Strike a Match(ing Gift)!
Another question is timing. Given that a challenge campaign can increase giving by 30 percent, do you use it to pump up donations in a slower part of the year, or do you capitalize on your best giving season, say end-of-year? It's YOUR call, of course, but most signs point to the second option as your best bet.
MJF: Wow, good points that I bet a lot of organizations overlook when they first start looking for matching-gift options.
FS: True, Mary. There's a whole lot to think about when planning, executing and promoting a matching-gift campaign. And, as you know, we have the answers ... right ... here ...
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