EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS
Matching gifts are an easy way to multiply your donation.
Doubling – or even tripling – the size of your donation is easier than you may think. Many businesses match employee’s charitable donations on a one-for-one basis. That means if you donate $50, your employer will also donate (or match) $50. Some companies generously match two-for-one or even three-for-one, meaning your employer would then donate $100 or $150, respectively.
To find out if your company has a matching gifts program, check with your Human Resources department. Encourage your donors to check with their employers, too. Typically, employers provide a form or have an online request system that you will have to send in with your donation. Write your name and event name on the form, and encourage your sponsors to do the same, so that all donations are properly credited to your account.
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Before you know it, matching gifts can help your fundraising thermometer reach new heights!
Note: Matching gifts will be included in prize totals based upon the accredited institution, regardless of whether we have the matching gift in hand by the prize deadline date. Matching gifts are not counted toward the fundraising minimum unless received by the day of event.
Helpful Tips for Matching Gifts
Spread the word about matching gifts: Encourage your donors to see if their company participates in a matching gift program.
Have matching gift forms when you approach your coworkers: If your company participates in a matching gift program, when they make a contribution, you can hand them a form to complete. Just by informing them of this opportunity, you could double or triple your contributions. Remind your donors to include your name and the event name so the gift will be credited to your personal fundraising.
The earlier, the better: Enclosing the matching gift forms in your donation envelope on the day of the event will ensure that your matching gift is included with your donation total and counted toward your prize eligibility. Please include a copy of your pledge form for the National MS Society to reference.
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