Give charitable dollars to friends and others from your Impact Account

From birthday presents, to children's allowances, to "thank you" gifts—sending charitable dollars to friends and family can be a great way to inspire those around you to give.

Learn how to:

Schedule a gift

Edit, pause, or cancel a gift

Good to know:

When your gift recipient doesn't have an Impact Account

When someone doesn't claim the gift you give to them

Send a gift:

On the web:

  1. From the dashboard, click the blue Give button at the top of the page.
  2. In the menu box, click the white Give button next to "Give charitable dollars to a friend." 
  3. Choose one or more recipients by selecting friends already on Charitable Impact or by entering their email addresses in the Give to field. Separate multiple email addresses with commas. You can give to a maximum of 25 people per transaction.
  4. Enter the amount you'd like to give. If you will be giving to multiple people in a single transaction, each person will receive the amount you choose — for example, if you give to 3 people, entering a $20 gift amount means each person will receive $20 for a total of $60 being withdrawn from your Impact Account.
  5. Select Schedule gift, choose the date you'd like to send your gift.
  6. Choose the Frequency. You can choose to send once, or repeat weekly, monthly, or annually.
  7. Provide a reason for your gift, if you wish: Birthday, Thank you, Charitable Allowance, or other reason that you can specify. If you prefer not to say, that's OK too. This will only be visible to you in your Account details.
  8. Click Review.
  9. Review the details of your gift and click Send gift.

On the mobile app:

  1. From the Home screen, select Create gift.
  2. Select Create a gift for a friend.
  3. Under Give to, select Choose recipient.

    The Choose recipients screen will appear — from this screen, you can choose Friends you've already connected with on Charitable Impact and Contacts not yet on Charitable Impact (if you've allowed access to your contacts via the app).

    You can also add a recipient by email address by clicking the add recipient icon at the top right of the screen.
  4. Once you've finished selecting the gift recipients, click Continue.
  5. Enter the amount you'd like to give. If you will be giving to multiple people in a single transaction, each person will receive the amount you choose — for example, if you give to 3 people, entering a $20 gift amount means each person will receive $20 for a total of $60 being withdrawn from your Impact Account.
  6. Select Schedule gift, choose the date you'd like to send your gift.
  7. Choose the Frequency. You can choose to send once, or repeat weekly, monthly, or annually.
  8. Provide a reason for your gift, if you wish: Birthday, Thank you, Charitable Allowance, or other reason that you can specify. If you prefer not to say, that's OK too. This will only be visible to you in your Account details.
  9. Select Review.
  10. Review the details of your gift and select Send gift

Edit your gift:

Select the Edit button to edit your gift.

On the mobile app:

Log in to your Impact Account, then select Account details. 

  • To edit a scheduled gift, under Upcoming transactions, select the gift you wish to edit. Select Edit.
  • To pause a scheduled gift, under Upcoming transactions, select the gift you wish to pause. Select Pause.
  • To resume a scheduled gift, under Upcoming transactions, select the gift you wish to resume. Select Resume.
  • To cancel a scheduled gift, under Upcoming transactions, select the gift you wish to cancel. Select Delete.

Notes:

  • Paused gifts can't be edited. You'll need to resume them first.
  • Paused gifts can't be resumed after the send date has passed. You'll need to schedule a new gift.

Good to know

When your gift recipient doesn't have an Impact Account

Recipients will be asked to sign up for an Impact Account. Once they've signed up, the charitable dollars you sent them will automatically appear in their Impact Account. 

When someone doesn't claim the charitable dollars you give

Recipients have 30 days to sign up for an Impact Account and claim their charitable dollars. If the charitable dollars are not claimed within 30 days, they'll be returned to your Impact Account. You'll receive an email from Charitable Impact letting you know the money is back in your account.

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