Q. What is Spring Days of Giving?
An initiative of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA), Spring Days of Giving is two days of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration to support Catholic campus ministries around the country!
Q. When is Spring Days of Giving?
Spring Days of Giving begins at 12:01 AM March 28 and ends at 11:59 PM on March 29. Donations may be made in advance on March 27.
Q. Which organizations can participate?
All 501(c)(3) Catholic campus ministries and Newman centers listed in the official Catholic directory and have signed up with CCMA are eligible to participate in the Spring Days of Giving. For additional information, please contact Dan Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate! The minimum online donation is $5, and there is no maximum. Donations through the Spring Days of Giving online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit or mobile pay, and donors contributing $100 or more may contribute using ACH from their bank account. Online donors should receive a tax receipt from #iGiveCatholic immediately upon completing their donation. Offline donations of cash or check can be made in any amount and should be given or sent directly to the campus ministry of donor's choice. Receipts for offline gifts will be provided by the organization receiving the funds.
Q. What is #iGiveCatholic?
#iGiveCatholic is a Catholic 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps other Catholic nonprofits raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers using the GiveGab giving platform. #iGiveCatholic is a registered fundraiser in every state and provides organizational guidance, training and resources for Spring Days of Giving.
Q. How will my donation be distributed to the campus ministry I donated to?
Each donation made to a participating campus ministry will be disbursed directly from GiveGab, the nonprofit giving platform, via direct deposit into the organization's account within 5-7 business days.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?
Minimum online gifts to Spring Days of Giving are $5. Credit card fees total 5.9% plus $.30. Gifts of $100 or more can be made as an ACH gift from a bank account. Fees on ACH gifts total 3.4% plus $3.00. Fees cover templated marketing materials and trainings for the participating campus ministries, platform technical support, technology, processing and security costs. Donors have the option to cover the costs of online fundraising at the time of donation, and if the donor elects to do this, 100% of their donation will go to their selected campus ministry. Donors will receive a receipt for the full donation amount. Offline donations do not incur any transaction fees. Read more about how the fees assist your organization HERE.
Q. Who will receive my contact information?
The campus ministry(ies) 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 from the campus ministry(ies), and notify you of future activities.
Q. Do I need to create an account?
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 ccma.igivecatholictogether.org on your mobile device.
Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?
Please send an email to email@example.com to request that we contact your organization of choice. Please also contact your favorite campus ministry and ask them to be sure to participate during the next Spring Days of Giving!
Q. Are there refunds?
All donations are final and cannot be refunded. However, if you notice an error in your transaction, please contact the Customer Success team immediately through the blue chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner.