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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

General FAQs

Will I be able to see which students groups and NGOs have teamed up to support a specific project?

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Unfortunately, this feature is not available on our site at this time. But it is a fantastic idea to encourage collaboration and one that the SFH, Inc. team hopes to be able to implement in the future.

Is there a way to quickly compare different student groups or NGOs with similar goals if I am having trouble deciding which group to donate to?

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Right now, it is possible to search our Student Group Database and NGO Project Catalog by the following categories: Infrastructure, Education, Women & Children, Water & Sanitation, Environment, Health & Prevention, Business, and Culture. Organizations that fall into similar categories are likely to share similar goals.

Is there a way to see the average donation amount that has been made per person?

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No, unfortunately it is not possible to see the average donation amount that is made per person. However, SFH, Inc. would like to remind donors that contributions of all sizes are appreciated.

Will I be able to see on the website how much each student group has raised so far for its projects before I choose to make a donation?

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Unfortunately, this feature is not available on our site at this time. But it is a fantastic idea and one that the SFH, Inc. team hopes to be able to implement in the future.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

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Not automatically. However, donors that would like a donor receipt for their records or tax-filing purposes may email donate@studentsforhaiti.org.

What is the time frame during which I can make donations?

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Donations can be made to Students for Haiti, Inc. or to any of our member Student Groups at any time. We remind donors to check the status of student groups before making donations. Student groups listed as ‘Active’ are those that seek funding for projects. Those listed as ‘Funded’ are not in-need of donations at that particular time.

How do I know which NGOs are the most active and successful?

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If you have questions about an NGO listed in our Project Catalog, our team welcomes you to send an email to ask@studentsforhaiti.org. We also encourage any skeptical donors to research NGOs a bit themselves. Links to NGO websites and social media may be found on NGO database pages in our Project Catalog. Phone calls to NGOs might also provide donors with reassurance (phone numbers are also made available on database pages).

How do I know which student groups are the most active and successful?

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Student groups with ‘Active’ status are those that are seeking funds for specific initiatives. Those with ‘Funded’ status are not currently looking for donations for various reasons. Some student groups may be transitioning or on a school break.

How will I know that the organization I have donated to has actually received my donation?

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The SFH team works hard to ensure that all donations reach their intended recipients. Checks are written out in the name of our member Student Groups quarterly. Donors that have questions or would like confirmation of a donation that they have made may email donate@studentsforhaiti.org.

What are the donations to Students for Haiti, Inc. used for?

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Currently, donations to SFH, Inc. are used to front our internal costs. NO members of our staff are compensated for their work. However, our organization does face website maintenance, banking, supplies, and accounting fees, which donations made specifically to Students for Haiti, Inc. help offset.

Students FAQs

How do I know which NGOs are the most active and successful?

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NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that are most active will likely have the most updates to their organization’s page.

 Once again, ‘success’ is a bit of a subjective term. We’d deem all of our member NGOs successful but recommend that you contact their leaders to find out more about their initiatives before making that judgment. You can find the contact information of NGO leaders towards the bottom of all NGO database pages. These NGO leaders will be especially eager to speak to students, so don’t be shy!

 A quick internet search of particular NGOs might also be a good idea. Many will be listed on sites like Charity Navigator, which can tell you a bit more about their financial history. However, we recommend that you seek out NGOs that uphold our Development Principles and suggest that you read the What We Look For portion of our Resources & Guides section to give you some ideas.

 

How do I know which student groups are the most active and successful?

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Student groups that are most active will likely have the most updates to their groups’ page.

 But remember, ‘success’ is a bit of a subjective term. We’d deem all of our member student groups as successful but recommend that you contact group leaders and find out more about what their initiatives before making that judgment. You can find the contact information of group leaders towards the bottom of all student database pages.

 You might also check out student groups’ social media pages and website (if they have one) whose links will also be available on their database pages.

How can I create a database page on the Students for Haiti website?

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Haiti-focused Individuals, Student Groups, and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) are all eligible to create pages in our Student Group Database and NGO Project Catalog, respectively. The web forms used to create database pages can be found under the ‘Get Involved’ tab.

ORGs FAQs

I’m having trouble uploading photos to our database page. What are the ideal photo dimensions?

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The ideal photo dimensions for the LOGOS that correspond to each NGO Project Catalog page are 310 by 250 pixels. Uploaded photos should be AT LEAST this big.

The ideal photo dimensions for the ALBUMS featured on each NGO Project Catalog page are 470 by 300 pixels. Uploaded photos should be AT LEAST this big.

If my NGO wants to make updates to our database page, how do we do so?

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A link and login information is emailed to the individual who filled out the web form when your NGO applied for a database page. Go to that link and fill in the username and password fields to make edits to your page or upload new photos.

During which time frame can my NGO collect donations on the website?

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NGOs are not eligible to collect donations directly via our site. However, by partnering with student groups in our Student Group Database, we hope that member NGOs may be the recipients of donations. We also recommend that you include links to your website and social media on your database page so that interested donors may make donations directly via those pages.

Donors FAQs

I’m having trouble uploading photos to my database page. What are the ideal photo dimensions?

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The ideal photo dimensions for the LOGOS that correspond to each Student Group Database page are 310 by 250 pixels. Uploaded photos should be AT LEAST this big.

The ideal photo dimensions for the ALBUMS featured on each Student Group Database page are 470 by 300 pixels. Uploaded photos should be AT LEAST this big.

 

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