Have you ever thought that it would be really nice if someone came along and doubled your fundraising total, just like that? Well with this essential guide to match funding that can happen. And it’s much simpler than you might think.
Match Funding is when a business, or your employer, matches the amount you’ve raised for a charitable cause. All you need to do is go to your employer, preferably on a good day (maybe not one where you’ve strolled in two hours late nursing the world’s most colossal hangover), tell them about your fundraising, give them the low down on Cool Earth, and ask if they’ll match your donations.
Sadly there’s no standardised match funding form or process (if there is it’s been kept secret from me). Instead each company will most likely have their own official-looking forms to fill in.
Don’t let this discourage you though. Just email any documents you get from your employer over to me and I’ll help fill them out. It’s well worth this little bit of admin as you can often get your whole fundraised amount matched. Teams of yesteryear have had thousands donated by their employers.
That’s all there is to it. So what are you waiting for? You have no excuses now not to tap up your work for that all-important match funding.
If you have any questions about match funding or anything else for that matter please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach me through the power of the Internet.
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