Entries by Erin Ehrlich

How Corporate Volunteer Grants Can Increase Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is generally defined as the emotional and functional commitment an employee has to achieving the mission of the organization. At most companies, there’s a lot of lip service paid to making sure employees are engaged. But have you ever wondered why? Have you thought about strategies companies can use to increase employee engagement? […]

Using Corporate Philanthropy to Increase Employee Engagement

An engaged and satisfied workforce can undoubtedly turn a good company into a great one. According to a recent Gallup Poll, only 30% of the workforce is actively engaged. The key to keeping your employees happy certainly includes a solid benefits package and free cookies in the kitchen every once in a while, but ensuring […]

Companies Match Employee Fundraising for Walk, Run, and Biking Events

Did you know many national and even international companies also offer what’s called a “fundraising match program”? This means that a company will match all of the funds raised by an employee for a fundraising activity, including walks, runs, and/or biking events. Companies Matching Employee Fundraising Efforts for Walk, Run, and Bike Type of Events: […]

Leverage Matching Gifts to Strengthen Nonprofit-Corporate Relationships

We recently had a reader ask Double the Donation about how to strengthen relationships with corporations that offer generous matching gift contributions to their organization. She said she wished she had more ways to reach out to these companies post-matching gift donation to show them how a strong relationship could provide some great public relations […]

Volunteer Grants and Matching Gifts from Board Members of Nonprofits

Many nonprofit organizations have a Board of Directors that make annual monetary contributions. Did you know that certain companies offer bonus matches or higher ratios and limits on matching gifts if their employees serve on nonprofit boards? Here are some of these companies that offer higher limits on matching gifts from board members: U.S. Companies […]

Sample Job Description for a Matching Gift Coordinator

Is your nonprofit organization missing out on potential funds from matching gift donations? Does your development department have someone who is knowledgeable about matching gifts and the intricacies of the process? Would you be interested in having someone on your staff who can bring added value to your annual fund? If the answers to these […]

Marketing Corporate Philanthropy Programs

While Double the Donation provides fundraising tools to nonprofits looking to raise more money from employee matching gift programs, we also talk in detail about corporate philanthropy and the importance of companies having solid programs that embrace it. This article is geared towards the corporate sector and discusses marketing corporate philanthropy programs to maximize not only […]

Los Angeles Companies that Match Employee Donations

Double the Donation may be based in Atlanta, but we serve nonprofit clients all across the country! In fact, in the U.S. we have clients as far east as Miami and as far west as San Francisco. In California, our clients range from educational foundations (ex. Lafayette Partners in Education), health and human service organizations (ex. […]

12 Social Media Posts About Matching Gifts to Schedule Today

Social Media and Matching Gift Programs Social media – we all use it in one way or another. But are you maximizing the impact of your social media platforms for your fundraising efforts? Promote corporate matching gift options using Twitter, Facebook, and the like, as a quick and easy, and cost effective way (read: free) […]