What is #ValleyGIVES?
#ValleyGIVES – a program of the SWRC Nonprofit Cooperative – is designed to bring the Southwest Riverside County region together, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits. This 24-hour day of online giving takes place on November 28th, 2017 – #GivingTuesday.
Thevalleygives.org provides an easy-to-use platform for donors to search, support and donate to nonprofits in the Southwest Riverside County region.

When is #ValleyGIVESday?
#ValleyGIVES is on November 28th, 2017 from midnight PST to 11:59 PM PST.

Which organizations can participate?
Eligible organizations are:
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations headquartered or providing services in the Southwest Riverside County region – Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Sun City, Hemet, and Perris.
Registered and in good standing with the California Secretary of State.
Have been operating for a minimum or 3 years.
Must have a commercial place of business.
The organization’s mission must benefit the community.

Why should my organization participate?
#ValleyGIVES is a great way to boost your organization’s fundraising efforts and provides eligible nonprofits the opportunity to reach potential new donors with the visibility that only a regional effort can generate.

How can my nonprofit participate?
Fill out the interest form on thevalleygives.org website and someone will be in contact with you.

What is the cost to register my organization?
It is FREE to register.

What is the deadline to ensure my participation in Idaho Gives?
The deadline to register and have guaranteed inclusion in #ValleyGIVES is November 14th.

What percentage of each contribution will my organization receive?
Your organization has the opportunity to receive 92% of all donations. In 2017 the fees are 4.9% for the GivingbyTxt platform plus 3% for credit card processing.

When will we receive the donated funds?
By default, organizations will receive a check after the 25th of the month if they choose to keep the platform. The platform is free to all #ValleyGIVES participants for the entire year. If an organization wishes to remove themselves from the platform, the account will be closed and payment will be processed in seven business days.

How does our organization identify donors and contributions? Can I download a donations report?
All participating organizations can access and download a donation report through the GivingbyTxt platform. The report is updated in real-time and will include the donation, donation information (including a breakdown of the fees), along with the donor’s name and contact information.

How can our organization be most successful with #ValleyGIVES?
Check out our tips in the communication tool-kit on thevalleygives.org website.

Who can our organization contact if we have questions about #ValleyGIVES?
You can email info@thevalleygives.org.
Donor FAQ

What is #ValleyGIVES?
#ValleyGIVES – a program of the SWRC Nonprofit Cooperative – is designed to bring the Southwest Riverside County region together, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits. This 24-hour day of online giving takes place on November 28th, 2017 – #GivingTuesday.
Thevalleygives.org provides an easy-to-use platform for donors to search, support and donate to nonprofits in the Southwest Riverside County region.

When is #ValleyGIVESday?
#ValleyGIVES is on November 28th, 2017 from midnight PST to 11:59 PM PST.

Which organizations can participate?
Organizations that are verified 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in the Southwest Riverside County region, and are registered and in good standing with the Secretary of State.

Who can donate?
Anyone with a credit card or debit card may donate via thevalleygives.org.
Donations made through the #ValleyGIVES online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions are via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GivingbyTxt.

What is GivingbyTxt?
GivingbyTxt is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money and engage donors quickly and efficiently. GivingbyTxt offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.

How will donations be distributed?
Each donation made to the nonprofit of your choosing will be disbursed directly from GivingbyTxt via check on the 25th of each month.

How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?
The organization will receive 92% of all donations. In 2017 the fees are 4.9% for the GivingbyTxt platform plus 3% for credit card processing.
All donations will be officially receipted for tax purposes by GivingbyTxt.

Who will receive my contact information?
The organization(s) you 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.

Can I make donations via a mobile device?
Yes! Simply text “VALLEYGIVES” to 951-900-3545 on your mobile device.

What if my preferred organization is not listed?
You can contact the organization directly to suggest that they register for #ValleyGIVES by November 14th.