You may be thinking about getting involved in your company’s Workplace Giving Program but need further information on how it works, how it will make a difference and most importantly, why should I give?
With Workplace Giving, you choose a percentage of your income and donate to a charity/ies that means the most to you on our custom-built Workplace Giving platform. Whether you set up regular donations with grass-root charities or one-time donations with your ten favourite charities, it’s up to you. It’s that easy. This way of giving at work means your donation is directly set up with your payroll department so it’s all pre-tax and eliminates the need to keep your giving receipts for the past year.
How do I know which charity is for me?
Our custom-built platform has over 2,000 registered charities for you to support. With charities ranging in causes such as: Education, Environment, Medical Research and many more, there is something for everyone. Our Good2Give Charity Directory is great tool to use if you haven’t settled on a charity or you’re just looking to increase your giving.
At Good2Give, we want you to have peace of mind when it comes to helping those in need and that’s why all of the charities you see go through a regular internal validation process. We ensure all 2,000+ charities are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission and Charities Services of New Zealand.
Corporate charitable giving
There are many ways for your businesses to get involved in corporate charitable giving. At Good2Give, we see many different companies wanting to get involved but don’t know how. The question we get asked the most is “What’s the difference between Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility – aren’t they the same?” The best answer is yes but no. Confusing, I know!
Corporate Philanthropy is about getting your business involved in driving social change and the act of a business or a corporate promoting the welfare of others. It’s fundamentally the philosophy of giving to others in need or less fortunate, or it could be a donation of time.
Corporate Social Responsibility involves change in your core business model, structure and practices. This requires a long-term goal that your business believes in by wanting to make a positive impact in a community. It is usually linked to the strategy of a business with clearly defined outcomes. By working with your CSR team, they’re able to implement innovative programs such as Workplace Giving.
There is no right or wrong way to corporate charitable giving as long you are making a difference through your workplace and in the communities across Australia and New Zealand.
The domino effect
Giving is a selfless act. You’ve made a conscious decision to put someone else’s needs above your own or you just want to help create change where you can. The most important question to ask yourself is, ‘Why should I give?’. There are a number of reasons as everyone has personal reasons why they choose to give – maybe a relative or friend is sick and needs support, someone else might care deeply about the environment or it makes them feel good about giving to others less fortunate.
When you give, you’re not only helping communities across Australia and New Zealand. You’re also improving your workplace culture, increasing employee engagement and doubling your impact, particularly if your company offers company matching. This domino effect can have a lasting and positive influence on your colleagues and work environment and the charities you choose to give to.
In a recent study by Good2Give, we found that 86 per cent of workplace givers are proud of their company’s Workplace Giving program.
Sign me up
So, you’ve decided to participate in Workplace Giving Program and are ready to go. The first thing is to check to see if your company is on the Good2Give Workplace Giving Platform and sign in using your details.
If you find that your company is not on our Workplace Giving platform. Please fill out the Workplace Giving Platform form at the bottom of the page and we will be in contact with your HR or CSR department.