Nonprofit Toolkit

Visit the Nonprofit Toolkit for Tips & Tools to maximize your Give OUT Day campaign.


Donors: Click here to search for an LGBTQ cause to support

Total Raised for
Give OUT Day 2017:





Registration for Give OUT Day 2017 is now closed. While the registration link is still active, any application recieved by Click & Pledge after the March 30, 2017 deadline will be held in a queue and processed on or after April 21, 2017 for Give OUT Day 2018 participation.

You can get a head start on Give OUT Day 2018 if you sign up and complete registration in the coming weeks. Then you can focus your resources on planning and implementing your campaign during the Spring of 2018. Visit the Nonprofit Toolkit for planning documents to help you plan and implement your 2018 campaign.

If you started, but did not complete registration for 2017 by March 30 – don't worry! You'll have the chance to complete your registration in the coming days. Please be sure that you've turned in your Participant Survey.




Horizons' goal is to make registration as clear and simple as possible. Each participating organization must register with BOTH Give OUT Day's host site (provided by "Click & Pledge") AND the merchant service provider (named "TransFirst*";), which routes donors' contributions to your organization. Neither registration is difficult, but you must complete both. If you run into any problems or have suggestions for how we might improve the registration process, please let us know at


To register for Give OUT Day on 04-20-2017, please follow the five instructions below and then follow the steps specific to your organization "type" (explained in # 2 below) by clicking the link in for your org type (#3 below). Registration closes 03-30-2017.


1. Determine your Eligibility:

What makes an organization eligible to participate in Give OUT Day?
Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an LGBTQ focus is eligible to participate. You can find more information in our Nonprofit FAQs and the Rules & Eligibility criteria.


2. Determine Your Organization type:

  • Returning Participant - If you participated in Give OUT Day 2015 or 2016

  • Independent Nonprofit - If you are an independent 501(c)(3) with your own tax-exempt status and bank account

  • Fiscally Sponsored Organization - You are a program or project (including artists or filmmakers) sponsored by an Independent Nonprofit

  • PFLAG, GSA, or GLSEN Chapter

  • LGBTQ Program Inside an Independent Nonprofit - You are running an LGBTQ program inside an independent 501(c)(3) with its own tax-exempt status


3. Follow the Instructions for your Organization type:


4. Fill out the Participant Survey to register for Leaderboard Prizes


5. Set up your Give OUT Day profile page (this is necessary in order to fundraise on Give OUT Day).




  • Get Answers to Additional Questions: Please check out our: Nonprofit FAQ. For questions about the status of your TransFirst and/or Click & Pledge registration, please submit a help ticket here with "Give OUT Day" in the subject line. These requests are being monitored and responded to promptly. If you have a general question about Give OUT Day, email

  • Who are Click & Pledge and TransFirst?
    Click & Pledge provides the platform for the Give OUT Day website. Along with participating in this event, as an additional value, you may also take advantage of all other fundraising products Click & Pledge provides at no additional charge. Click & Pledge's merchant bank payment processing provider is TransFirst. The Merchant Application and Merchant Account Card Processing Agreement allows TransFirst to process payments and deposits funds directly into your organization's bank account within 48 hours or by April 25, 2017. Accounts with both Click & Pledge and TransFirst are needed to participate in Give OUT Day.