Double Your Impact (Or Your Donor’s Impact!): Information on Matching Gifts
Did you know that hundreds of corporations offer matching gift programs that will match dollar-for-dollar contributions made by employees, and sometimes even employee domestic partners? This is a great opportunity to raise funds quickly and easily, so don’t forget to ask your HR department if they will match your gift, and make sure your donors are asking theirs too!
Step 1: A donation is made on your page.
Step 2: Have the donor ask their company if they have a matching gift program. If so, the donor can ask for a matching gift form to complete for Cycle for the Cause. You can also look into whether a company matches by searching in this database.
Step 3: The donor applies for the match through their company’s website or submits the completed form to their HR department and asks them to send it to the address below:
The LGBT Community Center
C/O Cycle for the Cause
208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011
Remember, if the donor elected to cover fees, the whole donation (fees included) is eligible for a match!
Step 4: Once the match request is received, The Center will confirm the original donation and approve the match. NOTE: Please allow several weeks for processing. We cannot confirm a gift or approve a matching gift until the original gift is fully processed in our database.
Step 5: The company will send the matching gift check to The Center on their next distribution cycle.
Step 6: Once The Center receives the check, it will be reflected on your fundraising page!
Have questions about matching gifts or donations in general? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646.358.1726.