A matching gift is a donation made by a company on behalf of a qualifying individual – most often a current employee or retiree. The matching gift donation can equal or exceed the amount of the donation to a nonprofit organization depending on the companies program. Matching Gift Programs are increasingly vital to nonprofit organizations because of their ability to increase resources by doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the individual’s contribution.
Research your employer’s matching gift policies in order to guarantee your donation is increased properly. There are a number of different ways Matching Gift Programs can work. Your company may match dollar donations, volunteer hours, or other areas. The Matching Gift form must be filled out accurately and completely by the employee and then sent to the nonprofit organization to continue the authorization process. The Matching Gift form with the qualifying individual’s information completed and signed should be turned in with the donation. Some matching gifts can be processed online.
Insert the name of your company below. This will assist you in determining if your company has a Matching Gift Program and if the nonprofit you are contributing to is qualified to receive the matching gift. If you need help or have any questions, please contact Ed Doolittle at 404.870.7728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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