Q. What is Joy of Giving Day?
Joy of Giving Day is a day of generosity and kindness fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Joy of Giving Day is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Q. When is Joy of Giving Day?
Joy of Giving Day is on April 26th, 2023 from midnight to 11:59 PM Central time. The platform opens for donations during an Advanced Giving Phase beginning at Midnight Central time on Monday, April 10.
Q. How do I make a donation during Joy of Giving Day?
Starting on April 10, click here for step-by-step directions to complete your online donation.
Q. Which organizations can participate?
All 501(c)(3) parishes, schools and Catholic-serving ministries listed in the official Catholic directory and are affiliated with the Archdiocese of Omaha are eligible to participate in the Joy of Giving Day. For additional information, please contact the Joy of Giving point person listed in the footer of the website.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate! The minimum online donation is $10, and there is no maximum. Donations through the Joy of Giving Day online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit card, or mobile pay, and donors contributing $100 or more may contribute using ACH from their bank account. Online donors should receive a tax receipt 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 parish, school or 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 Joy of Giving.
Q. How will my donation be distributed to my nonprofit organization of choice?
Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab, the nonprofit giving platform, via direct deposit into the organization's account within 5-7 business days.
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.
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?
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 omaha.igivecatholictogether.org on your mobile device.
Q. Are there fees associated with online donations to Joy of Giving?
Minimum online gifts to Joy of Giving are $10. 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 parishes, schools and ministries, platform technical support, technology, processing, and security costs. Donors have the option to cover these fees at the time of donation, and during Joy of Giving 2022, 74% of donors did pay this cost for the parish, school or ministry they supported. Donors will receive a tax deduction on the full donation amount. Offline donations do not incur any transaction fees. Read more about how the fees assist your organization HERE.
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, and contact your organization and ask them to be sure to participate during the next Joy of Giving day.