Q. What is Give Local MOV?Give Local MOV is a 24-hour online day of giving that connects community members with community nonprofits to reinforce the value of both local philanthropic giving and community engagement. It is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Give Local MOV is an initiative Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF).
Q. When is Give Local MOV?
Give Local MOV is on May 7th, 2019 from midnight to 11:59 PM.
Q. Which organizations can participate?
Organizations are eligible to participate if they meet all four (4) of the following criteria:
- Organizations must be a 501(c)(3) public charity or school
- They must benefit from a charitable fund at the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates of Doddridge County, Ritchie County, and the Little Kanawha Area (PACF)
- Organizations that have participated in orientation and signed the Give Local MOV Memo of Understanding
- Organizations that created their profiles on GiveLocalMOV.org by March 1, 2019
If an organization does not meet these requirements and would like to be considered for participation, please contact Parkersburg Area Community Foundation staff member Julie Posey (Julie.Posey@pacfwv.com).
Q. Why should my organization participate?
Give Local MOV is your opportunity to:
- raise awareness about your organization
- grow your donations and receive matching funds
- reach new donors
- build your online fundraising skills
- help teach your donors about the ease of online giving
Q. Is there a registration fee?
There is no fee for your organization to participate. However, you should prepare to devote time and energy to promoting Give Local MOV among your donors and social networks.
Q. How can I help make the day a success for my organization and the community?
After registering your organization through GiveLocalMOV.org, if you are not currently on social media, set up accounts for your organization now. Follow the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation on Facebook (@PACFwv) and Twitter (@GiveLocalMOV) for timely updates and prepare to have fun on May 7.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate! Donations through the Give Local MOV online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. There is a minimum donation amount of $10. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card or via ACH. Donations will be received and receipted by Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF).
Note: Each donor will be counted once per charity as a “unique donor." Multiple gifts from the same donor only count as one unique donor. If multiple donations are made to several organizations, the donor will be counted as a unique donor for each organization.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?
GiveGab retains a 2.5% campaign management fee from all donations, capped at $20 per donation. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.2% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). 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.
Q. What are the minimum and maximum donation amounts?
The minimum donation amount is $10. There is no maximum donation, nor maximum per charity.
All gifts made on GiveLocalMOV.org are non-refundable. There is a limited amount of match funds available to each participating nonprofit. This amount will be defined after all participating nonprofits have been finalized.
Q. Can I donate by check?
Give Local MOV is an online fundraising program. On May 7, for donations to count toward the prizes and match funds, donations MUST be made by credit or debit card or through the Check ACH feature available through the GiveLocalMOV.org website, and designated to the applicant organization between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on May 7. 2019. Donations made on any other day and/or by any other method cannot be counted for purposes of the prizes or match funds.
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 to notify you of future activities. If you elect to make your donation anonymously, the PACF cannot share your information with the organization you donated to.
Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?
No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.
Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?
Yes! Simply visit https://givegab-dog-staging.herokuapp.com on your mobile device.
Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for Give Local MOV?
You cannot pre-schedule your Give Local MOV gift. In order for your donation to be counted towards prize incentives awarded on Give Local MOV it must be made between midnight at 11:59 p.m. on May 7th, 2019.
Q. How will I be recognized as a donor?
You will receive an immediate thank you and tax receipt from the PACF. If you elect to make your donation anonymously, the PACF cannot share your information with the organization you donated to.
Q. Can I give to more than one organization?
Use the gift basket feature and then checkout with one easy transaction!
Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?
While we encourage participation in Give Local MOV, it is not required that nonprofits participate. If your favorite nonprofit does not have a profile on the Give Local MOV site, then you cannot use GiveLocalMOV.org to donate to them and they will not be eligible for matching funds on May 7. We’re happy to assist you with your charitable giving outside of Give Local MOV. Please email us at Julie.Posey@pacfwv.com for more information.
Q. How will donations be distributed?
Nonprofits will receive their total gifts within a few weeks of the event.The PACF will distribute all donations (including prizes and site-wide sponsored match funds) to nonprofits in a single check.PACF match funds will be distributed into the organization’s endowment fund.
Q. What is state charitable solicitation registration?
Nonprofits are held to a high standard of government regulation and public scrutiny. And that is with good reason! Eligible 501(c) nonprofits are exempt from federal corporate taxes and have access to public funding. These benefits are not typically available to for-profit businesses, so laws are in place to protect the public and ensure nonprofits do not abuse their financial advantages. The IRS and states all have requirements for nonprofits.
Q. Why is state charitable solicitation registration compliance important?
While 501(c) nonprofits receive key financial benefits, the penalties for noncompliance can be serious. The IRS can revoke a nonprofit’s tax exemption and impose fines that can accrue daily. The states can administratively dissolve a nonprofit corporation and levy steep financial penalties. Perhaps worst of all, an organization can lose out on a grant or large donation because it has not kept itself in good standing.
Taking a proactive approach to compliance helps ensure the sustained success of the organization. The cost of staying compliant is small in comparison to the much larger costs of noncompliance. The saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could not be more true in this context.
Q. What are the key aspects of state charitable solicitation registration compliance?
The IRS provides tax exemptions to eligible nonprofits under IRC 501(c). Public charities and private foundations receive 501(c)(3) tax exemption. The IRS scrutinizes organizations when they apply for 501(c)(3) but also ensures that those organizations meet the ongoing obligations to remain eligible. Nonprofits must file a 990 tax form each year with the IRS to disclose their financial data for the year.
Each state has their own set of requirements. Nonprofits are typically incorporated in a given state as a nonprofit corporation. The state in which the nonprofit has incorporated will impose requirements on the nonprofit, and those responsibilities typically span across multiple state agencies. Usually nonprofits must submit an annual filing to the corporations division of the secretary of state, maintain its license to fundraise (charitable solicitation registration), file for a state business license, and maintain state-level tax exemption with the revenue department. As nonprofits expand outside of the state or operate nationwide, they must comply with the same items in each other state as well.
In addition to IRS and state filing requirements, nonprofits must keep adequate records. Keeping accurate and complete records is critical in the event that an organization is audited. It is also common that board members or donors request information from the organization. Finally, records are necessary for submitting applications and renewal filings with various government agencies.
Q. When I check the box on GiveGab to declare state charitable solicitation registration compliance, what am I attesting to?
When you check the box you are attesting (defined as "declaring that something exists or is the case") that your organization is compliant with applicable state fundraising requirements in the states in which you may solicit donors using the GiveGab platform.
Q. Do you have additional resources to reference about state charitable solicitation registration?
- Guide and Overview of Many Nonprofit State by State Compliance Requirements
- Guide and Overview Specific to Fundraising Compliance
- National Council of Nonprofits and Harbor Compliance have partnered to create a white paper explaining the state charitable solicitation registration requirements.
- A Quick Summary of Charitable Solicitation in Graphic Form
- Executive Brief: Charitable Solicitation Registration (great for driving awareness and support with leadership and the board)
- State by State Links to the State Organizations that Regulate Charities, Solicitation, and Registrations
Q. What is GiveGab?
GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.