Q. What is Raising for Rockers 2024?

Raising for Rockers (R4R) is South Dakota Mines’ signature giving day that gives alumni and friends an opportunity to show their pride by supporting the needs of our students, faculty and staff. Raising for Rockers 2024 provides academic departments an opportunity to raise money for a project that will enhance the educational experiences for their students. Projects highlighted by departments during R4R are high need, meaning the department heads have defined these as high priority areas. Support from alumni and friends during R4R is extremely important, as the projects featured currently have no other pathway to being funded.

Q. When is Raising for Rockers 2024?

Raising for Rockers 2024 is on April 3-4, 2024, from noon to noon.

Q. Who can donate?

Anyone may donate. Donations through the Raising for Rockers 2024 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 processed and receipted by GiveGab/Bonterra.

Q. What is GiveGab/Bonterra?

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/Bonterra 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/Bonterra via direct deposit within 5-7 business days.

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

GiveGab/Bonterra retains a 4% 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 Raising for Rockers 2024 donation period through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations, are also subject to the transaction fees outlined above.

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 to make a donation?

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 raisingforrockers.sdsmt.edu on your mobile device.

Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for Raising for Rockers 2024?

You cannot pre-schedule your Raising for Rockers 2024 gift, but you may make a donation to a participating nonprofit before or after the Raising for Rockers 2024. In order for your donation to be counted towards prize incentives awarded on Raising for Rockers 2024 it must be made on the giving day, on April 3-4 (12PM - 12PM), 2024.