FAQ's

The Gazette Gives Back will provide 41 nonprofits over $525,000 in free advertising throughout 2020. Who gets what? It's all about the vote. Your Vote. Our Impact.

What happens when? 

Call for applications: August-September
Selection of GGB Participants: October
Online Voting and Paper Ballot: November 28-December 31, 2019
Final ranking based on votes received, announcement of free advertising allocations:  January 3


Who is eligible to vote?

If you are reading this, you can vote. Active subscribers of The Gazette have 5 votes, non-subscribers have 1 vote to apply to participating organization(s) of their choice.


Is there a cost to vote?

Voting is free.


How do you vote?

Voting will occur online or by using The Gazette Gives Back paper ballot November 28 through December 31, 2019.
Voting is limited to one visit per subscriber or non-subscriber.


If you are a subscriber and want to vote online:

Log in with your account email and password at www.thegazette.com/givesback and participate today. Review the nonprofit summaries and determine the desired organization(s) that will receive a vote. Voters may select one organization or allocate their votes to several participants. Click on the "vote for this nonprofit" button located under the preferred organization.


Not a subscriber and want to vote?

Click on the "Not a Subscriber?" voting button to cast your vote. One vote per non-subscriber.


If you want to vote with a paper ballot:

A paper ballot will be included in The Gazette newspaper on Thanksgiving Day and throughout December. Paper ballots are also available at The Gazette office. 

Fill out and return the ballot to:  
The Gazette (Attention: The Gazette Gives Back)
116 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401  

Paper ballots may also be dropped off during business hours Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.


Questions, Issues or Requests:

Voting Issues: The Gazette's Customer Care department at 319-398-8333 or customercare@thegazette.com 

Request an Application for 2021 Program:  Go to the "Submit Your Nonprofit!" tab on the home page of this website (www.thegazette.com/givesback)

General Inquiries: Community Outreach Manager Quinn Pettifer at 319-398-8240 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.