In order to accept donations on GiveGab, first we need to verify that every organization is a legitimate nonprofit and eligible to receive tax deductible donations through the IRS.
If your organization is a religious entity:
Churches, mosques, synagogues, etc. that are verified to accept tax deductible donations through their governing body but do not have to submit a 990 to the IRS.
To verify these organizations we need a PDF copy or online record in a national directory of religious denomination or charter letter from the religious governing body.
If your organization falls under the ruling of national chapter:
A nonprofit that operates under a larger governing body like a national organization with chapters or an organization who is fiscally sponsored by the IRS
To verify these organizations we need a PDF copy of the parent organization's 501(c)(3) letter and a letter from your parent organization confirming your charter as a chapter or program.
If your organization is a school or government agency:
Public schools, libraries, etc. that often fall under the 501(c)(3) category however are not considered charitable organizations or Pub 78 verified by the IRS as they do not typically file a 990.
To verify a government agency we need a PDF copy or online record in a public directory on official organization letterhead which outlines their statement of incorporation and ability to collect donations under the EIN provided by the school or agency.
If your organization is being fiscally sponsored:
If an organization has not yet received their tax deductibility status then they can utilize a fiscal sponsor to accept donations on their behalf.
To verify these organizations we need a PDF copy of the fiscal sponsor's 501(c)(3) letter and a fiscal sponsor agreement.
If your organization is has a revenue of less than $5,000:
Certain smaller nonprofits who do have a revenue of less than $50,000 and file a 990 N or E Postcard with the IRS and therefore are not listed on the database.
To verify these organizations we need a PDF letter from affiliated third party confirming your purpose (Ex. PTAs can provide a letter from the school principal) and a letter on your organization's letterhead that states you are registering as a small nonprofit with a revenue of less than $5,000.