Understanding the Matching Gift Employer Search Data Element.

Without a HEPData account, matching gift fields are informational fields. You'll need to follow up with companies to collect on matching gifts.  

Optionally, you can open a HEPData account which integrates with Luminate Online. After set up, donors will have access to a database where they can search for their employer and determine whether the employer matches charitable contributions. Upon a successful employer match, the donor will see a gift ratio and maximum amount to give before the match is exhuasted for the year. 

To set up matching gifts with a HEPData account:
  1. Go to http://hepdata.com and set up an account for use with Luminate Online.
  2. Contact Blackbaud and provide the "Customer Code" so that the code can be added to the Site Data Parameter (SDP), DON_HEP_CUSTOMER_CODE. Generally, this code is your Luminate Online organizational short-name in all caps.
  3. Add employer matching to your donation form
For any concerns or questions regarding HEPData, contact Marianna Funk at mfunk@hepdata.com.