FAQ


Q. What is Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H Giving Day?

Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H is a 24-hour online giving day to support the Iowa 4-H Program through the Iowa 4-H Foundation! Join us to provide the financial support needed to help the 4-H Program continue their incredible work across the state of Iowa. Give a gift, large or small and be a part of a collective effort to strengthen your 4-H Program and better serve the youth of our state!


Q. When is it?

Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H Giving Day will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 12:00am-11:59pm.


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner. This is the online platform we are using to host and process our Giving Day donations.


Q. Who can donate?

Anyone! Contributions may be made via credit and debit card. GiveGab will provide an immediate on-screen acknowledgement of the donation and will email a receipt to the donor that has the necessary documentation for income tax purposes. Don’t worry, any receipt can easily be retrieved after the day in case it gets misplaced.


Q. What forms of donations are accepted?

MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express donations received through the website on the giving day will be matched from the bonus pool on a prorated basis. No donations via check, cash or stock will be accepted.


Q. Is my donation tax-deductible?

When donations are received through the website, a receipt is automatically generated for the gross amount of your gift and emailed to the address you provide. Your tax professional can advise you on the tax deductibility of the donation.


Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.


Q. What is a "unique donor"?

For the purposes of awarding prizes, a unique donor is one individual or corporation/business. Multiple donations from one donor will count as one gift.


Q. Is there a minimum gift?

There is a $5 minimum donation.


Q. May I designate how you use my gift?

You may designate gifts toward one of the four Iowa 4-H Program areas on their individual giving pages or Clover Woods Camp. All other donations made during the Giving Day are considered unrestricted gifts to the Iowa 4-H Foundation.


Q. How much of the donation will go to the Iowa 4-H Foundation?

GiveGab retains a 2% online campaign management fee from all donations, capped at $20 per donation. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.2% + $0.30. You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to the Iowa 4-H Foundation. All donations will be officially receipted for tax purposes by GiveGab.


Q. Will donations made before or after 10.9.2018 count towards the overall total dollars raised?

Each donation made to Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H Giving Day will be counted towards the total dollars raised up to 48 hours after October 9th . However, donations made before or after October 9th will not count towards the prizes being awarded for the day.


Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?

No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.

Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The Iowa 4-H Foundation will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.


Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit https://Iowa4HGivingDay.org.


Q. What are the leaderboards?

We have buckets for the four 4-H program priorities and one for Clover Woods camp that donors can designate gifts towards. As donors make gifts, the results are displayed on the leaderboards in real-time. This allows donors to see what program areas could use more funds and gifts throughout the day.


Q. How can I make my gift go further?

We’re glad you asked! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and submit the completed and signed form. We will take care of the rest.

Q. Where do the challenge funds come from?

Challenge funds were generously donated by Iowa 4-H supporting individuals and organizations.

Q. What are other ways to get involved with Give.Grow. Iowa 4-H?

We would love for you to share with your network that you are supporting Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H! Post on social media using an image from our resources page, and let your 4-H family and friends know about #GrowIowa4H. Spread the word and encourage others to help grow Iowa 4-H.

Q. Can I give in a different way than online during Give. Grow. Iowa 4-h?

Yes! To make a gift over the phone, please call the Iowa 4-H Foundation at 515-294-1537.