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How to Donate Online

Don’t wait! The last day of the campaign is Friday, December 16, 2016

Every year, hundreds of UMBC colleagues make a difference with their charitable giving through this campaign. This year, we’re relying on you to help the nearly 1,000 charities participating in the campaign.

Here’s how:

1. Grab your pledge form and head over to mdcharity.org
  • Click Create Your Account to make your online account, which will be used to make and manage your donations.
  • No pledge form? No problem! Contact your department or unit’s coordinator and they will provide you with a blank form you can use.
2. Create your account.
  • To create your account, you will be asked to provide a unique invite code. Your invite code is your Campus ID and can be found on your pledge form and on your campus card.
  • Once your invite code is entered, you will be prompted to create an account in the system. Enter a username (e.g., your UMBC email address) and select a password.
  • Your account is used for confirmation messaging about donations and to give employees the option to manage their account.
3. Find a charity.
  • Once your account has been created you will be directed to the dashboard, where you can choose to make a gift, search for a charity, and manage your donations.
  • Find a charity using the search feature. You can search by name, keyword, or location.
  • Select the organization you would like to give to from the list.
5. Choose how you want to give.
  • From the organization’s page, select the amount you would like to give and click “Donate Now” from the options. For employees interested in payroll deduction: enter the amount you would like deducted from each payroll period (e.g., $5). It will automatically calculate your annual giving amount on the next screen.
  • Select your payment method (credit card or payroll deduction) and enter the appropriate information.
6. Make it official. Complete your donation!
  • Don’t forget to share your confirmation email with your coordinator. It’s the fastest way for us to track our progress!

The Maryland Charity Campaign also has step-by-step instructions for activating your account and donating online, if you need further assistance.