Q. What is Nicholls State University Give-N-Day?
Nicholls Give-N-Day is the university’s 24-hour giving campaign that inspires all supporters of Nicholls from current students, to alums, to the local community and region to come together, show their Colonel Pride, and provide essential funding to all areas across the university. This event, which is planned to become an annual event, will provide an opportunity for giving at Nicholls unlike any other in an effort to create a sensation of energy around philanthropy.
In this first year, the goal is 500 donors in 24 hours.
Q. Is there a minimum or maimum donation I can make on Give-N-Day?
Yes and no - while gifts of all sizes are encouraged, there is a minimum gift of $10. With the minimum gift being relatively low, it helps to encourage a greater goal of participation. With this being the first attempt of conducting such an event, a high number of gifts illustrates how Colonels can come together to support Nicholls in a prideful method.
Q. Why does Nicholls care about my participation?
As the saying goes, “the more the merrier” would be the simple answer but there is a greater reason why participation in the Nicholls Give-N-Day is important. The combined generosity of many will only strengthen the support for all areas, including colleges, departments, student organizations and programs across the entire university to better reinforce the university’s educational mission. What might be the most important reason is that all gifts to Nicholls, no matter the size, are extremely important and all associated with Nicholls are very grateful for all supporters. Finally, the more supporters there are of Nicholls, the meaning of Strength in Numbers becomes a calling card for the university on a state and regional level.
Q. Can I participate in Nicholls Give-N-Day 2018 if I did not graduate from Nicholls?
Yes! Students, parents, faculty/staff, and friends are encouraged to support the university on Give-N-Day. When prompted in the giving form, you select the role you most closely affiliate. All gifts help to reach the goal of 500 donors in this first year of hosting such as event.
Q. Where does my Giving Day gift go?
Supporters are encouraged to designate their gifts to any area on campus they feel most passionate. If you do not wish to prioritize any specific designation, then you are encouraged to give to the Nicholls Foundation, where gifts will be used across the campus as needs arise. One of the greatest aspects of the Nicholls Give-N-Day is that your gift goes to your designated area.
Q. How will donations be distributed?
Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within 24-48 hours.
Q. Will my Give-N-Day gift - if made in advance of March 27th - help populate the leaderboards?
Yes! Gifts made in advance of Give-N-Day through giveNday.org (and in response to Give-N-Day mailings) will be displayed on the leaderboard when it goes live at 12:00 a.m. on March 27, 2018.
Q. Is my payment secure?
Completely – Nicholls Give-N-Day is facilitated by GiveGab, a company who has partnered with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1 (the most stringent level of certification possible) to process all gifts made through giveNday.org. Read through Stripe's security documentation online.
Q. Can I send a gift by mail or phone?
Yes. However, due to the tight period of Give-N-Day, only gifts made online, by phone or in response to Give-N-Day mailings count toward overall totals and competitions. If you would like to make a gift by phone on March 27th, please call (985) 448-4005.
Q. Is my Nicholls Give-N-Day contribution tax deductible?
Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible as to the extent allowed by law. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes.
Q. Does it cost anything to give through Give-N-Day? How much of my donation will Nicholls receive?
There is a 2% processing fee and a 2.2% (+ $.30) bank fee for donations. You have the option to cover these costs in addition to your gift.
Q. What if I already made a gift to Nicholls this year?
Thank you for being a donor to Nicholls! Your devotion to Nicholls is applauded and you are encourages to consider an additional gift of any size on March 27th. Your assistance in promoting Give-N-Day to others would also be greatly appreciated. You my use the created sample email and social media posts to help you as these are located in the Ambassador Toolkit on the site.
Q. Can I help promote Give-N-Day?
Yes! Please do! You are encouraged to share the images and messages that are located in the Ambassador Toolkit. Send an email to classmates, post on your Facebook page, tweet, blog, yell, put signs on your lawn. It's all encouraged!
Q. Can I use my employer's matching gifts funds?
Yes! You are strongly urged to take advantage of your employer's generosity to enhance the impact of your support at Nicholls. To see if your company offers this benefit or to learn more about your company's guidelines, visit the matching gift portal.
Q. How will the donation be reported on my credit card?
Gifts made on to the Nicholls Give-N-Day will appear on donors' credit cards as GIVEGAB Nicholls Foundation.
Q. Who do I contact with questions about Giving Day?
Executive Director of the Nicholls Foundation
Acting Director of Nicholls Alumni Federation