Spotlight on Workplace Giving and Employee Engagement

March 29, 2018 | by City of Hope

What does it mean to include your employees in an industry fundraising challenge?
 
In Chubb’s case, it means over 650 employees nationwide stepping forward to support the corporate movement, and give in various ways, at various amounts, totaling roughly $97,000 for the NIIC campaign supporting the work and progress at City of Hope.
 
In Chubb’s case, it ALSO means recognizing the great efforts and generosity of their employees, and matching each donation made – dollar for dollar – totaling nearly $200,000. And if that wasn’t already impressive, this fundraising campaign only runs for two weeks! The work done by the regional managers and ambassadors, as well as the volunteers who host fundraising initiatives in their respective offices, are invaluable extensions of the City of Hope team.
 
We salute the incredible staff, and the support of the executive team, for your continued support year after year. You are an incredible example of a City of Hope corporate partner empowering its employees to join in the industry impact made in the fight against cancer.
 
Workplace giving provides an easy way for employees to support charitable causes. As a matter of fact, more than 60 percent of companies today offer some type of workplace giving program to engage their employees in charitable giving. There are benefits for the employer and the employee.
 
  • Workplace giving is an easy and cost-effective means for employees to make tax-deductible donations to the nonprofits of their choice.
  • Workplace giving and employee engagement programs provide companies with a medium to brand their philanthropic efforts in the community. Furthermore, it’s good for their business. Companies want their employees, customers and shareholders to know that they are connected to well-respected causes.
  • Workplace giving has a direct correlation to employee satisfaction, retention and employee engagement. Research supports that employees want to work for organizations that have charitable giving or volunteer programs in place.
  • By choosing City of Hope, your employees can directly impact the work of City of Hope in its efforts to cure cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
 
Does your company have a defined workplace giving program in effect? If so, you can include City of Hope as a preferred charity and employees can support us via payroll deduction or a one-time gift. If your company does not have a workplace giving program in place, we can provide you with the tools and resources to implement a successful campaign. 
 
For additional information related to workplace giving at City of Hope, contact Elise Longpree directly at [email protected].
 
 
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