LEARN MORE: MATCHING GIFTS

Double your donations with gifts from companies that match employee donations! These days it’s quite common for companies have a matching gift program in place. This means that your donors may be able to have their donation matched by their employer – effectively doubling their contribution towards your fundraising goal. If you or someone you know works at any company that matches donations, be sure to ask a matching gift donation!


FIVE SIMPLE STEPS TO DOUBLE THE DONATION

1.  The donor should check with their Human Resources department to determine if their organization will match a donation made to Dempsey Center (501c3 Tax ID 82-1547129).

2.  The donor makes his/her donation either online or with a personal check via mail along with a completed Offline Gift Form to:

The Dempsey Challenge

P.O. Box 277

Auburn, ME 04212

 

3.  The donor should also fill out the matching gift form from their company and mail it to the Dempsey Challenge at the address above, or email a digital copy to [email protected].

4.  Once the completed matching gift form is received, we'll confirm with the company that the donation was made. We will then credit your fundraising page with an “unconfirmed gift” that will count towards your fundraising.

5.  The company will process the matching gift and send their matching gift check to the Dempsey Center. Once the check is received, your give becomes “confirmed.”

Congrats, you just doubled the donation!

Please Note: There are a couple of things to remember when asking your donors to inquire about matching their donations.

  • We cannot add an “unconfirmed gift” to your fundraising page unless the matching gift paperwork is received. This is a step your donor will have to take to ensure you’ll be able to double their donation.
  • Matching gifts are a fantastic way to maximize your fundraising efforts. Don’t hesitate to remind your donors about this option!
  • If you work for a company that does matching gifts, ask as many coworkers as possible for a donation and company match and watch your fundraising SOAR!

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