General Questions:

What is Nevada’s Big Give?

Nevada's Big Give is a 24-hour online crowdfunding event created to rally community support for Nevada’s charitable causes. This one-day fundraiser was created by NevadaGIVES and is powered by NevadaGIVES and United Way of Southern Nevada. It will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

What is the goal?

The goal of Nevada’s Big Give is to make charitable giving easy, accessible, and fun so Nevada’s nonprofit organizations, our community safety nets, can grow and thrive.

How does it work?

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, NevadaGIVES will host Nevada’s Big Give, a 24-hour giving event encouraging charitable donations through our online giving platform, hosted by Razoo and powered by NevadaGIVES and United Way of Southern Nevada.

Razoo will provide toolkits, training sessions, outreach support, mass media and social media coverage to make it easy for all nonprofits to participate. Each participating organization will have an individualized web page to promote their cause. This web page can also be used for year-round online fundraising. Individuals will be able to donate money to the nonprofit organizations of their choice on Thursday, March 23, 2017. All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable. (Donations will not be refunded). Donors will receive a receipt for their gift. The nonprofit will receive contact information for each donor, unless the donor elects to remain anonymous. The organization(s) you choose to support will receive donor name and contact information, unless the donor chooses to make an anonymous contribution.

The Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to advise a re-granting of their donations to other IRS recognized qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations, will accept the gifts and will then re-grant the monies to the nonprofits selected by the donors.

Who is behind it?

Nevada’s Big Give is powered by NevadaGIVES and United Way of Southern Nevada, and hosted by Razoo. Razoo is the industry leader in 24 hour giving days, with a crowdfunding platform built to serve all 501c3 nonprofits. Philanthropy is the core mission of Razoo, and the company is committed to creating opportunities to support nonprofits.

How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?

During the Nevada’s Big Give event, the Razoo Foundation will retain 6.9% plus $0.30 per transaction for Razoo Foundation expenses and campaign costs (including credit card transaction costs). Donors have the option to cover these fees during the checkout process, allocating 100% of their intended donation to your nonprofit.

Is there a minimum or maximum donation?

The minimum donation for Nevada’s Big Give is $5. There is no maximum donation limit for Nevada’s Big Give.

Is there a limit to the amount an organization can receive?

There is no maximum amount an organization may receive for Nevada’s Big Give.

Do I need an account on Razoo to donate?

No, you do not need to create an account to make a donation. However, if you plan to give multiple times during Nevada’s Big Give, creating an account means you only have to enter your credit card information once. Your account also collects your tax receipts in one location and enables you to track your donation, review the charities your support and schedule future giving.

Can I donate to Nevada’s Big Give on my smart phone?

Yes – this site is mobile friendly! Simply visit nvbiggive.org on your smartphone to browse all the amazing nonprofits and schools participating.

Can I make my donation early for Nevada’s Big Give?

Yes! Starting on February 23, 2017, donors will be able to make their donation in advance, while still having it count for Nevada’s Big Give 24 hour event.

Can I fundraise for my favorite nonprofit?

Yes! You can be a hero for the cause(s) you care about – we call these Free Agent Fundraisers! Alternatively, you can visit the Organization Page of any nonprofit listed on Razoo and click “Fundraise” to start the page creation process. Please note that in order to create a Fundraising Page you will be prompted to sign into your Razoo user account, or create one if you don’t already have an account.

When individuals donate for Nevada’s Big Give, who will receive their information?

The nonprofit organization receiving the donation will receive the contact information for the donor in order to conduct follow up communications, unless the donor chooses to make an anonymous donation. As the hosts of Nevada’s Big Give, NevadaGIVES and Razoo will also receive the information in order to acknowledge donations and send news and updates about Nevada’s Big Give related activities. NevadaGIVES and Razoo will not share donor information.


FAQs for Nonprofit Organizations

Who is able to participate?

Nevada-based 501(c)3 legally IRS registered nonprofit organizations and registered public schools are eligible to receive donations. Organizations based outside of Nevada are eligible to participate if the majority of service is delivered within Nevada.

Why should my organization participate?

  • Raise funds for your organization
  • Raise awareness and educate the public about your cause
  • Find and Cultivate new donors through the national conversation surrounding the day: media, advertisements, social media
  • Ability to empower your ambassadors to advocate and leverage their networks on your behalf
  • Reinvigorate lapsed donors
  • Convert check-writing donors to online donors
  • Demonstrate a unified, diverse, and strong voice to represent the nonprofit community in the Nevada.

This campaign’s success will depend on our collective enthusiasm and implementation. We are asking nonprofit professionals, volunteers, businesses and citizens to bring their skills and experience to this effort.

What does my nonprofit need to do?

  • Register your nonprofit.
  • Create a landing page for your organization using the Razoo platform.
  • Broadcast your campaign's message using existing communication networks.
  • Utilize the Nevada’s Big Give logo and other provided images and messages consistent with the branding guidelines.
  • Secure matching grants and prizes to entice donors to your group.
  • Recruit individuals to be Free Agent Fundraisers for your organization.
  • Consider organizing an outreach event or community stunt to help further increase exposure for your organization.
  • Think outside the box, be engaged and have fun!!
  • For more tips, visit the Nonprofit Toolkit

Is there a fee to participate?

For the 2017 Nevada’s Big Give Event, there will be a $50 registration fee for all participating nonprofits. This fee will help NevadaGIVES continue all of the important work that it takes on to make this statewide philanthropic event a success, including (but not limited to) identifying media partners, corporate sponsors, educating the public, providing professional development to participating agencies, and offering prize incentives for nonprofits. 100% of your online charitable gift is receipted and advised for regrant by Razoo Foundation to the chosen charity. Razoo Foundation will retain 6.9% plus $0.30 of each donation made during Nevada’s Big Give to cover platform and credit card fees.

How can an organization receive donations?

If you are already listed on Razoo.com, you don't need to do anything except make sure your nonprofit's profile and page is updated and motivating. If your nonprofit is not listed on Razoo when you do a search, please email Razoo, at support@razoo.com for more information on how you can get listed.

Do you have video tutorials that explain the site and how it works?

Yes. You can view all our videos on our RazooGiving YouTube channel.

How will an organization know who has donated to them?

Organizations that have registered on Razoo can track donations in real time by logging in to their Razoo account. Organizations will also receive an email notification for every donation. Nonprofits can download a detailed donation report at any time through their account to thank and follow-up with individual donors and tabulate donation value and number of donors. This .csv file can be used in Excel and is widely compatible with other spreadsheet applications.

Do I need to issue a tax receipt to my donors?

No, donations made through Razoo will be receipted from the Razoo Foundation. However, we do encourage you to send a thank you note to your donors letting them know how awesome they are!

When will my organization receive the funds contributed?

Normally, The Razoo Foundation will disburse monies on the March 23, 2017 of following receipt of the donation. You also have the option to sign up for electronic funds transfer to receive funds from the giving day even faster. For more information or to sign up for EFT, visit: www.razoo.com/eft

How do I learn more about Nevada's Big Give?

Stay tuned to this website for more information and details as the event draws closer. You can also "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our email list to stay updated. Nevada’s Big Give will hosting training sessions for nonprofits to share tools, highlight matching grants and strategize together to make this day another one for the history books!

NevadaGives can modify any restrictions or conditions if, in the sole judgment of the Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. As such, Razoo reserves the right to deny or condition the distribution of prize grants if, in the judgment of its Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes necessary.