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360MatchPro by Double the Donation now integrates with Ellucian CRM Advance.

360MatchPro by Double the Donation Joins the Ellucian Partner Community with Ethos Connectivity

Atlanta, GA (August 20, 2019) — As school year preparations begin, Double the Donation is proud to join Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, in partnership to offer a new technical integration. The integration connects Ellucian CRM Advance with 360MatchPro by Double the Donation, the industry-leading matching gift automation tool for nonprofits and educational institutions.

Corporate matching gifts are an underutilized source of fundraising for institutions of higher education. Although 15-19 million individuals in the United States are eligible for matching gift programs, $4-7 billion in matching gift revenue goes unclaimed each year. The joint solution of 360MatchPro and CRM Advance addresses this gap in client potential to turn match eligibility into matched donations.

“When searching for a partner in the matching gift space, we knew that we needed an experienced company focused on technical innovation,” said Kim Coelho, Director of Product Management for the Advancement Solutions Portfolio at Ellucian. “Double the Donation brings a wealth of experience and a forward-thinking technological approach from the greater philanthropy world to our advancement solutions.”

360MatchPro by Double the Donation now integrates with Ellucian CRM Advance.

When connected to CRM Advance, 360MatchPro automatically scans gift records for matching gift eligibility. The system then delivers the right forms and instructions to each donor, following up appropriately to drive matches to completion. Thanks to Ellucian Ethos integration, this powerful automation can be activated within minutes, allowing institutions to begin doubling their fundraising revenue instantly.

Since 360MatchPro handles this matching gift identification and follow-up automatically, gift officers and advancement offices can dedicate their valuable time to top opportunities instead of manual outreach.

“Time-saving automation is the key to the value of this joint solution,” said Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. “360MatchPro shoulders the burden of research, outreach, and reporting that our clients were doing manually. That leaves time for advanced reporting and targeting manual communications to top matching gift opportunities.”

Learn more about Double the Donation at https://doublethedonation.com/ or schedule a private demo of 360MatchPro at https://360matchpro.com/demo-request/.

To learn more about Ellucian and CRM advance, visit https://www.ellucian.com/solutions/ellucian-crm-advance.

Arreva Chooses Double the Donation for Integrated Matching Gifts Provider

Arreva Chooses Double the Donation for Integrated Matching Gifts Provider

Atlanta, GA (July 24, 2019) — Double the Donation is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with Arreva, trusted leader in fully integrated online fundraising and donor relationship management software.

Arreva clients may now activate matching gift functionality directly from Arreva’s fundraising software and include a streamlined matching gift search tool with the click of a button through 360MatchPro by Double the Donation, a robust, fully-automated matching gifts platform.

Following the transaction, donors will receive their matching gift next steps directly on the donation confirmation screen and in automated follow-up email messaging. This streamlined, frictionless experience ensures that donors take advantage of the matching gift programs for which they’re eligible, helping nonprofit organizations maximize their fundraising opportunities. 360MatchPro synthesizes all the organization’s matching gift data and presents actionable insights that can be used to even further enhance their matching gift efforts.

Arreva partners with Double the Donation for matching gifts.

Donors can submit their matching gift request from the Arreva confirmation page. Note: Matching gift information abridged in image.

“We’re thrilled to bring yet another incredibly valuable integration to our clients through our fully integrated online fundraising and donor relationship management software,” said David Blyer, CEO of Arreva.

Susan Packard Orr, chairman of Arreva adds “Arreva is dedicated to our clients’ success by helping them optimize their fundraising through best-in-class technology and fundraising best practices. With 360MatchPro, Arreva clients now have a powerful new tool to increase average donation size and volume without asking more from donors. The streamlined integrated donor experience helps nonprofit organizations run successful matching gift programs with much less effort and greater results.”

Donors giving through the Arreva online fundraising form, integrated with 360MatchPro, will be automatically screened for matching gift eligibility and their transaction and employer information will be recorded in the Arreva platform. 360MatchPro synthesizes all of the organization’s matching gift data and presents actionable insights that can be used to enhance their matching gift efforts.

