If you haven't recently looked in "Find Donations," start there and making sure there isn't anything else you'd like to request. Free accounts can send up to two requests per day and make up to 5 matches per event for free.
New companies may show up, or one may change their giving criteria, enabling you to see them for the first time.
Some types of events and/or organizations do have a more difficult event securing items, and that will be the same case in DonationMatch as in the real world. We do not make decisions for companies. However, some things that we've seen tip decisions are:
- Better event descriptions and fundraising stories
- Explaining how you plan to promote donor companies, even better if your website shows how you already do this with existing donors
- More descriptive and specific event name, i.e. instead of "Spring Gala" listing it as "Ourtown Elementary School's Annual Parent Mixer and Spring Gala."
If you want more specific help with your event and marketing it, or even strategies for securing donations from companies not on DonationMatch, you may consider upgrading for the 45-minute one-on-one event expert call is included with every event upgrade,. Many clients have told us at the end of the call that this benefit alone was worth the upgrade fee.