Workplace giving is an easy, safe and cost-efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to Sustainable Ballard. There are many benefits to workplace giving. Here are six of them:
Peace of Mind:
Charities participating in workplace giving programs are carefully screened in adherence to a strict set of guidelines set by an employer.
While many companies provide employees a variety of ways to donate (i.e. credit card, vacation time), consider taking advantage of payroll deduction donations if the option is available. Through payroll deduction, you can have your company deduct a small amount of money from your paycheck each pay period for a year. This is the perfect way to make a larger contribution and pay for it in small, more feasible installments.
Maybe you can only donate a small amount of money this year. Even a small amount of money goes a long way. When you donate through workplace giving, thousands of employees from across the country are also donating a sum of money to that same charity through their workplace giving programs. And as a result, suddenly that charity has a large amount of money and resources it can use to make a significant impact.
Matching Gift Opportunities:
If you donate $500 to a charity outside of an employer-sponsored workplace-giving program, that $500 donation remains $500. That’s great, but it could amount to more. Often times companies will offer to match gifts made by employees either dollar-for-dollar or a percentage like 50%. So if you donate that same $500 through your workplace giving campaign instead of outside of it, that $500 can easily become as much as $1,000.
Your unrestricted donation is truly the most valuable gift we could ask for. Unrestricted donations (i.e. not earmarked for something specific) empowers us to sustain all of our programs, services, and day-to-day operations throughout the year. It’s not that we don’t appreciate money which has been donated for a specific use, but when we have the freedom to use your gift freely, it empowers us to use the money for things we need right now in order to fulfill our mission and make an impact.
Again, every donation matters. Workplace giving saves time and resources. Through aggregation, individual donations are processed in a cost-efficient manner which allows us to use more time and resources on executing our mission.
Make a donation to Sustainable Ballard today!
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If your company isn’t registered YOU can now make a donation of any size through our online portal. If you prefer to contribute a small amount or donate anonymously, this is the option for you! We welcome your donations and appreciate your support – no amount too large or small!