Nonprofit FAQ

Donor FAQ


Q. What is Nevada's Big Give?

Nevada's Big Give is a 24-hour online crowdfunding event created to rally community support for Nevada’s charitable causes. On March 22, 2018, thousands of Nevadans will come together to support nonprofit organizations and qualified schools (i.e. schools with 501(c)(3) status or an affiliated 501(c)(3) Foundation such as the Public Education Foundation, that can accept charitable donations on their behalf) across Nevada and make a real impact – every donation gives organizations the chance to win financial prizes while also furthering their mission.


Q. Is my organization eligible to participate?

Nevada-based 501(c)3 legally IRS registered nonprofit organizations and registered public schools (through a 501(c)(3) Foundation) are eligible to receive donations. Organizations based outside of Nevada are eligible to participate if the majority of service is delivered within Nevada.


Q. Why should my organization participate?

Nevada’s Big Give is a great way to boost your organization’s fundraising efforts. Nevada’s Big Give provides eligible nonprofits the opportunity to reach potential new donors and provides the type of visibility that only a state-wide effort of this type can generate. The success of Nevada’s Big Give 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.

Q. How can my organization participate?

Search for your organization by name or EIN here. If you do not see your organization listed, you will have the opportunity to create your organization’s profile. You can check out the support articles to walk you through the process, chat with GiveGab using the blue chat bubble at the bottom of every page, or email nvbiggive@uwsn.org with questions.

Q. How much does it cost?

For Nevada’s Big Give 2018, there will be a $50 registration fee for all participating nonprofits. This fee will help United Way of Southern Nevada continue all of the important work that it takes on to make this statewide philanthropic event a success, including (but not limited to) identifying media partners, corporate sponsors, educating the public, providing professional development to participating agencies, and offering prize incentives for nonprofits. GiveGab retains a 2% campaign management fee from all donations, capped at $20 per donation. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.2% + $0.30 for all credit cards. Donors are given the option to cover the fees and a majority of them do. If they cover the processing fees, 100% of their online charitable gift will go to your organization.
The nonprofit registration fee and donations made through the Nevada’s Big Give portal are not subject to a United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) administrative fee.

Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money, engage donors, and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy-to-use products that allow organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.


Q. What is the deadline to ensure my participation in Nevada's Big Give?

The deadline to register and have guaranteed inclusion in Nevada’s Big Give is March 1, 2018, although we recommend registering and completing your profile before February 22, when donors can start making donations to count for the event day total and organizational prizes. Your profile on GiveGab is available 365 days a year for fundraising and volunteer management.


Q. Can more than one person claim admin access on our organization's page?

Yes, pending approval from existing administrators. All administrators will need to create profiles on GiveGab. Every person who has administrative access will receive emails about updates to their page.


Q. How much of the donation will go towards our organization?

GiveGab retains a 2% campaign management fee from all donations, capped at $20 per donation. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.2% + $0.30 for all credit cards. 100% of all donations are tax-deductible for the donor. All donations will be officially receipted for tax purposes by GiveGab.
Donations made through the Nevada’s Big Give portal are not subject to a UWSN administrative fee.

Q. When will we receive the donated funds?

Organizations will receive all donations, less any uncovered GiveGab processing fees, within 3 business days via direct deposit as long as bank routing and account information has been verified. GiveGab uses a PCI Level I compliant payment service to ensure that all financial data is secure.

Q. How does an organization know who has donated and how much? Can I download a donations report?

All organizations that participate in Nevada’s Big Give will be able to access and download a .CSV file of their donations via their administrative dashboard on GiveGab. The report is updated in real-time and will include the donation payout date for bank account reconciliation, donation information (including a breakdown of the fees), and the donor's name and contact information. Click here to download a sample donation report.


Q. How can our organization be most successful with Nevada’s Big Give?

Check out our tips in the Nonprofit Toolkit or view a webinar.