The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign's low administrative cost (5% of current year campaign funds) is a lower percentage than most charities spend on fundraising and administrative costs themselves.
How are undesignated funds distributed?
We support our local charities! Undesignated funds are distributed equally among Local Charities participating in CVC. To view local charities, click on "Find a Charity" and select "Local" in the Service area.
Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Can I make a donation to an agency team?
Yes. You can make a donation to an individual fundraiser on an agency team or you can make a general CVC Undesignated donation.
Where should I mail donation checks?
All donations should be mailed with a printout of the fundraiser to: Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign PO Box 91750 Alexandria, VA 23291-1750
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. Please be sure to include a printout of the fundraiser or the fundraisers name and url.
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
Click on the home page and begin typing the first or last name. Your options will display as you type.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an email address will receive a receipt via email once the donation has been processed. If you made your donation is in installments, you will receive a receipt each time a monthly payment is processed.
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
What is Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign's Tax ID number?
A Tax ID number identifies your designated charity as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. The charity's Tax ID number may be found at cvcgives.org once you click on "Find a Charity."
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy."
I created a Fundraising page, are my donors charged processing fees?
Public donors contributing to employee fundraisers and events will be charged the amount indicated which includes a 3.5% platform fee. On the fundraising page, your intended - initial donation amount will be displayed.
Can I enter a check online?
You can't enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge. This can be done in the fundraising section of your headquarters page. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.
Please include a printout of your fundraiser and mail the check to: Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign PO Box 91750 Alexandria, VA 23291-1750
What if I receive a cash donation?
It is not a good practice to accept cash. However, if received you may drop off the cash in a CVC bank account. Please contact your Agency Coordinator or CVC at firstname.lastname@example.org for deposit slips.
Then login to your "My HQ" and enter the cash as offline donation. The status will show as pending until the cash is received and verified by CVC
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number; what is that and how can I get it?
A Tax ID number identifies your designated charity as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. To find the Tax ID of your charity, please go to cvcgives.org and click on Find a Charity.
Not all of my donors are showing up in the Honor Roll. Why?
As your donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the Honor Roll.
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
Log in with your email and password to visit your headquarters page. Select My Fundraising Report on the left side. You will then find a list of all of your donors as well as a list of all donors to your agency team .
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
To easily send thank-you emails to donors, follow these steps:
Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking the "My HQ" link in the top right
Click "My Fundraising Report" in the left sidebar
Locate the donor/donation you'd like to thank, and click "Send Email" (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.)
Type the message in the pop-up window, and click "Send Email"
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation?
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your fundraising efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please login to your headquarters and edit your account preferences.
What is my personal page URL?
A personal URL is a shortened link to your agency team or personal page that you can send to friends and family in emails. A personal URL will look like this https://www.cvcgives.org/ben.
Can a donor add a dedication message that appears in my fundraising honor roll?
When a donor makes a donation online, s/he can enter text to appear on the fundraising honor roll. This may be the donor's name, or it could be something like "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy".