Each year, billions of dollars are donated to America’s charities through workplace giving campaigns. Chances are that if you work at a corporation or for the federal government, you’ve had the opportunity to participate in one of these programs.
While workplace giving was designed to improve America’s charities’ efficiencies,
benefits exist for both the employee and participating charity. For the employee,
these programs offer the convenience of automatic payroll deductions without losing
the tax benefits of charitable giving. Since employers often match employee
contributions, workplace giving provides the employee with the opportunity to
directly influence their company’s philanthropic endeavors. For the charity, even a
small pledge from an employee makes an impact when it is increased by the
employer’s matching funds.
If you are considering participating in a workplace giving campaign, then we encourage you to visit our site and review our 6 tips. We offer a detailed and condensed version of our guide.