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Training for Participating Nonprofits 3.6.14. Day of Giving May 8, 2014. Day of Giving: what is it; why do it? ACCF Grantmaking Unrestricted Grantmaking Donor Advised Grantmaking Field of Interest Funds Designated/Organization Funds why you should consider an

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day of giving may 8 2014
Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Day of Giving: what is it; why do it?

  • ACCF Grantmaking
    • Unrestricted Grantmaking
    • Donor Advised Grantmaking
    • Field of Interest Funds
    • Designated/Organization Funds
      • why you should consider an

organizational endowment

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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Day of Giving Rules & Guidelines

Nonprofit organizations

  • 501(c)3, schools, churches & municipalities (for a special community project), in or serving Armstrong County
  • Other Foundations and religiously affiliated organizations are to participate ONLY if they are raising money for a particular community project that serves the larger community.
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Day of Giving Rules & Guidelines

  • ACCF will determine if the organization is eligible. If approved, the profile will be published on www.ArmstrongGives.org.
  • Registration
    • Deadline is April 30
    • www.ArmstrongGives.org
    • Submit a copy of IRS Determination Letter, a list of board of directors, & the Participation Agreement to ACCF, 220 S Jefferson ST, Kittanning, PA 16201 or email to tracy@accfound.org or fax to 724-548-4275.
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Day of Giving Rules & Guidelines

  • Minimum Gift◆: $20.00
  • Maximum Gift◆: $5,000.00
  • Organizations are prohibited from donating to themselves .
  • Previous pledges, other regular gifts (like regular tithes or offerings), proceeds from sales & fundraisers, or grants are ineligible for matching dollars.

◆All gifts under $20 will be passed through; any amount over $5,000 will be passed through.

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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Day of Giving Rules & Guidelines

  • All donations for approved nonprofits must be made payable to the ACCF, with the organization designated to qualify for matching funds.
  • All qualifying contributions will receive a portion of the match.
    • The matching dollars will be pro-rated, and will depend upon the total amount of the Match Fund, and the total amount of donations received.
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

  • Day of Giving Rules & Guidelines
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00am-11:59pm
  • All donation activity must take place ON the Day of Giving.
    • qualifying donations must be received on or postmarked on May 9.
    • Credit card (online only), check, and cash donations will be accepted.
    • Donations hand delivered after business hours can be left in the mail box.
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Day of Giving Rules & Guidelines

  • Online fees:
    • Online fees will be deducted from the total online donation.
    • Nonprofit organizations may ask their online donors to give a few extra dollars to cover this cost.
    • Fee calculation is 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction.
  • The ACCF is not eligible to participate or receive matching funds.
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

  • Three options for making your donation:
    • Write a check to ACCF with [organization] in the memo and hand deliver it on May 8 to 220 S Jefferson ST, Kittanning.
    • Write a check to ACCF with [organization] in the memo and mail it to 220 S Jefferson ST, Kittanning, PA 16201 on May 8 (postmark must be May 8, 2014, not delivered on May 8).
    • Make a secure online donation from www.ArmstrongGives.org on May 8.
    • Are you sensing a theme here? ON MAY 8 .
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Example:

  • $50,000 match
  • $200,000 community donations
  • Jane Doe’s $100 donation
    • 50,000 / 200,000 = .24
    • 24% match = $0.24/dollar = $24 match
  • Total donation to your nonprofit = $124!
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Sign Up!

  • ArmstrongGives.org
  • Submit your IRS Determination Letter, list of Board of Directors, and Participation Agreement . . .
    • Fax: 724.548.4275
    • Email: tracy@accfound.org
    • Mail: Armstrong County Community Foundation 220 S Jefferson ST

Kittanning, PA 16201

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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Promote, Promote, Promote!

  • Start with your board of directors!
  • Then go to your donors/mailing list
    • Letters
    • Flyers
    • Postcards
    • Newsletters / Press Release

Customizable Templates available at ArmstrongGives.org

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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Promote, Promote, Promote!

  • Emails – now, then more frequently as May 8th nears
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    • Come up with a 10-day count down to build excitement
  • Phone Calls – now and on May 7th
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Promotional Strategies

  • Focus on the Donor – you are giving them an opportunity to make a difference! Be sure to tell them how they can make a difference by donating.
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

The Big Day

  • Our office will be well marked – balloons and free parking
  • We will be open early in the morning, late in the afternoon
  • Mail slot in the door for before/after hours
  • Totals will be updated online throughout the day and on our Facebook Page (search Armstrong County Community Foundation)
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Pay Day

  • We hope to have final calculations and checks issued by the end of May.
  • We will mail to you:
    • Results
    • A check totaling all contributions made for your organization, plus your portion of the match
    • All donor information

Please be patient…it always takes us longer than we think it should.

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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Follow Up

  • SAY THANK YOU!
    • Send thank you letters (or make calls) to your donors within 2 weeks of receipt of your list. We will send thank you letters to donors of $250 or more, as required by the IRS. THIS DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM THANKING THESE DONORS!
    • Send thank you letters to all of the match partners (after all, they provided the match money!).
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Our Match Partners (so far!)

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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Break Time!

Take 10

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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

To help others understand why they should give to your organization, be able to answer these ?’s for yourself:

  • Why are you doing this?
  • Why this cause?
  • Why this organization?
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Day of GivingMay 8, 2014

Questions? Call 724.548.5897 or email:

mindy@accfound.org