What is a Giving Day?
GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to ignite the giving community in Southeast Louisiana. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. Last year, Give NOLA Day generated $2.2 million city-wide for 326 participating non-profits. This year with 500 organizations taking part, GNOF hopes to raise $3m.
When will GiveNOLA Day take place?
It will be from 12:00:01 a.m. to 11:59:59 p.m. on May 5, 2015. All event-related donations must be made online during the 24-hour period.
How will PlayBuild use funds received through GiveNOLA Day?
We will use this year’s proceeds for the day-to-day operations of our upgraded playground facility. As we work towards a larger goal of growing our organization our goal is to attract more talent to support our efforts and expand our reach to more schools and community partners.
What is the GiveNOLA ”lagniappe” fund?
In New Orleans “lagniappe” means “a little something extra”. GNOF and the GiveNOLA sponsors are incentivizing donations by “topping up” all contributions made over the course of the day.
At the end of the event, every agency will receive a portion of this fund based upon the total dollars raised. The equation to calculate lagniappe dollars is:
Amount you raise ÷ Amount raised by ALL on May 5 =Your lagniappe fund percentage
How can I make a donation to PlayBuild?
On May 5, starting at 12:00 a.m.and for the next 24 hours, go to our donation page and use your credit or debit card to donate to PlayBuild. You can follow our progress on the Leaderboard page in real-time throughout the day. Share the link with your friends via social media and help spread the word.
What will the charge look like on my credit card statement?
Since all transactions are processed by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, your credit card statement will reflect this. Depending on your bank, this charge may appear as “Greater New Orleans Foundation,” “GNOF,” or a similar abbreviation. The charge will not be posted as PlayBuild, or as GiveNOLA.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Donations are 100% tax deductible. You will immediately receive an email from the Greater New Orleans Foundation confirming your donation. Please save this email for your records. By selecting PlayBuild to receive your donation, your gift is restricted to our organization. All gifts made through GiveNOLA.org are nonrefundable. Any adjustments made to a donation must be done by June 20.