FAQ


Q. What is G-Day?

G-Day is an annual giving day facilitated by the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). It's a day when staff, alumni and community join together to give a donation, small or big, to make a difference in the community.

All donations on  G-Day  can be directed to a preferred project, either assisting students with financial need through the USC Study Support Bursary, supporting USC’s work in mental health through the Thompson Institute, or conservation and environmental projects helping Australia's threatened species, through USC's Detection Dogs for Conservation (DDC) and Koala Vaccine programs.


Q. When is G-Day?

G-Day will be held on Wednesday 26 May 2021. 


Q. How can I get involved with G-Day?

There are opportunities to donate and participate across all USC locations. If you would like to organise an activity in your workplace, or help spread the word, please email: givingday@usc.edu.au.


Q. Can I help promote G-Day?

Please do! We encourage you to share the website, send an email to friends, post on Facebook, tweet, blog, yell, and spread the word about G-Day in any way you can.


Q. Can I fundraise for G-Day?

If you would like to be a Fundraising Champion for G-Day, please email givingday@usc.edu.au. We’d love to have you join the G-Day fundraising team and help spread the word!


Q. How can I donate to G-Day?

Donations will open in April 2021. You can donate via credit card by clicking on the GIVE NOW button on this site for G-Day donations. 

If you would like to donate via direct deposit, cheque or cash, please phone (07) 5430 1104 or email givingday@usc.edu.au for information.


Q. Will my donation be matched?

USC will be announcing matching and challenge gifts that will increase the impact of your gift.  


Q. Are donations to G-Day tax deductible?

Yes, all donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia. Donating online will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes. A receipt will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your donation.


Q. Is my payment secure?

Absolutely – G-Day is facilitated by GiveGab, a company who has partnered with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1 (the most stringent level of certification possible) to process all gifts. Read through Stripe's security documentation online.


Q. Having trouble making your donation?

Some credit card companies may ask you to verify donations which are made via our G-Day partner, GiveGab.com. If you require assistance, please contact the USC Development Office on 07 5430 1104 or email givingday@usc.edu.au.


Q. Who benefits from G-Day?

Since 2016, G-Day supporters have helped change the lives of nearly 150 students, providing financial assistance through a USC Study Support Bursary that enabled them to stay at USC. In 2021 we are aiming to help even more people through G-Day. This year, in addition to student financial challenges, we are tackling mental health and supporting conservation and environmental projects.

Donations can be directed to a preferred project, either assisting students with financial need through the USC Study Support Bursary or supporting USC’s work in mental health through the Thompson Institute, or conservation and environmental projects helping Australia's threatened species, through USC's Detection Dogs for Conservation (DDC) and Koala Vaccine programs.


Q. How much of my donation will go to the cause?

All funds (100%) donated to G-Day will go directly to the cause you choose.


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a non-profit giving platform based in Ithaca, New York USA that helps other non-profits to raise money for their organisation and fundraise in a more streamlined way. USC is partnering with GiveGab to facilitate our annual giving day.