How to drive your donation dollar further with workplace giving

September 2018

How to drive your donation dollar further with workplace giving

Workplace Giving is when individuals contribute a small portion of their pre-tax salary to charity and receive the tax benefit straight away rather than waiting until the end of financial year.

For example, if you donate $20, it may only cost you $12.60 (varies depending on your personal tax bracket), but the charity will receive the full $20. In most cases, employers will match staff donations, so the value of your donation will double to $40 direct to the charity of your choice.

Why Choose Workplace Giving?



It’s a win-win-win for business, employees and charities and drives your donation dollar further.

  • Employers enjoy greater staff engagement, retention, productivity, reputation and social impact
  • Employees give in a smarter, tax-effective way and build a sense of pride in their employer
  • Charities get low-cost, regular funds, access to valuable skills and strong partnerships


How to Get Started



If you’d like to champion a workplace giving scheme where you work, there are excellent resources online.   A good place to start would be Workplace Giving Australia, the original pioneers of this type of giving in Australia.  You’ll find clear guidance and all the tools your company needs to kick off a successful and fulfilling workplace giving scheme.