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Gift Lift™ Matching Gift Program

Your Data Just Met Its Match

Why leave money on the table? If your donors knew their employers would match their charitable contributions, they would leap at the chance. Gift Lift from Tension makes it easy for them.

The Gift Lift program appends employer data to a list of your existing donors. We can then provide you with a list of your donors currently employed by companies who will match their charitable contributions. More importantly, Tension can manage the production, printing and mailing of a personalized direct mail appeal that includes the matching gift forms of each respective donor’s employer along with a convenient return envelope. It’s a win-win for you and your donors.

  • Better data
  • Increased response
  • More matching gift revenue
  • Simplifies the matching gift process for donors
  • Makes donors aware of matching gift opportunities
  • No extra work for you—Tension can handle it all
  • Provides more detailed donor information
  • Boosts matching gift contributions
  • Simple, streamlined process

Boost Matching Gifts

Increases your matching gift response rate
Increases your matching gift response rate

Provide Donation Forms

Includes a personalized matching gift form from their employer
Includes a personalized matching gift form from their employer

Educate Your Donors

Tells them their employer will match their charitable contributions
Tells them their employer will match their charitable contributions

Let Your Donors Know Their Employers Will Match Their Gifts

It’s no fun being kept in the dark. Shine some light on employer matching gift opportunities for your donors and watch your matching gift donations rise.

Incredibly, an estimated $6-10 billion in corporate matching funds go unclaimed each year. Imagine the impact if your organization had access to more matching gift revenue. Tension can help you connect with more matching gift dollars while beefing up your donor data.

Easy as 1, 2, 3…

Working with a trusted partner, Tension will append employer data to a database of your existing donors. This file will be compared to a list of employers who are known to match employee gifts.

As a result, you’ll receive a list of donors currently employed by companies who will match their charitable contributions.

Tension can then handle the production, printing and mailing of a personalized direct mail appeal that includes the matching gift forms of each respective donor’s employer along with a convenient return envelope.

A Streamlined Process

With one point of contact managing the entire process, Gift Lift is as simple as it is effective. Busy development teams need uncomplicated programs that deliver results. Gift Lift satisfies both of these requirements while also providing you another meaningful touch point opportunity with your donors.

Tension Understands Donor Stewardship

Rely on Tension to treat your donors with the respect and sense of stewardship you have worked so hard to build in your relationships with them. We understand the importance of the trust you’ve developed with your constituents over time. Gift Lift can build on that trust - and provide a convenient way for your best donors to take advantage of employer matching gift opportunities they may not even know exist.

What Tension Customers are Saying

Working with Tension I can have our envelopes produced in large quantities, warehoused at their facilities and delivered as we need them. This provides not only cost savings but also flexibility if there is variation in our demand. I know there is a supply I can call on without having to fill up my office with envelopes.

Mike Melton , Production Manager Medassets

Tension has great customer service and always helps me when I’m in a bind. Sometimes I need to work with them after hours, and they are there to help. Tension has turned around products within 24 hours.

Ryann Powell , Procurement Specialist KUBRA