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2019 South Louisiana Giving Day Orientation & Registration Information

South Louisiana Giving Day is hosting its final orientation session on Thursday, January 24.

It is MANDATORY that a representative from your organization attend the FINAL session to be held in LafayetteThe meeting will be held at Community Foundation of Acadiana, 1035 Camellia Blvd, Suite 100, Lafayette. For more information, contact Lauren Breaux at solagivingday@cfacadiana.org or 337.769.4851.

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Each participating organization will be required to pay a registration fee before the registration deadline of Friday, March 1. 

Registration Fees*
Registration Fee Organization Total Annual Operating Expenses
$100 $0 - $200,000
$150 $200,001 - $500,000
$200 $500,001+

 

The registration fee and a copy of your most recent Form 990 will be required before your organization’s profile can be made public on the SOLA Giving Day website. 

Payments can be made using a credit or debit card can be made by clicking on the "Login" tab on the front page of www.SouthLouisianaGivingDay.org.

If paying by check and you need an invoice for your organization, please download an invoice by clicking here.  You must choose the invoice that represents your registration fee from the choices of a small organization, medium organization or large organization.

Checks should be made payable to Community Foundation of Acadiana with your organization name in the memo.

Cash and checks can be dropped or mailed to Community Foundation of Acadiana, Memo: SOLA Giving Day Registration, 1035 Camellia Boulevard, Suite 100, Lafayette, LA 70508.  You must include a copy of the organization's 990 Form. The deadline to submit your registration fee is Friday, March 1.

For more information, contact Lauren Breaux, SOLA Giving Day Project Manager, at solagivingday@cfacadiana.org.

What is South Louisiana Giving Day?

South Louisiana Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving event organized by Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA). The goal of South Louisiana Giving Day 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, churches and schools. Using your personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, you are encouraged to visit www.SouthLouisianaGivingDay.org, select a participant's profile page and make a donation. It's that easy!

When is South Louisiana Giving Day? 

South Louisiana Giving Day will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 12:00:01 AM - 11:59:59 PM.

Where is South Louisiana Giving Day? 

South Louisiana Giving Day is an online, web-based event. All event-related donations can be made online by visiting www.SouthLouisianaGivingDay.org.

Donors can schedule donations online beginning Monday, March 11 until 11:59:59 on Tuesday, May 7. Donors are encouraged to donate online during the 24-hour event on May 9 from midnight until 11:59:59 p.m. The event will be managed from the office of Community Foundation of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Who can participate?

Eligible organizations are:

How does my organization register?

South Louisiana Giving Day is hosting its final orientation session on Thursday, January 24.

It is MANDATORY that a representative from your organization attend the FINAL session to be held in LafayetteThe meeting will be held at Community Foundation of Acadiana, 1035 Camellia Blvd, Suite 100, Lafayette. For more information, contact Lauren Breaux at solagivingday@cfacadiana.org or 337.769.4851.

CLICK ME TO RSVP

Each participating organization will be required to pay a registration fee before the registration deadline of Friday, March 1. 

*Please review the registration fees above.

Can more than one person claim admin access on our organization's page?

Yes, pending approval from existing administrators. An administrator of your organization's profile can add additional people to be administrators. This can be done in the back-end section of the organizations profile page. Every person with administrative access can make changes to the content on their profile, as well as add and change photos and videos.

What is the deadline to ensure my participation in South Louisiana Giving Day?

Friday, March 1, 2019.

What is the cost to register my organization?

2019 Registration Fees
Registration Fee per Organization Organization Total Annual Operating Expense
$100 $0 - $200,000
$150 $200,001 - $500,000
$200 $500,001+

The registration fee and a copy of your most recent Form 990 will be required before your organization’s profile can be made public on the SOLA Giving Day website.  

Payments can be made using a credit or debit card can be made online here

Cash and checks can be dropped or mailed to Community Foundation of Acadiana, Memo: SOLA Giving Day Registration, 1035 Camellia Blvd., Suite 100, Lafayette, LA 70508.  You must include a copy of the organization's 990 Form. The deadline to submit your registration fee is Friday, March 1.