Arreva partners with Double the Donation for matching gifts.

The Arreva form builder makes it easy to prompt donors to get their donations matched.

“Lack of donor awareness is the number one reason for the $4-7 billion in matching gift revenue left on the table every year,” said Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. “We are delighted to be working with Arreva and their many clients. Our strategic partnership with Arreva and integration of 360MatchPro with their fundraising platform closes the donor awareness gap for organizations, allowing them to significantly increase their matching gift revenue using Arreva’s robust software.”

Learn more about Arreva at https://www.arreva.com/ or schedule a private demo of Arreva’s fully integrated online fundraising and donor relationship management software at https://go.arreva.com/schedule-demo/.

Learn more more about Double the Donation at https://doublethedonation.com/ or schedule a private demo of 360MatchPro at https://www.360matchpro.com/demo-request/.

Revv chooses Double the Donation for matching gifts.

Revv Partners with Double the Donation for Matching Gifts

Atlanta, GA (November 13, 2018) – Double the Donation is excited to announce a new partnership with Revv, an advanced donation and fundraising platform. With this partnership, all Revv customers are now able to activate 360MatchPro, Double the Donation’s most robust matching gift tool.

With 360MatchPro, users are able to fully automate their matching gift marketing and follow-up outreach with donors.

“We are so excited to offer our customers the opportunity to significantly increase their matching gift revenue with 360MatchPro,” said Carl Sceusa, CEO of Revv. “Our partnership with Double the Donation offers our nonprofit customers the most extensive database of matching gift programs with the most user-friendly platform designed to make a typically cumbersome process extremely simple.”

Organizations using 360MatchPro are able to capture donor information through email domain screening, self-identification, and bulk uploads. In addition, 360MatchPro offers fully automated, highly customizable email outreach to see those potential matches through to completion.

It’s easy to turn on 360MatchPro functionality on Revv forms. Simply edit any donation page and add the 360MatchPro upsell, configuring the text however you want it to appear on your form.

The 360MatchPro integration is easy to activate within the Revv platform.

Ready to get started with the 360MatchPro-Revv integration? Check out our integration guide.

“Revv does great work, and we can’t wait to see what their customers will do with all of the additional revenue matching gifts can bring,” said Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. “With $4-7 billion in matching gift revenue left on the table each year, we are happy to offer organizations the opportunity to claim some of it.”

360MatchPro makes it simple for donors to follow through on submitting matching gift requests to their employers. The biggest hurdle to collecting matching gift revenue is lack of donor awareness, so by incorporating the search tool right onto the Revv donation form and again on the confirmation page, 360MatchPro encourages donors to find out if they are match-eligible.

360MatchPro by Double the Donation discovers where donors work through the Revv donation process.

Plus, Double the Donation presents a clear and simple breakdown of the specific program a donor may be eligible for, making it easy for the donor to submit a match request and increase their impact.

Teaming up with Revv presents an exciting opportunity for all of their customers to increase their annual revenue by utilizing this advanced matching gift automation software.

To learn more about Revv, visit https://revv.co/. More about Double the Donation can be found at https://doublethedonation.com/.

Classy recommends 360MatchPro by Double the Donation for matching gifts integration.

Classy Recommends 360MatchPro for Matching Gifts Integration

Atlanta, GA (November 7, 2018) – Double the Donation is excited to share a new 360MatchPro integration with Classy, creator of world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits. With 360MatchPro, the automated solution from the leading provider of matching gift software to nonprofits and educational institutions, Classy offers its fundraisers a frictionless matching gift experience.

The integration activates 360MatchPro in the background of Classy donation forms, delivering actionable matching gift information post-transaction to capture the maximum number of match-eligible donors.

“We couldn’t be more excited to hear about this employer matching release, which will undoubtedly provide a ton of value to our shared clients,” said Charlie Anderson, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Classy. “The 360MatchPro integration maintains our recommended, uninterrupted donation process while delivering increased value to nonprofits.”

