Workplace Giving

Some of the best managed, most well-recognized CSR programs in corporate America are based on tried and true principles of workplace giving. It’s the bread and butter of many CSR departments.

30 08, 2019

Workplace Giving Innovation Points to a Bright Future

By |2019-08-30T18:59:40+00:00August 30th, 2019|

"Workplace giving innovation" is a three-word phrase that we do not use often enough in our industry. That is changing. News of workplace giving innovation keeps popping up this summer. So rather than wait for an end-of-year "trends wrap up" blog post, I thought I should share the good news now. With fall just around [...]

18 12, 2018

A Christmas Wish for CSR 2019

By |2018-12-19T19:11:06+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Soon blogs across all industries will be awash with predictions of trends for 2019. As I reflected on one year coming to a close and prepare for the new, I decided not to predict a trend. Predictions for a new year, after all, are totally dependent on market forces to sort out over the next [...]

2 07, 2018

Here Comes the Flexible Giving Account: An Interview with Dan Rashke

By |2018-12-18T20:58:51+00:00July 2nd, 2018|

What if we could do for charitable giving what the 401k has done for retirement savings? Well, maybe we can! Enter the Flexible Giving Account. A Flexible Giving Account, or FGA, is a pre-tax payroll deduction that would make it easier for employees to give to charity while creating much needed incentives for employees and [...]

18 06, 2018

Increase Employee Participation: Change the World 1% at a Time

By |2018-06-18T19:49:17+00:00June 18th, 2018|

One percent of anything doesn't sound like much, does it? For example, in the CSR world, if I wrote a blog article every week about how important a 1% increase in employee participation is, how quickly would you tune me out? After all, is a discussion about employee participation worth the effort if all we [...]

23 05, 2018

Faith and Workplace Giving: a CSR Success Formula (Really?)

By |2018-05-24T18:44:48+00:00May 23rd, 2018|

Faith is a touchy subject when it comes to the workplace. Critics tell us that faith has no place in the workplace, that faith is a private matter. Employers often fear that "faith and the workplace" means employees will proselytize. Corporate lawyers tell HR to stay away from the subject. And many people simply worry [...]

10 05, 2018

From Fundraising To Fund-catching – How did we get here, and what do we do?

By |2018-05-10T20:31:05+00:00May 10th, 2018|

I must admit, I had not heard the term "fund-catching" until we were talking with a friend at a leading nonprofit about their challenges working with fundraising data from CSR and other online giving platforms. She said: When it comes to CSR and workplace giving, we feel like we are no longer fundraising, just fund-catching. [...]

28 03, 2018

Don’t Let Your CSR Program Lifecycle Turn into a Death Spiral

By |2018-03-29T17:43:46+00:00March 28th, 2018|

Good CSR programs - successful CSR programs - require evaluation. There's no avoiding it. Like any other aspect of your business, there is a process for managing the work and achieving success ... a lifecycle. And the CSR program lifecycle isn't complicated: just plan, execute and EVALUATE. Then repeat. Why do I capitalize "evaluate"? Because [...]