Are Public Ancillary Fund sub-funds ‘Australia’s best kept secret’? Earlier this year, Good2Give participated in a research study conducted by the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology to try and answer this very question. The results were released earlier this month and the data showed their popularly is on the rise. Sub-funds – a form of ‘giving account which sits within a larger public foundation’ are popular with a number of our clients.
Using the Good2Give Community Fund, some clients have come to Good2Give after experiencing the pain of managing an independent fund and transferred to Good2Give to save time and effort on administrative and compliance related activities. Leveraging a Good2Give Foundation Account means you can collect donations and make payments to the charity of your choice pain-free, leaving you to concentrate on making a difference in your community. It can also help with companies who have a large philanthropic global presence and need support for the Australian market – Kari Hayden Pendoley, Director of Social Impact at Rodan + Fields noted:
‘Partnering with Good2Give locally here in Australia really helped us meet a challenge that we had as an American company who wanted to provide tax deductibility for Australians, who were donating in Australia. Good2Give was not only supportive of that process but also helped us problem solve how we were going to be able to achieve that. We wouldn’t be open here in Australia without Good2Give’s guidance’
Committed to continually improving our market-leading Workplace Giving Platform, companies can now access Single Sign On functionality to boost employee engagement by reducing sign up barriers. Please email us if you would like to know more.
March marked the one year anniversary of Fundraising at Work, our joint venture with GoFundraise. Since the launch in 2018, 95% of workplace giving donations to fundraising pages have been matched, more than 50% of donors are new to workplace giving and with almost 30% donating a subsequent amount. This will continue to be a great achievement and we are looking forward to what the future holds.
In celebration, we held a fun, albeit slightly competitive (!) softball game raising funds for Bears of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support and we would like to thank everyone from Good2Give and GoFundraise who participated in the event.
With only weeks to go until Workplace Giving Month and End of Financial Year (EOFY), has your business planned out what they will be doing? Have you picked out a charity or organisation to focus efforts towards? Will you trial new incentives to doubling the impact? These are important questions to ask now, and while you still have time to plan. We have over 2000 charities in our charity directory to choose from and with causes such as Education, Welfare, Indigenous and Sports, we have something for every business.
We know that when corporates and charities come together, they can create a powerful impact within a community. We’re delighted to share our recent case study which highlights just this. Beacon Foundation was chosen by Vicinity Centres to help with youth disengagement and unemployment in communities across Australia. In the past two years, both Beacon Foundation and Vicinity Centres have seen impressive outcomes from their partnership.
We recently launched “#G2GRecommends” on social media. This campaign is based on our own personal recommendations and why we decide to donate to a charity of our choosing every month through our Workplace Giving Platform. Just search the hashtag #G2GRecommends on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, and get to know who we are and which charities we are passionate about.
Lastly, don’t miss out on our Corporate Disaster Philanthropy Workshop with corporate2community on the 15 May 2019. This workshop will cater for CSR Managers and Leaders and will cover how your business can better support Australian communities before and after a disaster strikes. Tickets are still available, and you can secure your spot and register today.
If you have any questions or enquiries about any information above, please contact your Client Relations Manager or Good2Give representative.
Head of Client and Charity Relations