All donations should be mailed to the chapter office address associated with your Finest event. To find the chapter office for your Finest event, please use the following link to locate your chapter through the “State” drop-down menu: https://www.cff.org/Locations/Find-a-Local-Chapter/
If you cannot find your chapter office, donations can be mailed to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N Bethesda, MD 20814.
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Please make sure that in the memo it says - Finest Platform and who the donations should be credited to.
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
Click on the home page and begin typing the first or last name. Your options will display as you type.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
What happens if I check the checkbox to "cover processing fees"?
If you check this checkbox, you will be charged the amount indicated next to the checkbox. This amount will also be visible to the non-profit. However, on the fundraising page, your intended - initial donation amount will be displayed.
Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S dollars?
Yes. For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, the amount entered in the online donation form will be in U.S. dollars.
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed. If you made your donation in installments, you will receive a receipt each time a monthly payment is processed.
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
What is Cystic Fibrosis Foundations Tax ID number?
A Tax ID number identifies the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Tax ID number is 13-1930701
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy."
Is there a Finest mobile app?
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has created short clips that you can view below which provide a walkthrough of the new mobile app! You will have the ability to see how to get set up on the app to sending out donation solicitations and thanking your donors. Please reach out to your local chapter if you have questions or concerns!
What can I do if a check is written out to me personally?
If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it in with a completed donation form to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Can I mail in a cash donation?
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. You may drop off the cash at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation along with your information or you can deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check from your account.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Can I enter a check online?
You can't enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge. This can be done in the fundraising section of your headquarters page. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number; what is that and how can I get it?
A Tax ID number identifies Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Tax ID number is 13-1930701.
Not all of my donors are showing up in the Honor Roll. Why?
As your donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the Honor Roll.
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
Log in with your email and password to visit your headquarters page. Select ‘My Fundraising Report on the left side. You will then find a list of all of your donors as well as a list of all donors to your team .
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
To easily send thank-you emails to donors, follow these steps:
Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking the "My HQ" link in the top right
Click "My Fundraising Report" in the left sidebar
Locate the donor/donation you'd like to thank, and click "Send Email" (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.)
Type the message in the pop-up window, and click "Send Email"
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation?
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your fundraising efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please login to your headquarters and edit your account preferences.
What is my personal page URL?
A personal URL is a shortened link to your team or personal page that you can send to friends and family in emails. A personal URL will look like this https://finest.cff.org/ben.
Can a donor add a dedication message that appears in my fundraising honor roll?
When a donor makes a donation online, s/he can enter text to appear on the fundraising honor roll. This may be the donor's name, or it could be something like "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy".
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N Bethesda,MD 20814