FAIRFAX, Va., June 4, 2009 — Datatel, Inc. today announced that it has signed a partner agreement with HEP Development Services to help higher education institutions boost monetary donations by coupling individual donors with affiliated corporations that will match or increase their contribution. By using HEP’s E-Match™ – a link installed on the institution’s website giving page – donors can verify instantly whether their gift can be matched, and will be provided with “how to” instructions and a link for downloading the applicable matching forms.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region announced today that its Neighbors in Need Fund is awarding $455,000 in grants to 27 charities that provide essential services such as food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, and shelter to needy residents in Northern Virginia, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, MD, and the District of Columbia. Two additional grants totaling $40,000 will help community-based nonprofit organizations work more efficiently during and beyond these difficult economic times. The Neighbors in Need Fund is the only regionwide grantmaking program of its kind.
New donors are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. However, the challenge of finding, engaging and retaining them has only increased.