FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions from partners and nonprofits. Don’t see the answer you need? Reach out to us here.

FAQs- Non Profits

How do I sign up to receive payments electronically?

  • Your organization can eliminate the hassle of receiving paper checks and sign up to receive funds electronically through Network for Good! To sign up for direct deposit, you’ll need to first log into our Disbursement Portal.

How do I learn more about my donations?

  • log into or register for your free nonprofit portal account. Please reach out to our team if you have any issues with logging in.

Are donations anonymized?

Depending on the platform that your donation was processed on, the donor may or may not have opted in to share their information. If the donor elected to remain anonymous you will not have donor information, but you will still have information on which platform the donation originated from (i.e. YouTube, Patagonia, etc…)

How are donations sent to my nonprofit?

Network for Good leverages a third-party tool, GuideStar, to validate your organizations address information. Nonprofits also have the option to sign up to receive payments electronically.

When are donations sent to my nonprofit?

Generally on the 15th (or next business day if the 15th is a weekend or a holiday) of the following month.

  • For example : Eligible donations processed in January 2024 would be sent to your organization on February 15th, 2024.

Learn more about your donations and disbursements

Introduction

Network for Good provides an online giving platform for donors, and sends checks to nonprofits in payment of those donations. Network for Good does not send checks to individuals. If you have received a check from Network for Good and do not represent a nonprofit organization, please visit this page.

Quick Access

Partner Donations

Even if you aren’t officially registered with Network for Good, your supporters can choose to use our website or one of our partner sites, like Facebook or Google, to make a contribution to your organization. You can also find your organization's listing on Network For Good's website here. As long as your 501(c)3 is listed in Guidestar's database and has not opted out of receiving online donations, it can be eligible to be featured on one of our partners' sites.

Once a donor chooses to donate to your organization through the sites mentioned above, they are officially making a donation to the Network for Good Donor Advised Fund, which then re-grants the donation to your organization when the funds are received. The funds are sent once a month via check to your organization's mailing address listed in Guidestar.org or via EFT if you have already signed up for electronic disbursement through Network for Good. These donors are issued donation receipts by Network for Good or our partners and some of these donors may appear as anonymous to your nonprofit.

Network for Good Donations

Network for Good also offers fundraising software, personal fundraising coaching, and resources for nonprofits. In fact, we’ve distributed over two billion dollars to more than 120,000 nonprofits since 2001. You can learn more about how we support nonprofits and donors here.

Any organization that is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) and is part of the GuideStar database can use Network for Good to receive online donations.

What should I do next?

Please review this giving agreement as depositing the check means you have accepted the agreement. This agreement does not bind you to any of our products or subscriptions. It mainly confirms that you are a 501c3 eligible to receive donations.

If you've have questions about donations that came through any of our partners such as Facebook, Charity Navigator, or Google contact them or find answers here.

What if I receive a notification of a "redirected grant?"

Please check out our detailed article on redirected grants here!