Sno · ball noun \snō-bôl\
a pledge engine integrated with social networks allowing anyone to make and share charitable donations based on any event.
Are All Donations Tax Deductible?
You should receive a tax receipt from the nonprofit itself for qualifying donations. Snoball is not responsible for and does not issue tax receipts. If you have further questions, check with the nonprofit or IRS.gov for more details.back to top ^
How Much Of My Donation Goes To The Charity?
93% of each donation goes directly to charity. We use the remainder of each donation to cover the costs of credit card processing fees, and other costs. There are no hidden fees, and signing up is 100% free for users and nonprofits. Snoball provides giving statements and reports to view all transactions and pending donations to both the user and nonprofit.back to top ^
Is My CC Information Safe?
Absolutely! We use Authorize.net to handle all billing transactions. Snoball does not store or retain any credit card information. All tax deductible giving reports will be issued from the nonprofits directly, not Snoball. Snoball supplies nonprofits with transparent reporting and transaction statements. We also follow annual auditing compliance procedures. Donations will appear as Snoball, Inc. on your bank or credit card statements.back to top ^
What Is A Snoball?
A Snoball is simply a fun, new way to give! A snoball refers to the donation you create that gets triggered by a certain event. For example, "Every Friday I will give $5 to (Nonprofit A)". Or, "When my favorite sports team wins, I will give $1 to (Nonprofit B)". Once you've created your snoball, ask your friends to "join" your snoball to create what we call the "Snoball Effect". Watch your micro-donation (snoball) grow into a substantial, recurring donation to your favorite nonprofit!back to top ^
How Much Money Can I Donate?
You may give as much as you like! Certain tax rules apply for tax deductible eligibility past a certain value. See IRS.gov for details.back to top ^
What's The Minimum Amount I Can Donate?
Most snoballs do not have a minimum. Whoever creates the snoball my create one a minimum. We will charge your account when a $20 threshold is attained or 30 days since your last activity on a snoball.back to top ^
Are All Nonprofits "Certified" In Your System?
We use a verification process to ensure each organization is recognized by the IRS as eligible to receive tax deductible charitable contributions. The database is updated regularly to ensure each entity is in compliance with Federal law. If you should have a questions about an entity's status, please contact the organization directly.back to top ^
Who can participate?
People, companies and nonprofits may all participate. Nonprofits and companies must be verified by Snoball before using their brands on our site.back to top ^
What If I Can't Afford My Contributions?
Before Snoball charges your account, you will receive an email showing the amount that will be charged to your cc. You will have 48 hours to login to your account and delete some or all of the pending donations. Otherwise the amount will be automatically charged. You may choose to "stop giving" to snoballs you cannot afford at this time. You'll find a red "stop giving" button at the bottom of the individual snoball page you are contributing to. You can always start giving again as your financial circumstances change.back to top ^
Who Can I Talk To For Feedback And Suggestions?
You may visit our contact page, and someone will respond to you as soon as possible. We welcome all feedback and strive to make your experience with Snoball positive and fun.back to top ^
How do I add a non-US based organization?
At this time we are only available to support US based nonprofits that are registered with the IRS. We are constantly working to meet the needs and desires of our users, which includes international interest in Snoball. We plan to add nonprofits outside the United States in the near future!back to top ^
I Can't Find The Nonprofit I'm Searching For
Nonprofits show up in the Snoball database exactly as their name appears in their registered paperwork with the IRS. If they are "Doing Business As" (DBA) another name, you may not be able to find the nonprofit by the known name. If after searching your favorite nonprofit's website you still cannot find their registered name, contact the nonprofit directly and ask. You may be the first to introduce them to Snoball and help your cause even more! You can also search by EIN#. And be sure they are a US-based organization. Snoball is expanding internationally at a later date. If you still cannot find your favorite nonprofit, it may be very new and hence not updated in our system. In this case, please contact us with the nonprofit information that is missing and we'd be happy to check into it for you.back to top ^
What Is The "Snoball Effect"?
The "Snoball Effect" is our term for showing how the idea of your Snoball and your efforts can really add up to something BIG! The Snoball Effect is created when others join your Snoball and support your cause. So even though you as an individual may only be giving $1 every time the Snoball is triggered, the collective amount being given could be much greater! Imagine 1200 people giving $1. Your dollar just "snoballed" into $1200!back to top ^
What If I Forget My Password?
If you cannot remember your password, click on the blue "forgot password" phrase under your login. You may also go to the following link: https://www.snoball.com/account/reset.back to top ^