Why should I give through the 40 Hands in Forty Days website versus directly to an organization?
When you donate your tax-deductible funds to any of the 40 during the campaign, not only do you play a vital role in overcoming the financial hurdles the participating charities face in the current year but your contribution could secure your charity a position as one of the Top 10 on our Leaderboard, guaranteeing them a spot in the 2021 campaign! Furthermore, your generous contribution could increase the additional funding a charity could receive as a result of the funds our Philanthropy Partners could bring to the program. For donations to count towards these partner rewards, all donations must be made through the 40 Hands in Forty Days website.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, all 40 nonprofit participants featured in the 40 day campaign are recognized 501(c)(3)’s by the IRS and all donations made on 40handsinfortydays.org are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Absolutely! An electronic receipt will automatically be generated from 40 Hands in Forty Days and sent to the email address the donor provides as soon as they make their online donation during the campaign. Additionally, each nonprofit may send donors an acknowledgment letter of gratitude (unless you would prefer to be fully anonymous).
Is an anonymous donation an option?
Yes, when donors are ready to check out, they will be prompted to choose from one of the following:
No – I want the organization to know who the donation came from.
Partially – I wish only to receive a donation acknowledgement letter from the organization, but want no further communication or acknowledgement in annual reports.
Fully – I do not want the organization to know my name or contact me.
Can I dedicate my donation to the memory of, or in honor of somebody?
Yes! During checkout, you will have the opportunity to list the name of the person you would like to recognize.
Can I get a refund on my donation if I change my mind?
No, all donations are final and cannot be reversed or changed.
What methods of payments are accepted on the 40 Hands in Forty Days portal?
The following credit cards are accepted when submitting your donation:
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club & UnionPay
Debit cards are also accepted as long one of the logos from the credit card companies listed above is listed on your debit card.
Is there a minimum donation?
Can I donate through my donor-advised fund?
Absolutely! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it quick and simple!
As a nonprofit, why do I want to be involved?
With over 19,000 nonprofits in Colorado alone, the challenge to survive in this competitive climate has become exceedingly difficult. To stay afloat, fundraising events (dinners, golf tournaments, galas, runs, etc.) have become critical in accumulating funds to apply towards each unique mission. However, as you know, it not only takes a village it also takes an investment in resources to plan and execute successful, engaging events. 40 Hands in Forty Days provides an easy, “non-event” solution to complement your calendar of events without all the costly resources.
It should also be noted that donors are starting to reach their limit on the number of these events they can continue to pack into their already crowded calendar. While the heart of giving is still alive and pumping, donors are looking for solutions that take less investment in their time. Our platform was designed with this reason in mind in order to provide a stress-free, gratifying experience for the donor without impacting their valuable time.
Lastly, inclusion as one of the 40 brings valuable promotion and exposure to your organization. Through the 40 Hands in Forty Days portal, not only will your mission will be visible to all donors and traffic on the site, but our Media and Philanthropy Partnerships may bring additional awareness and funding to our 40 nonprofits!
What types of nonprofits will be eligible to participate in the 40 Hands in Forty Days campaign?
Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofits that meet these qualifications can apply for consideration.
As one of the 40 nonprofits, who is responsible for educating our donor base about the campaign?
Each nonprofit is responsible for educating their own donor base about their inclusion in the campaign and encourage support during the giving season in order to maximize contributions.
Are donor databases shared between participating nonprofits?
There is NO sharing of databases/lists required or given between the participating nonprofits.
When does the application window open for the 2021 spring campaign?
The application window for nonprofits to be considered for the 2021 campaign will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 campaign.
Will nonprofits participating in the campaign, have access to donor information?
Yes. If you’re a participating nonprofit, you will only receive donor information from those donors that donate specifically to your organization unless the donor elects to remain anonymous.
When is the 2021, 40 Hands in Forty Days campaign?
The 2021, campaign will run from Monday, February 22nd through Friday, April 2nd.
How are the 40 nonprofits selected?
When applications are submitted, they will first be reviewed to confirm eligibility and validate required documentation. At that time, 40 Hands in Forty Days will utilize best efforts in gathering participants from as many classifications as possible in order to provide several options for donor consideration and evaluate how each organization will support and promote the campaign based on their proposal presented within their application.
How can I learn more about the 40 nonprofits?
Once the 40 are selected, you’ll find their logo listed at the bottom of the homepage that will allow donors to click through to their profiles and learn more about each organization.