Act Now and Double Your Charity Donations for Half Price

December 22, 2006

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could donate $100 to your favorite charity and have them get a check for $200?

Matching Gift Program
Some corporations have a matching gift program where they will match their employee’s charitable donation dollar for dollar. You can search MatchingGifts.com to see if your employer has such a program.

Free Money!
Once I discovered that my employer would match my gifts I felt guilty not utilizing it, I was basically throwing away free money for people that needed it!

Things to Consider
Pre-Approval
Corporations typically only match gifts to charities that are on their pre-approved list. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your charity is on their list.

Meet the Deadline
The donation must be made prior to the end of the calendar year. Your Human Resources department may have their own policies, be sure to check with them.

Follow the Rules
In order to be eligible for the matching gift through my company, I had to submit the donation check to my employer who then matched the money and forwared it on to the charity. If I donated directly to the charity they would not offer the match.

Act Now!
There are still a few more business days before the end of the year take advantage of your company’s matching gift program and double your donations!

Ben

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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn’t like the other kids… His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he’s helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.


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5 Responses to Act Now and Double Your Charity Donations for Half Price

  • ispf

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  • Ashish Mohta

    Good points.We should think and act

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