Give BIG is a 24-hour online giving day. It is a web based “web-a-thon” that provides a cohesive and collective opportunity for nonprofits to:
The event uses a new growing trend of 24-hour online giving days, existing social media, and superior web-based fundraising technology. It introduces philanthropy to the community in a fresh way, gains the attention of people who had never given before, and builds the capacity of nonprofits; allowing them to integrate innovative communication and fundraising tools into their core operating structures.
If you would like to learn more general information about the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign, register to receive more information on The Community Foundation's website.
Any individual may donate. Donations through Give BIG San Bernardino County to nonprofit organizations are tax deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded). Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only.
The giving campaign is 100% online. Text giving is not permitted, as the goal is to help develop a donor base for the participating nonprofits. Text giving does not provide the contact information for the donations.
The minimum donation is $5. There is no maximum donation limit.
From Ocotber 29, 2016 through the end of November 29, 2016, individuals can search for the charity they want to support, then click “donate” to enter the appropriate donation information. Only donations made online with a credit or debit card will be counted as part of the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign. Donations made before the actual Give BIG San Bernardino County Day (November 29, 12 midnight to 11:59 pm) will be posted on November 29 for the live Giving Day. If you have any questions or need assistance with the Razoo.com donation process, please reach out to Razoo’s friendly customer support team at (866) 437-1952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. You can start scheduling donations on October 29, 2016.
93.1% of your donation will go to the nonprofit; however, a donor can choose to cover the 6.9% + .30 cents Razoo processing fee by choosing the “donation booster” feature at check out. Donors choosing this option will cover the percentage and the nonprofit will receive 100% of the donation.
The organization(s) you choose to support will receive donor name and contact information, unless the donor chooses to make an anonymous contribution. As host of Give BIG San Bernardino County, The Community Foundation will receive contact information for donors who participate in Give BIG San Bernardino County and do not give anonymously. This information is for administrative purposes only and will not be used or distributed by The Community Foundation.
All donations are final and cannot be refunded.
No, you do not need to create an account to make a donation. However, if you plan to give multiple times during Give BIG San Bernardino County creating an account means you only have to enter your credit card information once. Your account also collects your tax receipts in one location, enables you to track your donation, review the charities you support, and schedule future giving.
Your tax receipt is e-mailed to you immediately by Razoo Foundation upon successful processing of your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please retain your email donation receipt as an official record. If you misplace this email, you can view your giving history and receipts by logging into your Razoo account, or request a duplicate receipt by e-mailing email@example.com . Please include your full name, date of donation, amount of donation, and name of your designated nonprofit.
The overall goal of this project is to raise funds to support nonprofit organizations throughout San Bernardino County, build their capacity through the use of social media, fundraising and donor cultivation, engage new and younger donors, and help build and/or expand a culture of philanthropy in order to address unmet community service needs within the region.
By registering for this event your nonprofit accepts the non-refundable application fee.
To receive campaign announcements, register here.
If your nonprofit needs guidance creating content for their profile page, please view the webinar from Razoo
Does your nonprofit need help with beginning a Facebook page? If so, view the How to Create a Facebook Page presentation.
If you need help with beginning to use Twitter, view the How to Create a Twitter Account for your nonprofit presentation here.
Every participating nonprofit will build an organizational profile on the Razoo.com website to describe their program and services, which can be personalized. The key for success is communicating to your donors, volunteers and friends about the need to support your organization. For participating nonprofits, the use of social media levels the playing field for large and small nonprofits. The more creative a nonprofit’s social media posts are, the more they will be shared, which means more exposure to potential new donors.
The website will remain “active” for one year. Donations can continue throughout the year. Nonprofits can continue to receive donations throughout the one-year period.
At this time we are not able to process text message donations. Donations can be made accessing the mobile-friendly website on “smart phones”.
This campaign targets all donors; however, the 24-hour giving day often engages a younger demographic through “gateway giving” providing them the opportunity to explore their local network of nonprofits in a simple and familiar online platform.
