All nonprofit organizations wishing to apply to Pick.Click.Give. must submit an application by March 31 the year prior to the Pick.Click.Give. cycle in question. For example, if you wish to participate in the 2019 Pick.Click.Give. cycle, you must submit your application and payment no later than March 31, 2018.
August 21: Welcome To Pick.Click.Give.
August 24: Welcome Back to Pick.Click.Give.
September 8: Cultivating Donors For Pick.Click.Give. & Beyond
September 13: Connecting With Donors Through Storytelling
September 25: Rally Your Team – The Board’s Role In Recognizing Donors
October 17: Maximizing Your Online & Social Media Efforts
October 26: You Have Your List Of Donors, Now What?
Welcome to the Pick.Click.Give. toolkit. We encourage you to use these resources to promote PCG to your stakeholders and donors in a way that’s appropriate for your organization. We update this site regularly so check in for the latest PCG branded materials.
Contact Sofia Fouquet, Pick.Click.Give. Program Manager, on her direct line at (907) 249-6616 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Toolkit includes a collection of Pick.Click.Give. logos and digital files that you can use for promotional purposes. Read the Logo Guidelines for best practices. Click the images below to download a collection of images.
The included campaign documents are a series of documents with instructions and best practices to help organization prepare and deliver a successful PCG campaign. Download a document below.
The below files are ready-to-print and ready-to-personalize. Add your logo or use them as-is for a successful Pick.Click.Give. campaign. Download the documents below.
Thank you for being a part of Pick.Click.Give. This innovative program allows your organization to develop unrestricted funds from donors across the state, while engaging with new and returning donors. Participation in Pick.Click.Give. should be used for more than collecting donations; this is your opportunity to connect with Alaskans across the state to develop first-time donors into ongoing supporters of your organization.
Please see the following frequently asked questions in the following areas: Program Administration, Eligibility Requirements, Program Expectations, and Distribution Timelines.
While The Alaska Community Foundation manages and directs the Pick.Click.Give. program, several other partner organizations are vital to its ongoing success:
During the summer of 2013, participating nonprofit organizations were surveyed and the overwhelming majority or nonprofit organizations stated that statewide coordination was essential to their own PCG success, and assessing a fee to organizations as a percentage of funds raised was the most fair and equitable method. In 2014, the Alaska State Legislature ratified this concept and it became a permanent part of the program. These fees are collected by the PFD Division and transferred to The Alaska Community Foundation to help support the statewide campaign, provide support to the participating nonprofit organizations, and administer the program.
Donors will be credited for 100% of their tax-deductible contribution, and the 7% fee is assessed at the aggregate level, allowing nonprofit organizations to participate in the statewide marketing campaign while minimizing the administrative costs otherwise associated with fundraising. For an example, if a nonprofit organization receives contributions from hundreds of donors, they only need to process a single transaction instead of managing each check individually.
Yes. Go to http://www.pfd.state.ak.us/ and select the green “Add or Change Your Pick.Click.Give. Donation” button.
You will be prompted to enter your name, social security number and date of birth. Once you click “Enter,” your PFD application details will show your PCG charitable contributions to date and provide a button to “change” your contributions. Follow the prompts to add new donations. As long as the applicant has applied for their PFD online by March 31, additions, withdrawals, or adjustments may be made until August 31.
All qualifying organizations must:
If your organization is not required to file an IRS form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-N you must provide the most recently completed and current version of the form you are required or elected to file. The chart below will help you determine the information you must provide with your application.
|Fiscal Year End|
|IRS Form 990 Year (Upper right corner):||2016||2015||2015||2015|
|990, 990EZ or 990N Filing Date:||5/15/2017||2/15/2017||11/15/2016||8/15/2016|
|Maximum Filing Date Extension:||N/A||8/15/2017||5/15/2017||2/15/2017|
|IRS Form 990 Year
(Upper Right Corner)
|Acceptable for PCG Application|
|2016 990||2015 990||2015 990||2015 990|
|2015 990||2014 990||2014 990||2014 990|
|–||Plus IRS approved filing extension if past filing date||Plus IRS approved filing extension||Plus IRS approved filing extension|
Examples of ways to use this chart:
Note: Your IRS approved filing extension must have a due date that is greater than the date of your PCG application.
In order to be eligible for participation, your organization is required by the IRS to file one of three versions of the 990 depending on size; Form 990, Form 990EZ, or Form 990N (e-postcard). The appropriate version of the 990 needs to accompany the application unless the organization is federally exempt from filing.
Yes, other than a community foundation or the University of Alaska, the Department of Revenue may not include a charitable organization on the contribution list for the Pick.Click.Give. program unless the purpose of the organization is to provide services for:
If an organization didn’t qualify this year, it can apply the next year.
If you are deemed ineligible to due to a legislative criteria, the law allows any organization to appeal if it is done in a timely manner. These appeals will follow the process described in the State of Alaska’s Administrative Procedures Act (APA).
The intent of the program is to increase philanthropy and charitable giving in Alaska. This program is a collaborative effort between nonprofit organizations and the Pick.Click.Give. program. Applying to participate does not guarantee a minimum donation amount. Pick.Click.Give. is recommended for nonprofit organizations with the budget and staff to market their organization in tandem with the program. If you do not feel your organization’s goals are being met by the program, Pick.Click.Give. may not be the right resource for your fundraising efforts.
PFD applicants can search for your organization in multiple ways:
Qualifying nonprofit organizations will not be listed online until September 1 of the year preceding the Pick.Click.Give. cycle.