Each year, it is estimated that nearly $5 billion is given to U.S. charities through workplace giving campaigns. These giving programs can provide benefits for both the nonprofit recipients and employee contributors.
Workplace giving programs can be set up in a variety of ways. Six of the more popular workplace giving programs offered by corporations are, according to Double the Donation:
- Giving through Automatic Payroll Deductions
- Employee Matching Gifts
- Disaster Relief Grants
- Internal Employee Fundraising Campaigns
- Employee Volunteer Grants
- Annual Giving Campaigns
One of the largest fundraising drives in the U.S. is the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), sponsored by the U.S. government. If you are a registered nonprofit organization providing health and human services, you may wish to learn more about your eligibility to receive funds through the campaign. The Workplace Giving Alliance offers additional information for charities seeking to participate in giving programs.
If you are an employer or employee, you may wish to learn more about setting up a giving campaign at your workplace by looking at examples of workplace giving campaigns. You can also explore the benefits of these campaigns.
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