360MatchPro doesn’t risk lowering conversion rates by injecting extra fields or actions onto the donation form. Studies have shown that lengthening a donation form from 3 to 8 fields dropped overall conversion rate by 12.5%! To combat that negative impact, the 360MatchPro integration doesn’t affect the donor experience of Classy forms at all.

360MatchPro initializes after donations have already been submitted, following up with all donors about their match-eligibility — not just those who know enough about their employer’s complicated employee benefits program to actively self-identify as corporate match-eligible.

Capture employer information from all donors, not just ones who know they're eligible for matching gifts.

“The most significant drop-off in matching gift submission is always the donor awareness of their own eligibility and next steps,” said Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. “360MatchPro follows up with all donors, not just those who self-identify as match-eligible, ensuring that all opportunities for matching are identified and actively driven to completion.”

All donors who complete transactions through 360MatchPro-integrated Classy forms receive instantaneous matching gift information directly in their inboxes. Those initially identified as eligible for a matching gift program receive information about their company’s program, including a link to their company’s online matching gift submission portal or other next step. Other donors are sent a quick and easy way to check their matching gift eligibility.

All donors’ employment information and matching gift statuses then flow into the 360MatchPro portal for nonprofits and educational institutions to view, filter, export, and take action on.

Organizations using the 360MatchPro integration with Classy will spend less staff time pursuing matching gifts and more time focusing on top opportunities, thanks to the system’s automation and actionable insights.

Ready to take advantage of the 360MatchPro-Classy integration? It’s easy to turn on directly from the 360MatchPro portal! Check out our integration guide here.

Activate the 360MatchPro integration from within the 360MatchPro platform.

For more about Classy, check out https://www.classy.org/. More about 360MatchPro can be found at https://www.360matchpro.com/.

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Fundly Integrates Double the Donation Matching Gift Tools

Atlanta, GA (October 17, 2018) — Double the Donation is proud to announce a new integration with NonProfitEasy’s Fundly CRM. This 360MatchPro integration into Fundly CRM will provide users with industry-leading matching gift functionality. Fundly is used by nonprofits to revolutionize the way they serve their communities.

This integration allows Fundly CRM users to fully automate the matching gift process, exponentially increasing their matching gift revenue while reducing time spent on collecting matching gifts. With this integration, Fundly users can turn on this functionality directly through their Fundly CRM account.

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“In deciding which matching gift tools to offer our customers, we found Double the Donation’s 360MatchPro to be the most comprehensive and easy-to-use platform,” said Lomesh Shah, President and Co-Founder of NonProfitEasy. “We are so excited to offer our users the opportunity to double their donations with ease, efficiency, and accuracy.”

360MatchPro allows users to automatically track the match-eligibility of their donors, the status of those potential matches, and the revenue raised in matching gifts. Most importantly, 360MatchPro’s automated and customizable email follow-up vastly increases the amount of matching gift requests successfully driven to completion.

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The biggest hindrance to matching gifts is lack of donor awareness. With 360MatchPro, Fundly CRM users are able to automatically identify match-eligible donors through email domain capture as well as self-identification directly on their donation forms.

“We are so excited to see that Fundly has integrated our matching gift tools into their CRM, offering all of their users a chance to enhance their matching gift programs,” said Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. “There are 15 million people in America who are eligible for matching gifts, and we’re looking forward to seeing how Fundly CRM users connect with those donors.”

Double the Donation has the most extensive database of existing matching gift programs, including more than 20,000 companies, subsidiaries, and spelling variations. Use of this database affords organizations the opportunity to follow through on every possible corporate matching gift donation.

Match-eligible donors are presented with simple, streamlined information about the matching gift program that they qualify for. They are also presented with direct links to the appropriate online forms or downloadable PDFs required to submit their matching gift requests.

Find out more about Fundly CRM at https://www.fundlycrm.com/.

Wilson-Bennett shifts matching gift providers from HEPdata to Double the Donation.

Wilson-Bennett Shifts Functionality from HEPdata to Double the Donation

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Atlanta, Georgia (August 23, 2018) — Double the Donation is excited to share news of a new partnership with Wilson-Bennett Technology, Inc. (WBT), a leading provider of educational and nonprofit fundraising programs.

