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Is $5 Even Worth It?

By: BRIEYA WILSON on | Comments: 0
You've probably heard the saying “every penny counts”. Well that’s exactly what crowdfunding is, a bunch of people giving a little that, Lord willing, eventually turns into a lot! 

But, when you give to a campaign on GiveSendGo it's more than just a monetary donation. There’s a deeper impact and meaning to your donation no matter how much you give. 

The odds that a campaign owner will meet everyone they get a donation from is very unlikely. All they know is that a random stranger wants to be a part of their journey and cares enough about their cause to give. Maybe their story rang true for them, or maybe they had great empathy for the person that they were compelled to give something to help. 

Knowing that even random strangers have your back is something so powerful and inspiring for a lot of our campaign owners. On GiveSendGo, you can create a campaign for anything. Unfortunately, the world is broken, so oftentimes many of the campaigns we see are people who feel hopeless in their situation and have turned to crowdfunding as their last resort. So, yes, your $5.00 donation counts. It’s telling the campaign owner they’re not alone in whatever situation they’re going through… not if YOU can help it.

Being a part of the Givers Army doesn’t necessarily mean you have a lot to give. God loves a cheerful giver. In 2 Corinthians 9:7, Paul encourages others to give BUT not beyond their means. Does that mean giving is a sacrifice. Oftentimes, yes, but it doesn’t always have to be. 

Whether you’re making a one time donation to a GiveSendGo campaign, or you want to be a frequent giver on the Givers Army, don’t pledge to give a ridiculously high number that you can’t afford just because you want to be the most generous, or because you feel that a donation of a lesser amount won’t make a difference. Paul says don’t give "reluctantly or under compulsion." That’s our vision for the Givers Army, giving people rising up together to make a difference in the world - one small or large donation at a time. 

The amount you donate doesn't matter, it's the heart behind it. God sees your heart behind donating. 
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Another benefit of giving, no matter what the amount, is the joy you will feel when helping someone in need. That alone is worth it to a lot of our givers! 

And, if you’re someone who wants to make a habit out of making a difference in people's lives then the Givers Army might be the choice for you!
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Common Question: Donations

By: ALEX SHIPLEY on | Comments: 0
So you’re thinking about donating to a campaign on GiveSendGo that you really care about? That’s great! Here are some tips to make your donation process easier and enjoyable! 

We often get questions about donations such as - how do I make a donation, what kind of impact will my donation make, and other general questions regarding the donation process on GiveSendGo. 

The following 8 tips will help navigate and inform you on your donation journey!

1. Do I need to sign-up to donate to a campaign?

GiveSendGo is powered by voluntary donations from Givers and Goers. 

We would love for you to join our GiveSendGo family and stay up to date with what we’re doing here, but you’re not required to sign up for anything in order to donate! Just click give now, fill out your credit card information, and hit submit. Then, just like that, your money is on your way to the campaign owner or beneficiary! 

2. How can I donate to support GiveSendGo?

First of all, thank you for wanting to help and be a part of our mission! Second, when you donate, there’s an option to give a portion of what you give to GiveSendGo. This will help us keep our platform free for everyone to use! However, this option is entirely optional and you’re not required to give us any money to use our site. 

3. How do I make my donation anonymous? 

We get it! Not everyone wants recognition for what they give. Maybe God has led you to give anonymously! No matter the reason, on GiveSendGo you’re able to change your name to say “anonymous” with just a few steps. After clicking the “give now” button, click the box marked “hide my name from public view” and your donation will be listed as anonymous. Keep in mind that the campaign owner will still be able to see your name as the person who donated to their campaign. Your name will just be hidden to the rest of the public. 

Don’t worry if you happen to miss this step, but you still want to stay anonymous! Just email us at gsg@givesendgo.com and explain your situation. We’d be happy to help you switch your name over to anonymous!

If you DO want to share your name with the public, that’s also great! Just make sure to keep that box marked “hide my name from public view” unchecked. Either way, thank you for giving and making a difference!

