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Friday, October 19, 2018

How to Maximize Your Gift Through Corporate Giving Programs

At Charity Navigator, we believe that every donation--small or large--has the power to make a difference. And, we know that charities we evaluate feel the same way.

But, what if there was a way to make your donation go further?
Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees. Most will match an employee’s gift to a charity one-to-one. Others match gifts two-to-one, and some even match donations three-to-one!

Some companies have a preferred list of charities they partner with, while others match gifts to any charity an employee donates to. Typically, all you have to do is show provide proof of your donation and request a matching gift from your company.

Taking advantage of your company’s corporate giving is an easy way to maximize your gift and make a bigger difference for the cause you care about. If you don’t know how your company’s corporate giving program works, contact your Human Resources department today!

And, don't forget to ask if they allow employees to volunteer their time with local charities. Some companies offer paid time off to staff when they volunteer with an organization in their community.

Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager at Charity Navigator.

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