Nonprofit organizations serving the residents of San Bernardino County, that are registered and incorporated with the IRS as a 501c3 organization prior to November 29, 2015, are in good standing with the California Attorney Generals’ Office are eligible to participate in Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign. All participating nonprofits must complete an application and submit a $100.00 application fee before October 15, $125.00 fee between October 16-November 1, or $150.00 November 2nd through November 15th. No applications will be accepted after November 15th.
Nonprofits receive extensive training in social media, marketing, promotion, donor cultivation and follow-up. Participating nonprofits will have the opportunity to develop new and ongoing relationships with donors who care about their organization. Each participating nonprofit will receive a detailed list of the donors who made a donation to that organization and will retain their online giving site for one year.
Your organization will receive the full donation, less 6.9% + .30 cents for Razoo.com and credit card fees.
To reset your number of donors, go into Admin tab, Edit, Advanced Options, Metrics and use "Start Count from" then remember to hit SAVE.
Each donation made to your organization will be disbursed directly to your nonprofit from the Razoo Foundation around January 5th. It will be disbursed via check, or you can sign up for electronic funds transfer here: www.razoo.com/eft.
The participating nonprofits will retain exclusive use of donor information. The Community Foundation will receive the information; however, the information will only be used for campaign data (location of funder, amount donated, etc.). The Community Foundation will not use this information for anything other than campaign-related data. They will not use donor lists to seek gifts.
In order to be eligible to participate in the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign, an organization must:
In order to be part of the campaign, the nonprofit must complete a registration form and pay a registration fee of $100, $125 or $150 depending upon the date of application ($100.00 application fee before October 15, $125.00 fee between October 16-November 1, or $150.00 November 2nd through November 15th.
No applications will be accepted after November 15th. The fee will help offset the cost of the campaign which will include trainings, marketing and campaign materials and the use of the online technology to support continued online giving beyond the giving day.
Razoo.com, the website host for the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign, takes 6.9% on every donation, and 30 cents per transaction fee. This is less than other online giving campaigns.
Indiegogo’s fees are 6.75% plus 4.0% totaling 11.75%; Crowdrise and Rally charge 5.0% platform fee, 2.9% plus 30 cents payment fee; and FirstGiving charges a 5.0% platform fee, 2.5% payment fee plus a $500 subscription. Participating nonprofits receive 93.1 cents on every dollar donated. Please see the comparison chart.
You determine the amount of time and effort your organization would like to put into the campaign. Previous campaigns show that the amount of funding received is proportional to the amount of effort an organization expends. All organizations must participate in training to learn how to use the Give BIG San Bernardino County website.
When registering your organization, Razoo Customer support will review and confirm your registration as well as granting you “administrative access” to your organization page. This takes the place of the standard “claim” action nonprofits go through on Razoo.com. This means that, the sooner registration is completed the soon you have access to your organization page through the user account submitted in the registration form.
The website will remain “active” for one year. Donations can continue throughout the year with the same 6.9% + .30 cents going to Razoo for hosting the site and processing the transactions. Nonprofits can continue to receive donations throughout the one-year period.
Please note a donor can opt to “cover the fees” associated with a donation transaction via the Donation Booster feature offered by Razoo. This allows the nonprofit to receive 100% of the intended donation.Learn More here.
At this time we do not process text message donations. We will offer a mobile site for the event where donations can be processed via a mobile device.
Dates have not yet been established, but keep an eye out on the Give BIG San Bernardino County Facebook page for more information.
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The Community Foundation Serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties is planning and implementing the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign.
You can access a real-time donation report by logging into your administrative account, going to your nonprofit page, and clicking the tab “Donations.” You can set the date filter and download this report into a .CSV file. Razoo.com also provides an online Disbursement Report so you can cross-reference transactions. You can access this under the “Donations” tab by clicking the link “Disbursements”.
No, donations made through Razoo.com will be receipted from Razoo Foundation. However, we do encourage you to send a thank you note to your donors letting them know how awesome they are.
For more information contact your Give BIG San Bernardino County Regional Subcommittee Lead Representatives: