SET UP A WORKPLACE GIVING INITIATIVE
Workplace giving programs are not just good for charities, they are also great for your business and employees. Business and personal benefits of a workplace giving program include:
sense of achievement and contribution to social causes
staff empowerment to support a cause close to their hearts
team development through activities
demonstrates corporate social responsibility
satisfaction from contributing to social impact
it's not time or resource intensive
easy to implement
We’ve put together some ideas for how your workplace can get together and raise money for The Forgotten Women.....
Spare Change Bucket
This idea will raise money throughout the year, with minimal effort. Contact the charity you’re fundraising for and ask them for some branded collection tins. Place the tins/buckets in areas of your workplace that people walk past a lot, like the kitchen, reception and meeting rooms.
Swear Jar/Buzzword Jar
Set up a jar in the workplace and any time somebody curses/uses the buzzword, they need to make a donation.
Ugly Shirt/Hat Day
Everyone donates to be able to wear their ugliest shirt/hat or similar item of clothing to work on a given day. Offer a prize for the ugliest item.
Casual Dress Day
Everyone donates to be able to wear casual clothes at work on a given day.
Coffee Free Day/Week/Month
Everyone donates the cost of their daily coffee for given period.
Challenge your bosses, another team, a client or someone similar to match the money you and your team raise for a charity.
Hold a quiz/trivia event with entry frees going to your charity of choice.
Guess The Baby
Ask everyone to provide a baby photo of themselves with staff competing to match the adult to the baby photo. Small donation to participate and a prize for the winner.
Guess The Lollies
Fill a jar with lollies and ask your colleagues to guess how many lollies are in the jar. Charge a small fee to enter and give the jar of lollies to whoever guesses the closest number.
Swapping birthday celebrations for a charitable donation. So instead of buying cake and a card, give some money to charity in honour of the birthday person.
Write down a list of Olympic activities relevant to your workplace and create an obstacle course that involves them all. The fastest colleague to complete the course is crowned the winner. Donation required to enter. Award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and workplace bragging rights.
Prepare delicious food for a workplace morning/afternoon tea with a donation participation requirement.
Ask your colleagues to pledge to give something up for a week or a month, in exchange for sponsorship from their teammates.
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