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A matching gift is a donation made by a company on behalf of a qualifying individual - most often a current employee or retiree. The matching gift donation can be equal or exceed the amount of the donation to RAIN, Inc. depending on the company's program. Matching Gift Programs are increasingly vital to RAIN because of their ability to increase resources by doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the individual's contribution.
Research your employer's matching gift policies in order to guarantee your donation is increased properly. There are a number of different ways Matching Gift Programs can work. The company may match dollar donations, volunteer hours or other areas. The Matching Gift form must be filled out accurately and completely by the employee and then sent to RAIN to continue the authorization process. The Matching Gift form with the qualifying individual's information completed and signed should be turned in with the donation. A lot of matching gifts can now be processed online - just forward RAIN your confirmation email to the Development Department.
Check RAIN's current list of companies that match or do a search to see if your company matches.