What does the value of the Giving Basket check I receive represent?

This FAQ addresses Give Lively’s role in processing donations through Charity Navigator’s Giving Basket and may not apply to all Give Lively members.

If you are not a Give Lively member, the check is for the net value of one or more recent contributions directed to your organization via the Giving Basket, powered by Give Lively. It’s a lump sum, minus third-party payment and check processing fees, and can be used for general purposes, unless otherwise designated. Importantly, there are no other conditions attached to these funds, and the donors have already received tax acknowledgements.

If you are a Give Lively member, the check is for the net value of one or more recent contributions directed to your organization via the Giving Basket only by users who donated using PayPal. While all other donations are speedily disbursed directly to you through Stripe -- and all donations made through your regular Give Lively fundraising pages (both Stripe and PayPal) are disbursed as usual -- PayPal donations made through the Giving Basket, specifically, must be paid out by lump-sum check at this time, minus third-party payment and check processing fees. Give Lively is exploring ways to streamline this process and Give Lively members will benefit from any improvement as soon as it’s available. Once again, there are no conditions attached to these funds, and donors have already received tax acknowledgements.

Remember: As well as the payment promising fees, there is a $0.85 check processing fee per monthly check. This is subtracted from the lump-sum check and, at present, not eligible to be covered by donors.

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