Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
What is Immune Deficiency Foundation's Tax ID number?
A Tax ID number identifies Immune Deficiency Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. The Immune Deficiency Foundation Tax ID number is 52-1214782
How should I make out the check?
Please make all checks payable to: Immune Deficiency Foundation.
Please make sure that in the memo it says the name of the DIY Fundraiser.
Where should I mail donation checks?
All donations should be mailed to:
Immune Deficiency Foundation
7550 Teague Road, Suite 220
Hanover, MD 21076.
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed if the donation is tax-deductible.
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
Can a tax-receipt be issued for in-kind donations?
Absolutely. Please email DIY@primaryimmune.org with what was donated, who donated it, and their contact information including address and what fundraiser it was donated to. IDF will send the donor a tax receipt.
Can I make a donation in addition to my ticket purchase or just an outright donation to a DIY event?
Yes. You can make a donation in addition to your ticket purchase or just an outright donation. Please follow the instructions in the event registration/donation for your event.
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
Click on the home page and begin typing the first or last name or the name of the event. Your options will display as you type.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Any electronic donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us
. Check donations are pending upon IDF's receipt of said check.
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy."
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number; what is that and how can I get it?
A Tax ID number identifies Immune Deficiency Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. The Immune Deficiency Foundation Tax ID number is 52-1214782.
What can I do if a check is written out to me personally?
If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it in with a completed donation form to Immune Deficiency Foundation. Please add a note including your DIY Fundraiser name.
Can I enter a check online?
You can't enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge. This can be done in the fundraising section of your headquarters page. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by Immune Deficiency Foundation.
Can I mail in a cash donation?
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. You may drop off the cash at Immune Deficiency Foundation along with your information or you can deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check from your account.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Any electronic donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact
Immune Deficiency Foundation. Check donations are pending upon IDF's receipt of said check.
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
Log in with your email and password to visit your headquarters page. Select My Fundraising Report on the left side. You will then find a list of all of your donors as well as a list of all donors to your team .
Not all of my donors are showing up in the Honor Roll. Why?
As your donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the Honor Roll.
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation?
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your fundraising efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please login to your headquarters and edit your account preferences.
How do I import my email contacts so I can send them an email?
1. Sign in to your Dashboard.
2. Select the tab "Contact Book".
3. Select "Import Contacts".
4. Select the email provider you would like to import your contacts from.You may be asked to sign in to your email account.
5. Select the contacts you want to import.
6. Select the pop up which states "Get __ Contacts".
7. The emails you selected to import should now be in your dashboard contact book.
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
To easily send thank-you emails to donors, follow these steps:
- Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking the "My HQ" link in the top right
- Click "My Fundraising Report" in the left sidebar
- Locate the donor/donation you'd like to thank, and click "Send Email" (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.)
- Type the message in the pop-up window, and click "Send Email"
How do I send a fundraising email from my dashboard?
1. Log into your dashboard.
2. Select the "Email" tab.
3. You can select who you want to send an email to by either adding friends manually or adding them from your contact book.
4. From there, you can craft your email. The link to your page should have prepopulated in the message section.
5. You can save the email you just crafted for future use.
6. Select "Review Email".
7. Select "Send ___ Email".
How do I update my fundraising goal?
1. Sign into your dashboard.
2. Select the "My Page" tab.
3. Double click on the goal option under "Edit My".
4. Enter your new goal amount.
5. Select "Save".
How do I share my fundraising page on social media?
1. Sign in to your dashboard.
2. Select the "Go Social" tab.
3. You can create a facebook fundraiser, send messages via facebook, email, twitter and linkedin.
Can I use IDF's logo for fundraising posters and other material related to my fundraiser?
Yes. Email us at DIY@primaryimmune.org with your request. Please include the material you would like to use the logo on.
Will you send a representative to my event and/or provide volunteers?
IDF will help you as much as we can. Depending on the location and timing of your event, we may be able to send a representative out.
To find volunteers, we suggest reaching out to your social network, friends, and family. That is where you often find your best volunteers.
What is my personal page URL?
A personal URL is a shortened link to your team or personal page that you can send to friends and family in emails. A personal URL will look like this https://fundraise.primaryimmune.org/create-your-own/ben. You would have set this up during registration.
Can a donor add a dedication message that appears in my fundraising honor roll?
When a donor makes a donation online, s/he can enter text to appear on the fundraising honor roll. This may be the donor's name, or it could be something like "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy".