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RULES/FAQ


ELIGIBILITY

Any IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity that is located in Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties in Indiana may participate. Additionally, if your organization is headquartered in another county, but the majority of your work takes place in the eight-county area, you are eligible to participate. Programs or projects that have a fiscal sponsor may participate but must register as a program of their 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Registered nonprofits must be approved by the Community Foundation of Louisville in order to participate on September 15, 2016.


NONPROFIT INFORMATION

BASIC INFORMATION

What is Give Local Louisville?
Give Local Louisville is a 24-hour online giving day created to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofits that make our community a better, more vital place to live.

When is Give Local Louisville?

Thursday, September 15, 2016, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Where can I receive updates about Give Local Louisville?

Since Give Local Louisville is an online event where all activity takes place via www.givelocallouisville.org, information will be updated on our social network.

What are the fees charged to the nonprofit?

The Community Foundation of Louisville is excited to announce a partnership with the Sam Swope family for Give Local Louisville 2016. The family has generously agreed to cover up to $160,000 in credit card transaction fees and online platform fees through www.givelocallouisville.org on Sept. 15. While the Community Foundation does not charge nonprofits to participate in Give Local Louisville nor does it collect any fees, this generous donation from the Swope family will offset the credit card and platform provider fees - last year, roughly 5.7% - and allow nonprofits to pocket more money for their amazing causes. The family has been named this year’s ‘Hero Sponsor’ by the Community Foundation of Louisville.

Why should all nonprofit organizations participate?

Give Local Louisville is a way for local nonprofits to connect to new donors in an exciting way. There is no charge to participate. The Community Foundation of Louisville provides tools and resources to help make the most of the day. And the prizes and incentives, provided by our generous sponsors, are a great way to attract donors and raise new dollars.

What can a nonprofit expect from May 15 to August 15, 2016? 

Between May 15 and August 15, the Community Foundation will provide assistance with social media, marketing, customer service, and technical issues. You will be able to customize your nonprofit profile page, upload photos, and embed your personalized URL into your nonprofit’s website. Webinars, toolkits, and other resources will be shared to ensure that Give Local Louisville is a success for you – even if you’ve never participated in a giving day before.

What can a nonprofit expect from August 15 to September 15, 2016? 

During this time, nonprofits should focus on donor engagement, helping donors prepare to give and encouraging them to share Give Local Louisville with their family, friends, and colleagues. Nonprofits should continue to engage with supporters on social media and to try to connect with new potential donors.

How will the Community Foundation of Louisville promote Give Local Louisville across the community?

The Community Foundation of Louisville works hard to secure in-kind media, including billboards, radio and tv spots, and printed advertisements. Last year, we generated more than 20 million impressions for Give Local Louisville. Promotion for Give Local Louisville 2016 will begin in May and will continue through the event in September. Additionally, the Community Foundation promotes Give Local Louisville to its donors and friends of the foundation through its website, direct mail, electronic communications, and social media channels.


INCENTIVES, PRIZES, AND GIFTS

Is there a minimum or maximum credit card gift?

The minimum donation is $10. The maximum gift will be determined by the donor's credit card limit.

Can a nonprofit raise challenge or matching gifts?

Yes. The Community Foundation encourages participating nonprofits to seek their own challenge or matching gifts to increase the impact of the dollars raised through Give Local Louisville.

Are there prizes or incentives? How will they be awarded?

The Community Foundation of Louisville and our generous sponsors will provide prizes and other incentives to help nonprofits attract donors and raise new dollars; this year, the incentive pool is over $200,000 and includes prizes and a new tiered bonus structure! Click here for a full Bonus and Prize Schedule. 

What is a “Unique Gift”?

A “Unique Gift” is defined as one gift of $10 or more to one organization from one donor. Multiple gifts made by the same donor to the same organization will only be counted as one “unique gift.” Donors can make eligible gifts to multiple organizations. Example: If a donor makes more than one donation to the same nonprofit organization, that donor will only get credit for one “unique gift” to that specific nonprofit organization, for the purpose of awarding prizes with “Unique Gift” eligibility criteria; however, if a donor gives to two or more nonprofit organizations, that donor will be counted as a "unique" donor for each nonprofit to which a gift is made.

