Q. What is #CUNYTUESDAY?
#CUNYTUESDAY is a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. #CUNYTUESDAY is an initiative of CUNY to benefit the students at our 24 colleges.
Q. When is #CUNYTUESDAY?
#CUNYTUESDAY is on November 27th, 2018, from midnight to 11:59 PM.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate. Donations through the #CUNYTUESDAY online portal to the charitable nonprofit foundations of our college. Donations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.
Q. What is GiveGab?
GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofit organizations raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allow organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.
Q. I’m currently a student, how can I get involved?
You can go to your college’s #CUNYTUESDAY page (search here) and look for Ambassador opportunities and ways to use your social media contacts to spread the word.
Q. If I am a faculty or staff member, will this count towards the CUNY Campaign?
Yes! All donations made to the online giving page of the college you decide to support will count as participation in The CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving.
Q. How will donations be distributed?
Each donation made to a participating college will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within 24-48 hours.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the college?
Credit Card processing fees apply at 2.2% + $0.30. You are given the option to cover the fees, and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization. All donations are final and cannot be refunded.
Q. Who will receive my contact information?
The school you choose to support will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.
Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?
No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the school you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.
Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?
Yes! Simply visit https://www.cunytuesday.org on your mobile device.
Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for #CUNYTUESDAY?
You cannot pre-schedule your #CUNYTUESDAY gift, but you may make a donation to a participating college before or after #CUNYTUESDAY.
Q. How can I ensure my organization receives its donations?
In order to receive your donations via ACH transfer, GiveGab requires a checking account eligible to receive ACH transfers and withdrawals. Your donations will be deposited within 24-48 hours after the first transfer is successful, which can take up to 7 business days.
If your organization supplies the wrong type of bank account (such as a savings account), or the wrong account numbers, GiveGab will be in touch! After 30 days, if GiveGab hasn't heard from your organization, they will refund your gifts back to your donors.