Workplace Giving – How You Can Change a Young Persons Life.
In essence, workplace giving is an opportunity that allows employees to make pre-tax donations through their payroll to specific charities.
Three reasons to get involved in workplace giving:
1) Workplace giving gives employees the option of supporting a charity that is important to them through their work.
2 )Its easy and once you have spoken to payroll at your work and provided them with a completed form, you can begin making a difference straightaway! Some employers even match $dollar for $dollar making your contribution go even further!
3) Most people who make a donation will see a tax benefit in their pay.
Three reasons to get your employer to implement workplace giving:
1) Workplace giving is a simple way for a business to engage their workers in meaningful corporate social responsibility without impact productivity at work
2) Corporate Social Responsibility programs have been proven to boost staff morale.
Research from the Social Impact Hub shows that young Australians want to for work for employers that offer workplace giving, and are attracted to the convenience and financial advantages of these programs.
Furthermore, research from the Charities Aid Foundation shows that those who donate through a company sponsored program are loyal employees who are incredibly proud of where they work – making workplace giving a fantastic tool for talent acquisition and retention.
3) It is a great way to bring your business culture to life.
Three ways The BEN can use YOUR workplace giving donations:
1) Early Intervention is always better.
Donations made through workplace giving help The Ben to expand their program offerings to younger people with an approach of early intervention and education. This relieves the strain on senior years and stress and anxiety it causes a young person when they no longer feel connected on the education path to becoming an adult
2) Money raised through workplace giving helps to train new mentors
Mentoring is a tricky game and a lot can ride on a conversation. Mentors need to be trained to respond in the most appropriate way when engaging with a young person and they also need to be suitably matched. This takes time and resourcing to set up a match that is going to work!
3) A little bit can go a long way.
“If 1 person in each of the 400 businesses we work with gave $5 per week, we would have over $100,000 per year to support the young people across Northern Sydney. That’s nearly 100 young people who would graduate with a Certificate I in skills towards employment” Samantha King – Executive Officer – The BEN
How can you make a difference to a young person without leaving work?
If your employer runs a workplace giving program you can nominate The BEN as your charity of choice using this simple form.
If your employer doesn’t run workplace giving we’d be happy to help them implement it. It is super easy to set up in-house and costs nothing to maintain. Simply contact us and we will send you a start up pack.