Matching of PAC contributions to charities is one of the fastest growing, most popular PAC member benefits. PAC members believe in the mission of the PAC but they are looking for more than just a pen or coffee mug as a thank you for participating. The Federal Election Commission allows an organization to match all or part of an individual’s contribution to the PAC with a contribution of corporate treasury dollars to a 501(c)(3) organization of the PAC member’s choosing. Offer charity match to your PAC members and they will respond.
Employees look to their employers for information regarding the effect of politics on the business. Those same employees choose to participate in the PAC. The ability to participate in the PAC and help a charity at the same time allows employees to be politically and socially active at the same time. A recent survey concluded that employees would rather work for a company that is socially responsible than to make more money at a company with no social conscience.
According to a recent PAC match survey, 55% of PACs raising in excess of $1 million per cycle have a PAC match program. Not only does a PAC match program help attract new members, a PAC match program helps you retain members as well. A contribution to a charity of their choice is a far more effective incentive for keeping PAC members than giving out gifts every year.
So you understand the benefits of a PAC match program but don’t have the staff to administer the program? PASS offers a complete range of Charity Match administrative services to assist organizations offering a charitable incentive match to employees.
PASS’ Charity Match services, like all of our services, are customized to meet the needs of our clients. Our team of Charity Match experts will work with your program parameters to administer the program and ensure compliance with FEC and any corporate rules. The PASS Team takes care of your PAC members to make sure their matching donations go where they should and your PAC members know when and where their donations went.