Terms of Participation

As an organization choosing to participate and collaborate as a benefitting partner in Give DeKalb County, please carefully review the following Terms of Participation which sets forth the services and duties provided by Give DeKalb County and roles and responsibilities of all participants. When registering for Give DeKalb County you will be asked to attest that you have read and agree with these Terms of Participation.

  1. I confirm that my organization is or is being fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 and will provide our EIN number, contact info, and a representative’s information for verification. (Check IRS compliance here.)
  2. I confirm that our organization is legally authorized to fundraise in the state of Illinois and is registered to do so with the Illinois Attorney General’s office. (Learn more about state compliance here.)
  3. I confirm that our organization is located in, serving, and/or conducting organizational activities in DeKalb County, Illinois.
  4. I agree that a participation fee will be deducted from the net proceeds raised by our organization through Give DeKalb County and if we should not receive sufficient donations through the giving day, the participation fee is still owed to the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership.
  5. I understand that the DeKalb County Community Foundation will collect donations on our behalf and that the funds will ultimately be distributed by the Community Foundation. I understand that the Community Foundation does not solicit donations on our behalf.
  6. I agree for our organization to be listed on the Give DeKalb County website and I understand that our organization may be named in promotional materials or activities.
  7. I understand that GiveGab.com is an online platform being used to market Give DeKalb County and all participating organizations, and which will safely process all contributions made to the event.
  8. I agree to submit accurate information for our online profile by April 5, 2021.
  9. I understand that maintaining and/or editing our online profile is our responsibility and that it is not the responsibility of GiveGab, the Community Foundation, nor the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership.
  10. I understand that our organization will receive all of the funds that have been donated to our organization less any fees not covered by the individual donor and less the participation fee. I understand that our organization will also receive a proportion of the Bonus Pool matching funds.
  11. I understand that funds raised during Give DeKalb County will be for general operating support and that our giving day campaign may not be part of a larger capital campaign.
  12. I agree that, in the event we choose to list an Endowment Fund held at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, all donations made to that Fund will become part of that Fund for our behalf as determined by the Fund agreement in affect with the Community Foundation.
  13. I acknowledge and understand that donors voluntarily choose to whom they will donate and that Give DeKalb County is not responsible for the amount of money raised by our organization and that participating in Give DeKalb County does not constitute any assurance of funding for our organization.
  14. I agree that our organization’s staff, board of directors, volunteers, and donors are responsible for promoting Give DeKalb County and will do so responsibly and professionally. I understand that any defamatory or inappropriate use of Give DeKalb County logos, marketing materials, social media content, and/or other promotional items is prohibited and could result in being removed from Give DeKalb County participation.
  15. I understand that an organization's participation in Give DeKalb County does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of a nonprofit or its mission by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Give DeKalb County or any other giving day partner or media sponsor. I understand that participation may be determined by the Give DeKalb County Committee and that their decision is final.
  16. I understand that only donations made during Give DeKalb County’s designated event period will count toward any incentives offered as part of the event.
  17. I understand that any donations processed outside of the Give DeKalb County donation period through GiveGab.com, that are not recurring donations initiated during Give DeKalb County, are subject to transaction fees specific to the GiveGab plan purchased by the receiving organization or fees set by the associated year-round Community Giving or Philanthropy Hub site.
  18. I understand that in the event of a disputed donation GiveGab will make every effort to win the dispute by submitting evidence on my organization's behalf. In the case that a dispute is lost, the full amount of the disputed donation and donation processing fees will be pulled from my organization’s bank account, and my organization will be charged a $15 dispute fee.
  19. I understand that refunds for donations made on GiveGab must be approved by an administrator from my organization and requested from GiveGab within 4 business days of the original date of the donation. If approved, the full amount of the requested refund and donation processing fees will be pulled from my organization’s balance. Any donation refund request made outside of the 4 business day refund window must be handled outside of the GiveGab platform between my organization and the donor directly.
  20. I understand that as the administrator of my organization's profile on GiveGab, it is my responsibility to grant (authorize) and revoke (unauthorize) administrative capabilities to other individuals within my organization. I understand that I can choose to allow them full administrative privileges or restrict their ability to view donor data within our organization. I understand that GiveGab will not disclose information about my organization to individual users unless those users are administrative users with appropriate permissions.
  21. I understand that my organization is encouraged to focus the majority of its overall marketing efforts in the days immediately leading up to Give DeKalb County to the campaign to create a sense of community-wide excitement among donors, volunteers, media partners and fellow nonprofits.
  22. I confirm that my organization has a website or Facebook page and that we will add the Give DeKalb County link to one or both.
  23. I understand that my organization's staff, board of directors, and volunteers should promote Give DeKalb County over the course of the event using social media, word-of-mouth, and other methods of raising awareness.
  24. I understand that if asked to participate in any interviews with newspapers, tv or radio that I speak on behalf of all nonprofits participating in Give DeKalb County.
  25. I understand that accuracy of the information about our organization included on the Give DeKalb County website is the responsibility of our organization and that the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Give DeKalb County, and GiveGab do not make any explicit or implicit representation regarding the accuracy of this same information.
  26. I understand that all donations during Give DeKalb County are made to the DeKalb County Community Foundation meaning the information of all donors who participate in Give DeKalb County is viewable by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
  27. understand that refusal to accept these Terms means that our organization may not participate in Give DeKalb County.

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