donor of how every penny of each donation was used - that is impractical and would increase nonprofit administrative expenses exponentially.

GiveGab does not provide tax advice. Please consult your local tax professional about what portion of the full donation amount can be claimed as a charitable contribution.