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Double the Donation: Mika Community Development Corp. Leapt Ahead with Matching Gift

Posted by: Connect OC on 4/12/2016

During the inaugural i❤oc Giving Day, we learned that every contribution, no matter the amount, makes a collective impact for good. Mika Community Development Corp. also discovered another lesson: the power of leverage. Given that its mission is to reduce poverty in Costa Mesa by developing leaders from low-income communities, the team relies on hard work, trusted partnerships and enthusiastic outreach to change people’s lives. Mika put this winning combination into action even further last year. Thanks to the generosity of a committed donor who offered a matching gift, the nonprofit was able to turbocharge its Giving Day fundraising – bringing in more than 10 percent of its total annual revenue during the 30-hour online marathon. This feat so inspired others that OCCF is adding a way for nonprofits to promote matching gifts during the 2016 i❤oc Giving Day to extend the impact of every donation.

Heading into Giving Day last year, Mika secured a $25,000 matching gift. The team built its strategy around promoting this opportunity. Mika’s staff, board of directors and volunteers used Giving Day materials to create buzz among donors through email alerts and social media updates. They even hosted an early morning coffee bar and Taco Tuesday event to engage donors, who were invited to stop by, learn about Mika and donate online.

The strategy paid off. Mika pulled in more than $41,000 from Giving Day donations, plus $25,000 from the matching gift.

“It was a lot of fun!” Keturah Kennedy, Mika’s executive director, said. “The competition engaged new donors. Board members’ increased their asks, and our volunteers championed the work. We exceeded our match thanks to everyone’s efforts.”

Contributions made this year during i❤oc Giving Day will be leveraged by $500,000 in bonus awards and prizes. And as a twist this year, we’re adding the ability for nonprofits to highlight challenge drives in addition to the bonus and prize pool on their i❤oc Giving Day fundraising pages at iheartoc.org.

This feature will allow organizations to call out matching gifts offered by an individual donor, family or a board member to extend the impact of contributions on Giving Day even further. For example, one of CASA for Children’s board members has offered to match every dollar contributed to CASA on Giving Day up to a total of $100,000. Talk about leverage!

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