What is workplace giving?
Workplace giving is a joint relationship between employers, employees and not-for-profits. Individuals contribute a portion of their pre-tax salary to not-for-profits and receive the tax benefit straight away. Employers often match employee contributions to help make an even bigger impact.
What are the benefits of workplace giving?
Benefits for employer:
- Employers enjoy greater staff engagement, retention, productivity, reputation and social impact
- Develop leadership, reputation and profile within community
- Be seen as an employer of choice and increase appeal to new employees
- Not-for-profits and companies build stronger relationships
Benefits for employee:
- Employees give in a smarter, tax-effective way and build a sense of pride in their employer
- Donations made through a trustworthy and transparent program
- Community involvement and confidence that donations are making a difference
How do I register my interest in workplace giving?
Fill out the workplace giving enquiry form or get in touch with our Partnerships Team on 03 9818 9235 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once received our dedicated Partnerships Manager will contact you to confirm details and discuss opportunities and ideas on how Beyond Blue can support you.
What if my company doesn’t have a workplace giving program?
To set up a workplace giving program at your organisation you will need to speak to HR, CSR or Payroll. If they would like assistance with setting up a workplace giving program, Good2Give is a not-for-profit organisation who help businesses to establish an easy to use and streamlined program. Good company is also another fantastic organisation in which they will easily set up the system and do all the work for you. You can also get in touch with us and we can chat through the other options available to you.
Where do the funds raised go?
The funds you raise will go towards funding Beyond Blue's 24/7 Support Service and help Beyond Blue to protect everyone’s mental health and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.
Demand for and awareness of Beyond Blue's work is growing. Every year, millions of people visit our website, thousands of people contact the 24/7 Support Service via phone, chat and email, and communities across Australia host Beyond Blue Speakers who share their stories of hope, recovery and resilience.
Your workplace giving contributions will be helping more people to get the right support at the right time. Your support also means we can deliver more innovative services and programs, develop and distribute more new information, roll out new campaigns and fund more world-leading research.
My company has a workplace giving program in place how do I sign up?
If your workplace has a giving program in place, they should have a standard form for you to fill in. If they don’t, chat to your payroll, HR or CSR team and they will be able to point you in the right direction. Alternatively, if your workplace uses the Good2Give Workplace Giving or Good company platform, you can simply request your login details to set up your donations online.
How do I get and keep employees engaged in workplace giving?
Step 1 - Promote workplace giving to your employees.
According to The Australian Charities Fund, over 80 per cent of employees want to give through their workplace but are not aware of any workplace giving program. The first step in engaging your employees is promoting the program within the workplace. Beyond Blue has a number of free resources that can help and these can be easily ordered through our website.
Step 2 - Keep in touch!
Keep in touch. We’d love to support you and your employees to create a mentally healthy workplace! There are lots of opportunities to get involved with Beyond Blue through events, volunteering, our online communities and more. Get in touch with our Partnerships Manager so we can help support you.
Why do companies match employee workplace giving donations?
Employees are more likely to donate if their employer matches their donations. It shows that senior management believe in the program, and want to have a bigger impact on contributions. Corporations view the matching of gifts as not only an employee benefit but as a fundamental element of their overall engagement strategy.
Is there a minimum or maximum amount I can donate?
No, but your employer can set some rules around workplace giving. Some employers may set a minimum of $2 per pay; others may have no minimum or maximum amount you can donate. But remember that donations must be $2 or more to be tax deductible.
We already have workplace giving set-up, how do we add Beyond Blue to our list of charities?
If you would like to include Beyond Blue in your existing program, please fill out this form or alternatively you can contact our Partnerships Manager directly via email or 03 9818 9235.
Can I stop my donation at anytime?
Of course, but make sure you discuss this with your payroll team so they can update before your next pay cycle.