Over the last couple of years our work in Burkina Faso has benefitted a great deal from people going to their employers to ask about matching funds. In many cases it works like this; if you as an employee donate to a nonprofit, your business will donate money back to the same nonprofit (Engage Burkina) at a pre-determined match. We have had companies match gifts dollar for dollar, double or triple a gift, and some companies have even thrown in more for good measure because they had the ability too.
We have received matching gifts from companies all over the country such as Tiffany and Co., Liberty Mutual Insurance, Illinois Tool Works, and more.
Maybe your family would like to sponsor a bike for someone immobilized by disease in West Africa, or maybe provide clean water to a village. Why not get some help with a matching gift from your employer? Of course, not all companies offer this, but for the right opportunity they just might.
You can go here and download our Case Statement, and share with your Business or School. http://tinyurl.com/ebcasestatment2013. Our tax exemption letter from the IRS is available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your generosity and all you do to help us bring hope to the people of Burkina Faso. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #forburkina in social media to spread the word about the opportunity to meet needs in Burkina Faso.