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How do donations work?

Supporters can donate to organizations located in the United States from your Action Works profile

  • Patagonia is working with Network for Good, a Certified B Corp/nonprofit hybrid that specializes in facilitating donations from the public to nonprofits by operating as a donor-advised fund. In order to ensure your organization receives 100% of the intended donation, Patagonia covers the processing fees on behalf of the donor.
  • Network for Good processes the donation, sends an email confirmation and tax receipt to the donor, and disburses the funds to your organization. Network for Good will automatically send your monthly donations via check or direct deposit if enrolled, as long as your organization is in good standing with relevant state and federal authorities.
  • Once you have received a donation, you can set up free access to Network for Good’s nonprofit dashboard and enroll in Network for Good’s direct deposit program. Direct deposit allows donations to go directly into your bank account. Visit their website to learn more.
  • Disbursements occur around the 15th of the following month. For example, your donations from December 1st to December 31st will be mailed to you around the 15th of January.
  • Network for Good relies on the address listed in GuideStar for check disbursements. If you need to update your address on GuideStar, click here.
  • If you have a fiscal sponsor, the disbursement will go to the EIN holder on file for your organization, but the funds will be designated to your organization. Learn more about how donations work for fiscal sponsors here.
  • Donation transactions of up to $10,000 made by credit card or debit card can be processed through Network for Good’s payment modal.
  • Donors can choose to share their information with your organization, or elect to donate anonymously. In order to receive donor data, you will need to set up a free account with Network for Good.
  • You can learn more about Network for Good by visiting their nonprofit Knowledge Base.