Receive Third Party Donations, Opt-out of Receiving Donations, Add a Donate Button, Access the Donation Report

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Receive Third-Party Donations and Add a Donate Button To Your Profile

GuideStar automatically creates a Nonprofit Profile for 501(c) organizations registered with the IRS. When new profiles are created, all organizations are automatically opted-in for third-party donations. However, if your organization has been opted-out, please follow the instructions below to opt your organization back in.

  1. Sign in to guidestar.org or register
  2. Click Update Nonprofit Profile link at the top of the home page
  3. Choose Edit Form under Manage 
  4. Click Confirm & Publish (in the blue navigation bar)
  5. Under the Options for Sharing section, check the box "Yes, I want donors to be able to easily give to my organization"
  6. Under the Options for Sharing section, check the box "Yes, I give GuideStar permission to add a Donate button"
  7. Click Finish and Publish

 

Click on the following link to see a list of our GuideStar partners - Clients and Partners

 

The Donate button will appear at the of your organization's GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.

 

GuideStar provides data to 200+ partners, including AmazonSmile, Network for Good, Facebook and more.  We send our data through recurring data sets (exports), APIs, and subscription services. Relationships are managed with partners that receive information from GuideStar by our Customer Success Manager and VP of Partnerships, they proactively connect with our largest partners on an ongoing basis.  The GuideStar Community is a resource available to all GuideStar Stakeholders for networking and support needs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opt-Out of Third-Party Donations and Remove the Donate Button

  1. Sign in to guidestar.org or register
  2. Click Update Nonprofit Profile link at the top of the home page
  3. Choose Edit Form under Manage 
  4. Click Confirm & Publish (in the blue navigation bar)
  5. Under Options for Sharing uncheck each box
  6. Click Finish and Publish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access The Donation Report

If your organization has a "Donate Now" button on your GuideStar Profile, you may access the “Donations Report” link by following the steps below. You must have permission to manager your organization’s GuideStar profile in order to access the donation report.

  1. Sign in to guidestar.org or register
  2. Click Update Nonprofit Profile link at the top of the home page
  3. Choose Donation Reporting under Manage

 

You can generate a custom report based on date range or check number. Export the report to Excel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donation Processing Through Kimbia

It is free for organizations to have the Donate Now button posted on their GuideStar report page.  We are partnered with Kimbia who handles the online donations procedure.  You can contact Kimbia directly with any additional donation questions at support@kimbia.com.   

 

K Foundation will process the donations, disbursing checks within the first week of the month for donations made during the previous month.

 

The charities pay nothing to receive contributions through GuideStar. To offset expenses incurred in processing the donations, however, The K Foundation receives 3.99% of each transaction. Kimbia receives $0.99 per donation. GuideStar receives nothing, having waived any fees it would receive from donations made through the GuideStar website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donation Processing Information

 

DonationProcessing feesPayment datePayment typeDetails
FacebookNo Fees.2 WeeksElectronicFacebook
Network For Good3-5% processing fee.Month and a halfElectronic if registered. Check if not registeredNetwork For Good
AmazonSmileNo Fees.

Donations will be transferred approximately 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

ElectronicAmazonSmile

GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

(The Donate button)

  • The K Foundation receives 3.99% of each transaction.
  • Kimbia receives $0.99 per donation.

Checks will be sent the first week of the month for donations made the previous month.

CheckK Foundation
JustGive/JustGiving
  • 4.5% processing fee.
  • $0.35 flat fee per donation.
MonthlyCheck/Electronic payments coming soon.JustGive
Paypal Giving Fund
  • PayPal does not charge any fees.
  • Ecommerce partners may choose to charge fees on donations made through their platforms.
Donations will be deposited into your PayPal account on or around the 25th of each month.ElectronicPaypal Giving Fund

 

Crowdrise

 

  • Platform Fees 3-6%.
  • Payment processing fees 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction.

 

Distribution of funds depends on which payment partner your beneficiary is utilizing.

 

Network for Good Checks will be received on the 15th of the month for donations received the prior Month.

 

PayPal Giving Fund

Organizations not enrolled will receive checks 90 days after the first donation is processed. Enrolled organizations will receive donations around the 25th of the month.

 

  • Electronic if signed up for EFT with PayPal Giving Fun or WePay.
  • Check from Network for Good or PayPal.

 

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