Presentation on theme: "Employment Research and Getting the Match"— Presentation transcript:
1Employment Research and Getting the Match The best way to get what you want is to ask for it!
2Matching – Who Benefits? DonorsOrganizations.Maximize their giving dollars.More fully utilize their employee benefits.Matching gifts are added to gift club totals.Form a more personal relationship with your organization.An increase in dollars from personal donations of about 10%Better donor stewardship.A very good return on investment. (ROI)Creation of an additional, consistent revenue stream.
3Added Value of Employment Date enables identification of potential matching gifts.Provides information for wealth screening.Provides information for development officers planning meetings with donors.Allows us to develop more meaningful relationships with donors.
4Information Organization No Cost/Low CostInformation arranged according to cost & budgetNo/Low Cost demands more time resources, payoffslowly accretesMonetary investments will probably yield quicker resultsStrategies are available for almost all budget capacities
5Find Employment In-house Identify Data Streams and donor points of entryDonor Points of Entry & Data StreamsFaculty/Staff Websites Events Departments
6Strategies for Collecting Employment Data It’s a scavenger hunt!Business cards at the Career CenterBusiness cards at job fairsBusiness cards are collected at donor & alumni eventsDonor sign-in sheets at events with an employment fieldEmployment information collected by development officers & researchers but not always sharedDepartments with alumni update pagesAdvisory board lists with employment dataappends with employment info,@firstname.lastname@example.org
7The Perpetual Scavenger Hunt Can be done in short burstsPromotes the importance of sharing informationCreates awareness of the importance of collecting, sharing, and recording employmentShare the information you have with researchers & development officersCooperation should be a two-way streetUse your creativity and refine your detecting skills
8Online Resources Yahoo, Google Search Engines LinkedIn Spokeo, LinkedIn, networking sitesFor employment dataClues to current residenceResearch matching programsJob networking siteBecome a member of your LinkedIn groupCreate a groupOpt for automatic notification of member postsConsider fee options for better access
9Asking for Employment Data Add a field to pledge coupons and mailersAdd a field to credit card giving formAdd a field to event sign-in sheetsAdd a field to your online giving pageAdd a field to mail/magazine/newsletter solicitationsCollect business cards at events by having a drawing
10Recording Data Train your staff for consistent and accurate recording Look for conflicting home and business locations, determine whether further research neededDetermine if home address needs research & updating, or if alum address is that of parentsLook for appendsBe consistent in researching possible matching potential, as new matching programs go online dailyIdentify donor gifts that are match eligible
11ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING MATCHING HEP E-Match Donor LinkONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING MATCHINGGive donors the capability to research matching gift eligibility, instead of you.Employment data collected when donor completes a matching gift application.Most accurate data.Often provides employment data for donor’s spouse.Reduces your administrative time & cost.
12Gives donors direct access to matching appication Online matching pageInforms, educatesGives donors direct access to matching appicationLinked to online giving pageLink added to electronic and print media
13Takes donors directly to employer’s matching gift program or online link. Gives donors the capability of researching gift eligibility, so you don’t have to do it.Easy to use, helps overcome donor reluctance to complete their matching application.
14Add link to receipt template Dear Mr. and Mrs. Sample:Thank you for your contribution. Your private support assists Cal Poly in providing a new generation of graduates with the knowledge, problem-solving skills and leadership ability necessary for our state and nation to flourish.Thank you for partnering with Cal Poly and for your support of academic excellence.Sincerely,Vice PresidentUniversity AdvancementOFFICIAL GIFT RECEIPT7/22/2010 $ Parent Fund7/22/2010 $ Aerospace Engineering DepartmentFor recognition purposes, your name(s) may appear in University publications as: Mr. and Mrs. John Q. SamplePlease if you would like it listed differently.Your employer might match this gift! Find out atAdd link to receipt templateNo link? Direct donors to their HR department
