Q. What is Hardrockers Give?

Hardrockers Give is South Dakota Mines' official web site for crowdfunding. Hardrockers Give is managed by the South Dakota Mines Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement.

Q. When does crowdfunding begin?

Crowdfunding project are happening on an ongoing basis. Those that are live and accepting donations can be found on the home page.

Q. Which organizations can participate?

Any student organization that wants to raise money for a worthy cause can set up a crowdfunding project with Hardrockers Give.

Q. Who can donate?

Anyone may donate. Donations through the Hardrockers Give online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.

Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits to raise money, engage donors and manage volunteers quickly and efficiently. GiveGab offers a full portfolio of simple and easy to use products that allows organizations to function in a more streamlined manner.

Q. How will donations be distributed?

Each donation made to a participating nonprofit will be disbursed directly from GiveGab via direct deposit within 5-7 business days.

Q. How much of my donation goes to the nonprofit?

GiveGab retains a 3.5% campaign management fee from all donations. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization. All donations are final and cannot be refunded. Any donations processed outside of the donation period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: http://info.givegab.com/pricing.

Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The initiative(s) you choose to support will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.

Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?

No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.

Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?

Yes! Simply visit crowdfunding.sdsmt.edu on your mobile device.

Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation?

You cannot pre-schedule your gift, but you may make a donation to a participating nonprofit before or after the project begins. In order for your donation to be counted towards prize incentives awarded on a day of giving, it must be made on the day of giving. 

Q. What if my preferred initiative is not listed?

Please send an email to kathleen.fitzgerald-ellis@sdsmt.edu to request that we contact your organization of choice.