How it works: Double Your Impact (one-to-one match on new donations)

A Double Your Impact offer is a way for a corporation or a foundation to match individual donations for projects that meet certain criteria. Your donors can see their donations double, dollar-for-dollar, to help you bring your project to life.

Here's how it works:

  • The corporation or foundation selects the eligibility criteria for projects (by subject area, school location, etc).
  • If a project qualifies for the given criteria, the teacher will receive an email letting them know that new donations to their project will be matched.
  • When a donor gives to a project, they’ll see a message at checkout alerting them that their donation will be matched. As long as the match logo appears on the project, the new donations made will be doubled (and donors won’t have to input a promo code).

How can I create a qualifying project?

Check out our match offers page for the instructions for our current match offers, and this blog post guides you through the process of selecting an offer that works for your classroom.

Which donations are eligible for a Double Your Impact match?
Donations made using a credit card, Amazon Payments, or PayPal can be matched by a Double Your Impact offer. Gift card redemptions, donations made with account credits, and donations made during Friends & Family Pre-Funding can also be matched. Donations made using a promo code can be matched by either the promo code or the double your impact offer - not both. Donations made by check will only be matched if the match offer is still live when the check arrives in our office.

How are donations matched?
Once the match offer logo appears on your project, new donations made will be matched until funding from the offer is no longer available. When a donation is matched, those dollars stay on your project until you reach your funding goal.

If your project is archived or expires before reaching its funding goal, donations are returned to donors and matches are returned to partners to help support other eligible projects. 

Can I combine my Teacher Friends and Family promo code with a match offer to get double matched?

Since our system can't process a double match, we'll automatically save your Teacher Friends and Family promo code for a project that doesn't qualify for a match offer right away.  

How can I know about upcoming Double Your Impact offers?
A list of current funding opportunities and match offers is distributed to all registered teachers monthly via our teacher newsletter. You can also stay in the know by checking our Match Offers Page.

Did Double Your Impact offers work differently before? 
They did! To improve the teacher experience with these types of offers we've changed the way Double Your Impact offers work. The big plus with how they work now is that donations are matched as they're given, rather than projects needing to wait to hit that 50% mark.

Know a company or foundation that would consider sponsoring a Double Your Impact offer?