iGive really is as simple as it sounds. iGive members can generate donations by shopping at any of our 1,000+ stores. There are no costs, obligations, nor any hidden fees.
iGive is a free service to causes and members.
SHOPPING: It’s all automatic! You don’t need to enter any codes, notify the store, or iGive. When iGive members shop via our special links (starting at the iGive.com web site, the iGive Newsletter, or having installed the iGive Button), tracking enables us to identify the purchases of each individual iGive member with a member ID number. Causes always receive 100% of the donation amount which is advertised on our web site (iGive.com receives fees separately from the amounts that go to the cause).
You shop the same way as you would without starting at iGive.
When you do start with iGive, our stores automatically send us the needed information (order amount, order date, and your ID number which identifies the user to iGive.com but is meaningless to the online store) so that we can track the donation to each member’s designated cause. When you successfully link to an iGive store, your visit will be immediately visible in the You recently visited box.
You can create your own list of favorite stores under My Stores.
After being reported to us, your transactions can be reviewed in your shopping report under Stats. It can take up to 30 days after they’ve shipped (or travel has commenced) for purchases to get posted to your report, although the average is about 10 days. In-store exchanges may void donations. Please review any posted store exceptions.