Frequenly Asked Questions

What is the difference between a cause and a charity?

A charity is an established 501c3, tax deductible nonprofit. A cause is a worthy reason to raise money but not an established charity and therefore a cause is not technically tax deductible. All final deductibility should be determined by a tax professional.


When and how do we get the money?

Link your organization's bank account to your GiveStorm account through your Dashboard. It only takes a moment and your first deposit will come 7 days later and every day subsequent.


How much does it cost?

There are no setup fees or subscription costs. It is easy to sign up and get started. GiveStorm simply offers 4.7% on all contributions. The contribution is then deposited into your account minus the 4.7%.

Example: $10 donation at 4.7% ($0.47)= $9.53 deposited into your account.


Where does the money go?

The percentage goes to administration, future development, network costs, and credit card processing fees.


Is it tax deductible?

You should always consult a qualified tax professional regarding tax contributions. If you are giving to a verified 501c3 Charity, it is usually fully tax deductible for individuals residing in the United States. If you are giving to a Cause, it is probably not tax deductible.

In all cases, you should consult your tax professional with any questions.

How do I invite people to my page?

There are multiple ways to invite people to your page. One of the easiest ways is to use the social media sharing icons on the middle right of your page. Simply click on the icon and it will open your corresponding social media account and share the link directly to your fundraising page. You can also copy the URL at the top of the GiveStorm page by selecting the whole text (http://www.givestorm.com/stories/yourcause ) right click to copy and then right click to paste into the body of an email.


How do I get access to my organization?

If your organization is not currently on the selection list you can add it here Once approved it will show up in the list. If it is in the list and you would like access to the existing charity account but do not see it in your dashboard then please email service@givestorm.com. Be sure to include the organization you would like access to, your affiliation with the organization and all relevant contact information. We will then contact the organization and verify your access.