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:
- Go to http://hepdata.com and set up an account for use with Luminate Online.
- Contact Blackbaud and provide the "Customer Code" so that the code can be added to the Site Data Parameter (SDP), DON_HEP_CUSTOMER_CODE.
- Add employer matching to your donation form