FAQ


Nonprofit FAQ

Q. What is Flathead Gives?

Flathead Gives is a 24-hour, online giving event that builds awareness and raises funds for important causes right in our own community. Our goal is to raise $200,000 for nonprofit organizations that serve the Flathead Valley, and we will succeed with your active participation! Hosted by the Flathead Community Foundation and Northwest Montana United Way. For more information, check our our radio announcement airing the week of May 1st!


Q. When will Flathead Gives take place?

Flathead Gives will take place on May 4-5 from 6pm to 6pm.


Q. Is my organization eligible to participate?

Your organization is eligible to participate if it is a verified charitable nonprofit or operates under another charitable nonprofit fiscal agent, headquartered or providing services in the Flathead Valley.


Q. Why should my organization participate?

Flathead Gives is a great way to boost your organization’s fundraising efforts. Flathead Gives provides eligible nonprofits the opportunity to reach potential new donors and provides the type of visibility that only a community-wide effort of this type can generate. To make the most of these efforts your organization should ensure that your profile is up-to-date on the site well ahead of Flathead Gives Day and is custom-branded to tell your story. Learn more about using the tools.


Q. How can my nonprofit participate?

Search for your organization by name or EIN here. If you do not see your organization listed, you will have the opportunity to create your organization’s profile. You can check out the support articles to walk you through the process, or you can email for more information.


Q. How much does it cost?

It is FREE for organizations to participate in Flathead Gives and to maintain a profile on the GiveGab platform year round. GiveGab retains a 2% campaign management fee from all donations, capped at $20 per donation. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.2% + $0.30 for standard credit cards and 3.5% + $0.30 for AMEX. Donors are given the option to cover the fees and a majority of them do. If they cover the processing fees, 100% of their online charitable gift will go to your organization.


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money, engage donors, and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy-to-use products.


Q. What is the deadline to ensure my participation in Flathead Gives?

The deadline to register for Flathead Gives is April 10.


Q. Can more than one person claim admin access on our organization’s page?

Yes, pending approval from existing administrators. All administrators will need to create profiles on GiveGab. Every person who has administrative access will receive emails about updates to their page.


Q. How much of the donation will go to our organization?

GiveGab retains a 2% campaign management fee from all donations, capped at $20 per donation.

Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.2% + $0.30 for standard credit cards and 3.5% + $0.30 for AMEX. 100% of all donations are tax-deductible for the donor. All donations will be officially receipted for tax purposes by GiveGab.


Q. When will we receive the donated funds?

Organizations will receive all donations, less any uncovered processing fees, within 3 business days via direct deposit as long as bank routing and account information has been verified. GiveGab uses a PCI Level I compliant payment service to ensure that all financial data is secure.


Q. How does an organization know who has donated and how much? Can I download a donations report?

All organizations that participate in Flathead Gives will be able to access and download a .CSV file of their donations via their administrative dashboard on GiveGab. The report is updated in real-time and will include the donation payout date for bank account reconciliation, donation information (including a breakdown of the fees), and the donor's name and contact information. Click here to download a sample donation report.


Q. How can our organization be most successful with the Flathead Gives event?

Check out our tips in the Nonprofit Toolkit or attend a training webinar.


Donor FAQ


Q. What is Flathead Gives?

Flathead Gives is a 24-hour, online giving event to build awareness and raise funds for important causes right in our own community. Our goal is to raise $200,000 for nonprofit organizations that serve the Flathead Valley, and we will succeed with your help! Hosted by the Flathead Community Foundation and Northwest Montana United Way. For more information, check our our radio announcement airing the week of May 1st!


Q. When is Flathead Gives?

Flathead Gives takes place on May 4-5 from 6pm to 6pm.


Q. Which organizations can participate?

Organizations that are verified 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits headquartered or providing services in the Flathead Valley are eligible to participate.


Q. Who can donate?

Anyone with a credit card or debit card may donate online via FlatheadGives.org. You may also donate offline at the event site by cash or check. All donations to Flathead Gives are tax-deductible and nonrefundable.


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money, engage donors, and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently.


Q. How will donations be distributed?

Each donation made online to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within 24-48 hours. Offline gifts will be disbursed at Flathead Gives post-event celebration on June 1.


Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?

GiveGab retains a 2% campaign management fee from all donations, capped at $20 per donation.

Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.2% + $0.30 for standard credit cards and 3.5% + $0.30 for AMEX. You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization. All donations are final and cannot be refunded.


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. You have the option to make your donation anonymous, and anonymous donations will be displayed as such.


Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?

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 www.FlatheadGives.org on your mobile device.


Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for Flathead Gives Day?

You are welcome to give to a nonprofit through the Flathead Gives portal before or after Flathead Gives Day, but your donation must be made on May 4 – 5pm between 6pm – 6pm to count towards any prizes or incentives.


Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?

You may directly contact the organization to make sure they are aware of Flathead Gives or you may send an email to info@flatheadgives.org to request that we contact them.