For more information, contact Lauren Breaux, SOLA Giving Day Project Manager, at solagivingday@cfacadiana.org.

How can our organization be most successful with South Louisiana Giving Day?

Attend a mandatory orientation hosted by South Louisiana Giving Day and take advantage of marketing material in the South LA Giving Day Toolkit.

Who can our organization contact if we have questions about South Louisiana Giving Day?

You can email Lauren Breaux, SOLA Giving Day Project Manager at solagivingday@cfacadiana.org with your questions or comments.

How are donations submitted?

What are the fees? / What percentage of each contribution will my organization receive?

An 7% fee is charged on every electronic donation. Your organization has the opportunity to receive 100% of a donation when a donor chooses to “cover the fees”. If the donor does not opt into this option, the 7% fee will be withheld from his/her contribution.  On the other hand, if the donor opts to “cover the fees,” the organization will receive 100% of the donor’s desired contribution.

Here's a breakdown of the 7%: 

Fees for Online Giving

Percentage of Gift    Fee Source
3% Credit / Debit Card Transaction Fee
3% CiviCore Technology Fee 
1% CFA Support Fee

 

There is a 2% Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) Support Fee on all gifts made offline via cash or check. 

Fees for Offline Giving

Percentage of Gift  

Fee Source
2% CFA Support Fee

Please note, there are no fees assessed on prize dollars, matching funds, or contributions made through Donor Advised Fund transfers.

Can donors make an inter-fund transfer from their Donor Advised Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana?

Yes!  To make an inter-fund transfer, email Katie Lahey at klahey@cfacadiana.org before 11:59:59 on Thursday, May 9.

Can donors schedule their donations before Thursday, May 9?

Yes!  You can schedule an online contribution to the organization of your choice beginning on Monday, March 11 through 11:59:59 on Tuesday, May 7.

To schedule your contribution:

Will donors receive a receipt for their donation?

Yes, donors will automatically receive an on-screen acknowledgment and an e-mailed receipt for their 100% tax-deductible donation once their contribution is processed (May 9). Every charity profiled on this site is recognized by and is in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service.

When will organizations receive the donated funds?

CFA has reserved 6-weeks post-event to finalize the reconciliation process. This means, organizations can expect to receive all donations, less any uncovered processing fees, by  mailed check to the address listed in the organizations profile page.

How do organizations identify donors and contributions? Can I download a donations report?

All participating organizations can access and download a .CSV file of their donations via their administrative dashboard in their South Louisiana Giving Day profile account. The report is updated in real-time and will include the donation payout date for bank account reconciliation, donation information (including a breakdown of the fees), along with the donor's name and contact information. 

Who will receive a donor's contact information?

The organization(s) you 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.

Do donors need to create an account with South Louisiana Giving Day?

No, you do not need to create an account unless you are making a scheduled donation (see above). The benefits of creating an account include tax receipts collecting in one location, the ability to track your donations, and the chance to engage in future volunteering and fundraising efforts for the organizations you support.  If you do not create an account, however, your tax receipt will be emailed to you immediately upon processing your donation(s). To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.

What if a preferred organization is not listed?

Donors can contact the organization directly to suggest that they register and participate in South Louisiana Giving Day 2019.

Who is Community Foundation of Acadiana?

Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) is the host of South Louisiana Giving Day. This is not a fundraising event for CFA but a vehicle for CFA to assist nonprofit organizations, churches and schools fundraiser to support their projects and programs.

CFA is a tax-exempt, nonprofit foundation whose core purpose is building legacies and improving communities by connecting generous people to the causes they care about. CFA's focus is to benefit Louisiana communities through philanthropy. Since inception in 2000, CFA has received more than $238M in cumulative gifts and distributed more than $125M in grants to more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and public entities. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.  For more information about CFA, email donorservices@cfacadiana.org or call 337.769.4843.