Q. What is Ignite NJIT?

Ignite NJIT, an initiative of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, is our university-wide crowdfunding platform made possible by the power of social media and collaboration – designed to empower the NJIT community to engage in internet-based social fundraising efforts.

Q. Who can donate?

Anyone may donate. Donations through the Ignite NJIT online portal 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 NJIT’s digital giving platform provider for NJIT Giving Day and crowdfunding efforts. Our partnership with GiveGab aims to deliver engaging and user-friendly Giving Day and crowdfunding capabilities, empowering our community to make an impact in the most efficient way possible.

Q. Can donors cover processing fees?

Yes! GiveGab retains a 2% 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.

Q. When will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

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. What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is an internet-based, social approach to fundraising in which a group of individuals solicit a broader audience for donations to support a project or initiative with which they are involved, or of which they are supportive.

Q. How can NJIT groups apply to launch an Ignite NJIT campaign?

Any individual, group or entity interested in creating an Ignite NJIT campaign may apply at any time by using the application form (coming soon!) or emailing Levi Dillon, Director of Annual Giving at levi.dillon@njit.edu. Upon receipt, representatives from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations will review the application and arrange a consultation to discuss fundraising potential, timing, audience and strategies.

If approved, requesters will be responsible for preparing materials and information related to their crowdfunding campaign including providing content, images and videos as appropriate prior to campaign launch. Annual Giving will work in concert and conjunction with requesters to develop and approve the design, message, timing and audience for all campaigns.

Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

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

Q. Can I mail a check?

We gladly accept checks, but since Ignite NJIT campaigns are often time-based, they may not be received in time to count for the campaign. Should you wish 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

Still have questions? Please contact:
Levi Dillon
Director, Annual Giving
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
levi.dillon@njit.edu • (973) 596-5677