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Help - Registry FAQ

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Registries at Changing The Present. If you have a question that is not covered here, please visit our general FAQ.

What is a Charitable Registry?
How do I create a Registry?
How do we add gifts to our Registry?
How do we edit our Registry?
How do we announce our Registry?
How do our friends and family find our registry?
Are Registries Free?
How do we know who donated to our registry so that we can send thank you notes?
Is there a charge for making a gift to a charity on a Registry?
Are the donations tax deductible?



What is a Charitable Registry

A Charitable Registry is similar to a traditional gift registry, except that the gift recipient asks friends and family to fund specific nonprofits and donation gifts instead of (or in addition to) purchasing candles, neckties, toasters, or other conventional gifts.


What is a Charitable Registry?

It's simple to create a Registry. Start by logging in or joining ChangingThePresent.org, then click on the Registry tab at the top of any page and click the [submit] button under "Create A Registry." This will create a registry and allow you to input information about your celebration.


How do we add gifts to our Registry?

You can browse gifts by cause or price range or search for specific nonprofits using the search box in the upper right hand corner of each page. When you reach a page with a donation gift or nonprofit that you would like to add to your registry, click on [Add to Wishlist / Registry] to add it to your registry.


How do we edit our Registry?

To edit your registry, just login to ChangingThePresent.org. Click on the [Registries] tab of your profile and then click on the green [EDIT my Registry] button.


How do we announce our Registry?

In the right hand corner of your registry screen, click the link [announce this registry] to send email announcements to your friends and family. The email will include a link to your registry on ChangingThePresent.org.

How do our friends and family find our registry?

Your friends and family can easily find your registry by clicking on the [Registries] tab from any page and searching for your name. They can also enter your name in the search box in the upper right corner of every page except the homepage.


Are Registries Free?

Yes. There is no charge for creating a Charitable Registry on ChangingThePresent.org.


How do we know who donated to our registry so that we can send thank you notes?

At this time, you will not be able to track donations unless you have created a wedding registry. We hope to add this feature for all types of registries in the near future.

ChangingThePresent.org offers beautiful greeting cards to announce donation gifts. Your guests can personalize the cards that also contain an inspirational photo and description of the donation gift. (When guests add a donation gift to their shopping cart, we will ask if they want to send a greeting card).


Is there a charge for making a gift to a charity on a Registry?

There is no service fee on ChangingThePresent.org. 100% of each donation is passed directly to the nonprofits, less a standard credit card transaction fee of 3% and 30 cents. This is the same fee nonprofits pay when you make a donation directly on their website.


Are the donations tax deductible?

Yes. Each individual who purchases a donation gift will receive an email confirmation as proof of donation for tax purposes. However, greeting cards ordered to announce a donation gift are not tax-deductible.