Financial Questions

What’s included in my trip cost?

Miami Training: Hotel and Meals (when applicable) International airfare (from Miami) Transportation Lodging 3 Daily Meals Ministry Supplies Adventure Day Excursions

What additional expenses occur?

Travel to Miami (Roundtrip from hometown) Travel Medical Insurance ($3.45 per day) Souvenirs Personal Medication Medical Expenses Vaccinations Visa/Passport Expenses COVID-19 Rlated Expenses

How do I collect donations?

You can add your own money or fundraise through donors. RIM offers 3 ways to give: 1) Online with credit/debit cards here. 2) Online with credit/debit cards through an individual participant’s Public Profile URL. This platform allows fundraising via social media (better than GoFundMe). 3) Checks payable to Real Impact Missions mailed to PO Box 1532, Gainesville, GA 30503. Do NOT write participant’s name on the check; include a separate note.

How can I view my fundraising?

RIM provides each participant with an online account that shows money paid/raised and forms due/received. Access this here. PROCESSING TIMES:
Typically gifts appear in your online account within 2 business days once the donation arrives at RIM Headquarters. Occasionally near fundraising deadlines, volume delays may occur. Gifts given through Public Profile URLs are processed in real time and appear instantly.

Are donations tax-deductible?

YES! Most donations made by individuals and for-profit businesses are tax-deductible because RIM is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All financial activity is filed annually on Form 990 corporate federal return. Donors will receive a tax receipt in January of the year following their donation(s) if they gave $100 or more in one calendar year. Tax receipts for lesser amounts are available upon request at 1-800-774-6746.

Are refunds available?

Per IRS tax regulations for non-profits, RIM is unable to offer refunds in any situation. RIM does offer the Covid Donation Protection Plan to all participants for changes in trip plans. The funds he or she has raised that have not been expended, can go towards a future project, if done 30 days prior to the trip. If a participant raises more than the trip cost, excess funds may remain in your account for one year to use on a future mission trip. Afterwards, they remain with the project and are spent on ministry.

Covid Donation Protection

At RIM we commit to stewarding each donation with kingdom responsibility. We understand the challenges and questions that come from fundraising in the Covid era, so we have worked to implement this Covid Donation Protection plan that will allow for as much flexibility as possible. Trip cancellations or postponements qualify for transfer of all funds that have not been expended, toward another location that year or for a future RIM trip. If an individual is unable to participate due to COVID-19 related issues, they also qualify for this donation protection. The funds he or she has raised that have not been expended, can go towards a future project, if done 30 days prior to the trip.