Requests from companies:
The list of companies which offer matching gift and volunteer grant programs is always changing and the guidelines for each company also change on a frequent basis. At Double the Donation our goal is to ensure our database is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
Many of the companies who offer matching gift and volunteer grant programs are willing to provide us with data to update our database but have expressed concerns with us publishing lists of the information. They recognize that these lists will ultimately get shared and can't be modified or updated when program guidelines change, thus causing issues and confusion among their employees.
We often hear from our nonprofit clients who ask something along the lines of "why don't you have UPS in your database? UPS is included on most lists of matching companies that are circulating the internet." It's always tough to explain how lists become outdated and even though UPS discontinued its match program years ago, many people continue to insist the company offers one.
We've written a number of articles such as this one (https://doublethedonation.com/blog/2013/12/ups-matching-gifts/
) to try to clear up the confusion that has resulted from companies that have phased out their match programs but haven't had much luck. Overwhelming list size:
Double the Donation's goal is to help nonprofits promote matching gifts and volunteer grants to their donors and volunteers to maximize the revenue they bring in. We've found that sharing a complete list, which would be 10,000-20,000 lines long once all of the spelling variations and subsidiaries are included, presents its own challenges.