Q. What is GLY365?

GLY365 is York County's year-round* hub for online donations and connecting to the community. While our one-day Give Day, Give Local York, will continue to exist, GLY365 will be the continuing central source of detailed information about organizations serving our community and a one-stop-shop for donating and volunteering in York County.

GLY365 will provide:

  • Dynamic profiles for each nonprofit organization, including: Mission & story section, Customizable imagery & embeddable videos, Management & governance information, including leadership and staff demographics, Program highlights and Financial audit, including 990 integration
  • Modern online giving options
  • An easy-to-use volunteer database that connects nonprofits with potential volunteers and allows for hours/project tracking
  • Advanced metrics and reporting

GLY 365 - What is this?! - Info Session

December 8, 12:00pm

Learn more about GLY365, our new year-round giving platform
and York County nonprofit center, and what it means for your organization.

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*Please note: GLY365 will "turn off" donations from April 1 through the end of Give Day to allow nonprofits to coordinate their offline giving strategies, meaning no donations through GLY365 will be accepted during that time. This will also prevent nonprofits from having to keep track of multiple donation streams for their Give Day Campaign.

Q. Who hosts GLY365?

GLY365 is hosted by the same folks who bring you Give Local York: The White Rose Leadership Institute, which is the evolution of the York Federal Fellows Program in Nonprofit Leadership. In 2017, the advisory committee of the York Federal Fellows Alumni, made the decision to spearhead a community Giving Day in York County, Following the success of the inaugural Give Day and the feedback from nonprofits as to the value of an organization that would support them in their marketing, fundraising and capacity-building efforts, the York Federal Fellows Alumni made the decision to incorporate as a not-for-profit corporation on July 31, 2018 with a mission to strengthen the York County nonprofit sector with empowered and exceptional leaders prepared to transform our community.

The White Rose Leadership Institute's Core Values:

  • ADVOCACY: We work together with a shared voice to champion innovative and effective solutions to York County’s most pressing social problems and the important role the nonprofit sector plays in those solutions.
  • BEING A CATALYST: We believe in forecasting and responding to demographic, political and social shifts by acting in creative ways that generate new solutions.
  • COLLABORATION: We believe in the strength of the collective and empower each other to spark ideas, align strategies, and shape initiatives that unlock the potential of social innovation.
  • FELLOWSHIP: We convene and engage a diverse community of innovative leaders from across sectors to forge connections for mutual support on our shared journey, side by side.
  • INCLUSION: We believe leadership is exceptional when it reflects our diverse communities. We listen, learn and work across differences to build the common good.
  • INTEGRITY: We take our roles as community stewards and trusted advisers seriously.

Q. Why is the White Rose Leadership Institute launching GLY365?

Currently there is no “one-stop-shop” to donate to York County nonprofit organizations online outside of Give Day.

Further, of the 330 organizations who participated in Give Local York in 2023,

  • 20.45% of participating organizations do not have any form of year-round online giving available.
  • 22.68% of participating organizations only use PayPal for year-round online giving.

Q. Which organizations can participate?

Organizations that are verified 501( c )(3) charitable nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in York County, PA.

If you are a 501(c)(3) public charity that is sub classified as 509a1, 509a2, or 509a3 (Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3 Functionally Integrated supporting organization), you are eligible to apply for participation. Your organization’s status will be verified by our team.

There are no restrictions based on organization size or location; however, you must serve residents of York County, Pennsylvania.

All nonprofits who participate in GLY365 must verify that they have a Non-Discrimination Policy and Statement in place.

Q. Do I have to participate in GLY365 to participate in Give Local York?


We understand that the last thing you and your team want to do is to fill out another form with your organizational, governance and financial information… however, in order to make GLY365 truly the go-to site for the community to connect with York County nonprofits, the site needs to be populated with your info.

When your organization registers to participate in Give Local York 2024, the GiveGab/bonterra system will use that initial information to build your GLY365 base profile. We are not charging a registration fee to be a part of the inaugural GLY365 but we are making participation in GLY365 a requirement for participating in Give Local York in 2024. Organizations who have not completed their GLY365 profile before Give Day 2024 will not be live or able to accept donations through www.givelocalyork.org on Give Day.

You do not need to participate in Give Local York in order to participate in GLY365, though we highly encourage it!

*Please note: GLY365 will "turn off" donations from April 1 through the end of Give Day to allow nonprofits to coordinate their offline giving strategies, meaning no donations through GLY365 will be accepted during that time. This will also prevent nonprofits from having to keep track of multiple donation streams for their Give Day Campaign.

