Nonprofits serving the LGBTQ community are eligible to participate in and raise funds through Give OUT Day. To be eligible to participate in Give OUT Day, organizations must be one of the following:
An incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving the LGBTQ community (for example, through health/human services (including HIV/AIDS service organizations primarily serving an LGBTQ constituency), social/recreational activities, arts and culture, faith-based, legal support, research, public education, issue-based services, advocacy, operating LGBTQ community centers);
A fiscally sponsored organization or project (including artists or filmmakers) serving the LGBTQ community, and is receiving monies via an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
A PFLAG, GSA, or GLSEN chapter; or
A program exclusively serving the LGBTQ community housed within an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a broader mission (e.g., an LGBTQ student center housed in a university or an LGBTQ outreach program at a non-LGBTQ-specific community services organization).
Government Agencies are not eligible to participate in Give OUT Day.
Nothing. There is no set-up fee to participate. Nonprofits enroll through a simple online registration form and receive an individual merchant account for donations to be directly deposited into the nonprofit's bank account.
Your nonprofit will receive 100% of all donations, less a processing fee of 3.75% + $.37 per transaction. There is an additional direct deposit fee of $1.50/day for any day funds from Give OUT Day are deposited into the participating organization’s bank account. These fees cover the credit card processing, software usage & fraud protection provided by Click & Pledge, the online fundraising software provider, and their banking partner, ProPay.
Horizons Foundation has raised the funds to make Give OUT Day 2019 possible, and we take no percentage and no fee at all from donors’ contributions.
Click here to register. Registration closes on March 21, 2019.
Application Submitted: Your application has been forwarded to Click & Pledge and merchant bank ProPay for review.
Application Review: Click & Pledge will contact you (Monday - Friday) for additional documentation needed to confirm your 501c3 nonprofit status. If no email is received, contact Click & Pledge here.
Account Approval: Once your application has been approved, Click & Pledge will immediately set up your account.
Click & Pledge Account Activation: Click & Pledge will send a "Welcome" email notifying you that your Click & Pledge account is ready to use with instructions on getting started.
Give OUT Day Profile Activation: Your nonprofit's profile page will be uploaded on the Give OUT Day website www.giveoutday.org. You will receive notification and instructions on how to customize your profile page including uploading a video, sharing your organizations mission and highlighting the areas of need.
ProPay will require banking information including a bank account number and the bank's routing number to set up the merchant bank account so that the donations can be deposited directly into your organization's bank account. The U.S. Patriot Act, passed in 2001, requires financial institutions to collect certain information from organizations opening a new account.
All you need to do is complete this Participant Survey (estimated time to complete of less than 10 minutes). Your survey responses must be received by March 23, 2019 by 5 PM PT to be eligible for Leaderboard Prizes. Please see our Rules & Eligibilitypage for details on our leaderboard prizes.
Yes. The Participant Survey captures data we need to register your organization for appropriate Leaderboard(s). It will take about 10 minutes to complete.
An organization can win a prize by having the most unique donors give on Give OUT Day. The larger prizes not only mean more money going for the winners, but also a better motivator for organizations’ boards and supporters to rally donations on the big day. Prizes are awarded by number of donors rather than total dollars raised both to give smaller organizations a fair chance and to honor the importance of all gifts to our movement, be they larger or smaller.
In order to qualify for the Leaderboard prizes ALL donations MUST be scheduled for or be made on April 18, 2019 (12:01am – 11:59pm EST). We strongly suggest you make donation scheduling an automatic default. Click here for instructions on how to schedule donations.
The National Give OUT Day leaderboards are open to every organization that registers and fills out the Participant Survey, regardless of the geographic scope of your work. You may also be eligible for one or more of the regional or other leaderboards. Your organization will be entered into all appropriate leaderboards for which you are eligible.
Leaderboard prizes are exclusive, meaning each organization can only win one leaderboard. In the event you win more than one leaderboard, you will be awarded the prize with the highest dollar value. Leaderboards will be finalized by Horizons Foundation staff during an audit of donations within two business days of the event. You should not assume leaderboard placements are final until Horizons announces the winners.
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Thank you for participating in Give OUT Day!