1. Verification with the IRS

  • Once you add your bank account and other verification details, GiveGab checks your EIN number against this IRS database to ensure your organization is tax deductible (according to Pub. 78 data). 
  • This verification occurs within 24 hours after the information is added. 
  • You will hear from the GiveGab team within one week if your EIN is not valid.

2. Verification with Stripe

  • Once you add your bank account and other verification details, Stripe checks your EIN number and organization representative information.
  • This is to confirm that your organization has not been listed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as a Specially Designated National (SDN) engaged in or supporting terrorism, and to confirm that your organization is in compliance with Anti-Money Laundering Federal Regulations including US PATRIOT, BSA and OFAC. 
  • This verification occurs within 48 - 72 business hours after the information is added. 
  • You will hear from the GiveGab team within one week if your EIN is not valid.

3. Verification with the States where you solicit donors

Every nonprofit on GiveGab is required to attest that the organization is compliant with applicable state fundraising requirements in the states in which they may solicit donors using the GiveGab platform.

Nonprofits are held to a high standard of government regulation and public scrutiny. And that is with good reason! Eligible 501(c) nonprofits are exempt from federal corporate taxes and have access to public funding. These benefits are not typically available to for-profit businesses, so laws are in place to protect the public and ensure nonprofits do not abuse their financial advantages. The IRS and states all have requirements for nonprofits.


If your organization’s EIN or organization representative information comes back as invalid during one of these steps, we will ask that you provide us proof of your status as a tax deductible organization (if the EIN fails step 1 or 3), or for the organization representative’s full social security number or passport (if the organization representative information fails step 2). 

Once this documentation is furnished and verified, your organization will be eligible to fundraise on GiveGab.

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