What organizations can participate in Washington County Gives? Any Washington County, Maryland, nonprofit organization (other than a church, mosque or temple) can participate in Washington County Gives. All organizations must register with the CFWC and agree to attend a training session. Registration for Washington County Gives starts January 20 and ends February 28, 2017. (To qualify for our Early Bird Registration and have the chance to win back your registration fee, please submit all forms and payment by January 27, 2017.)
Why should my nonprofit participate?
- Raise unrestricted dollars during the 24-hour event on May 2
- Obtain matching contributions from the CFWC and event sponsors
- Attract new donors
- Increase awareness for your nonprofit
- Develop relationships and create a synergy with other nonprofits serving the local community
Is there a fee to participate? Yes. Nonprofit organizations with paid staff have a registration fee of $250, while organizations with volunteer staff have a registration fee of $50.
How does my organization register to participate? Fill out the Nonprofit Registration Form if you did not participate in Washington County Gives 2016, or update your registration if you are a returning organization. For returning organizations, go to https://givingday.kimbia.com/ and enter your e-mail and password from last year to update your registration information. If the e-mail address is no longer valid, please e-mail Ally Sirbaugh at [email protected] to have your e-mail reset.
Once your online registration form is completed, download and fill in the Memorandum of Understanding and return the form with your registration fee to the Community Foundation. You may pay your registration by sending a check to the Community Foundation at 33 W. Franklin Street, Suite 203, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or by credit card by clicking on this link: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/wcgr/event/779834/
Will you provide training opportunities for my organization if I register to participate?
Yes. We will hold a training session for new organizations and/or new participants whose organization has participated in the past, but they have not. This will take place on Tuesday, March 7 at 8:30 AM. We will also hold separate training sessions for returning organizations on Tuesday, March 21 at 8:30 AM, Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00 AM and Thursday, March 23at 11:00 AM. We will disccus some new features, such as Advanced Giving, a contingency plan and conduct a brainstorming session. Please see the Toolkit page for the Marketing Tool Kit, logos and other marketing materials.
What organizations are eligible to receive donations and prizes? Any nonprofit organization (other than a church, mosque or temple) in Washington County, MD, with a 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter that registers with the Community Foundation of Washington County MD by February 28, 2017 and creates or updates a profile for their nonprofit on the Washington County Gives website can receive matching dollars and prize money. Please note that private non-operating foundations cannot receive donations through Washington County Gives and are not eligible for awards.
Is there a limit to the amount an organization can receive during Washington County Gives? There is no maximum amount an organization may receive from individual donors.
How much of the donation goes to my organization? Kimbia assesses a transaction/credit card processing fee on all donations. Your nonprofit organization will receive 100% of any matching funds or prize money obtained during this event.
Will my organization receive donor information for acknowledgments? Yes. Every registered nonprofit will receive a link to an Excel file to access their donor information during the live event. We encourage you to reach out to your donors after the event and thank them for supporting your organization. You do not have to send out tax deduction letters because each donor will immediately receive an email confirming the gift receipt from the CFWC during the event. If not, please contact us and we can resend them a receipt.
How can I find out more information about Washington County Gives? You may call the Community Foundation of Washington County MD at (301) 745-5210, e-mail us at [email protected] or Like Us on Facebook at facebook.com/washingtoncountygives.
Who can make a donation to Washington County Gives? Anyone can give. Donations made through the Washington County Gives website to registered nonprofit organizations are tax deductible and irrevocable. Contributions can be made via credit and debit card only.
What organizations participate in Washington County Gives? All participatingorganizations are based in Washington County, Maryland, 501(c)(3) compliant and have registered by February 28, 2017, for this event. See the Leaderboard for a full list of participants.
Is there a minimum or maximum donation?The minimum donation is $10. There is no maximum donation limit.
Can I give to more than one organization? You may make multiple donations to the same or different nonprofit organizations. However, only nonprofits registered with Washington County Gives may receive gifts during this event.
Is my gift safe and secure? Yes. The Washington County Gives website is powered by Kimbia, which provides a secure PCI-Level 1 compliant site for donations. Your personal information is protected when you donate through the Kimbia platform via washingtoncountygives.org or a Washington County Gives donation form on a registered nonprofit’s website.
How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit? Each participating organization has to pay Kimbia a transaction/credit card processing fee. However, the nonprofit organizations receive 100% of any matching funds or prize money obtained on May 2, 2017.
Does the Community Foundation of Washington County get a portion of the proceeds from this day? No, all of the funds donated May 2nd go directly to the participating nonprofits. The CFWC sponsors Washington County Gives to promote philanthropy in the community and develop stronger relationships with local nonprofit organizations.
How am I recognized as a donor? You will receive an immediate thank you as well as your tax receipt from the Community Foundation of Washington County MD. You can choose to make an anonymous donation if you prefer. Anonymous donors still receive a tax receipt, but will not receive a thank you from the nonprofit organization.
Can I give multiple times to help my favorite nonprofit win? Yes and no: Yes, each time you give, your nonprofit has a chance to win the Grand Award for Most Dollars Raised. If an hourly Golden Ticket drawing occurs, your donation may help that nonprofit earn an extra prize. No, giving multiple times to your favorite nonprofit will not help them climb the Leaderboard to win the Grand Prize for Most Total Donors. The Leaderboard tracks each individual or unique donor who gives to that organization.
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. and Kimbia, can modify any restrictions or conditions, if in their sole judgment, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. As such, the Community Foundation of Washington County 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.