Representatives of schools, nonprofits, and exempt organizations recognized by the IRS (in U.S.) or charities registered with Canada Revenue Agency (Canada) are invited to use DonationMatch to save time and effort seeking in-kind (non-cash) donations for use as fundraising event prizes from companies in our network. Here's how:
Go to https://www.donationmatch.com and click the "Sign Up" button in the upper right corner. Enter your name, email address (one that uses the organization's URL, if possible), and a password to set up your account.
ADD YOUR ORGANIZATION
Once logged in, select and complete the application for a Nonprofit profile and "Submit for Approval" when ready. We will verify your organization's registration status (IRS or Canada Revenue Agency), the presence of an active website, and your authorization to solicit and accept donations for the organization.
ADD AN EVENT
Once your account is approved, click "Add an Event" on the dashboard to add details your event for which you are seeking in-kind donations. This information will be shared with donor companies, so be as detailed as possible. Tips for making your event more attractive to donors can be found here.
Once your event is added, go to "Find Donations" to see items available to request through our system. Click on item photos to see more details, and click "Request" to send your request to the company's decision-maker--your organization/event information will automatically be linked to the request.
It is up to each company's decision-maker to respond through our system. When they do, we send you an email with delivery, pickup, or printing instructions. All responses can also be found in the "My Matches" section of your account.
Some items listed will have links to external applications. We provide these shortcuts as a courtesy to help you secure more items from companies not yet integrated with the DonationMatch platform.
Free accounts may list one event at a time, send up to two requests per day, and make up to 5 matches per event.
Prefer no limits? You may choose to upgrade one event or all events of the same organization profile--see upgrade options on our website and select them in "My Account" > Billing OR "My Events."