Q. Does approval to participate in GLY365 mean that The White Rose Leadership Institute endorses each participating nonprofit’s mission and programs?

No. The White Rose Leadership Institute, GLY365 and Give Local York are proud to support thousands of donors as they support their favorite nonprofits or new causes near to their hearts. We encourage you to find organizations that align with your passions and values.

While White Rose Leadership Institute does verify the charitable status of every nonprofit that participates in GLY365, both Give Local York and GLY365 do not screen or select organizations on the basis of their charitable purposes or their missions. Because one of the core values of the White Rose Leadership Institute is Inclusion, all nonprofits who participate in Give Local York and GLY365 are required to submit a Non-Discrimination Policy and Statement. WRLI is committed to upholding best practices for nonprofit organizations, and transparency is a fundraising best practice that benefits donors. Having access to nondiscrimination policies is one way donors can ensure they understand more fully about the organizations they are supporting.

Eligibility is based on providing services in our area and an organization’s current status as a recognized Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Therefore, approval of an organization’s participation does not constitute an endorsement of the organization or its mission by White Rose Leadership Institute or any of our partners.

Q. Who can donate?

Anyone may donate. Donations through the GLY365 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/bonterra, our technology partner.

Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab, which is becoming Bonterra, 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/Bonterra retains a 3% campaign management fee from all donations. White Rose Leadership Institute retains a 1% administration fee from all donations, which go toward the management of the site and program. 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.

Q. Who will receive my contact information?

The organization(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 www.gly365.org on your mobile device.

Q. What if my preferred organization is not listed?

Please send an email to info@givegab.com to request that we contact your organization of choice.

Q. What is state charitable solicitation registration?

Nonprofits are held to a high standard of government regulation and public scrutiny. And that is with good reason! Eligible 501(c) nonprofits are exempt from federal corporate taxes and have access to public funding. These benefits are not typically available to for-profit businesses, so laws are in place to protect the public and ensure nonprofits do not abuse their financial advantages. The IRS and states all have requirements for nonprofits.

Q. Why is state charitable solicitation registration compliance important?

While 501(c) nonprofits receive key financial benefits, the penalties for noncompliance can be serious. The IRS can revoke a nonprofit’s tax exemption and impose fines that can accrue daily. The states can administratively dissolve a nonprofit corporation and levy steep financial penalties. Perhaps worst of all, an organization can lose out on a grant or large donation because it has not kept itself in good standing.

Taking a proactive approach to compliance helps ensure the sustained success of the organization. The cost of staying compliant is small in comparison to the much larger costs of noncompliance. The saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could not be more true in this context.

Q. What are the key aspects of state charitable solicitation registration compliance?

The IRS provides tax exemptions to eligible nonprofits under IRC 501(c). Public charities and private foundations receive 501(c)(3) tax exemption. The IRS scrutinizes organizations when they apply for 501(c)(3) but also ensures that those organizations meet the ongoing obligations to remain eligible. Nonprofits must file a 990 tax form each year with the IRS to disclose their financial data for the year.

Each state has their own set of requirements. Nonprofits are typically incorporated in a given state as a nonprofit corporation. The state in which the nonprofit has incorporated will impose requirements on the nonprofit, and those responsibilities typically span across multiple state agencies. Usually nonprofits must submit an annual filing to the corporations division of the secretary of state, maintain its license to fundraise (charitable solicitation registration), file for a state business license, and maintain state-level tax exemption with the revenue department. As nonprofits expand outside of the state or operate nationwide, they must comply with the same items in each other state as well.

In addition to IRS and state filing requirements, nonprofits must keep adequate records. Keeping accurate and complete records is critical in the event that an organization is audited. It is also common that board members or donors request information from the organization. Finally, records are necessary for submitting applications and renewal filings with various government agencies.

Q. When I check the box on GiveGab to declare state charitable solicitation registration compliance, what am I attesting to?

When you check the box you are attesting (defined as "declaring that something exists or is the case") that your organization is compliant with applicable state fundraising requirements in the states in which you may solicit donors using the GiveGab platform.

Q. Do you have additional resources to reference about state charitable solicitation registration?

Yes! Here are a few more resources from Harbor Compliance to help you:

Q. How can I ensure my organization receives its donations?

In order to receive your donations via ACH transfer, GiveGab requires a checking account eligible to receive ACH transfers and withdrawals. Your donations will be deposited within 5-7 business days on a daily rolling basis.

If your organization supplies the wrong type of bank account (such as a savings account), or the wrong account numbers, GiveGab will be in touch! After 30 days, if GiveGab hasn't heard from your organization, they will refund your gifts back to your donors.