• Who is LANO?
    • LANO, which is short for the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana.
  • What is a Giving Day?
    • A Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising event bringing together donors, volunteers and communities around a common cause.
  • What is #GivingTuesday?
    • Giving Tuesday, often referred to as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a social media based movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.
  • When is #GiveBR/#GiveAcadiana?
    • #GiveBR and #GiveAcadiana are 24-hour campaigns that begins at midnight on November 28, 2017 and end at 11:59:59 on November 28, 2017.
  • When can I schedule a donation?
    • Donations can be scheduled starting on November 1, 2017, those who schedule donations will have their credit cards charged on November 28, 2017.
  • What portion of my donation goes to the nonprofit of my choice?
    • 92% of each donation goes directly to the nonprofit organization of your choosing. The other 8% covers credit card fees, marketing costs, and administrative costs for the #GiveBR/#GiveAcadiana campaign and platform.
  • When does the nonprofit receive my gift?
    • Each participating nonprofit organization will receive the donations they received from the #GiveBR or #GiveAcadiana campaign before December 15, 2017.
  • Can I give to more than one nonprofit organization?
    • Yes! You are able to donate to as many nonprofit organizations as you would like using the cart feature.
  • What is the General Pot?
    • The General Pots are made up of donations and funds raised leading up to the #GiveBR and #GiveAcadiana Community Campaign Day that will be split amongst participating organizations. The split of the General Pot is based on the number of donors each organization has on the giving day, for example if an organization pulls in 50% of the donors on the day they will 50% of the General Pot funds.
  • Can I mail in a check or make a cash donation?
    • Yes, however these funds will not be counted towards the Giving Day total or towards the percentage of the General Pot that an organization receives.
  • How do I get involved for 2018?
  • What are matching gifts?
    • A matching gift is a charitable donation by a corporation, individual, foundation or other source, that matches donation dollars to an eligible nonprofit organization, most often dollar for dollar. 
  • When was #GiveBR founded?
    • #GiveBR was founded in 2016.
  • When was #GiveAcadiana founded?
    • #GiveAcadiana was founded in 2017, and is celebrating its inaugural year!
  • How do I start a campaign for a nonprofit?
    • If you are a supporter of a nonprofit organization that is participating in #GiveBR or #GiveAcadiana and would like to start your own campaign in support of their work please visit their page on the website and select “Create Campaign Page” to apply to start a campaign. All funds you raise under your campaign will go directly to the nonprofit organization for which the funds have been raised.
  • Who are the #GiveBR sponsors?
    • Lamar Advertising, The Advocate, JCW Productions, The Business Report, InRegister, and Guaranty Media.
  • Who are the #GiveAcadiana sponsors?
    • Lamar Advertising, The Matthew Aaron Agency and Bayou Teche Brewery.
  • Are there #GiveBR or #GiveAcadiana events?
    • Yes, please visit the Events page of the Givebr.org and giveacadiana.org websites to see a complete listing of events.
  • Who can participate in #GiveBR?
    • 501(c)3 organizations in the Greater Baton Rouge region who are in “Good Standing” with the Secretary of State.
  • Who can participate in #GiveAcadiana?
    •  501(c)3 organizations in the Acadiana region who are in “Good Standing” with the Secretary of State.