The following FAQs reflect questions you may have as a Donor, as a prospective Participating Non-Profit, or as a representative of the Media.  Should you not see a response to your question, please visit the Contact page to submit your question.

What is #GivingTuesdayâ„¢?

#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a national movement to create a day of giving added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The fourth annual GivingTuesday is on December 1, 2015.

What is #GivingTuesdayAlamance?

#GivingTuesdayAlamance is part of the national celebration of generosity. It’s a day to build awareness and give a gift that makes an impact—right here in Alamance County. #GivingTuesdayAlamance gives you the chance to contribute to important causes in our county, because Alamance Matters!

Who can participate?

501(c)3 organizations who do business in Alamance County are eligible to participate in Giving Tuesday Alamance, provided they join before September 8th. There are a variety of preparations that have to be made as organizations collaborate in this effort, so some lead time is needed before Giving Tuesday on December 1.

How does my nonprofit organization become a participant in GivingTuesdayAlamance?

Very easily! Please click here for the participant form. Eligible #GivingTuesdayAlamance participants must be a registered, 501(c)3 non-profit with a service and program area that includes Alamance County. Participating nonprofits are not required to accept online giving via their website in order to participate, although we do encourage it. Once you sign up and complete the participant form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a Participation Agreement that must be signed and returned. #GivingTuesdayAlamance Coordinator will review the information and if complete, will upload the information in the participant section. Participant submissions will be accepted until September 8, 2015.  After this date, we encourage you to go to the national Giving Tuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org) and register as a social media ambassador.

Can my organization receive donations through the #GivingTuesdayAlamance website?

No. #GivingTuesdayAlamance website will link to the webpages of participating nonprofit organizations.; it does not accept or distribute donations. All donations must be made directly to the participating nonprofit, either in person, by mail or online through their websites.

Why should I become a GivingTuesdayAlamance participant?

In 2012, more than 2,500 recognized #GivingTuesday™ participants from all 50 states of the United States took part in the movement. The collective efforts of partners, donors and advocates helped fuel a marked increase in charitable giving on GivingTuesday. Blackbaud processed over $10 million in online donations on 11/27/12 – a 53% increase when compared to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving the previous year. DonorPerfect recorded a 46% increase in online donations and the average gift increased 25%. More than 50 million people worldwide spread the word about GivingTuesday – resulting in milestone trending on Twitter.

Imagine the impact that nonprofits in Alamance County can make with a 50% increase in their donations!

Who can give?

Families, individuals, businesses, organizations, community groups are encouraged to be generous in whatever ways matter to them—whether that means volunteering for one or more of the #GivingTuesdayAlamance participants or donating to a favorite cause. [If you are younger than 18 years of age, please have your guardian (s) approve your online giving/participation].

Does #GivingTuesdayAlamance recommend where to donate or volunteer?

No. #GivingTuesdayAlamance does not recommend, support or endorse any specific participating non-profit. Charity Navigator and Guidestar enable donors to access relevant information before making a donation.

How do I receive donation documentation for my records and tax purposes?

Participating non-profits will provide appropriate and necessary donation documentation through their respective offices. If you have additional questions pertaining to this matter, please contact the non-profit you support directly.