FAQ's

What is The Gazette Gives Back? 

The Gazette Gives Back is an annual program supporting nonprofits across Eastern Iowa by providing free advertising credits to raise awareness of their mission and services available. Select nonprofits participate in a Gazette reader voting campaign to determine the amount of free advertising credits each will receive. The GGB will offer over $525,000 advertising credits in 2022.

How can a nonprofit participate? 

Nonprofits must a registered 501c3 organization to apply. A call for applications occurs every year during the month of August and selected nonprofits are notified in October. Nonprofits that are not selected for GGB program are offered alternative resources available by The Gazette, with the ability to re-apply during the next application cycle. To be notified about the 2023 call for applications, submit your nonprofit here.


When is the voting campaign and who is eligible to vote?

The annual voting campaign begins Thanksgiving Day and extends through December 31. Voters may review information about participating nonprofits on this website, then determine which organizations they want to support through votes. A paper ballot is also available in print editions of The Gazette throughout the month of December. Anyone with access to the online or paper ballot Gazette Gives Back voting campaign may vote. By voting for your favorite GGB participant, you are increasing the amount of free advertising credits they will receive during the calendar year ahead.

Other tips for voting:

  • • Subscribers to The Gazette receive 5 votes to distribute to their favorite nonprofit participants. Non-subscribers  have 1 vote.
  • • At the end of the voting campaign, GGB participants are notified of the number of votes received and how much they have earned in free advertising credit for the upcoming year.
  • • Voting is free and limited to one visit per subscriber or non-subscriber.*

  • *Want more votes? If you're a Gazette subscriber, you can convert your Rewards Points into Givesback Votes at a rate of 1 to 1 for extra opportunities to support your favorite local nonprofits! This will be an option when you go to cast your vote! 


Questions, issues or requests

To request an online form for the next GGB cycle, go to the "Submit Your Nonprofit!" tab on the home page of this website 

General Inquiries: Quinn Pettifer at 319-981-0307  or quinn.pettifer@thegazette.com

The views and opinions expressed in the Gazette Gives Back participant summaries are those of the individual organizations and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Gazette or the program sponsor.