FAQ


Q. What is 1BurkeGives?

1BurkeGives is a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. 1BurkeGives is an initiative of Burke County United Way.


Q. When is 1BurkeGives?

1BurkeGives is on December 1, 2020 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 Burke County community.


Q. Who can donate?

Anyone may donate. Donations through the 1BurkeGives online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible. The 2020 CARES Act has created a $300 allowable charitable deduction for all tax filers, including individuals that do not itemize. Donations cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only; this includes Apple, Google, and Microsoft pay through mobile devices. 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. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?

GiveGab retains a 4% campaign management fee from all donations. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization. All donations are final and cannot be refunded. 


Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The organization(s) you choose to support will have access to your name and email address. 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 https://1burkegives.org on your mobile device.


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. 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.