Employer Matching Gifts
Many companies have matching gift and volunteer incentive programs to maximize their financial contributions to non-profit organizations. This means they will match their employees’ donations to non-profits, increasing your fundraising total and bringing us closer to a world free of MS. Check for eligibility by visiting www.nationalmssociety.org/employermatch.
You can drastically increase your fundraising total by having your donors apply for matching gifts!
How it works:
- Send an email to all your donors explaining the benefit of utilizing their company’s matching gift program.
- Ask your donors to contact their company’s HR department to learn about their company’s matching gift policies and procedures.
- Our staff will send confirmation to the donor’s company. Upon receipt of the matching gift check, we will credit your Walk MS fundraising efforts with the amount. While this process may take up to several months, if we have received the matching gift paperwork by the fundraising deadline, we will include the pending donation in your Walk MS fundraising total. It is that easy to increase your fundraising total, which will move us closer to a world free of MS.
More information about matching gifts is at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/mam/donate/matching-gifts/index.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact us.