What if everyone in the city gave to our community on one day?
One City. One Day. One Opportunity.
On May 2, 2012, our community will come together for 24 hours of unprecedented giving! Spring 2ACTion is one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Alexandria amazing! Nonprofits have the opportunity to win up to $30,000 in grants and prizes. Everyone can be a philanthropist. This is YOUR chance to make a real impact! It takes a community. Be Generous. Be Alexandria.
The vision of Spring2ACTion is a community where every citizen contributes to benefit our Alexandria nonprofit organizations. There are three primary goals:
Donors select the nonprofit they wish to contribute to on May 2, 2012. The Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to advise a re-granting of their donations to other IRS recognized qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations, will accept the gifts pursuant to an arrangement with ACT for Alexandria and will then re-grant the monies to the nonprofits selected by the donors. It is Razoo Foundation's normal practice to re-grant 97.1% of its contribution to the qualifying organization as advised by the donor, retaining 2.9% for Razoo Foundation's expenses (including credit card transaction costs).
Spring2ACTion is hosted by ACT for Alexandria and ACTion Alexandria. ACT is a community foundation seeking to raise the level and effectiveness of community engagement and giving for the benefit of all Alexandria. ACTion Alexandria connects neighbors and organizations to share ideas, take action and make an impact.
Spring2ACTion passes on the cost of credit card transaction fees to the nonprofit organizations. This low, flat rate of 2.9% is subtracted from the nonprofit's check.
The minimum donation on Spring2ACTion.Razoo.com is $10.
There is no maximum donation limit on Spring2ACTion.Razoo.com.
There is no maximum amount an organization may receive.
Yes! Simply type the url of your favorite nonprofit right into your phone, or scan a QR code offered by the nonprofit to make a donation on your phone.
Yes. To schedule a donation ahead of time, go to your nonprofit’s page (spring2action.razoo.com/_____). You will see a link on the green donation box on the right hand side to walk through the donation process now, but have the donation apply to Spring2ACTion on May 2nd.
Yes! You can be a hero for the causes you care about. You can create a Fundraising Page for free by completing our simple form. Alternatively, you can visit the Organization Page of any nonprofit listed on Razoo and click “Fundraise” to start the page creation process. Please note that in order to create a Fundraising Page you will be prompted to sign into your Razoo user account, or create one if you don’t already have an account. Individual fundraisers also have the opportunity to win up to $5,000 for their favorite nonprofit.
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations serving Alexandria are eligible to participate in Spring2ACTion.
To make the day a success for all nonprofit organizations, we are asking you to...
There is no fee for an organization to participate in Spring2ACTion.
If you are already listed on Razoo.com, you don't need to do anything except make sure your nonprofit's profile and page is updated and motivating (see our top 5 hints to create a great page).
If your nonprofit is not listed on Razoo when you do a search, please email Razoo, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can get listed.
Yes. You can view all our videos on our YouTube channel.
Organizations which have registered on Razoo can track donations in real time by logging-in to their Razoo account. Nonprofits can download a detailed donation report at any time through their account to thank and follow-up with individual donors and tabulate donation value and number of donors. This .csv file can be used in Excel and is widely compatible with other spreadsheet applications.
Normally, The Razoo Foundation will disburse monies on the 10th of the month following receipt of the advised donation. For the 2012 event monies will be disbursed by June 10th.
Sign up for the Spring2ACTion newsletter to receive updates about Spring2ACTion. You can also follow us on Twitter @spring2act and "like" us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/spring2action to stay updated. Spring2ACTion will be hosting boot camp training sessions for nonprofits to share tools, highlight matching grants and strategize together to make this day another one for the history books!
ACT for Alexandria can modify any restrictions or conditions if, in the sole judgment of the Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. As such, ACT for Alexandria reserves the right to deny or condition the distribution of prize grants if, in the judgment of its Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes necessary.