This partnership situates Double the Donation as the exclusive provider of matching gift services to WBT, replacing the legacy solution managed by HEPdata.

All WBT clients now exclusively have access to Double the Donation’s industry-leading matching gift database and tools.

“Wilson-Bennett Technology has always taken pride in providing our clients with cutting-edge services and technology,” said Rob Schlitts, Division President of WBT. “The phonathon landscape is evolving, and we are continually making changes to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. The phone still proves to be a vital avenue to generate donors and dollars. We are excited to partner with Double the Donation and know our clients will enjoy the powerful matching gift solution.”

WBT has embedded the Double the Donation search tool into its phonathon systems. Student callers are able to type the name of a donor’s employer directly into Phonathon Connect(C) and instantly receive information about corporate matching gift eligibility, program guidelines, and submission requirements — all while still on the phone.

With Double the Donation, student callers can help identify more donors as match-eligible. A smart auto-complete algorithm dynamically pulls from Double the Donation’s comprehensive database of parent companies, subsidiaries, brands, and spelling variations to maximize the percentage of match eligible donors callers are able to identify.

Wilson Bennett Technology, Inc. announces switch from HEPdata to Double the Donation.

“Building and maintaining our database of companies that offer matching gift programs is really the core of our business at Double the Donation,” said Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. “A full-time, onsite team is dedicated to making daily updates to the database so that more than 98 percent of the 15-19 million match-eligible individuals in the US workforce will find their company’s program guidelines in our system.”

The matching gift program guidelines returned by Double the Donation’s database are written for a donor, not for a fundraising professional. Tailored for callers who need to convey complex information quickly and accurately, Double the Donation ensures that callers can easily provide the right information that encourages donors to take the next step and submit their matching gift request.

And, with a single result returned for all relevant search queries, Double the Donation has reduced the number of steps a caller must take to find the right employer and to communicate the necessary information to donors.

Wilson Bennett Technology, Inc. announces switch from HEPdata to Double the Donation.

For more about Wilson Bennett Technology, Inc., visit their website. Learn more about Double the Donation on our website, and explore our tools by attending our daily demo. Or, get caught up with the latest in matching gifts with these additional resources:

iDonate switched matching gift providers from Amply to Double the Donation.

iDonate Reevaluates, Switches from Amply to Double the Donation

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Atlanta, Georgia (June 24, 2018) — Double the Donation is proud to announce a new partnership with iDonate, a fast-growing digital fundraising solution for nonprofits. Together, iDonate and Double the Donation are providing integrated corporate matching gift marketing automation to nonprofits and higher education institutions.

iDonate has enhanced both functionality and customer experience by substituting the previous solution by Amply with 360MatchPro matching gift automation by Double the Donation, the leading provider of matching gift and volunteer grant software to nonprofits and educational institutions.

All of iDonate’s clients who were using the Amply tool have been transitioned over to the enhanced 360MatchPro offering.

“Based on client feedback, we reevaluated the matching gift solutions available from all vendors and invested in transitioning our clients to 360MatchPro’s premium platform,” said Karen Tanker, Director of Customer Success at iDonate. “We’re excited to help our nonprofits better manage their matching gift efforts through the use of 360MatchPro’s industry-leading software. The switch to Double the Donation is a major enhancement that provides more flexibility, enables more automation, and supports iDonate’s philosophy of investing in technology and tools that better engage donors personally and help nonprofit raise more.”

Through 360MatchPro by Double the Donation, organizations can identify more matching gift opportunities, automatically drive those matches to completion, and take further action based on advanced analytics and reporting.

iDonate switched matching gift providers from Amply to Double the Donation.

“We couldn’t be happier to provide advanced corporate matching gift automation tools to iDonate users,” said Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. “With more than $4 billion in matching gift revenue left on the table every year, automating the matching gift follow-up process is the key step 360MatchPro makes easy for busy nonprofits and educational institutions.”

