Power of Workplace Giving
Workplace giving is a simple way to increase your company’s visibility in and support of the local community. Workplace giving campaigns create awareness of local nonprofit organizations and the work they do. Through the annual campaign, employees and employers learn of the resources and services available in the local community, a broader understanding of community issues, and opportunities for volunteer involvement.
Workplace giving itself is an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to local organizations through payroll contributions. Workplace giving allows a company and its employees to work together to benefit their community. Workplace giving campaigns offer many benefits to employees, employers and of course the local charities – learn more.
Studies show that giving through Payroll Contribution is three times more effective that simply writing a check. Why?
First, spreading your contribution over the course of a year allows smaller, more manageable amounts to be taken out of your paycheck. Small gifts become a significant gift. Second, the gift is deducted automatically, before you get your paycheck. You only need to make the decision once a year, while knowing throughout the year that you’re gift is at work. Third, your gifts connect you to your community.
You can offer a broad range of opportunities for community support by working with federations and funds that are experts in workplace campaigns. They are your community partners who will work with you to create an informative, fun, rewarding campaign built around your corporate culture.
Curious about how to get started? – Here are some steps to get you going.
Currently have a campaign but feel like it could be better? Successful campaigns share some common traits check them out. We also have tips for Coordinators as you prepare for a campaign.
Want to know more about the local resources in your state – connect with the CSUSA Affiliate in your area.
Community Shares USA is the national leader in connecting workplace giving opportunities with grassroots organizations that are creating social and economic equity and a healthy environment. Through our network of Community Shares federations we represent more than 1,000 community-based organizations in locations across the country. We are the conduit that connects local nonprofits with local, regional and national workplace giving campaigns.