Matching Gift Acknowledgement

Matching Gift Integration | Three Methods for Nonprofits and Fundraising Platforms

One of the most common questions received by Double the Donation’s sales and customer support teams is around the different ways to integrate matching gift information into a website or platform. We support three different integration options:

  1. Host match pages on Double the Donation’s servers (designed for individual nonprofits)
  2. Embed match information directly on the nonprofit’s website (designed for individual nonprofits)
  3. Use our matching gift API (designed for fundraising platforms and service providers)

 

Host Matching Gift Pages on Double the Donation’s Servers

The easiest way for a nonprofit to share matching gift information with its donors is by building matching gift pages hosted on Double the Donation’s website. This option is included in all pricing tiers and can be done instantly through our online account set up process.

During the online sign up process you’ll choose a URL (ex. https://doublethedonation.com/xyzorganization) which will become your nonprofit’s custom matching gift website. You’ll enter basic information about your organization including:

  1. A description of your nonprofit
  2. Your organization’s contact information
  3. Upload a logo
  4. Choose a background color

That information is then automatically combined with our searchable database of companies which match employee donations or offer grants for volunteering into a site which you can share with your donors and supporters. Here are a few examples:

Example #1: Lafayette Partners in Education Matching Gift Page
(https://doublethedonation.com/lpie)

Create your own matching gift pages on Double the Donation's servers


Example #2: Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Matching Gift Page
(https://doublethedonation.com/abg)

Hosted Matching Donation Pages on Double the Donation's Servers

Sign up and build your own matching gift pages on Double the Donation’s servers.

 

Embed Match Information Directly on a Nonprofit’s Website

For organizations looking to integrate matching gift information directly on their own website, we also provide the ability to embed our matching gift widget.

This involves adding seven lines of code (generated automatically when organizations subscribe to select tiers) to the appropriate pages on the nonprofit’s website.

Insert our matching gift search functionality by using the code we provide

Add Our Matching Gift Search Directly to Your Own Website

Suggested locations to include our matching gift widget include:

  1. Dedicated match pages
  2. Ways to give pages
  3. Donation screens
  4. Confirmation screens

Here are a few examples:

Embedded Example #1: New York Public Media
(http://www.thirteen.org/support/employer-matching-gift/)

Embed matching gift data on a nonprofit's website


Embedded Example #2: National Kidney Foundation
(http://www.kidney.org/matchinggifts)

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Nonprofits can maintain a fully branded user experience by integrating our matching gift search directly into pages hosted on the nonprofit’s website.

Sign up and embed matching gift information on your own site.

 

Use our Matching Gift API

Matching Donation APIThe previous two options were integration methods for a single nonprofit but Double the Donation also provides a matching gift API for partners such as:

  • Peer-to-peer fundraising platforms
  • Donor management / CRM software
  • Online donation platforms
  • And any other companies interested in providing employee matching gift data to nonprofits and their donors

Our API provides complete access to the raw matching gift data making it easy for you to incorporate matching gift information into your company’s own service.

Visit the Matching Gift API section of our website for complete details.

Benevity Matching Gifts

Benevity: Workplace Giving Tools for Corporations

Looking for information on Benevity or trying to figure out which companies use Benevity’s corporate philanthropy software?

Good news, while Double the Donation is a completely separate and non-related company (we provide employee matching gift tools to nonprofits whereas Benevity provides services to corporations), we can share much of the information which you’re looking for.

Benevity's Workplace Giving Tools

About Benevity:

Almost all major companies have philanthropic giving programs in place. Sometimes they’re managed entirely internally, but many use a vendor for the corporate philanthropy software and administration.

Benevity, one of the corporate philanthropy vendors, was founded in Calgary in 2008 by Bryan de Lottinville. Since then it has become one of the leading providers of CSR software in both the US and Canada.

Benevity offers a full suite of technical solutions to help companies power their corporate philanthropy programs.

These include:

  • Centralized donation management & payroll deductions
  • Custom cause portfolios & disaster response
  • Company & user-generated volunteering opportunities
  • Dynamic news & blog content
  • Charitable rewards & matching incentives
  • Comprehensive reporting capabilities
  • International capabilities

It’s also worth noting that Benevity is a registered BCorp (uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems) that helps companies to make a difference while achieving greater business impacts from their cause marketing, community investment, workplace giving and volunteering programs.

 

Which Companies Use Benevity?

Benevity provides corporate philanthropy software to many US and Canadian based corporations. A few clients include:

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Benevity Causes for Nonprofits:

Benevity Causes is a portal which Benevity runs for nonprofits. It offers charities direct access to customize their interactions with companies around the world.

Some of the services Benevity Causes provides include:

  • Gaining exposure & connecting with businesses
  • Updating your cause profile
  • Accessing detailed donor reports
  • Receiving funds faster & more efficiently
  • Adding volunteer opportunities

Since Benevity provides the software that powers many large companies’ corporate philanthropy efforts, we recommend that all nonprofits register with Benevity Causes.