What is a Golden Ticket?

A Golden Ticket provides randomly selected donations with a $1,000 boost; that means a donation of as little as $10 can become $1,010! Delta Dental will provide 30 Golden Tickets throughout the day on September 15, one every hour for 24 hours, and an extra six during the nonprofit rally. For each drawing, the Community Foundation of Louisville will randomly select a donation from all donations received during that hour, using a random number generator. Community Foundation staff will announce the winning nonprofits and donors on social media channels throughout the day.

Can gifts be restricted to certain programs or projects?

No, all gifts made through Give Local Louisville are unrestricted. 
Is the online giving site secure, and if yes, how will donors be informed the site is secure? 
The online giving site is secure and the Give Local Louisville website will inform donors that their personal information will be secure. In addition, the Community Foundation of Louisville will provide sample messaging about the security of the Give Local site that all participating nonprofits should communicate to their donors.

Will my organization have access to our donor information?

In advance of September 15, each participating organization will receive a link that is specific to their organization. That link will connect to a spreadsheet that will be updated with donor information in real-time throughout the day on September 15. The spreadsheet will include all donor information.

How should my organization acknowledge a donor's gift? 

All donors will receive an e-receipt from the Community Foundation of Louisville that will serve as their tax receipt; therefore, participating nonprofits do not need to provide a receipt to donors. However, nonprofits should provide the donors with a "thank you" for their gift and an acknowledgement of their support.

If a nonprofit has donors that don't use web technology, how can they participate?

All gifts must be made online with a credit card. A nonprofit could invite such donors to a “Give Local Louisville” party at their office and assist them in making online credit card donations.


DONOR PARTICIPATION

Who can donate during Give Local Louisville?
Any individual, business, foundation, or organization with a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa), a computer or other mobile-enabled device (i.e., a computer, iPad, or smartphone), and access to the Internet can donate.

How will the Community Foundation of Louisville promote Give Local Louisville to their donors?

The Community Foundation will promote Give Local Louisville to our donors through an advertisement in our magazine, ForGood, and an insert in the donors' quarterly financial statements. In early August, the Community Foundation will begin to promote Give Local Louisville directly to our fund holders via enews. 

If I am a Community Foundation of Louisville fund holder, how can I make a gift?

Community Foundation of Louisville fund holders can use their funds at the Foundation to participate in Give Local Louisville; gifts may be made online through the donor’s MyFund account. Fund holders will be able to designate a grant to a participating nonprofit through 3:00 p.m. on September 9.

What is considered an eligible gift?

Only gifts made online on September 15, 2016, with a credit card will be accepted. Gifts by check, cash, or stock cannot be accepted as a part of this event. Give Local Louisville is designed to generate new support, not to pay off existing pledges. Donations may not be used to pay for anything that might be perceived as a material benefit to the donor – including dinner tickets, membership fees, golf fees, admission tickets, or other gifts. All gifts are tax deductible, irrevocable, and for the unrestricted use of the nonprofits.

Is there a minimum or maximum credit card gift?

The minimum donation is $10. The maximum gift will be determined by the donor's credit card limit.

Are gifts tax deductible?

All gifts are tax deductible and will be for the unrestricted use of your selected organization.

What are the fees and process for making an online gift?

A credit card transaction and third-party processing fee totaling 5-6½% will be deducted from each donation during Give Local Louisville. The Community Foundation does not receive any revenue from the transaction or processing fee and provides Give Local Louisville to nonprofit organizations as a free service. All donors will receive an e-receipt from the Community Foundation that will serve as their tax receipt. Participating nonprofits will not have to provide a receipt to donors.

How will donors be able to search for and donate to a nonprofit?

Donors will be able to search for a nonprofit at www.GiveLocalLouisville.org. All participating nonprofits will be able to embed their Give Local Louisville webpage on the home page of their own website.

How will a donation be reported on the donor's card statement? 

The statement will show a gift made to the Community Foundation of Louisville.

Can donors designate how a nonprofit uses their gifts? 

Give Local Louisville gifts are considered unrestricted gifts to the nonprofit.


Who can I contact if I have questions?
Email: givelocalinfo@cflouisville.org or 502.855.6969.

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