Frequently Asked Questions


About the Good Giving Challenge:

Donations for Good Giving Challenge:

For Participating Nonprofits:


About the Good Giving Challenge:

Who hosts Good Giving Guide?

The 2016 GoodGiving Challenge will be hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation in partnership with Smiley Pete Publishing. All participants must adhere to its policies and procedures. It is the nonprofit’s responsibility to participate in Blue Grass Community Foundation and partner trainings on how to best participate in the Challenge.

What is the timeline to get involved for this event?

All gifts must be made on the GoodGiving Challenge website (www.bggives.org) between 9 a.m. on November 29 and 11:59 p.m. on December 31 to be eligible for the GoodGiving Challenge. Gifts of cash or checks will not be accepted.*

*PayPal can be utilized through the Razoo.com platform.

Tell me about the Prize incentives for participating organizations.

Prizes made possible by Blue Grass Community Foundation (BGCF) endowment pool will be contributed to a qualifying nonprofit’s Endowment Fund at BGCF. If a nonprofit does not have an existing endowment fund at BGCF and qualifies for prizes from the BGCF endowment pool, an endowment fund will be established for the organization following the conclusion of the Challenge. If the nonprofit does not wish to establish an endowment fund at BGCF, the nonprofit will forfeit all endowment prizes made possible by BGCF.


Donations for Good Giving Challenge:

Who can donate?

All gifts must be made by a Donor. Participating nonprofits are prohibited from donating to themselves or to any affiliated entity. This means that a Donor DOES NOT have the option of writing a check to a participating nonprofit. Blue Grass Community Foundation or Smiley Pete Publishing cannot under any circumstance enter a Donor’s gift.

How are donations processed?

Donations are time stamped and are processed when a Donor clicks‘Submit’ at check out.

Can someone choose to donate anonymously?

A donor can requests to "hide from public" to indicate that their donation should remain hidden from public view. Participating nonprofits will receive the following information about their donors: contact information, amount, date and time of gift and any special instructions.

Is there a minimum/maximum donation amount?

The minimum gift that will be accepted for the GoodGiving Challenge is $5.00. There is no maximum gift.

Are donations able to be refunded?

Every gift made by donors to nonprofits through the GoodGiving Challenge website (www.bggives.org) is irrevocable and unrestricted.

Tell me about the Prize incentives for participating organizations.

At this time, all prizes provided by BGCF will be awarded based on aggregate performance over the entirety of the Challenge. If additional challenges (daily, weekly, or pop-up) are added, related rules will be provided.

How do donations get disbursed?

Donations to the Challenge are considered donations to BGCF and are granted in aggregate to the participating nonprofits at the conclusion of the Challenge. While nonprofits may choose to issue a thank you note to donors, they should not issue a charitable acknowledgement since the donor will receive an official charitable receipt via email immediately following his/her donation.

Read more about platform and credit card fees for the event.

All donations will be paid to the chosen nonprofit net of a 5.9% fee plus $0.30 per each contribution (100% of these costs are Razoo fees). BGCF is a 501C (3) nonprofit and does not receive monetary benefit from transaction fees. Donors will have the option to cover this fee at check out. Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing support this giving event as a community service and do not financially profit from it.


For Participating Nonprofits:

Read the minimum requirements of participating nonprofits

  • Complete all required fields for online registration through Razoo
  • Submit fee to support participation in the GoodGiving Challenge by August 1.
  • Sign off on GoodGiving Challenge Rules on online Registration page, and agree to/ understand the following:
    • A check must be mailed to BGCF by August 1, 2016 in order for the nonprofit to participate.
    • The platform fee per online transactions is 5.9% + 30 cents.
    • The platform fee for online transactions can be covered by donors, giving donors the ability to donate 100% to participants.
    • The required participation fee of $500.00 per nonprofit is to be sent to BGCF by August 1, 2016.
    • The organization has a completed, up-to-date GoodGiving.net portrait
    • The organization can begin receiving funds on 11/29/16 to count towards the GoodGiving Challenge totals.
    • Only donations made online through the GoodGiving Challenge will be counted towards campaign totals and prize incentives.
    • All funds raised online for the GoodGiving Challenge from 11/29/16 - 12/31/16 are donations made through Razoo to BGCF.
    • Funds raised online through the above dates will then be disbursed post-event to all participating organizations by BGCF.
  • Comply with and sign off on GoodGiving Challenge Rules, Policies and Procedures.
  • Diligently check email, including spam folders, for any and all emails from @bgcf.org email addresses
  • Update GoodGiving.net portrait as necessary so it will be current throughout the Challenge
  • Attend Razoo online training webinars (REQUIRED- additional information about dates and times will be provided)
  • Optional, but highly encouraged: Secure a match donor of $500 or more. Match donors may be individuals, groups of individuals, businesses, corporations, etc.

No goods or services in exchange of donations, read more.

Participating nonprofits shall not offer goods or services – including,but not limited to, dinner tickets, membership fees, admission tickets or other gifts – in exchange or as a reward for a donation to its nonprofit during the Challenge.

Matching grants for Good Giving Challenge, ream more.

A nonprofit’s optional match donor(s) may make match payments via www.bggives.org. Only match payments made on www.bggives.org will be eligible for prizes and other matching dollars. Match payments made by check,made payable to the nonprofit and delivered directly to the nonprofit will not count toward their challenge totals.

Leaderboard functionality for the Challenge, read more.

The Leaderboard provides a snapshot summary of charitable activity during the Challenge. It is not used to determine the outcome of challenge events and may not always reflect real-time reporting on donations made.

The prize incentives fine print, read more.

Blue Grass Community Foundation reserves the right to review all charitable donations and determine their eligibility as qualifying gifts for all GoodGiving Challenge prizes, matches and grants.