FAQs - Do Good Week 2021 | SHARE Omaha

FAQs about Do Good Week

April 19-24, 2021

About Do Good Week
Frequently asked questions about Do Good Week:

What is SHARE Omaha?
SHARE Omaha is a local 501c3 nonprofit that helps other local nonprofits fulfill their missions by raising support and service, year-round at SHAREomaha.org. This support is largely new investment from the community.

Our major campaigns include Do Good Week, April 19-24, with 2021 being the inaugural year, and #GivingTuesday402/#GivingTuesday712, the local expression of the Giving Tuesday movement, occurring the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. In 2021, Giving Tuesday will be November 30th. 

What is Do Good Week?
SHARE Omaha's Do Good Week, presented by FNBO, is five days dedicated to meeting the cash needs of nonprofits in our community, as well as volunteer and item needs, followed by a day of celebration. April 19-24, 2021 is your time to do good. Give cash to causes that matter to you. Buy items for nonprofits. Make a new volunteer commitment. It's all happening at SHAREomaha.org. 

Who can participate in Do Good Week?
We invite all givers in the metro to join in doing good! At SHAREomaha.org, you can support nonprofits serving an eight-county region: Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington Counties in Nebraska, and Pottawattamie, Harrison and Mills Counties in Iowa. 

Do I have to wait until Do Good Week to give?
Want to participate early? Go for it! SHARE Omaha is here, 365 days a year, for a reason. Your support matters every day. If you give a financial gift early, you may use donation code DOGOODWEEK to indicate you are giving as a part of this campaign.  

Why can't I find my school/church/sports club?
Our platform, by our national license agreement parameters, focuses on community-wide causes, not institutional giving to houses of worship, school or membership-centric clubs. SHARE Omaha supports nonprofits that rely on general community support. Most individual schools (public and private), sports clubs and associations, school parent or booster clubs and houses of worship have an internal base of loyal donors/members from which to solicit ongoing support. They can rely on support from people connected to their work in a way that a community-based organization can not. 

Will Omaha Gives happen in May 2021?
No. In 2020, the Omaha Community Foundation led the final year of Omaha Gives/Pottawattamie Gives. Learn more about the end of Omaha Gives.

How is Do Good Week different from previous years' Omaha Gives? 
Do Good Week invites ALL forms of giving, not just cash, for five full days, followed by a day of celebration. Give cash and more - your time, your items, your all

Is there a minimum donation amount? 

Does SHARE Omaha take a percent of my donation?
No. Donations are processed by PayPal, which charges a low 2.2% + $0.30 transaction fee for nonprofit accounts, and you as a donor may choose cover this fee rather than the organization paying it. SHARE Omaha does not take an additional fee. 

Where's the nonprofit leaderboard showing cash totals for each organization?
You may remember the leaderboard from Omaha Gives. SHARE Omaha is built on a different tech framework than Omaha Gives was. Leaderboard technology is cost-prohibitive during this time in our evolution, but we will be providing continual updates during Do Good Week sharing the total giving impact of the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro.

I work for a business that wants to participate in Do Good Week. Who do I speak to?
Fantastic! Reach out to us at DGW@shareomaha.org to learn about business partnership opportunities