Power of Workplace Giving

Power of Workplace Giving!

A few moons a go I use to work as a Manager with local charities Camp Quailty and Life Education. Having come from a 'Team Building' background I was always facsinated in using workplace giving and volunteering as a tool to boost team connectedness and performance.

My first experience with this was working as an Outdoor Instructor with Outward Bound Australia and helping Fathers and Sons redefine their roles and improve their relationship by completing community service projects.

Each time I saw first hand how working together - giving energy, time, skills, money and resources to a purpose bigger than them helped to positively shape and redefine their self perspection and place within the 'family'.

Now the Research Backs It Up!

In his book Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, Wharton School Professor Adam Grant says "Offering employees the opportunity to give in the workplace strengthened their commitment to the organisaton."

In another study it's been shown our brain releases Dopamine (The Happy Hormone) when we donate money to a chartible organisation.

Hot Tips for Creating a Successful Workplace Giving Program

Looking to start your own Workplace Giving Program? Here's a few hot tips to ensure it's a raging success!!!

  1. Ask your staff for their opinion on who to support - make it a charity which your staff connect with
  2. Provide an oppportunity for your staff to 'experience first hand' how their financial support is helping the charity
  3. Share the charity's stories and successes in everything you do - meetings, presentations, awards, conferences, team offsites...
  4. Encourage staff to not only give through their wage, but also assist them to organise and run public fundraising events
  5. Have a team day where staff can 'physically' volunteer with the chosen charity

Watch the Video to Find Out More about Good 2 Give Workplace Giving Platform 

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