Welcome to the world of social charitable giving on PlanetGive! Let’s navigate the simple steps to becoming a free registered PlanetGiver. In a snap, you’ll be using our tools to make smart, secure, meaningful charitable contributions and collaborate with others in celebrating and commemorating occasions, holidays, events and special days throughout the year.

Register

  • Register on the PlanetGive homepage by completing the online form.
  • The My Purpose box provides space to express what you really care about. Think of this as your personal mission statement. You can describe why charitable giving is important to you, share why you’re passionate about specific charities, and even describe how you can positively impact the world. When friends go to your profile page, they can read your purpose and select one of your favorite charities to support on your behalf!
  • Be sure to upload a picture of yourself so your friends and family will know they’re on the correct page when they search for you. (Horizontal pictures work best.)
  • If you like, make a video on YouTube or Vimeo about charitable giving, the charities you love, the volunteer work you do, or the difference you hope to make in the world. Attach the video link to the appropriate box, and your video will appear on your profile page.
  • When you’ve filled out the registration form, click Join. Congratulations – you’re a registered PlanetGiver!

Create your Profile Page

  • After joining, you’ll be on your Account Settings page. Now it’s time to create and populate your profile page with your favorite charities.
  • To select charities from our quick start menu of charities, simply click the categories below to start exploring popular charities. Once you’ve selected all the charities you want, just click submit. If you’d like to explore our comprehensive database of 2.2 million tax returns from IRS tax-exempt nonprofits, including financial details such as executive compensation, revenue and expenses, click Skip and then click Find More Charities, or use our charity search.
  • Enter the name of one of your favorite charities and use our organization details filters for the list of giving categories, to select a city/state if you wish, and search for charities you’re interested in supporting. Review the IRS tax returns to vet each charity. Click the Favorite button at the page top to add the charity to your profile page.
  • To see what your profile page looks like after you’ve added your favorite charities, click Continue to your Profile.
  • To add or delete charities from your profile page, click on the charity from your profile page, and select the Favorite or Remove at the page top.
  • It’s time to populate your profile page with your favorite charities. You have two choices:
    • If you quickly want to select some popular charities for your page, use our Quick Start menu of charities by clicking the categories listed to explore popular charities. Once you’ve selected all the charities you like, click Submit.
    • If there are specific charities you want to list on your profile page, or if you want to find some that resonate with you, click Skip and Find More Charities to use our charity search and access the Nonprofit Explorer database of 2.2 million tax returns from IRS tax-exempt nonprofits that include financial details such as executive compensation, revenue and expenses. Enter the name of a charity and use our organization details filters for categories, city, state, or enter the EIN number or NTEE code to search for charities you’re interested in supporting. Review the IRS tax returns to vet each charity. Click the Favorite button at the page top to add the charity to your profile page.
  • To see what your profile page looks like after you’ve added your favorite charities, click Continue to your Profile.
  • To add or delete charities from your profile page, click on the charity from your profile page, and select the Favorite or Remove at the page top.

Make your Circle of Giving

Now you’re ready to connect with friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, etc. in a personal Circle of Giving. A Circle of Giving is the group of people for whom you want to receive birthday notifications to remind you to donate to one of their favorite charities on their behalf. In turn, they will be notified when you celebrate a birthday so they can support one of your favorite charities if they wish. Collaborating with members of your Circle of Giving to support each other’s favorite charities when the occasion arises throughout the year elevates the giving experience in a meaningful way and amplifies the positive impact you’re making together in the world.

  • Click on Find Friends or use our Friend Search to find your friends’ profile pages. Type in each friend’s name separately and Search. When you find a friend, click Add Friend and they will be listed as one of your Circle of Giving friends.
  • No results? Click Here for a more extensive search. Enter their name, city and state, and click Search. When you find each friend, click Add Friend and they will be included in your Circle of Giving.
  • Still no luck? Invite your friends to become registered PlanetGivers and join your Circle of Giving, and we’ll send them an email invitation.
  • You can add and delete names from your Circle of Giving any time after clicking the Circle of Giving icon on the header.

You’re almost there …

Check out your profile page by clicking the icon next to your name on the header! You can update your settings any time at Account Settings in the header. And don’t forget … you can make personal donations to your own favorite charities, either as a registered PlanetGiver or as a Guest.

Personal Giving Report

As a registered PlanetGiver, all of your contributions made on PlanetGive will be recorded in your private, secure personal Giving Report found on your profile page. You can print and email this up-to-date report any time. At tax time, receiving this report will make your tax preparer or accountant very happy.

Congratulations!

You’re off and running …go make the world a better place, one meaningful donation at a time!