Ways To Give

Monthly Giving

 One of the biggest things we depend on as a nonprofit is consistency, so that we can continue to build tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, craftsmen, and innovators. By becoming a monthly donor you are ensuring that our work to develop promising, motivated students continues. We ask you to consider becoming a part of our exceptional monthly giving group, fondly known as the “Up Side.”

As a part of the “Up Side” you will enjoy:

  • Easy, automatic donation payment from your credit card or checking account.
  • The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately.
  • An annual statement provided for tax purposes.
  • Special updates, advance notice for events and other group benefits.
  • The ability to change or suspend your donation at any time.

Honor, Remember & Celebrate

Honor your family, friends and loved ones by making a tax-deductible donation to Lead Up. Memorials, birthdays, holidays and life’s special milestones are all perfect occasions to remember someone important to you. Your gift will not only celebrate their significance in your life, it will also grow and build the community in their name.

When you make a gift of honor of $15 or more and add a note in the optional section at the top of the donation form, Lead Up will send your honoree a beautiful card letting them know about your gift and the lives it will change.

Shopping for Good

Amazon Smile

A simple and automatic way for you to support Lead Up every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices and selection as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. (If you already have an account on Amazon.com, you can use it on AmazonSmile) On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Lead Up as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


IGive is similar in that it is also a simple and automatic way to support Lead Up at not cost to you.

Simply sign up at igive.com and select Lead Up as your charity of choice….that’s it.

Well, almost.  When you shop online at a participating retailer, an iGive popup will appear to let you know that they will donate a percentage of your purchase to Lead Up.  Click activate and then shop as you normally would.  When you are done, the retailer will automatically calculate and send their donation on your behalf.

Employer Matching

Through corporate gift matching, your employer can multiply your gift to Lead Up, making it go further.

Getting started is as easy as checking with your company’s human resources office to see if they offer gift matching. If your employer does offer this program, your human resources department should provide you with a matching gift form to send to Lead Up along with your donation. Complete the form and mail it with your donation to:

Lead Up  |   5740 S 32nd Street  |  Lincoln, NE  68508

We will verify receipt of your gift and return the form to your company for matching funds. Conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer. For more information or if you are not sure if Lead Up qualifies for your company’s gift matching program, contact us at  admin@leadupne.org and we’ll be glad to send information about our mission and programs.