Q. What is Do More 24 Delaware?
Do More 24 Delaware is an annual 24-hour online fundraiser, powered by United Way of Delaware. This year, Do More 24 Delaware will be held on June 6th, 2019.
Do More 24 Delaware provides an opportunity to showcase the amazing and vital work of nonprofit organizations serving our region, and taps into the nation-leading generosity of donors in our area.
Q. When is Do More 24 Delaware?
Do More 24 Delaware is on June 6th, 2019 from midnight to 11:59 PM.
Q. Which organizations can participate?
Regional, national and local organizations that are verified 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in State of Delaware. Any organization - with the exception of churches, mosques, synagogues or temples - classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3).
Participating national nonprofit organizations must state on their Do More 24 Delaware fundraising pages that the funds are restricted for local use and note how their monies will be used locally.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate. Donations through the Do More 24 Delaware online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.
Q. How much does it cost for our nonprofit to participate?
Participating in Do More 24 Delaware is completely free.
Q. Will there be awards for participating nonprofit organizations?
Yes! We have an exciting prize structure this year that will allow all nonprofits an equal chance of winning an award.
Q. When will the award winners be notified?
United Way of Delaware will verify the award winners and announce the list on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Q. What is GiveGab?
Do More 24 Delaware will be hosted by 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.
Q. When is the last day my organization can register for Do More 24 Delaware?
The last day to register to participate in Do More 24 Delaware is May 3rd.
Q. Are there "matching" or "challenge" grants for this year's Do More 24 Delaware
United Way of Delaware will not be providing matching or challenge grants. However, we encourage you to reach out to your donors to let them know you are interested in creating a challenge or matching grant for your organization.
Q. How will donations be distributed?
Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within 24-48 hours.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?
The fee structure remains the same as the 2017, Do More 24 Delaware. This means that of your donation, 8% + $0.30 while be retained by the credit card companies, GiveGab and the United Way of Delaware to help cover a potion of the cost for overseeing Do More 24 Delaware.
Over 65% of donors chose to cover all of the processing fees. By choosing to cover the fees, the nonprofit(s) of your choice will receive 100% of your intended gift.
Q. Who is the donor information shared with and to what capacity?
Only United Way of Delaware and the nonprofit that received the donation will receive contact information about a donor. United Way of Delaware will use that information to thank donors for donating during Do More 24 Delaware. The "thank you" note will be a tax deductible receipt. Donors will only be contacted by United Way of Delaware if they "opt in" to receive emails about next year's Do More 24 Delaware or if they request to receive additional information about United Way of Delaware. The nonprofit will use this information solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.
Q. Do nonprofits have to share their prospect list?
No. You will not need to share any prospective donor list or any distribution list to be used for Do More 24 Delaware outreach with United Way of Delaware.
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. Can I make donations via a mobile device?
Yes! Simply visit https://www.domore24delaware.com on your mobile device.
Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for Do More 24 Delaware?
You cannot pre-schedule your Do More 24 Delaware gift, but you may make a donation to a participating nonprofit before or after the Do More 24 Delaware. In order for your donation to be counted towards prize incentives awarded on Do More 24 Delaware it must be made between midnight at 11:59 p.m. on June 6th, 2019.
Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we contact your organization of choice.
Q. What is state charitable solicitation registration?
Nonprofits are held to a high standard of government regulation and public scrutiny. And that is with good reason! Eligible 501(c) nonprofits are exempt from federal corporate taxes and have access to public funding. These benefits are not typically available to for-profit businesses, so laws are in place to protect the public and ensure nonprofits do not abuse their financial advantages. The IRS and states all have requirements for nonprofits.
Q. Why is state charitable solicitation registration compliance important?
While 501(c) nonprofits receive key financial benefits, the penalties for noncompliance can be serious. The IRS can revoke a nonprofit’s tax exemption and impose fines that can accrue daily. The states can administratively dissolve a nonprofit corporation and levy steep financial penalties. Perhaps worst of all, an organization can lose out on a grant or large donation because it has not kept itself in good standing.
Taking a proactive approach to compliance helps ensure the sustained success of the organization. The cost of staying compliant is small in comparison to the much larger costs of noncompliance. The saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could not be more true in this context.
Q. What are the key aspects of state charitable solicitation registration compliance?
The IRS provides tax exemptions to eligible nonprofits under IRS 501(c). Public charities and private foundations receive 501(c)(3) tax exemption. The IRS scrutinizes organizations when they apply for 501(c)(3) but also ensures that those organizations meet the ongoing obligations to remain eligible. Nonprofits must file a 990 tax form each year with the IRS to disclose their financial data for the year.
Each state has their own set of requirements. Nonprofits are typically incorporated in a given state as a nonprofit corporation. The state in which the nonprofit has incorporated will impose requirements on the nonprofit, and those responsibilities typically span across multiple state agencies. Usually nonprofits must submit an annual filing to the corporations division of the secretary of state, maintain its license to fundraise (charitable solicitation registration), file for a state business license, and maintain state-level tax exemption with the revenue department. As nonprofits expand outside of the state or operate nationwide, they must comply with the same items in each other state as well.
In addition to IRS and state filing requirements, nonprofits must keep adequate records. Keeping accurate and complete records is critical in the event that an organization is audited. It is also common that board members or donors request information from the organization. Finally, records are necessary for submitting applications and renewal filings with various government agencies.
Q. When I check the box on GiveGab to declare state charitable solicitation registration compliance, what am I attesting to?
When you check the box you are attesting (defined as "declaring that something exists or is the case") that your organization is compliant with applicable state fundraising requirements in the states in which you may solicit donors using the GiveGab platform.
Q. Do you have additional resources to reference about state charitable solicitation registration?
Yes! Here are a few more resources from Harbor Compliance to help you:
About United Way of Delaware
United Way of Delaware serves to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. We focus on three key areas: ensuring that children (birth – age 8) are properly prepared to achieve academic success and can read at or above grade level by third grade; helping youth to acquire and develop positive assets that provide a path to college and/or career readiness; providing meaningful short- and long-term opportunities for individuals and families to secure financial stability. UWD galvanizes and connects a diverse set of individuals and organizations and mobilized resources, through advocacy, volunteerism, and funding to create both short and long-term change. For more information or additional ways to support UWD, visit www.uwde.org or call (302) 573-3700.