15MARKETING YOUR PROGRAM Cal Poly Magazine Matching Gift ArticleDouble Your MoneyDon’t Miss Fall Enrollment in Your Companies’ Matching Gift Program“I think we lose $150,000 every year,” said Linda Stark, Cal Poly’s matching gifts specialist “because people don’t take advantage of their employer’s matching gift programs.”John Doe (Civil Engineering, 1980), a gas transmission planner with PG&E, has a regular contribution deducted from his paycheck every month. The employer automatically matches his contribution and makes the donation of the total amount quarterly. “It’s a simple, painless way to donate,” said Doe.“I used to make inconsistent contributions but this is so much easier,” Doe continued. “And it’s like giving away free money if you’re not taking advantage of your companies’ matching contribution.”There are other creative ways to make the most of the situation. When both spouses work for companies that have matching gift programs, a single gift can be matched by both employers. Stark said she has worked with couples who were “absolutely gleeful that they tripled their donation.”“Our biggest barrier,” said Stark, “is persuading people that every gift counts.” She said that the majority of missed opportunities are gifts of less than $200. “Some people think a $10 or $20 donation isn’t a big deal so it’s not worth the time, but when you add up all the gifts under $200, and then match that with an equal amount from their respective employers, it adds up.”To find out if your employer has a matching gifts program or for help establishing a matching gift, go to:
16Direct donors to E-Match donor link Place on your websiteDirect donors to E-Match donor linkDirect donors to their HR departmentDirect donors to your matching page
17Marketing Your Program Engineering Magazine ArticleDouble Your MoneyDon’t Miss Fall Enrollment in Your Companies’ Matching Gift Program“I think we lose $150,000 every year,” said Linda Stark, Cal Poly’s matching gifts specialist “because people don’t take advantage oftheir employer’s matching gift programs.”John Doe (Civil Engineering, 1980), a gas transmission planner with PG&E, has a regular contribution deducted from his paycheckevery month. The employer automatically matches his contribution and makes the donation of the total amount quarterly. “It’s a simple,painless way to donate,” said Doe. “I used to make inconsistent contributions but this is so much easier,” Doe continued.“And it’s like giving away free money if you’re not taking advantage of your companies’ matching contribution.”Doe has increased the size of his gifts as his financial situation changed but the real difference, he says, is that he is giving morebecause he is giving consistently. “It’s easier to spread the payments over time than if I had to make a lump sum payment.”“I owe where I am to the education Cal Poly gave me,” Doe continued. “It’s such a simple way to say ‘Thank you.’”Marketing Your Program
18Printed 3-up and cut on campus. Designed in-house to reduce costs. Mailed with pledge coupons.Included in donor packets.Provided for department mailings upon request.
19Asking donors for matching gift applications Send requests monthly to avoid matching program deadlines for submission.Send quarterly requests for gifts still eligible for matching, i.e. deadline 1/31, 90 days, one year to apply, etc. The more you ask the more you’ll get.For requests provide link to online application or copy of application.Provide gift dates, amounts, and allocations necessary for completing a matching application.Provide donor with tax ID number.
20If you have any questions, please contact me at phone. If you have already requested a match for that gift, we’re doubly grateful – and there’s no need to read further. But if you have not applied for your matching gift, would you please take a few minutes to complete the «CLAIM_CO_PREF_MAIL_NAME» matching gift application? You can help us reap thousands of dollars in additional support from corporate matching funds for Month Year gifts. (If your employer has changed, please let us know that, too.)Matching gift programs leverage your resources – and provide additional support to Cal Poly students. To create a win-win situation for everyone, please complete and return the enclosed matching gift application.To find out if your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program please visitIf you have any questions, please contact me at phone.Gift DateGift AmountGift DesignationDATE_OF_RECORD_CREDIT_AMTALLOC_LONG_DESC
21Engineering Alum/Donor Letter Market payroll deduction givingAlmost 100% matching ratioLow administrative cost, easy to administerSend s in the fall in time for open enrollment40% increase in PG&E matchingInclude link to matching gift programEngineering Alum/Donor LetterThese days, we all wish we could make money go a little farther, especially when it comes to supporting your special Cal Poly Engineering program or department. Well, without digging deeper, there is a way to give your gift a "bounce." It just so happens that PG & E provides a matching gift program for their employees. You can take advantage of this benefit by signing up for PG&E's payroll deduction program. Payroll deductions make it simple to support Cal Poly. And as an added bonus, your company automatically matches your gift which can make a huge impact!
22Use AdobePro8 To complete fields. Improves donor response. You’ve demonstrated your care & concern.Save application into a master file for future use.Available from GiftPlus Online.Can research using Google.
25Summary Use internal & external resources to gather employment data. Use E-match Donor link to give donors ability to research matching eligibility & access to application.Place E-match link in electronic and print media.Market giving through payroll deductions.Send requests for matching applications monthly & quarterly.Use GiftPlus Online to identify match eligible gifts and program guidelines.
26Thank youFor further information on how to get your matching gift program to the next level call orYour suggestions for future enhancements to products and ideas for future webinars are most welcome. Contact John Wright atPresenter Linda StarkHEP Development Educational Series