SAVE THE DATE!
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Big Payback is a community-wide online giving day hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee on May 6, 2014. This 24-hour, online charitable giving day will help The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center raise much-needed, unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to their work in our community.
How it Works
For 24-hours beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6 to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, donors can step up and easily make secure, unrestricted gifts to The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will amplify your gifts to TFAC with incentives, bonuses and additional prizes for them. It will be a race to the finish as TFAC competes for funding, prizes, incentives and bonuses against other nonprofits which serve Middle Tennessee’s 40-county area. You can actively participate all day long and follow TFAC’s progress with interactive apps, games and a real-time leaderboard.
Nonprofits play an essential role across our region – in health, arts, environment, education and social services. In today’s economic environment, these organizations need to accomplish much more with much less. Unrestricted donations raised for TFAC during The Big Payback will be a welcome and much needed source of funds. The Community Foundation has created this special event to inspire community-wide giving at the neighborhood, city, county and regional levels; though donations will be accepted from worldwide sources. It’s a special occasion to celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and to support and apppreciation for TFAC’s work in our community. The Community Foundation will increase your gifts made to TFAC during The Big Payback by offering TFAC incentives and awards and will help TFAC qualify for additional special prizes and bonuses.
Who can make a donation through The Big Payback?
Individuals, foundations and businesses may participate. Businesses are encouraged to publicize The Big Payback, allow their employees to donate during business hours, and match their employees’ charitable giving to TFAC at the end of the day.
How can I make a donation?
Go to TheBigPayBack.org anytime during the 24-hour challenge period (from 6:00 a.m. on May 6, 2014 to 6:00 a.m. on May 7, 2014) and use your credit or debit card to donate a gift to TFAC. Please note that The Big Payback is a program of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, therefore, your credit/debit card statement will read The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee next to your donation amount.
Can I make a donation using my tablet or smart phone?
Yes. Our technology provider has a “mobile optimized platform” that will make it easy to make a gift on TheBigPayback.org using your tablet or smart phone.
What are the minimum and maximum donation amounts?
The minimum donation amount is $10. There is no maximum donation.
Can my donation be refunded?
No, however, If you make a typing error while making a contribution to TFAC during The Big Payback, contact The Community Foundation at 615-321-4939 to correct the error.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Donations are 100% tax deductible. Once you make a donation, you will immediately receive an email from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee confirming your tax-deductible gift. Please save the email for your records and for tax purposes.
How much of the donation does the nonprofit receive?
All donations will be paid to TFAC as a net total of credit card transaction minus processing fees paid to vendors. The full transaction fee is approximately 6%.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will administer the TheBigPayback.org, but will take no fees. The Foundation is providing The Big Payback event as a community service to TFAC at no charge.
Does The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee receive any portion of the donation given to my selected nonprofits?
No, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee does not assess a fee on the donations or keep a percentage of what is donated to TFAC. The Community Foundation has partnered with Kimbia, Inc., a technology company, to create the giving platform. Kimbia assesses a fee of 2.99% per transaction.
What forms of donations are accepted?
Only credit card donations (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) received during the 24-hour period will appear on the The Big Payback leaderboard. Cash or check donations will be accepted, but won’t be listed on the leaderboard and will not advance TFAC towards winning the event or gaining incentives, awards, prizes or bonuses. Cash or check donations must be delivered to The Big Payback headquarters at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee office (3383 Cleghorn Ave., Nashville, TN 37215) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 6.
Is my gift safe and secure?
How will I be recognized as a donor?
You will receive an immediate thank you and tax receipt via email from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. TFAC will also thank you and let you know how your donations will be used to make a difference for them. You may choose to be anonymous. Anonymous donors will receive a thank you letter and tax receipt from The Community Foundation, but to maintain confidentiality, your identity will not be revealed to The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center.
Who may I contact if I have other questions?
Please call The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at 615-321-4939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.