Donation FAQs


What is a halo? What is the public donor thank-you page?

We use halos to recognize our very important participant donors. When you give to our nonprofit, you will receive a halo (like this one: Halo Graphic ) on your site profile. Halos will not currently appear on the NaNoWriMo preview site.

Donors also have the option of being listed on our "Brought to You By" page.


Do I still get a halo if I opt out of physical donor thank-you gifts?

Yes! You will still get a halo and a spot on the public donor thank-you page if you choose not to receive physical donor gifts.


How do I donate on behalf of a friend or gift a halo to another participant?

When placing a donation order, just include a friend's username to gift them with a halo.

Each donation order = one halo, but you may add as many to your cart as you like.


Can I send a donation directly via PayPal?

You bet! Just send the contribution to, or use our secure PayPal link to make a donation directly to us.

Please note that direct PayPal donations do not qualify for halos, site recognition, or donor gifts.


How do I donate by check or money order?

Please make your check or money order payable to "National Novel Writing Month," and mail to:

National Novel Writing Month
3354 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

Things to include with your check: