Matched Giving is when an organisation (normally a company) matches the amount of fundraising an employee does for another organisation (normally a charity). When an employee makes a donation, they’ll request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation. Companies usually match donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio.
Why do companies match donations?
Companies of all sizes match donations their employees make to nonprofits because it’s an easy, structured way for them to support good work in their communities. CSR, or corporate social responsibility, is an important factor in how the public perceives brands and companies these days.
Corporate matching gifts are an efficient and straightforward way for companies to build relationships with charities.
Intel, Nike and others will match donations and donate to match volunteer hours. This is a great way to double your efforts and bring more money into the school for all our kids.
If you work for Intel or Nike, you have the option to donate through their donation website (ie. Benevity, YourCause). This is the easiest way to ensure the company matching donation gets made as you can pay with a credit or debit card and the company will send both the donation and matching to the HOPE.
If you need to pay with check, cash or ACH through the school you will need a Donation Receipt (automatically sent by email from the development office after the donation has been recorded). After you receive your donation receipt, submit that to the Intel/Nike website to get the company to send a matching donation to the HOPE.
Intel Donation Matching – Instructions
- Make sure you are logged in to the Intel Intranet
- Browse to http://communitygiving.intel.com/ or https://intel.benevity.org/
Nike Donation Matching – Instructions
We don’t have detailed instructions for how the Nike matching system works; however, contact your company representative for assistance https://nike.benevity.org/user/login.