At its core, 360MatchPro addresses a key lack of donor awareness about their employer’s corporate philanthropy programs. Donors want to make their support go further, they just aren’t always aware of the tools at their disposal.

iDonate switched matching gift providers from Amply to Double the Donation.

The innovative software solution identifies donors who are eligible for corporate gift matching through domain screening, self-identification, and bulk uploads. Then 360MatchPro helps automatically drive these match opportunities to completion.

iDonate switched matching gift providers from Amply to Double the Donation.

Nonprofits and educational institutions of all sizes can benefit from corporate matching gift revenue, but many simply don’t have the time to incorporate matching gift marketing into their fundraising strategy. Many others dedicate a single team member to following up with all potentially match-eligible donors. 360MatchPro automation takes care of all the necessary follow-up, pushing more matches to completion than organizations could with their available time and resources.

Through the native integration with iDonate, 360MatchPro is more readily available to and affordable for more nonprofits and educational institutions. Users can turn on 360MatchPro functionality directly within the iDonate platform and get up and running with a quick message to the iDonate support team.

Want to know more? Check out iDonate or see what 360MatchPro can do for you by scheduling a private demo. Plus, learn more about matching gifts with these helpful resources:

Atlanta Matching Gifts

7 Major Atlanta Companies with Matching Gift Programs

While Double the Donation works with nonprofit clients across the country, the fact that we’re headquartered in Atlanta means we have a special place in our hearts for Atlanta organizations.

We’re fortunate to work with many of the leading nonprofits in Atlanta to help them raise more money from employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. For instance, the Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Conservancy, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta Jewish Federation,  and many others all utilize Double the Donation’s service to raise more money from employee giving programs.

Statistics on Atlanta Matching Gift Companies

From a nonprofit’s standpoint, being located in a city like Atlanta is ideal for raising money from employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. The city is home to many of the largest employers in the world, some of whom offer employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. Here are a few statistics on Atlanta based companies and their employee giving programs which may interest you:

  • Atlanta ranks fourth, just behind New York City, Houston, and Dallas in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered within city boundaries.
  • Six Fortune 100 companies call Atlanta home. This includes Coca-Cola, Home Depot, United Parcel Service (UPS), Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, and Newell Rubbermaid.
  • 75% of Fortune 1000 companies have employees in the Atlanta market.
  • 65% of Fortune 500 companies match donations made by their employees.
  • 40% of Fortune 500 companies offer volunteer grants for employees

Click here for more statistics on employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs.

Companies in Atlanta, GA with Matching Gift Programs

With over 75% of the Fortune 1000 companies, many of whom match employee donations, having a presence in Atlanta, there’s probably room for your nonprofit to increase fundraising from employee matching gift and volunteer grant programs. A great place to start is by looking at the largest companies based in Atlanta.

Let’s take a look at a few of the employee giving programs at some of Atlanta’s leading employers.

Coca-Cola Matching Gift LogoCoca-Cola

Coca-Cola offers a very generous employee giving program. The company offers a 2:1 match which means all employee donations are effectively tripled. Coke applies few restrictions on their matching gift program and is willing to match donations to nearly all nonprofits.

Another aspect of Coca-Cola’s program worth mentioning is that the company does a great job of promoting the programs to Coke employees. You can read more about this in one of our previous articles which covers employee matching gift participation rates at various companies across the nation.

Click here for additional details on Coke’s matching gift program.

Home Depot Matching Gift ProgramHome Depot

As one of the iconic companies based in Atlanta, Home Depot is also a generous supporter of nonprofits in the city. Similar to Coke, the company applies few restrictions on their employee matching gift program and matches donations dollar for dollar.

The company has an easy to use electronic matching gift submission process which means your donors can submit matching gift requests in a matter of minutes. If you’re interested in learning more about the typical process a donor goes through to submit a matching gift request electronically, click here to view screenshots of Home Depot’s electronic submission process.

Click here for additional details on Home Depot’s matching gift program.

