FAQ



What is The Giving Partner?

The Giving Partner is a powerful, searchable online database of nonprofit organizations that serve Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.


What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is the technology partner that hosts The Giving Partner. They are a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allow organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.


How can my nonprofit create a profile?

To create a profile, an organization must have a 501(c)(3) IRS Letter of Determination and have programmatic impact in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or DeSoto counties. Visit our Getting Started guide to learn how you can create a profile.


When do nonprofits update their profiles?

Organizations must keep their profiles CURRENT. Organizations must update their profile when key information changes or expires, such as: 990s, financial statements, information related to the board of directors and state permits. Should any of these key updates be overlooked, the profile status will change to EXPIRED until the profile is brought up-to-date. Organizations should also review the entirety of their profiles regularly to ensure all information is as current as possible.


What information needs to be updated in my profile?

View our Nonprofit Toolkit to learn how to keep your profile up-to-date.


What status does a profile need to be eligible for opportunities?

To be eligible for grants and other opportunities, nonprofits are required to maintain an up-to-date profile with a CURRENT status. We do not grade, rate, or certify nonprofits through The Giving Partner. Instead, the CURRENT status associated with a profile signifies that the organization provided required content and key information was validated by our team. 


What is the relationship between The Giving Partner and the Giving Challenge?

The Giving Partner is a year-round online resource reflecting profiles of our local nonprofits. It provides a holistic view of a nonprofit's impact, leadership and financial health which demonstrate a commitment to transparency. The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour online giving event available exclusively to nonprofits with a CURRENT status in The Giving Partner.


How can my foundation, grantmaking nonprofit, or giving circle use The Giving Partner?

Utilizing The Giving Partner for your grant application process allows your foundation instant access to due-diligence information. You can also view information about local nonprofits at the community level to analyze needs and trends. Please contact Nonprofits@CFSarasota.org for more information.