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. 


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. Click here to learn more.


When are nonprofits required to update their profile, and what updates are needed?

Organizations must update their profile when key information changes or expires and must retain a profile status of Approved/CURRENT.  Click here to learn more.


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 an Approved/CURRENT status. 


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 tax status of 501(c)(3) Public Supported Charity or Public Charity Supporting Organization with an Approved/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.