It’s the Giving Season – How To Encourage Workplace Giving
It’s the time of year we’re often buying gifts for our family and friends, or thinking about what gifts we might receive, but often forgotten are the 46 million Americans who are food insecure, let alone without gifts and family this holiday season. Here are three helpful tips to encourage giving in the workplace:
Monthly giving People often have money deposited directly into their savings, so why not set aside part of your monthly paycheck for a cause you’re passionate about? Even if it’s $5 per month, that’s $60 a year and much more than how much the average person gives each year. You could also do this in the form of a payroll deduction, where a certain amount is automatically deducted from an employee’s account and donated to a charity of their choosing.
Launch a workplace giving campaign Get the whole team involved and decide on one nonprofit that everyone wants to raise money for. Use a platform like Crowdrise or GoFundMe to see who raises the most money and encourage giving.
Matching gifts Employers often match 401k payments and other benefits, so why not match charitable giving? Your company might match your gift, or even double or triple charitable donations.
No matter how small the gift, it’s sure to make an impact on someone’s life who needs it most. The Feeding America organization says that just $1 can provide up to 11 meals to those in need. This shows that a donation doesn’t need to be thousands of dollars to make a difference. Motivate those within your workplace to do more.