What is Matched Giving?
Many companies have a matched giving program where they will match dollar for dollar the amount you and your team fundraise. Even if there is currently no such program in place, they could be more than willing to make a donation and support their employees as they support a good cause.
All you have to do is ask!
After you've completed your fundraising, ask your employer to match what you have raised and you'll instantly double your total!
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Who do you ask?
It depends on the size of your organisation, but generally the HR department will be able to point you in the right direction. If you're in a small company that doesn't have a HR department, you can try asking your manager. Even small companies may match fund, so don't be afraid to put it out there!
Let them know what you will be doing and what you hope to achieve..
How do you ask?
The best way to ask is in person. That way you can easily express why you are doing the walk and what it would mean for you to have your company's support.
Don't be afraid to ask. Remember that you're helping those who are living with an incurable disease. Why wouldn't your organisation want to get involved in such a worthy cause?
Why should your company care?
You, as an employee, are a company's greatest asset. Their second greatest is their reputation. By supporting you in the MS Moonlight Walk, your organisation is helping both its employees (that's you!) and its reputation, not to mention the 23,000 Australians who are living with MS each day.
Other ways to get your company involved
If matched giving is not an option, your employer may like to make a company donation, organise staff to volunteer, promote fundraising for you (or your team), pay for staff entry fees or organise company branded merchandise.
They could help with your fundraising by including your fundraising link and story in newsletter emails to staff and clients. Or hold a gold coin morning tea or free dress day in the office.
Need some help?
Just flick us an email or give us a quick call on 07 3840 0828 and we'll be more than happy to help.