Yes. As long as you itemize your deductions on your federal income tax return, your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Your credit card statement will show iGivefirst Charitable Fund as the recipient of your donation through iGivefirst. iGivefirst Charitable Fund is a nonprofit organization that collects contributions from donors and distributes such contributions to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is in good standing with the IRS that you, the donor, have designated to financially support.
iGivefirst Charitable Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity that is regulated by federal and state legal statutes. iGivefirst is a charitable fundraising platform that empowers you to make a difference by securely donating to legitimate nonprofit organizations. We verify all nonprofits we provide are federally registered and in good standing with the IRS.
We created iGivefirst in effort to make giving to charity easy, trustworthy and secure. We do all of the heavy lifting for nonprofit organizations and reduce their administration effort and cost. We facilitate all tax reporting, payement processing, acknowledgment letters and provide the charity with mainstream media exposure. We significantly lower their cost and ensure that more of your money goes to where it’s intended.
iGivefirst decreases administration cost for United States 501(c)(3) nonprofits. There are currently over 1.5 million charities in the United States and each of them use a multitude of different and typically costly third-party technology solutions. Nonprofits are normally charged setup, monthly and license fees from service/solution providers. iGivefirst doesn’t require technology installation/integration, advertising or marketing efforts from the nonprofit.
The iGivefirst service includes automated tax reporting, easy payment processing and mainstream media exposure. Unlike many fundraisers, iGivefirst does not charge registered nonprofits setup or maintenance fees – effectively allowing nonprofits of all sizes to benefit from our service.
Quick fact: Even some large nonprofits generate donors’ tax receipts manually. The iGivefirst technology automates this process, which can further reduce a nonprofit’s expense to make your donation go further!
Our mission is to empower people to create real change through the use of new technology and mainstream media. Who is our customer? The hungry child, the homeless natural disaster victim and the abused or mistreated animal just to name a few. No Frauds. No Scams. ONLY legitimate charities.
Through the use of iGivefirst’s service all transactions are protected with double the amount of security than many sites on the Internet (256 BIT Encryption). Furthermore, additional precautions have been put into place including never storing your credit card data and under no circumstance do we share your information without your permission! All transactions can be made anonymously, leaving the source of the donation a mystery to the nonprofit you are contributing to.
You will always have this choice. Donating through the iGivefirst platform streamlines the process, resulting in more of your donation getting to the cause. The service provides nonprofits with technology that can make them more efficient and reduces their administrative costs. iGivefirst empowers them to spend their time and efforts on providing aid not time consuming tasks like thank you letters, tax reporting, payment processing and donor management. We are an easy, trustworthy, secure way for donors to create change and emotionally connect with the stories they read. no scams; no frauds; only legitimate charities.
Yes. If you can’t find your charity, please contact us and we’ll get it added . iGivefirst manually verifies that the charity is federally registered and in good standing.
If you know of a charity/nonprofit that you think would be a good fit for iGivefirst, please have them apply at:
Please note: We directly contact the charity to verify the application.
In every company there is a cost of doing business, including charity. However, we were shocked to find out that it is currently acceptable for a charity to retain up to 40% and most highly efficient charities retain 25%?!
A 60% program percentage typically indicates a “satisfactory” or “C range” rating. Most highly efficient charities are able to spend 75% or more on programs. ~ http://www.charitywatch.org/criteria.html (aka American Institute of Philanthropy)
We created iGivefirst in effort to make giving to charity easy, trustworthy and secure. In exchange for a flat 5% plus merchant/payment processing fee, we do all of the heavy lifting for nonprofit organizations and reduce their administration effort and cost. We facilitate all tax reporting, payement processing, acknowledgment letters and provide the charity with mainstream media exposure. We significantly lower their cost and ensure that more of your money goes to where it’s intended.
A technology service fee is a common practice in business. Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers like IBM have used this model for years. The 5% fee includes administration and operation costs, technology, license, development, reporting, personnel, customer service, marketing, advertising, technology infrastructure, security and more. An additional 3.5% is retained for payment processing and fund delivery paid directly to the payment processor. In the future, we would like to partner with sponsors to reduce or elimate the fee strcuture for nonprofits. With your help, we can do it together!
Trust, transparency, security and your satisfaction are VERY important to us.
If a nonprofit is unable to accept or cannot accept donations for a variety of reasons (i.e. Disqualification of 501(c)(3) status by the IRS) then iGivefirst Charitable Fund will select an alternate charity to receive your donation funds. All donations are final and may not be refunded.
The donation that you have designated will be donated by iGivefirst Charitable Fund to the specific 501(c)(3) nonprofit(s) you have chosen within 30 days. iGivefirst Charitable Fund’s financials are audited by independent and creditable 3rd party auditors and made available to the public. At anytime you can login to your customer dashboard for a complete history of your donations and to print receipt your end-of-year tax receipt.
iGivefirst Charitable Fund is a nonprofit organization that collects contributions from donors and distributes those contributions to other nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in good standing with the IRS. By providing you with a single receipt for all of your donation, it makes your life easier during tax season and it reduces the need for the nonprofit to spend their valuable resources sending out tax receipts to all donors. Instead, they only need to write one receipt to iGivefirst Charitable Fund regardless of how many individual donations have been made through iGivefirst.
Yes, after your transaction has been completed, you will have the option to share you information with the nonprofit you donated to.
Yes, iGivefirst donates 10% of its profits back to charity.
iGivefirst has implemented the following security measures:
Build and Maintain a Secure Network
– Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
– Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
Protect Cardholder Data
– Protect stored cardholder data
– Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public network
Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
– Use and regularly update anti-virus software on all systems commonly affected by malware
– Develop and maintain secure systems and application
Implement Strong Access Control Measures
– Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
– Restrict physical access to cardholder data
iGivefirst respects your privacy.
We do not provide your personal information to nonprofits, businesses, corporations or any other company or person without your permission. We believe that if you want us to share your contact information with anyone, you’ll take action to make that happen. No presumptions are made on our part.
By default, privacy is turned ON. You don’t need to do anything to ensure that your information is, private, safe and secure. We believe that giving should be easy. That means no worry or concern regarding how your information is being used and you never need to worry about us selling YOUR data!
~ Thomas Carlyle
Please don’t hesitate contacting us if you have questions, comments or suggestions. We are excited to here what you have to say and continue to add to this list of frequently asked questions. With your help, iGivefirst will make giving easy, trustworthy and secure throughout the world. The end goal? To increase charitable giving world wide by connecting the people that want to invest in animals, people and the planet.
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