FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is Love UT Give UT?
- What is the goal?
- How does it work?
- Who is behind it?
- How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?
- Is there a minimum or maximum donation?
- Is there a limit to the amount an organization can receive?
- Do I need an account on Razoo to donate?
- Can I donate to Love UT Give UT on my smart phone?
- Can I make my donation early for Love UT Give UT?
- Can I fundraise for my favorite nonprofit?
- When individuals donate for Love UT Give UT, who will receive their information?
- Who is able to participate?
- Why should my organization participate?
- What does my nonprofit need to do?
- Is there a fee to participate?
- How can an organization receive donations?
- Do you have video tutorials that explain the site and how it works?
- How will an organization know who has donated to them?
- Do I need to issue a tax receipt to my donors?
- When will my organization receive the funds contributed?
- How can I find out more about Love UT Give UT?
What is Love UT Give UT?
Love UT Give UT is a 24 hour online event that encourages everyone to be a philanthropist and contribute to Utah’s nonprofits through a single online giving platform. It’s one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Utah special. During Love UT Give UT on March 26, 2015, we raised more than $1.23 million in 24 hours. Love UT Give UT 2016 promises to be even bigger and will take place on March 31, 2016.
What is the goal?
Love UT Give UT’s vision is that every person contributes to the organization of their choice. We have four simple goals:
Grow philanthropy - Create a fun and engaging way for all Utahns to learn about critical issues impacting our state and inspire them to be a philanthropist.
Grow revenue - Bring new donors to the organizations that make our state and its future strong.
Grow capacity - Build a permanent online giving platform so that all charities – no matter where they are, who they serve, or how big their budget – can access online giving, now and for years to come.
Grow community - Love UT Give UT is a day for Utahns of all backgrounds and beliefs to come together to raise as much money for nonprofit organizations and schools as possible.
How does it work?
On March 31, 2016, the Community Foundation of Utah will host Love UT Give UT, a 24-hour giving event encouraging charitable donations through our online giving platform, hosted by Razoo.
Razoo will provide toolkits, training sessions, outreach support, mass media and social media coverage to make it easy for all nonprofits to participate. Each participating organization will have an individualized web page to promote their cause. This web page can also be used for year-round online fundraising.
Individuals will be able to donate money to the nonprofit organizations of their choice on March 31, 2016. All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable. (Donations will not be refunded). Donors will receive a receipt for their gift. The nonprofit will receive contact information for each donor, unless the donor elects to remain anonymous.
The Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to advise a re-granting of their donations to other IRS recognized qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations, will accept the gifts and will then re-grant the monies to the nonprofits selected by the donors.
Leaderboards will add excitement to the build-up of Love UT Give UT and to the day of the event. Stay tuned for additional details.
Who is behind it?
Love UT Give UT is hosted by the Community Foundation of Utah. The mission of the Community Foundation of Utah is to harness Utah’s entrepreneurial spirit in service to the common good through smart philanthropy. We are focused on the people, places, causes, and resources of Utah. We help gather the assets and ideas that will serve Utah for good and forever. We are a catalyst for philanthropy that is visionary, sustainable, inclusive, and engaged.
How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?
During the Love UT Give UT event, the Razoo Foundation will retain 5.9% plus $0.30 per transaction for Razoo Foundation expenses and campaign costs (including credit card transaction costs). The Community Foundation of Utah will assess a 1.5% fee on each donation to help offset the cost of managing and administering Love UT Give UT. Donors have the option to cover these fees during the checkout process, allocating 100% of their intended donation to your nonprofit.
Is there a minimum or maximum donation?
The minimum donation for Love UT Give UT is $10. There is no maximum donation limit for Love UT Give UT.
Is there a limit to the amount an organization can receive?
There is no maximum amount an organization may receive for Love UT Give UT.
Do I need an account on Razoo to donate?
No, you do not need to create an account to make a donation. However, if you plan to give multiple times during Love UT Give UT, creating an account means you only have to enter your credit card information once. Your account also collects your tax receipts in one location and enables you to track your donation, review the charities your support and schedule future giving.
Can I donate to Love UT Give UT on my smart phone?
Yes – this site is mobile friendly! Simply visit loveutgiveut.razoo.com on your smartphone to browse all the amazing nonprofits participating.
Can I make my donation early for Love UT Give UT?
Absolutely! In the weeks leading up to Love UT Give UT this year, donors will be able to make their donation in advance, while still having it count toward the giving day.
Can I fundraise for my favorite nonprofit?
Yes! You can be a hero for the cause(s) you care about – we call these Free Agent Fundraisers! Alternatively, you can visit the Organization Page of any nonprofit listed on Razoo and click “Fundraise” to start the page creation process. Please note that in order to create a Fundraising Page you will be prompted to sign into your Razoo user account, or create one if you don’t already have an account.
When individuals donate for Love UT Give UT, who will receive their information?
The nonprofit organization receiving the donation will receive the contact information for the donor in order to conduct follow up communications, unless the donor chooses to make an anonymous donation. As the hosts of Love UT Give UT, the Community Foundation of Utah will also receive the information in order to send news and updates about Love UT Give UT related activities.
FAQS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Who is able to participate?
Organizations that have been determined by the IRS to be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, and have a current Utah Charitable Solicitation Permit or be exempt per Utah’s Division of Consumer Protection rules and regulations.
Organizations that primarily serve individuals living in Utah. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for organizations that are headquartered in Utah but serve an international humanitarian or national role.
Educational institutions are eligible provided they have an affiliated foundation, association or fund that can receive tax-deductible donations, for example, a school district foundation or an independent school. Public and private nonprofit universities are automatically eligible.
Faith based service organizations are eligible, for example, Catholic Community Services or Jewish Family Services. The following are ineligible: corporate or private foundations, political organizations, and places of worship.
Why should my organization participate?
- Raise funds for your organization
- Educate the public about your cause
- Find and cultivate new donors through the national conversation surrounding the day: media, advertisements, social media
- Ability to empower your ambassadors to advocate and leverage their networks on your behalf
- Reinvigorate lapsed donors
- Convert check-writing donors to online donors
- Demonstrate a unified, diverse, and strong voice to represent Utah’s nonprofit community
This campaign’s success will depend on our collective enthusiasm and implementation. We are asking nonprofit professionals, volunteers, businesses and citizens to bring their skills and experience to this effort.
What does my nonprofit need to do?
- Register your nonprofit.
- Create an online page for your organization using the Razoo platform.
- Broadcast your campaign's message using existing communication networks.
- Utilize the Love UT Give UT logo and other provided images and messages consistent with the branding guidelines.
- Secure matching grants and prizes to entice donors to your group.
- Recruit individuals to be Free Agent Fundraisers for your organization.
- Consider organizing an outreach or community event to help further increase exposure for your organization.
- This is your platform -- be creative, be engaged and have fun!!
- For more tips, visit the Nonprofit Toolkit.
Is there a fee to participate?
There is no fee to participate. All donations on loveutgiveut.razoo.com are made to the Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to advise a regranting of their donations to IRS 501(c)(3) organizations. 100% of your online charitable gift is receipted and advised for regrant to your chosen charity. Razoo Foundation will retain 5.9% plus $0.30 of each donation made during Love UT Give UT to cover platform and credit card fees. The Community Foundation of Utah will assess a 1.5% fee on each donation to help offset the cost of managing and administering Love UT Give UT.
How can an organization receive donations?
If you are already listed on Razoo.com, you don't need to do anything except make sure your nonprofit's profile and page is updated and motivating. If your nonprofit is not listed on Razoo when you do a search, please email Razoo, at email@example.com for more information on how you can get listed.
Do you have video tutorials that explain the site and how it works?
Yes. You can view all our videos on our RazooGiving YouTube channel.
How will an organization know who has donated to them?
Organizations that have registered on Razoo can track donations in real time by logging-in to their Razoo account. Organizations will also receive an email notification for every donation. Nonprofits can download a detailed donation report at any time through their account to thank and follow-up with individual donors and tabulate donation value and number of donors. This .csv file can be used in Excel and is widely compatible with other spreadsheet applications.
Do I need to issue a tax receipt to my donors?
No, donations made through Razoo will be receipted from the Razoo Foundation. However, we do encourage you to send a thank you note to your donors letting them know how awesome they are!
When will my organization receive the funds contributed?
Normally, The Razoo Foundation will disburse monies on the 10th of the month following receipt of the advised donation. For the March 31, 2016 event monies will be disbursed by April 10, 2016. You also have the option to sign up for electronic funds transfer to receive funds from the giving day. For more information or to sign up for EFT, visit: www.razoo.com/eft
How can I find out more about Love UT Give UT?
Stay tuned to this website for more information and detail as the event draws close. You can also follow us on Twitter @LoveUTGiveUT and "like" us on www.facebook.com/LoveUtGiveUt to stay updated. Love UT Give UT will be hosting training sessions for nonprofits to share tools, highlight matching grants and strategize together to make this day another one for the history books!
The Community Foundation of Utah can modify any restrictions or conditions if, in the sole judgment of the Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes necessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. As such, the Community Foundation of Utah reserves the right to deny or condition the distribution of prize grants, if in the judgment of its Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes necessary.