The number of companies visible to you inside DonationMatch can vary from event to event because eligibility is based on a variety of factors set by donor companies themselves. Some of the most commonly used criteria are location, type of event, how prizes will be used, expected attendance, whether it is an adults-only event, and ticket price.
We've seen organizations receive more than 30 prizes (more than $25k value) for a single event through DonationMatch, others a few. It is completely up to donor companies to decide which requests to approve.
There are also companies that choose to stay hidden, so stay alert for emails letting you know if you're being offered a donation. Sometimes these are of limited quantities given to first respondents or seasonal offerings.
For the same amount of effort it takes to complete a single company's donation request process, DonationMatch offers the potential to reach multiple companies, and many nonprofits consider us a no-brainer (their words). Getting started as early as possible maximizes your exposure to the most potential companies.