IBM Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant ProgramIBM

IBM matches donations made by both employees and retirees as well as provides grants for volunteering. The matching gift ratio varies depending upon whether it’s an employee or retiree making the donation, as well as whether the nonprofits chooses to receive cash or equipment. For instance:

  • If an IBM employee makes a donation, the nonprofit can choose to receive a 1:1 cash match or a 2:1 equipment match.
  • If an IBM retiree makes a donation, the nonprofit can choose to receive either a .5:1 cash match or a 1:1 equipment match.

The company also offers a significant grant for employees and retirees who volunteer with an organization. The specific amount varies from $1,000 – $3,500 depending upon whether the organization elects to receive a cash or technology grant. Additionally, IBM offers even greater team volunteer grants when groups of IBMers volunteer together.

Click here for additional details on IBM’s matching gift program.

Delta Matching GiftsDelta Air Lines

Delta matches donations made by employees, retirees, and Board of Directors to a wide range of educational institutions including:

  • Pre-K schools
  • K-12 public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Post-graduate programs

Delta matches up to $5,000 annually per an eligible individual at a dollar for dollar rate. This is up from a 50% match on up to $2,000 annually just a few years ago.

Click here for additional details on Delta Air Lines’ matching gift program.

ATT Matching Gift LogoAT&T

AT&T is the largest provider of mobile and fixed telephone systems in the United States. As of 2016, it is the seventh largest company in the U.S. by total revenue.

While AT&T doesn’t offer a “matching gift program” the company supports the organizations which employees are passionate about through its Cause Cards program.

Cause Cards are grants from the AT&T Foundation given to eligible charities recommended by employees. All employees that participate in the annual Employee Giving Campaign will be eligible to receive a Cause Card.

Eligible nonprofits include:

  • Educational institutions (K-12 and higher education)
  • Arts & cultural organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • Civic and community organizations
  • Health and human service organizations
  • And many other 501(c)3 organizations

Employee pledges will be eligible for a Cause Card on a sliding scale based on a percentage of total giving. These Cause Cards are expected to range from $25 – $250. Employees will be notified of the value of the Cause Card and the deadline by which they need to redeem it by making a recommendation for an AT&T Foundation grant to an eligible 501(c)(3) charity of their choice.

Click here for additional details on AT&T’s matching gift program.

United Parcel Service (UPS)UPS Matching Gift Program

We get more questions from our nonprofit clients asking us about UPS’s matching gift program than any other company. Unfortunately this confusion arises from the fact that UPS is still listed on the majority of the random lists of matching gift companies found on various websites.

We can assure you that as of 11/17/12, UPS does not offer an employee matching gift program. Our team recently reached out to the UPS Foundation for confirmation and received the following response:

The UPS Foundation formerly offered a gift matching program for educational and cultural organizations.  However, on February 20, 2009, UPS’s Board of Trustees approved the action to suspend the Gift Matching Program due to the economic climate.   At this time, there are no current plans to restart the program.

Equifax Matching Gift Programs

Equifax

Equifax matches employee donations up to $5,000 per year to nearly all 501(c)(3) organizations. While the company provided us with a copy of the paper form which employees use to submit the matching gift request, we always encourage employees to check the company intranet to ensure it’s the most up-to-date version.

Click here for additional details on Equifax’s matching gift program.

Additional Atlanta Matching Gift Companies

Hundreds of other major employers in the Atlanta area match employee donations. At the very least, we encourage your organization to share the above seven companies with everyone in your fundraising, development, and membership teams. Making sure they’re at least familiar with these large companies which will double donations made by employees can help your organization raise more money from matching gift programs.

Want to learn more? Take a tour of Double the Donation’s matching gift service.

 

Next steps:
Your organization should consider taking it a step further by providing donors and volunteers with detailed information on their company / their spouse’s employer. If you raise awareness and make it more convenient for them to submit matching gift and volunteer grant requests, you’ll see an increase in fundraising from these sources.

Take a tour of Double the Donation’s matching gift service to see if we can help your organization raise more money from these programs.

Bottom line on Matching Gift Companies in Atlanta:

Atlanta is home to many of the nation’s leading companies which will match employee donations. Make sure everyone in your organization at least has a basic familiarity with major employers in your area which double donations.

