One of the easiest ways to increase your donations as you fundraise for the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is to utilize the many Matching Gift programs offered by companies to their employees. Your donors can check with their employers (Human Resources is typically where they should ask) to verify whether or not their company offers matching gifts.
2-Day Office Manager Trudy Gray is the It’s The Journey contact for matching gifts (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once your donors make the initial request with HR, you can always contact her with questions. “Now is the time to ask,” says Trudy. “It can take a few weeks or even a couple months for your request to be processed, so the sooner the request is put in, the better chance you have of it counting toward your 2016 2-Day Fundraising goal (funds received after November 16th, 2016 are counted toward 2017). Remember to have your donors ask the HR representative what the payout schedule for matching gifts is so you can plan accordingly!”
Have you checked to see if your own company offers to match your charitable giving? Talk to your Human Resources department today to see what steps you need to take to receive a matching gift!
You can also capitalize on this awesome fundraising opportunity by simply directing your donors to our “Double the Donation” website!
At this website, your donors can type in the company they work for to find out if their company has a matching gift program. If it does, the website even provides details on how to submit their donations for matching!
Barbara Rogers, one of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer’s Top Fundraisers, highly recommends using matching gifts programs to increase your fundraising accomplishments. Barbara received 11 donations from 5 different companies in 2015, for a total of $3,950 in matching gifts!
Whether it’s one donation or several, matching gifts can still have a huge impact on your 2-Day fundraising total. 2-Day Walker Lindsay McClure received $5,020 from a single matching gifts donation from AIG in 2015!
Good luck, and remember, if you have questions about matching gifts, email Trudy Gray anytime at email@example.com!