4. I want to give a monthly donation

We also offer the option to give to a campaign monthly. On the page you will input your card information make sure to change the selection from “single donation” to “monthly subscription”. Then, a box will appear which will allow you to enter in how many months you want to give monthly recurring donations. Whether it’s for two months or for ten months, thank you for being a blessing through your donation!

5. Is my donation secure? 

Now that you’ve donated you may be wondering - is my donation secure? The answer is yes! All donations are processed securely using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer encryption (otherwise known as SSL). 

6. Are donations refundable?

Unfortunately, since all donations are immediately disbursed to campaign owner’s or campaign beneficiary’s bank accounts, refunds are not possible.

However, if you accidentally gave the wrong amount to GiveSendGo in order to help keep our service free, we are able to refund that money back to you or change the amount given. Just email our customer service team at gsg@givesendgo.com and they would be happy to help you! 
 
7. What impact will my donation make?


Your donation helps campaign owners and beneficiaries get one step closer to reaching their goal. Your donation might make the difference between someone reaching their goal or not. Just know that with each donation you make you’re making a difference in somebody’s life! Look at you Shining Brightly! 

8. Are donations tax-deductible?  

Donations made on GiveSendGo are generally not tax-deductible unless you’re giving directly to a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a government issued EIN Tax ID number. We advise you to consult your own tax adviser on any giving you may do on GiveSendGo. 

If you still have questions about GiveSendGo’s donation process or need assistance feel free to email us at gsg@givesendgo.com 

Shine Brightly! 

 
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30 Days of Giving Quotes, Bible verses and more

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1.  “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” 
-- Mother Teresa

2.  “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” 
-- Charles Dickens

3. “It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.”
-- Richard Braunstein

4.“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” 
-- Winston S. Churchill

5.  “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”
-- Billy Graham

6.  Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
-- Deuteronomy 15:10

7.  Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
-- Proverbs 3:27

8.  “Remember this—you can’t serve God and Money, but you can serve God with money.”
-- Selwyn Hughes

9.  “I judge all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity.”
-- John Wesley (1703-91), English evangelist and founder of Methodism

10.  “Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.” 
-- Ben Carson

11.  “As base a thing as money often is, yet it can be transmuted into everlasting treasure. It can be converted into food for the hungry and clothing for the poor. It can keep a missionary actively winning lost men to the light of the gospel and thus transmute itself into heavenly values. Any temporal possession can be turned into everlasting wealth. Whatever is given to Christ is immediately touched with immortality.”
--A.W. Tozer (1897-1963), American pastor and writer

12. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
--Acts 20:35

13.  “Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.” 
-- Brian Tracy

14. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him wouldn’t perish, but would have eternal life.
-- John 3:16

15.  "The more you give, the more comes back to you, because God is the greatest giver in the universe, and He won’t let you outgive Him. Go ahead and try. See what happens"
--Randy Alcorn

16. "The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation"
--Corrie Ten Boom

17.  Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.
--Luke 6:38

18.  “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”
-- Albert Einstein

19.  A lack of generosity refuses to acknowledge that your assets are not really yours, but God’s
-- TIm Keller

20.  I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.
-- C.S. Lewis

21. The world asks, ‘What does a man own?’ Christ asks, ‘How does he use it?
--  Andrew Murray

22.  “No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave.”
– Calvin Coolidge

23. And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.”
--  Luke 3:11 

25. After giving something to God, you are no longer accountable for it. Your blessing is based on your giving, not on what others do with the gift.
--  Ed Cole

26.  Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
--  Deut 15:10

27.  God has a way of giving by the cartloads to those who give away by shovelfuls.
-- Charles Spurgeon

28. God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.
-- Augustine

29. God loves a cheerful giver. 
-- 2 Corinthians 9:7

30. There are three kinds of givers -- the flint, the sponge and the honeycomb. To get anything out of a flint you must hammer it. And then you get only chips and sparks. To get water out of a sponge you must squeeze it, and the more you use pressure, the more you will get. But the honeycomb just overflows with its own sweetness. Which kind of giver are you?

 

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