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What is Payroll Giving? (And Why Does it Matter?)

Americans donate billions of dollars to nonprofits each year via workplace giving programs. While in the past the donation process may have been inconvenient and cumbersome, today technology platforms integrated with payroll systems provide convenience that improves the experience for the donor and the recipient. Payroll giving, which refers to deductions made right from an …

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6 Pitfalls of Self-Run Employee Giving Programs

Employee giving activities frequently start as ad hoc efforts. From there, they may grow with some added resources and support, but the internal support structure may still remain fairly piecemeal. This “self-run” approach to employee programs comes with many pitfalls that ultimately limit the success of the program – inhibiting both employee involvement and social …

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6 Reasons Workplace Giving and Volunteering Programs Fail

There’s energy around the launch of a corporate giving and volunteering program. But, without the right approach to management, that initial burst of interest and engagement wanes over time. Increase your program’s chance for success by understanding where many organizations go wrong. Here’s a look at six reasons why corporate giving and volunteering programs too …

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How to Create Engaging Workplace Volunteer Programs in 6 Steps

Workplace volunteer programs serve as opportunities to connect with communities where you operate. But, equally as important, they offer your organization a chance to engage with employees beyond day-to-day business. Employees want to work for companies that are engaged in social good. Engaging workplace volunteer programs don’t happen by accident, though. It’s important to follow …

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Celebrating and Honoring Cultural Diversity

Celebrating representation and diversity at a company can take on many different forms. After our merger with WizeHive last fall, the Bright Funds team was excited to learn about WizeHive’s Cultural Celebration Day (CCD). This is a day-long event with multiple different informative sessions that feature presentations from employees across the company sharing about their …

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5 Best Practices for Launching an Employee Volunteer Program

With the growing desire among employees to see their employer’s commitment to social impact and to have opportunities to participate in their efforts to do good in this world directly, right now is a great time to launch your employee volunteer program. But, if you’re going to commit time and resources to this program, you …

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4 Ways an Employee Giving Program Adds Value

Employee giving programs are becoming an in-demand and commonly offered workplace benefit. In addition to doing good by facilitating charitable donations, employee giving programs generate value for staff, customers, and communities. Here are four ways an employee giving program can benefit your organization: 1. Employee Wellbeing When employees believe that their workplace makes a positive …

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10 Ways to Ace Employee Engagement at Your Company

With the Great Resignation in the headlines, many executives and HR managers are rethinking how they engage their staff and prevent turnover. When employees are engaged and committed, they are happier, more productive, and more likely to stay with you for the long-term. One great way to foster that engagement is with corporate social responsibility …

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