Give DeKalb County New Participant Resources



  • A 24-hour fundraising event where donors can make donations to participating nonprofits either online
  • Online: www.givedekalbcounty.org
    • Midnight to midnight on the giving day by credit card or bank transfer
    • Minimum donation = $5
  • By Mail: Download and print a donation form. Complete the form indicating the organization(s), and donation amount(s), then write a single check for the total amount payable to “DCCF.” Checks can be mailed to DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178.
  • Community Partners give to the bonus pool
  • Every donation made during Give DeKalb County leverages bonus funds
  • The bonus pool is distributed proportionately
  • EXAMPLE: If Org A raises 2% of the grand total, Org A receives 2% of the bonus pool…if they raise 5% of the grand total, then they receive 5% of the bonus pool
  • Learn more about the bonus pool here.
  • DCNP will provide yard signs for organizations to post throughout DeKalb County
    • Yard signs are re-used each year, so organizations are responsible for pick up and return of their yard sign
  • Banners are available to be loaned out in March/April
    • Banners are then placed in their ‘final’ locations during the two weeks leading up to Give DeKalb County
    • Banners are placed in geographically strategic locations for high visibility
  • DCNP coordinates training opportunities to help participating organizations prepare for Give DeKalb County
  • Videos are available on general topics to help prepare and custom webinars are also hosted
  • In-person training is offered each spring leading up to the giving day
  • Learn more about training opportunities here!

Key Resources for Nonprofits New to Give DeKalb County

Here are some useful resources on the Give DeKalb County website to help you get prepared for May 7!


  • Remember to use the blue chat bubble in the lower right hand corner of the Give DeKalb County website to contact the GiveGab support team
    • They will provide individual assistance via chat or follow up via email
  • You can also directly email GiveGab with questions at customersuccess@givegab.com
  • Any questions about your profile, administrator access, reports, website functionality, registration, and other technical questions should be directed to GiveGab
  • General questions about the giving day such as eligibility, bonus pool, etc. can be directed to dcnp@dekalbccf.org