 

Matching Gift Acknowledgement

Increase Employee Engagement With Corporate Giving

The importance of employee engagement, which is defined as the emotional and functional commitment an employee has to his or her organization, cannot be overstated. Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%!

Engaged employees are also happier, stay with companies longer, and are more philanthropically minded.

Check out more reasons why employee engagement is important.

While the benefits are clear, employee engagement is a struggle for most companies, with over 71% of employees reporting that they are not fully engaged.

How can you use corporate giving programs to increase your employees’ engagement?

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

It’s said that employees don’t leave companies, they leave people, and it’s true. Many of the reasons employees claim they aren’t engaged in their company have to do with people.

Three drivers of employee engagement include:

  1. Employees’ relationships with their direct managers: 80% of employees who were dissatisfied with their direct manager were disengaged.
  2. Employees’ belief in senior leadership: 70% of employees who lack confidence in the abilities of senior leadership are not fully engaged.
  3. Employees’ pride in working for the company: 54% of employees who were proud of their company’s contributions to society are engaged.

How Can Companies Increase Employee Engagement?

Although Dale Carnegie highlights five great tips for employee engagement, we’ve added a few ideas which our research has shown enhances employee engagement:

  1. Senior leadership must articulate a clear vision to all employees. Without a clear goal, employees will not know what they’re working toward.
  2. Employees should be encouraged to openly communicate and influence the company’s vision with their input.
  3. Direct managers should foster healthy relationships with their employees.
  4. Senior leadership should continuously demonstrate that employees have an impact on their work environment.
  5. Managers should show employees that they are valued as true contributors, giving them a sense of empowerment.
  6. Managers should organize and encourage team volunteerism in communities as a way of giving back and encouraging social interaction outside the office.
  7. Companies should give back to local nonprofits. Corporate giving programs, like matching gift programs and volunteer grants, are a great way for corporations to support organizations that employees care about.

Learn more about how you can increase employee engagement.

 

How Companies can use Corporate Philanthropy to Increase Employee Engagement

Companies can help keep employees satisfied in any number of ways. But did you know that companies can boost employee engagement and help the community at the same time?

  1. Offer employee giving programs. Nearly two thirds of Fortune 500 companies offer a matching gift program that makes employees’ charitable contributions go twice as far. Matching gift programs help engage employees by showing them that the company not only encourages donating but takes part in it as well. Employees can feel proud knowing that their employer gives back.
  2. Encourage volunteerism. Whether a company offers paid time off for employees to volunteer or encourages employees to team up to participate in fundraising events, employee engagement can skyrocket when volunteerism is part of a company’s philanthropic culture. Allowing employees to band together to better the community helps them feel like the company supports them and will boost their dedication.
  3. Offer volunteer grants. Volunteer grants are donations that companies make to nonprofits after an employee has volunteered for a certain amount of time. Volunteer grants demonstrate a company’s commitment to helping worthy causes and instills a shared sense of philanthropy amongst employees, boosting engagement and satisfaction.

Why Corporate Giving Programs are a Win-Win for Everyone

Benefits of incorporating giving programs like matching gifts, volunteer grants, and volunteerism include:

  • Employees get to experience an enjoyable and rewarding team-building event
  • The corporation gets to give back to the community
  • The corporation’s reputation in the community is enhanced through positive press coverage and other channels
  • The nonprofits receive volunteer support and/or additional funding

While there is a multitude of ways to increase employee engagement, utilizing corporate giving programs can be one of the most beneficial for employees, companies, and nonprofits alike.

Learn more about using corporate philanthropy to increase employee engagement.

 

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The Top 6 Corporate Philanthropy Infographics

There’s a good news / bad news situation regarding data on corporate philanthropy.

The good news:

The bad(ish) news:

  • Sometimes you’ll come across so much data that you won’t know which way is up and which way is down, which data is accurate, which less so, which is relevant, which less so. You get the idea.

Well, we’re here to solve that corporate philanthropy conundrum.

