Q. What organizations are eligible for #iGiveCatholic?
All 501(c)3 parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries affiliated with a participating diocese are eligible to participate in the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day. In addition, Catholic Schools located in arch/dioceses not participating, are eligible to participate through our partnership with NCEA. Please consult your arch/diocesan or foundation contact person for more information, or Carla Mischel at email@example.com.
If you are a member of a Catholic university, health care organization, or national ministry, you may participate under our National Ministries page. Contact Julie Kenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carla Mischel (see above) for more information.
Q. Does a parish/school/ministry/not-for-profit within a participating diocese have to pay a participation or set-up fee for the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day?
No, participation in the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day is a gift to the community from the sponsoring group, arch/diocese or Catholic foundation and parishes, schools and ministries pay no set-up fee.
Q. How do I register my organization to participate?
Eligible organizations in participating arch/dioceses should contact their arch/diocesan or foundation point person to ensure they receive the invitation email on August 16, the day registration opens. Once you receive the email, it will contain a link to the group or arch/diocesan or foundation landing page where you will click "Apply Now", search to find your organization (if your organization has participated before), or "Add My Ministry" if you are new. You will need to answer several registration questions, and then your application will be "pending" until approved by the group, arch/diocesan or foundation point person, typically within a few working days.
The organization MUST be approved to participate before registration closes at 11:59 PM on November 3, 2021.
No organizations will be permitted to register after November 3.
Once registered, the organization can begin customizing their #iGiveCatholic Giving Day profile page, and, if required, enter their bank account information for gift acceptance.
Questions? How-to articles on registering and completing your profile are located on the Resources page under the Menu option of the website. We also recommend asking questions by clicking on the blue chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the web page and typing your question! You may also email your question to our tech support team at email@example.com.
Q. Do organizations receive training?
Yes! Two live training webinars will be held on August 24 and November 3 at 3:00 pm Eastern. We will record these sessions and make the links available on our website Trainings page. Additionally, you can find a series of pre-recorded training webinars on our website, along with other recordings, here. We strongly suggest that you participate in or view these recorded webinars as they will help guide you and your organization to having a successful giving day. Additional training might be offered by participating arch/dioceses or foundations. Please consult your group or arch/diocesan or foundation contact person for more information.
Q. When will my organization receive its donations?
If you enter the banking information in your online registration profile, and your account is verified, your organization will receive all donations via ACH distribution into your account within five (5) business days of the gift. If your organization is being fiscally sponsored by your group or arch/diocese or foundation, meaning you do not have a viable bank account with which to receive funds via ACH or your arch/diocese or foundation has indicated that it will accept donations on behalf of participating organizations, you will be sent your donations from the arch/diocese or foundation within 60 days of the Giving Day.
Q. Does my organization need to send letters to online donors for their tax deduction?
No. Online donors immediately receive an email from #iGiveCatholic confirming their gift. Note that all donations must be 100% tax deductible (no additional benefits.) However, this tax deduction form is not a "thank you." By registering to participate in #iGiveCatholic, organizations agree to thank donors within seven working days, and may extend their gratitude through any medium they like, including thank you letters, phone calls, or social media “shout outs.”
Q. Will my organization receive donor information for acknowledgements?
Yes. You have access to donor information during the Giving Day and afterward for a period of time within your GiveGab “Admin Dashboard” and can download the information to a .CSV file from a link that will be emailed to your organization email address on file, for security purposes. To log in to your Admin Dashboard, go to iGiveCatholic.org and click “Menu” in the top right hand corner of the page. A drop down menu will appear. Click “Log In” to enter your email and password. For more detailed step-by-step directions, click to read the support article here.
Organizations should thank all donors within seven business days of the Giving Day.
Q. How can I stay up to date on what's happening?
News and updates will be posted regularly to #iGiveCatholic’s social media sites:
Q. I have questions - who can answer them?
#iGiveCatholic has partnered with the giving day platform, GiveGab. On the iGiveCatholic.org website, click on the blue chat bubble at the bottom right-hand corner of any page and enter your question for the GiveGab tech support team. You can also email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.