These FAQs are intended for questions about giving to FBB and our programs, including questions about our new donation system.
Why doesn't FBB support individuals directly?
Every humanist is faced with the same fundamental question: with so many worthy causes and so much need in the world, how do I choose the causes that are most important to me, and how do I ensure that I am having the greatest impact when I donate my time or money?
As a humanist organization, FBB must also answer these questions, with the added responsibility of ensuring that we are best representing the causes that are important to our supporters. Between the Humanist Action: Ghana, Disaster Recovery, and Grants programs, FBB--and by extension our donors--support a vast array of good works around the world. By supporting beneficiary organizations through our Disaster Recovery and Grants programs, FBB is able to deliver large-scale benefits to communities.
While we would love to support individuals as well as organizations, it would be impossible for us to prioritize one person’s needs over another’s. For those in need of individual support, we suggest contacting Modest Needs, which is an organization that helps low income individuals. A local Beyond Belief Network team may also be a source of support.
Why Is There a Fee for My Gift?
Every online gift FBB receives includes a processing fee. In the past, FBB covered these fees through unrestricted donations. However, this significantly increased our reliance on year-end gifts - each of which itself included a processing fee! By asking our donors to cover these fees at the outset, FBB is able to be better stewards of donated dollars, ensuring that our programs and beneficiary organizations are supported in a sustainable, responsible way.
How do I change or cancel my monthly gift amount?
Is my personal and financial information secure?
FBB takes your privacy and security very seriously. All donations are securely processed through Stripe or PayPal. FBB does not sell, rent, or give away its mailing list or donor information, nor are donors automatically signed up for our mailing list. To stay up-to-date on how your donation is helping others, please sign up for our newsletter. Should you have any questions or concerns about your security or privacy, please feel free to contact us.
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