Below you’ll find the top 6 corporate philanthropy infographics.

We’ve done the work of sifting through the many in order to highlight an elite few. So without further ado, here they are in no particular order.

Infographic #1: Giving in Numbers Brief

CECP giving in numbers brief

Put together by the CECP, in conjunction with The Conference Board, the Giving in Numbers Brief takes a comprehensive look at trends and statistics in corporate giving. The infographic is filled with data culled from the survey responses of 271 multi-billion dollar companies.

Here are a few highlights:

  • 9 out of 10 companies offered a matching gift program
  • an average of 30% of employees volunteer
  • 29% of corporate giving went to education related causes — a combined percentage from K-12 and higher education

Infographic #2: Top 10 Corporations That Gave Cash to Charity

Corporate Giving in Cash to Charities

Here at Double the Donation, we thought we’d throw our hat into the ring with an infographic of our own. As its title suggests, this graphic focuses on the ten corporations that gave the most cash to charity in the year the graphic was produced.

Walmart leads the pack with $311.6 million in cash donations. And not too far off the lead, in tenth, was Target with a still very generous $148.5 million. A breakdown of leaders in the philanthropic giving community is a good way to be introduced to the possibilities of these programs and programs like them.

If you’re interested in matching gift programs specifically, check out the top corporate programs. 

Either way you slice it, if you’re looking into corporate giving, whether you’re an employee, nonprofit, or company, it is useful to get a sense for the power players in the world of corporate giving.

To see analysis of corporations numbered 2 – 9, you can follow this link.

Infographic #3: BP’s Fabric of America

BP Fabric of America Fund

This infographic is a great example of a corporation taking the initiative to outline and highlight its own efforts. Through its Fabric of America Fund, BP will donate $300 to the charity of an employee’s choice.

Learn more about BP’s employee giving programs.

Infographic #4: Meaningful Match-Making by Benevity

Meaningful Match-Making by Benevity

This infographic focuses on how corporations can use matching gift programs to increase employee engagement. It offers tons of valuable and insightful advice.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Five tips for increased employee engagement in matching gift programs
    1. Inclusivity — providing matching gifts for donations to a large range of nonprofits
    2. Letting external matches occur — accounting for and honoring donations made outside of your company’s matching gift program
    3. Expediency — make the matches as quickly as possible in order to demonstrate your commitment and dedication to your employees’ nonprofits of interest
    4. Share-ability — give employees the chance to share the news of their recent gifts and matched gifts
    5. Clarity — let your employees know exactly what the eligibility requirements are for your program
  • Match broadly to appeal to the inclusivity tip, but provide greater incentives for certain causes or nonprofits that your company is specifically interested and invested in helping.

 

Infographic #5: Corporate Citizenship — A Necessary Investment for Success

Current State of Corporate Citizenship

Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship created a helpful infographic regarding the current state of corporate citizenship. The infographic revealed a general upward trend in business investment in corporate citizenship and a rising understanding of the necessity of these programs.

Specifically, the infographic zeroes in on the benefits of corporate citizenship, which it separates into three categories:

  • contributing to company success
  • returning value to shareholders
  • meriting additional investment

Corporate citizenship initiatives, which usually include employee volunteering programs and corporate philanthropic giving as components, are implemented with the idea of businesses serving the communities in which they thrive in, generating a mutually beneficial situation between the company and stakeholders.

Corporate citizenship is a diverse topic to handle. Discover why it’s so important!

Infographic #6: State of Developing Good

International Corporate Giving Infographic

YourCause created this infographic on the state of developing global good as a way of summarizing key international corporate giving statistics.

A couple stats that jump out at us include:

  • 80% of adults around the world agree they can make the world a better place with their actions —
  • 85% of companies in the US have a formal domestic corporate giving program in place vs. only 45% with a formal international program.

Both represent tremendous opportunities for companies to further their global impact.

These six infographics should more than whet your appetite for data, statistics, and analysis regarding corporate philanthropy. These were all put together with a lot of thought, care, and research. We hope you find the information invaluable to your quest for a greater understanding of corporate giving.