Inside Workplace Giving: The 2012 Campaign has Begun!

Working in development in any non-profit you learn that there are many ways in which you can receive donations. Aside from cash, donors often give stocks, in-kind items, pro bono services, etc. One effective way for individuals to easily make tax-deductible donations is through a workplace giving campaign.

Workplace giving is an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to charities through payroll contributions. Together with your company, you can work to benefit your community by providing a much-needed stream of revenue to charities. Chances are that if you work at a corporation or for the federal government, you’ve had the opportunity to participate in one of these programs.

While workplace giving was created to improve America’s charities’ efficiencies, benefits exist for both the employee and participating charity. For the employee, these programs offer the convenience of automatic payroll deductions without losing the tax benefits of charitable giving. Since employers often match employee contributions, workplace giving provides the employee with the opportunity to directly influence their company’s philanthropic endeavors. For the charity, even a small pledge from an employee makes an impact when it is increased by the employer’s matching funds.

The Accokeek Foundation is a proud member of EarthShare Mid Atlantic, an umbrella organization that manages giving campaigns for non-profit organizations that support environmental causes. The Foundation is also a partner agency with the United Way (Charles County, Central Maryland, and National Capital Area) who identify organizations that provide a service to their community.

Consider the Accokeek Foundation when filling out your workplace giving form! CFC #43499