How do I add a matching opportunity for my fundraising campaign?
Learn how to add a matching commitment to your fundraising campaign
Jessica Sinatra avatar
Written by Jessica Sinatra
Updated over a week ago

Step 1: Navigate to Your Admin Dashboard

Click "You" on the top right corner of your page on GiveGab and from the drop down menu, select "Admin Dashboard" for the organization you'd like to access.

Step 2: Navigate to your Fundraising Campaign Editor

From the “Fundraising Campaigns” tab of your Admin Dashboard, click the “Edit” button within the campaign you’re looking to access.

Step 3: Add Matching Commitment

From your Fundraising Campaign Editor click "Matching" along the left-hand side:

From there, click the "Add Match Commitment" button to begin customizing your matching opportunity.

Step 4: Customize Your Match

After clicking the "Add Match Commitment" button you'll be taken to the form shown below where you can enter in the specific details of your match.

If the sponsor of your match has a photo or logo that you/they would like to feature, you can upload that here to be displayed along with your match. 

This section is optional, but to add a photo, click “Select Image” and click “Apply” once you’ve adjusted it.

If you click "Keep Sponsor Anonymous", this image will not show.

B. Add Your Sponsor Name

This is the name of your sponsor.  Enter in how your sponsor would like to be recognized for their sponsorship.

C. Add a Sponsor URL

If you would like to promote your sponsor and share a link to their website, you can add their website URL here.

D. Name Your Match

Here you’ll want to add the name of your match as it will appear to donors. Think of this as the promotional name of your match - such as "Double Your Impact!"

E. Add Match Description

To give your supporters more details about this specific match, you’ll want to add a description. Here you can let your supporters know how much their gift will be matched by as well as any other info you want to include about this opportunity.

F. Set Available Matching Funds

Here you’ll want to input the total amount of funds available for this specific match. For example, if your match is for $25,000, you'll enter 25000. You do not need '$' or commas. 

G. Set Maximum Matching Funds Per Donation

If there is a maximum match amount per individual donation you can set that number under the box that says “Maximum Match per Individual Donation”. For example, if you set your max to $100, if someone makes a donation for $101 or more, the match will only match up to $100.

H. Set Match Start Date (optional)

If your match has specific guidelines regarding when the donation must be made in order to receive a match, you can select the starting time of when the match should apply by clicking the box under “Donation Matching Start Time” and selecting the date and time from the drop down menu.

I. Set Match End Date (optional)

If there is a point where donations will no longer be counted towards matching funds, you can set the end date of the match by clicking the box under “Donation Matching End Time” and selecting the date and time you want the match to end from the drop down menu.

J. Enable Auto Matching

This feature is automatically enabled for you.

For 1 - to - 1 match, this will update your fundraising totals and remaining match funds in realtime. 

For example, a $10 donation is made. Your fundraising totals will increase by $20 ($10 for the online donation, $10 for the match), and your remaining match funds will decrease by $10.

$10 - Online Donation Added to Fundraising Totals
$10 - Offline Match Donation Added to Fundraising Totals
$10 - Subtracted from Remaining Match Funds

K. Archive Your Match

If this match is out of date or completed, you can "Archive" your match. This will stop the match from displaying on your fundraising campaign. However, this will not remove the donations from your campaign.

L. Save

Once you've completed this form, click "Save" to view your match. From this page you can view, edit, or remove this match from your Giving Day profile.

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