While Double the Donation is primarily geared around providing matching gift tools for nonprofits, we also consult with corporations interested in creating or overhauling their employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs.
Before we begin any of these engagements, we always encourage corporate representatives to review the resources and articles contained on our site. Below are a few suggested reads for corporate employees.
Resources for Companies Creating New Matching Gift Programs:
Matching Gift Basics: While this article is geared towards nonprofits, it includes a good overview of different aspects of matching gift programs.
Standard Elements of Matching Gift Programs: A great read for corporations explaining the different elements of standard corporate match guidelines.
Top Matching Gift Companies: In this article we highlight ten companies with outstanding employee giving programs. Each company has a unique component to their match programs that cause them to stand out among their peers.
Common Questions from Companies Creating New Match Programs: On a daily basis our team speaks with nonprofits and corporations about matching gift programs. Here are a few of the most common questions we receive.
Resources for Companies Creating New Volunteer Grant Programs:
Volunteer Grant Basics: While this article is geared towards nonprofits with a large number of volunteers, it includes a good overview of different aspects of volunteer grant programs.
Top Volunteer Grant Companies: We highlight ten companies which provide volunteer grants of greater than $15 per hour.
Three Ways to Make Dollars for Doers Programs a Program Employees Participate In: Realized Worth outlines how companies can design volunteer grant programs that employees actually participate in.
Business Reasons to Create Employee Giving Programs:
The Impact of Matching Gift Programs on Employee Engagement: Get a better understanding of the commonalities of great matching gift programs as well as their impact on employee engagement.
The Importance of Improving Employee Engagement: Wondering why improving employee engagement is good for your business? This article is for you.
Implementing Employee Giving Programs:
Corporate Example (Texas Instruments) – Promoting Employee Giving: View a few examples of how Texas Instruments promotes matching gifts to employees and retirees.
Corporate Example (Microsoft) – Promoting Employee Giving: View a few examples of how Microsoft promotes employee matching gifts to employees.
Paper Processing vs. Electronic Process: Learn why more and more companies are switching to electronic platforms for handling employee giving.
Corporate Philanthropy Software Vendors: Looking to implement a new employee giving program? Make sure to check out these leading vendors who have worked with countless companies to design their employee giving systems.
Using Facebook to Share Dollars for Doers Information: Check out how CUNA Mutual, CH2M Hill, and CSX are using Facebook to spread the word to both employees and local communities.
Disney: Disney offers volunteer grants that are tiered based upon the different hourly thresholds.
State Street: State Street’s corporate philanthropy programs have evolved over the years to include matching gifts, volunteer grants, and fundraising matches.
Verizon: Verizon is one of the largest employers in the country and employees across the income spectrum. Learn about the company’s employee giving programs and the impact on communities.