Does my organization need to register with each company before we can receive matching gifts?
In almost all cases your organization does not need to register in advance.
Each company establishes their own guidelines around the types of organizations that they'll match to. The broad categories generally include one or all of the following:
- Higher educational institutions
- K-12 schools
- Health and human services
- Arts and cultural organizations
- Civic and community organizations
- Environmental organizations
- And nearly all other 501(c)(3) organizations
Typically most organizations don't need to register with a company. Rather an employee at a company would make a donation to a nonprofit of his/her choosing and then submit a match request to the company with the nonprofit's name and information on it. Then the company makes a really quick determination on whether the organization meets its guidelines based on the nonprofit's mission statement and IRS registration.
Managing Matching Gift Programs Unique to Your Organization
This feature is currently only available for nonprofits using 360MatchPro Enterprise. Click here to learn more. In some cases, a company will decide to launch a matching gift program specifically for a particular nonprofit organization. This special ...
Portal Management: Matching Gift Portal Vendors
Portal Management: Matching Gift Portal Vendors Intro When the match eligible donor submits their match to their employer, you as the nonprofit will receive either a verification email or non-verification based on the matching gift vendor. Since each ...
What sort of notification does a nonprofit receive when a matching gift is submitted?
It's important to remember that each company establishes its own matching gift process. But in general there are two different paths for donors that most companies follow: A donor submits their matching gift request electronically A donor fills out ...
What about companies that don't match to our organization?
It's a little complicated to address this as our clients are nonprofits and cover a broad spectrum of sizes and areas of focus. Our matching gift tools must be functional for all of these organizations which is why we categorize organizations ...
How are recurring or monthly donations treated for match purposes?
As a nonprofit you'll often face scenarios where a donor signs up for a recurring monthly donation and works for a matching gift company. In these cases one of three options can occur: Donors submit the expected annual total donation for the company ...