FAQs


Q. What is Giving Week?

Giving Week is an annual fundraising and community engagement initiative for Lindenwood University. It is a chance for Lions all over the world to rally and band together to show their support of Lindenwood's current and future students. This year, we're challenging our community to help us raise $100,000! Each day of Giving Week gives you the chance to engage with the Lindenwood community, make a gift to support the area you're most passionate about, and see the impact of your gift in action!


Q. When is Giving Week?

Giving Week 2022 is on March 23 to March 26. Each day features new giving opportunities, prizes, and stories that show why the Lindenwood community is so special.


Q. Who can donate?

We're asking everyone in our community donate to the area they are most passionate about during Giving Week. Gifts of any size and to any designation count towards our goal, Donations made during  Giving Week are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made online or by check. Donations will be received online will be receipted by GiveGab, and you'll get an letter confirmation in the mail.


Q. What is GiveGab?

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


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

GiveGab retains a 3.5% campaign management fee from all donations. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). You have the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to Lindenwood. All donations are final and cannot be refunded. Any donations processed outside of Giving Week donation period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: http://info.givegab.com/pricing.


Q. Who will receive my contact information?

GiveGab will share your name and email address with Lindenwood University. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.


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 lugivingweek.lindenwood.edu on your mobile device.


Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for Giving Week?

You cannot pre-schedule your Giving Week gift, but you may make a donation to Lindenwood before or after Giving Week. Please visit www.lindenwood.edu for more giving opportunities. 


Q. What is state charitable solicitation registration?

Nonprofits are held to a high standard of government regulation and public scrutiny. And that is with good reason! Eligible 501(c) nonprofits are exempt from federal corporate taxes and have access to public funding. These benefits are not typically available to for-profit businesses, so laws are in place to protect the public and ensure nonprofits do not abuse their financial advantages. The IRS and states all have requirements for nonprofits.