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Education Giving - Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Are my donations tax-deductible?
    1. Yes, your donations are 100% tax-deductable. Education Giving is part of Giving Society, Inc. which is a 501(c)3 organization that has been recognized by the United States IRS to provide issue-specific donation platforms and tax-deductable benefits to our donors.

  2. What is the Giving Society?
    1. The Giving Society (EIN 26-4378491) is the pioneer in profile-to-profile e-philanthropy which provides donors with choice, flexibility, personalization and the ability to specify how their tax-deductable donations are used. The Giving Society is currently focused on education through the web site, and future efforts may focus on, but are not limited to, issues such as health care, military assistance, religion, global health and child poverty.

  3. Does Education Giving accept donations in other forms versus via the web?
    1. Yes, Education Giving also accepts donations by check. If you would like to make a payment by check, please make the check payable to “Giving Society, Inc.” and mail to: Education Giving, c/o Giving Society, Inc, 9517 Singleton Drive , Bethesda , MD 20817.

  4. How can I choose to allocate my donation?
    1. Donors choose to allocate their funds through Education Giving's unique system. Through a robust database of over 35,000 schools including colleges, universities, trade schools and private high schools, junior high schools, elementary and kindergarten schools (k-12), donors can select a specific school, type of school and school geography. Furthermore, donors choose the type of student they want to support based on school enrollment, major, religion, ethnicity, activities or sports.
    2. Have a suggestion of how we can provide additional donor choice? Please let us know your thoughts by clicking here. Thanks for your suggestions!

  5. Why should I choose to donate to Education Giving?
    1. The mission of Education Giving is unique. While other charities and not-for-profit organizations help provide students' access to school, none provide a mission as complete as Education Giving. Education Giving goes the extra step by monitoring students' progress to ensure they graduate, and as the student approaches graduation, Education Giving helps the student evaluate various career paths.
    2. Donor choice and feedback. Curious how your donations are being used? Through Education Giving's unique system of student-type selection, donors choose how their funds are to be allocated. Once funds are allocated, Education Giving provides donors recurring feedback on the use of donated funds.
    3. Efficiency. Education Giving maximizes donor efficiency by allocating all donor funds, after expenses such as processing, administrative and transaction costs are covered.
    4. The future of our global economy and interconnected societies are dependent upon the success of our youth, and Education Giving is focused on developing our youth.

  6. Can I make a donation for a specific student?
    1. No. IRS regulations restrict the ability for donors to make tax-deductible donations for specific students. Through Education Giving's unique and efficient system, donors choose the types of students they want to support based on various criteria.

  7. How does Education Giving allocate funds?
    1. On a quarterly basis, the Giving Society (remember, the Giving Society is the parent organization that runs the web site) reviews and aligns all donor and student profiles. Funds will be disbursed to specific schools, in the name of specific students, once enrollment and financial need have been verified. Please know that funds are never disbursed directly to a student.

  8. How can I help Education Giving achieve its mission?
    1. Donors can make tax-deductable donations for specific types of schools by creating a donor-specific student profile. Donors’ ability to develop customized and personalized student profiles are what make Education Giving unique. Please share this innovative process to your friends, colleagues and associates.
    2. Donors can make tax-deductible donations for specific schools, types of schools or school geography.
    3. Donors can make general donations to support Education Giving's mission of helping students attend school, obtain a degree and launch a career. On a quarterly basis, Giving Society, Inc. will allocate your general donations to students in need, once enrollment and financial need have been verified.

  9. How is Education Giving related to The Giving Society?
    1. The Giving Society was founded on the premise that donors desire an efficient, specific and transparent mechanism to allocate funds for various causes. Education Giving is the first of many verticals on our development roadmap. Stay tuned for more by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter.

  10. How do I create a student profile?
    1. Creating a student profile on Education Giving is fast and relatively easy. The depth of information provided in the profile is dependent upon the student's willingness and desire. Once the student provides basic contact information, the student can supplement their profile with information such as school, school type, and school's geography, plus their ethnicity, religion, major, activities and sports.
    2. Have additional criteria that we should consider? Click here to submit additional student profile information. Thanks!


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