Q. What is MatchDay?
Following the global movement of "Giving Tuesday," MatchDay is a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. MatchDay is an initiative of Western Kansas Community Foundation. It occurs annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
Q. When is MatchDay?
MatchDay takes place on the day known globally as "Giving Tuesday". That day falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and this year is on November 30th, 2021, however, donations will be accepted between November 15th and November 30th.
Q. Which organizations can participate?
Organizations that are verified 501( c )(3) charitable nonprofits, and that have endowed funds with the Western Kansas Community Foundation.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate. Donations through the MatchDay online portal to participating nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit cards, as well as ACH. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab. Additional receipt letters may be sent by the Western Kansas Community Foundation after the event, as well as general thank you's from any of the organizations which received a donation.
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 allow organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.
Q. How will donations be distributed?
Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit to the Western Kansas Community Foundation within 24-48 hours of the event. After receipt by the WKCF, participating organizations will receive a check from the Foundation for the total amount of their MatchDay donations following the event.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?
GiveGab retains a 3% 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). ACH donations incur the 3% campaign management fee as well as a flat $3 per donation. You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization. All donations are final and cannot be refunded.
Q. Who will receive my contact information?
The organization(s) you choose to 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. You may, however, choose to remain anonymous. If you do so, the WKCF staff will be able to access your contact information to provide a receipt, but the agencies you choose to benefit with a donation will not have access to that information.
Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?
No. You do not need to create an account to donate. 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 https://matchday.wkcf.org on your mobile device.
Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for MatchDay?
You cannot pre-schedule your MatchDay gift. In order for your donation to be eligible for a matching contribution and counted towards prize incentives awarded on MatchDay it must be made between November 15th and 11:59 p.m. on November 30th, 2021.