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.

2 07, 2018

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

By | 2018-07-03T16:39:47+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 March 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 [...]

5 01, 2018

Technology versus Charities: Bridge the Gap

By | 2018-01-05T23:04:20+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Today's CSR match: technology versus charities. With a corporate giving program manager as the referee.  Does this feel familiar? Too often, it is reality. But it shouldn't be. Instead of technology versus charities, all stakeholders in our workplace giving and CSR programs should be celebrating success. We should never be talking about anybody versus anybody [...]

15 12, 2017

Christmas, Faith and Corporate Social Responsibility

By | 2017-12-15T22:50:05+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Christmas, faith and Corporate Social Responsibility ... no, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. That's what I intended to write. Christmas, faith and Corporate Social Responsibility. They have A LOT in common. And since it is the Christmas holidays, I thought this would be a great time to remind us about an important [...]

9 12, 2017

A Few Reminders about Workplace Giving

By | 2017-12-09T23:06:05+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

Workplace giving is a time-honored tradition responsible for raising over $4 billion annually and benefitting thousands of nonprofit organizations. Sometimes we forget this. Sometimes we are so focused on finding some new giving angle that we overlook the tried and true. So I thought I would take a moment and remind all of us CSR [...]