Q. What is the "Big Bike Give"?
The Big Bike Give is a giving day occurring during Bike Month (May) that is exclusively for non-profit organizations that focus primarily on bicycling and/or trails that accommodate bicycles.
Q. Who runs the Big Bike Give fundraiser?
Big Bike Give is organized by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition. The website and donation platform is powered by GiveGab. Each participating organization’s fundraising efforts are managed by themselves.
Q. When is Big Bike Gives?
Big Bike Gives is on May 23rd, 2023 from midnight to 11:59 PM.
Q. Which organizations can participate?
Organizations that are verified 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in Iowa. We are also limiting organization participation to those organizations whose PRIMARY focus is on bicycling or bicycle accommodating trails.
Q. Can our organization participate if we haven't been invited yet?
If you are interested in applying to participate, please fill out an application at www.bigbikegive.org
Q. Is there a cost to participate?
There is no upfront cost to participate in the 2023 Big Bike Give giving day. Donations are subject to a credit card processing fee which will be automatically deducted from the total. Donors will also be asked for a tip to cover the technology fees.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate. Donations through the Big Bike Give 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. 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.
Q. How will donations be distributed?
Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within 5-7 business days.
Q. Will our participating organization get the donor data after the Big Bike Give concludes?
Yes. All your donors’ information will be delivered to you after the event concludes.
Q. What support or benefits do we get for participating in the Big Bike Give giving day?
In addition to heightened exposure from the cross-marketing nature of the event, website support is provided at no-cost by GiveGab, fundraising strategy tips and tools are provided in the Nonprofit Toolkit, visual marketing assets are available to be used freely, and fundraising training will be available leading up to the event.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?
Credit Card processing fees are 2.7% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). All donations are final and cannot be refunded. Any donations processed outside of Big Bike Give donation period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: http://info.givegab.com/pricing.
Q. Who will receive my contact information?
The organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name, email, address, and phone number. 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. 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 bigbikegive.org on your mobile device.
Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for Big Bike Gives?
You cannot pre-schedule your Big Bike Give gift, but you may make a donation to a participating nonprofit before or after the Big Bike Give. In order for your donation to be counted towards prize incentives awarded on Big Bike Give it must be made between midnight at 11:59 p.m. on May 23rd, 2023 or on a qualifying early giving day (TBA).
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. 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:
- Guide and Overview of Many Nonprofit State by State Compliance Requirements
- Guide and Overview Specific to Fundraising Compliance
- National Council of Nonprofits and Harbor Compliance have partnered to create a white paper explaining the state charitable solicitation registration requirements.
- A Quick Summary of Charitable Solicitation in Graphic Form
- Executive Brief: Charitable Solicitation Registration (great for driving awareness and support with leadership and the board)
- State by State Links to the State Organizations that Regulate Charities, Solicitation, and Registrations
Q. How can I ensure my organization receives it's donations?
In order to receive your donations via ACH transfer, GiveGab requires a checking account eligible to receive ACH transfers and withdrawals. Your donations will be deposited within 5-7 business days on a daily rolling basis.
If your organization supplies the wrong type of bank account (such as a savings account), or the wrong account numbers, GiveGab will be in touch! After 30 days, if GiveGab hasn't heard from your organization, they will refund your gifts back to your donors.