Frequently Asked Questions

>>What is North State Giving Tuesday?

North State Giving Tuesday is an online networking and giving event that provides nonprofit organizations the opportunity to gain exposure and start relationships with new donors, and for the people in Shasta and Siskiyou counties to come together to raise as much money as possible for participating organizations within a 14 -hour period. The effort is organized and implemented by Shasta Regional Community Foundation with sponsorship provided by Redding Bank of Commerce. The online event takes place on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00 AM PST to 8:00 PM PST. Additionally, a pool of incentive funds has been made available.

>>Who can participate?

Nonprofits
Only 501(c) (3) nonprofit, public organizations that work or serve Shasta and/or Siskiyou counties. Organizations must have completed all registration and training requirements, including rigorous financial review and examination of good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, the State of California, and Shasta Regional Community Foundation. Organizations must also have a minimum of 2 years' financial history.  

Donors
This event is open to the public. Anyone who wishes to participate will be able to make a secure donation by debit or credit card on northstategives.org. This event site is a secure website for safe, fast and secure transactions.

Secure donations for North State Giving Tuesday are provided through Stripe Merchant Processing to each donor entering their own credit card information directly on northstategives.org. Any third party who enters credit card information on behalf of a donor, by their actions of entering any such credit card information on behalf of a donor, has signified their donor's agreements with the North State Giving Tuesday sponsoring organizations: (1) to assume all risk of loss and any liability associated with such transactions and (2) to indemnify each of the sponsoring organizations of North State Giving Tuesday against any and all risk of loss and any liability associated with such transaction.

>>Where is North State Giving Tuesday taking place?

North State Giving Tuesday is an online event where most of the activity will take place via the North State Giving Tuesday website. News and updates will be posted regularly to social media sites. Within the time frame of the event, credit card donations may be made at your convenience via the North State Giving Tuesday donation website. Some nonprofits in Shasta and Siskiyou counties may choose to host receptions or giving kiosks.

>>How does it work?

Any individual or business may donate. All donations must be made via the North State Giving Tuesday website where they will be boosted by an Incentive Pool. All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded) and are for the unrestricted use of your chosen charity. Please note that while you've selected a particular charity, your card will be processed through Shasta Regional Community Foundation. Therefore, your credit card statement will read: SRCF GIVING TUESDAY *NOTE: If you have a fund at Shasta Regional Community Foundation, you may make a grant through your fund. Please contact the Community Foundation staff for more details. 

Organizations are prohibited from giving to themselves.

>>Why is North State Giving Tuesday a good opportunity for our communities?

The nonprofit sector is the heart and soul of the region, enriching our communities in immeasurable ways. Our region includes many incredible organizations that are doing extraordinary things. North State Giving Tuesday is a unique opportunity for the public to learn about the difference they make in our communities and a chance to say thank you by making a donation. North State Giving Tuesday is a time-limited donation period designed to expand and increase giving to local nonprofits that provide vital services that help sustain our region.

>>What are the minimum and maximum donation amounts?

The minimum donation is $10 with the maximum being $100,000. Donors are encouraged to make gifts to multiple organizations of their choice.

I'm a participating nonprofit. How do I access my donor information?

The donor information for your nonprofit is available via your nonprofit's private dashboard. Your donor information is not shared with any other organization. Please note: if a donor has elected to remain anonymous, you will not see their donor information though you will see their gift amount. 

>>What methods of payment are accepted?

All major credit cards and debit cards are accepted as well as e-check payment processing. Unfortunately, personal payment platform devices such as PayPal and Venmo are not supported. Funds of Shasta Regional Community Foundation and donors wishing to give through IRA Rollovers must contact Shasta Regional Community Foundation for additional information.

>>How will the donations be reported on my credit card statement?

All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded) and will be for the unrestricted use of your chosen charity. Your credit card statement will read: SRCF GIVING TUESDAY

>>Will I receive a receipt?

Yes! You will receive a receipt via email within minutes of your donation. Save this receipt for tax purposes. If you need a duplicate copy of your receipt, you may contact the Community Foundation staff after November 28th to request an additional copy be sent to you.

>>Is there a fee charged for the online credit card gifts?

The online credit card processing fees will be 5.85%, which is standard for these types of processing platforms and Giving Days. This fee will be deducted from each contribution.

>>Can I make my donation over the phone?

If you have a smart phone with a web browser that allows you to make a credit card donation online, then yes, you can make a donation over the phone. Our website does not have text donation capabilities. We are unable to take donations via a telephone call.

>>How are donations boosted?

The total funds raised by an organization will be calculated against the total donations received for the day to determine a percentage. This same percentage will then be applied to the amount available in the incentive pool and the organization will be awarded the additional amount to boost their overall contributions. For instance, if an organization has raised 10% of total dollars raised during the day, they will receive 10% of the incentive.  So, if XYZ Organization raises $50,000 of a total $500,000 raised throughout the day and the incentive pool is $80,000, XYZ Organization will be awarded an additional $8,000. Only donations received online during the 14 hour period (6:00 AM PST to 8:00 PM PST on November 28th) are eligible to receive a boost from the Incentive Pool.

>>How were incentive funds provided for North State Giving Tuesday?

Incentive funds were generously provided by the Knodel Family Endowment Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

>>What if I can't find my favorite nonprofit on the website?

If you cannot find your favorite nonprofit, they may have not attended an orientation workshop or missed the application deadline. Encourage them to contact us so they can participate in future North State Giving Tuesday events. We have many wonderful organizations searchable by name and field of interest. You can also see an alphabetical list of participating nonprofits. We encourage you to find one that may fit your area of need or interest. If you would like to support North State Giving Tuesday activities in the future or are interested in providing for the longevity of all nonprofits, please consider a gift to the Stewardship Endowment Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

>>How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?

All donations will be distributed to the chosen charity after credit card processing fees have been withdrawn. The full processing fee is 5.85%. 

>>When do nonprofits receive their donations?

As soon as a donor makes an online contribution, the results will immediately be attributed to the selected nonprofit(s). Participating nonprofits will receive one (1) check totaling all donations, minus the credit card processing fee, plus any Incentive Pools funds and prize awards no later than December 31st.