Q. What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023, is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This year, NJIT is raising funds to support the NJIT Food Pantry, which provides resources to food-insecure members of the NJIT community. 

Q. Who can donate?

Anyone may donate. Donations through the Ignite NJIT online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.

Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab, which is becoming Bonterra, is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.

Q. How will donations be distributed?

Donations will be disbursed to NJIT directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within 5-7 business days.

Q. How much of my donation goes to NJIT?

GiveGab retains a 3.25% campaign management fee from all donations. Credit card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to NJIT. Any donations processed outside of Ignite NJIT donation period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined above.

Q. Who will receive my contact information?

NJIT 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. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?

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. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit ignite.njit.edu on your mobile device.

Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for Giving Tuesday?

If you would like to make a donation outside of the active campaign window, please email giving@njit.edu and a staff member can assist you. 

Q. Can I mail a check?

We gladly accept checks, but since Giving Tuesday is a limited-time event, they may not be received in time to count for the campaign. Should you want to mail your gift, please make your check payable to “The Foundation at NJIT” and send, along with a note stating the designation or purpose of the gift (such as the college, program, or project of your choice), to:

NJIT Office of Development & Alumni Relations
Eberhardt Hall
323 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982

Q. Can I give to something other than the NJIT Food Pantry?

Yes, if you would like to support another NJIT fund on Giving Tuesday, please visit njit.edu/givenow.