Double the Donation’s Relationship with Benevity:

Benevity and Double the Donation are two completely separate businesses.

While Benevity provides workplace giving tools to companies, Double the Donation helps nonprofits raise more money from the employee matching gift programs offered by companies across the world.

Double the Donation’s database of matching gift companies includes matching gift programs managed either internally at companies or outsourced to one of the many corporate vendors such as:

Click here for additional information on these matching gift vendors.

How Do I Contact Benevity?

If you’re a corporation interested in learning more about Benevity’s software solutions you can contact the company in one of three ways:

  1. By email – Use the company’s contact form
  2. By phone – (403) 237-7875
  3. By mail – Benevity, 300, 805 – 10th Avenue SW. Calgary, AB, T2R 0B4

Check out Benevity’s website to get more information about their services.

 

Double the Donation

It’s important to remember that Benevity and Double the Donation are completely unrelated companies.

Double the Donation sells an easy-to-use tool to nonprofits to help them promote matching gifts to donors (check out our service to see if it can help your organization increase matching gift fundraising). Our database of matching gift companies includes those administered by Benevity as well as those managed by other matching gift vendors.

Double the Donation’s team researches and manages a database of matching gift company guidelines, forms, and contact information which nonprofits and their donors can access. If you’re a nonprofit looking to improve your matching gift fundraising, test out our service.

Bright Funds Philanthropy

Bright Funds | Workplace Giving Solutions

Are you a nonprofit or corporation looking for information on Bright Funds?

Good news, while Double the Donation is a completely independent and non-related company which specializes in helping nonprofits raise more money from employee matching gift programs, we can share much of the information on Bright Funds you’re looking for.

 

Brightfunds Corporate Giving

 

What Does Bright Funds Do?

Bright Funds is an online charitable giving platform for individuals and companies that makes it easy to donate to highly effective charities working on the issues that matter most to you. Bright Funds uses foundation-level research to develop funds of high-impact nonprofits working in areas like: the environment, education, water, poverty, health, and human rights. Through a sleek and intuitive interface, Bright Funds donors build a portfolio of charitable “investments” by selecting the cause-based funds and individual nonprofits that reflect their passions.

Bright Funds is built on the model of a mutual fund: when you make a contribution to a fund, you are supporting a diverse group of highly effective nonprofits. Through Bright Funds’ Workplace Giving program, donors may also select their own favorite nonprofits and add to their charity portfolio. Bright Funds empowers people to promote holistic solutions to some of the most pressing problems in today’s world—from environmental protection to access to clean water, from poverty alleviation to basic education. Brights Funds also simplifies tax reporting by enabling users to get a single tax report for all of their charitable donations.

 

Bright Funds’ Workplace Giving Platform

Companies give employees the opportunity to select from among the highest-performing 401(k)s. Shouldn’t they also be given the opportunity to select from among the most effective nonprofits? Bright Funds helps companies engage employees in workplace giving programs by offering an innovative charitable giving experience. Bright Funds provides a visually, emotionally and intellectually appealing giving experience, and it enables employees to invest for impact, track progress, and share results with their colleagues. Bright Funds also partners with companies to build company-specific “funds” that contain local nonprofits the company is closely connected to.

Bright Funds is like an outsourcing a CSR strategy for HR departments. Administration of Bright Funds is hands-off for people in HR or benefits. Bright Funds’ workplace giving platform is cloud-based, which means it does not require lengthy IT integration. It is scalable and can support companies with 10 or 1000 employees. Bright Funds uses bank-level security to protect company and employee data. And payroll integration means it is easy for employees to deduct monthly contributions from their paychecks just like a 401(k). Bright Funds gathers hard data about employee giving to make it easy for companies to gain insight into what their employees care about and easily track which causes they support.

 

How Do I Contact Bright Funds?

For more information about Bright Funds’ individual and workplace giving platforms, or to sign up for your free Bright Funds account, visit http://BrightFunds.org/enterprise. There you can learn what nonprofit organizations are in each fund, find out how Bright Funds builds its funds, read answers to frequently asked questions, and more. If you’re a corporation interested in bringing Bright Funds’ workplace giving platform to your company, e-mail team@brightfunds.org.

 

Double the Donation’s Relationship with Bright Funds:

Double the Donation is a completely different company from Bright Funds.

While Bright Funds provides a platform for individual and workplace charitable giving, Double the Donation works with nonprofits to help them raise more money from companies with matching gift and volunteer grant programs. We sell an easy-to-use tool to nonprofits which helps an organization’s donors submit match requests

Check out our service!

Double the Donation’s database of companies which match employee donations includes those managed either internally at companies or outsourced to one of the many corporate vendors such as:

Click here for additional information on these matching gift vendors.