IMPORTANT: PLEASE WAIT FOR MODERATOR CONFIRMATION BEFORE DONATING OR CONTACTING YOUR BIDDER/CREATOR.
Now that bidding is officially over, it’s time to start thinking about donating! You will receive an email within the next few days listing the auction(s) you’ve won. After that, you will have until 23:59:59 GMT on 15 MARCH 2020 [ what time is that for me? ] to donate and forward proof of donation to us according to the instructions below.
HOW TO DONATE:
Check your creator’s preferred charities on their Creator Page ( LJ | DW ). We ask that you please respect their choices if possible; however, you may also choose one of the other organisations from our list to donate to. Your donation(s) must be to one of the charities on our list, or you will not receive your fanwork.
Make your donation directly to the charity. If all of your creators allow donations to the same group, you’re welcome to combine them into one donation. Similarly, if you have a large bid, you can also split it into smaller donations to multiple groups (provided they’re all on our list). You’re also welcome to donate more than your bid if you want to, but don’t worry – it’s not a requirement!
Once you’ve made your donation(s), email us with the following:
The username and email you bid under.
A screenshot or PDF copy of your donation receipt(s) including the date, donation amount, and organisation name. Personal information such as your name, address, and credit card details should be redacted.
The creator/s, offering/s, and amount/s your donation is for (e.g. theirusername Offering #1 – $10). This is particularly important if you win multiple auctions and/or are donating to more than one organisation, so make sure you specify accordingly.
Once we have received proof of your donation, we will get in touch with your creator(s) and give you each other’s email addresses so that you can start planning your fanwork. This may take a few days as we get things organised, so if you don’t hear back from us immediately, please be patient!
If your auction has received at least one bid, then we will be in touch with you as soon as your winning bidder has made their donation(s). If we don’t hear from them by 15 MARCH 2020, we will let you know that the auction is being passed on to the second highest bidder.
WHERE TO DONATE
Check out our list of approved organisations here: LJ | DW | Tumblr
Note: while we have reviewed each organisation on this list, it’s always good practice for bidders to confirm the reputation and veracity of any organisation/website for themselves before donating. You can look up registered charities on the ACNC website, and follow the relevant Scamwatch advice when making your donation.
Other things to consider when making your donation:
Is it tax deductible?
Before you donate, you may want to check the charity website to determine whether your donation will be tax deductible.
Where does the money go?
Some organisations will also provide a breakdown of their funding allocation so that you can make an informed choice about where to donate. Charities such as the Red Cross can sometimes have high overheads and not all of your donation may go to those affected. If this is important to you, then we suggest doing your homework to find out where your money is going.
When will I get my receipt?
Please ensure you will be able to obtain a receipt or other proof of donation before the deadline on 15 MAR 2020. International bank transfers, for example, may incur additional fees and/or take too long to be feasible; similarly, sending a check via regular mail overseas likely won’t reach the organisation in time.
If you have any questions or problems during the donation process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.