Donor FAQs


Q. Who can donate?

Anyone with a credit/debit card and access to the internet via a computer or their smartphone. Donors may contribute by check by coordinating directly with their nonprofits of choice.


Q. What is a "unique donor"?

For the purposes of awarding prizes, a unique donor is one individual or corporation/business. Multiple donations from one donor to the same nonprofit will count as one gift. Organizations cannot donate to themselves.


Q. What forms of donations are accepted?

MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express or bank payment (ACH) donations are accepted through the website. For other giving options, please make arrangements directly with your nonprofit of choice. Payments made separately with your nonprofit of choice will be recorded separately on the Hudson Gives website.


Q. Is my donation tax-deductible?

When donations are received through the website, a receipt is automatically generated for the gross amount of your gift and emailed to the address you provide. Your tax professional can advise you on the tax deductibility of the donation.


Q. Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes. You will automatically receive an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.


Q. Is there a minimum gift?

There is a $10 minimum donation.


Q. May I pay a pledge with my gift?

Since #HudsonGives is designed to generate new support, we are unable to accept gifts to pay off existing pledges.


Q. May I designate how a nonprofit uses my gift?

All donations made during #HudsonGives are considered unrestricted gifts to the nonprofit. However, you may express your desire that your gift be used for a specific program or project (in the notes field of the giving form).


Q. How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?

GiveGab (Bonterra) retains a 3% Credit Card processing fee and an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for all credit cards. 100% of all donations are tax-deductible for the donor. All donations will be officially receipted for tax purposes by GiveGab/Bonterra. Donors are given the option to cover the fees, and a majority of them do. If they cover the processing fees, 100% of their online charitable gift will go to your organization.


Q. May I use my donation to buy event tickets, museum memberships, or other things that provide me a benefit?

No, donations may not be used to pay for anything that might be perceived as a material benefit to the donor, advisor, or other disqualified person - including dinner tickets, membership fees, golf fees, admission tickets, or other gifts.


Q. What if I can't find my favorite nonprofit on the website?

If you can't find them on the site, they may not be participating in the event this year. After the event, please encourage the nonprofit to contact us so we can be sure they are ready for next year.


Q. What if I don't have a favorite nonprofit but want to support #HudsonGives?

If you do not have a favorite nonprofit but would like to support Hudson Gives, you can direct a donation to the Hudson County Chamber Foundation, which hosts #HudsonGives. A portion of your donation will be used to cover expenses for this year’s event and/or distributed equally to all the nonprofits participating.


Q. What is the Hudson County Chamber Foundation?

The Hudson County Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)3, charitable nonprofit, organization founded in 2017 to assist the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce in advancing its mission to be the leading resource for driving economic growth—providing education, advocacy and access to our members within and throughout each community in Hudson County.  The mission of the Hudson County Chamber Foundation is to support the capacity building of established small- and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations in the region. 


Q. Who is GiveGab (Bonterra)?

GiveGab (becoming Bonterra) is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money, engage donors, and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab/Bonterra offers a full portfolio of simple and easy-to-use products that allow organizations to function in a more streamlined manner. Your profile on GiveGab/Bonterra is available 365 days a year for fundraising and volunteer management should you choose to use it beyond the giving day.


Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab/Bonterra?

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 charities 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. How will donations be distributed?

Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab/Bonterra via direct deposit within 5-7 business days of the donation date.


Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The organization(s) 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. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit hudsongives.org.