Donor FAQ

Nonprofit FAQ

Network Leader FAQ

Q. What is #ILGive?

#ILGive, happening on November 28, 2017, is Illinois' official Giving Tuesday campaign.

Giving back means a bit more when it happens close to home. At, you can search from over 900 unique, local nonprofits. From Chicago to Springfield, Peoria to Lake County, nonprofits are working tirelessly to make a difference in our communities. #ILGive for #GivingTuesday is your chance to help communities and causes you care about.

#ILGive is an initiative of Forefront. Forefront is Illinois' state membership association of philanthropy, nonprofits, advisors, social enterprises, and other organizations that works to build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. Forefront created #ILGive, our local #GivingTuesday campaign, focused on giving specifically in Illinois. #ILGive is an opportunity to highlight the nonprofits in our region and all that they do to contribute to the growth and success of our communities.

Q. When is #ILGive Day?

#ILGive for Giving Tuesday is on November 28, 2017 from midnight to 11:59 PM.

Q. Which organizations can participate?

Organizations that are verified 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in Illinois. Schools and churches that have the proper IRS documentation are also eligible to participate. We verify that each and every participating organization is legally able able to collect donations, so you can feel confident that your contribution is going to a legitimate and reputable organization!

Q. Who can donate?

Anyone may donate. It doesn’t matter where you live, or how much you give. Little actions can make a big impact. So find a way to give back on ILGive for Giving Tuesday.

Donations through the #ILGive online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.

Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits 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 within 48-72 hours.

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

GiveGab retains a 2% campaign management fee from all donations, capped at $20 per donation.

Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.2% + 30¢ for all major credit cards (3.5% + 30¢ for American Express) on a per transaction basis. 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 have the option to make your donation anonymous. Anonymous donations will be displayed as "Anonymous." on the organization's page. Organizations will still have access to your name and email address.

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 on your mobile device.

Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?

Please send an email to to request that we contact your organization of choice.