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From the CEO

Like many organisations around Australia, we’re rounding up our achievements for the End of Financial Year, and we’ve been giving donors, companies and charities plenty of tips when it comes to boosting giving before 30 June. We’ve also completed our quarterly round up of annual data to refresh our Workplace Giving Industry Evaluation. Use the tool to benchmark how your company is faring against sector averages. More in my blog.

I’m so proud of the Good2Give team and all we’ve achieved in the last year (our financial year ended at 30 April). We are well on our way to realising our vision of delivering $300 million to communities. In the last year, we distributed $19.3 million to charities and communities through our mix of services. That’s an increase of almost $5 million on 2015/16!

We’re pleased to welcome Vicinity Centres, APP and Amicus as new clients. Plus it’s exciting to see so many clients expanding their community investment by adding new programs. We’re thrilled to be working with you all to make meaningful community investment impacting a diverse range of charities across Australia and New Zealand.

Next month I will be presenting at DisruptHR in Brisbane – and looking forward to it. I’ll write more on that later.

Read Lisa’s blog on the future of the ACNC, Twiggy Forrest, social enterprise and more

Lisa Grinham

Chief Executive Officer
 

Editor's wrap

June is busy out there 
Good2Give is proud to announce that we are a supporter of the Global Purposeful Leadership Summit. As a result of this our clients and charity network receive a 10 per cent discount when you register with Humanity in Business - provide the code when booking: g2g.

We would also like to thank Give Where You Live for quoting our Workplace Givers Revealed research in their recent newsletter – which was promoting Workplace Giving Month. Various companies and charities throughout Australia are running special campaigns throughout June to promote awareness and excitement around this effective and efficient way to give. You can follow the conversation online #WorkplaceGivingMonth #donateatwork.

Many Good2Give clients use the LBG Framework to report and benchmark their company’s community investment. To make it easier to report on your workplace giving donations, Good2Give has built a bespoke report that delivers your workplace giving data for inputting into the LBG Framework. Contact your Good2Give Client Relations Manager to find out how you can save hours in data collection.

Workplace Giving Appeals
Throughout May and June, Good2Give has been promoting the effectiveness of workplace giving in the lead up to end of financial year (EOFY). We were published in Pro Bono Australia (see below) and have seen engagement with our Donation Tax Calculator increase significantly.

In the coming months, we will be talking about Winter. Why? Because Homelessness Australia puts the figure at over 105,000 people without a home to go to tonight, and 17% of those people are children under the age of 12. We will also be celebrating NAIDOC Week.

Workplace giving ’appeal’ resources and how-to guides will be available for both companies and charities on the Good2Give website as of the first week of July. Our Workplace Givers Revealed research showed that some 34 per cent of workplace givers would be happy to donate more if they were simply asked, so start locking in your appeal campaigns today.

Client Giving Initiatives
In immediate response to Cyclone Debbie, Aurizon launched the Aurizon’s Disaster Response Giving Fund with grants from $1,000 to $20,000. Although the funding round has now closed and applications being reviewed as we write, we spoke with April Whittam who shared the ethos and swift response to this natural disaster at Aurizon. Read the blog here.

Australia Post launched workplace giving for their StarTrack employees in May and held a great event at their Sydney headquarters. Good2Give was proud to be there to support the onboarding of new donors to our workplace giving platform, and celebrating the business’ ongoing support of charities and communities around Australia.

Good2Give teamed up with The Funding Network (TFN) and PwC, who hosted two events in Sydney and Melbourne raising more than $175,000 for six grass roots charities. PwC Partners and staff made make their donations using our Workplace Giving Platform, allowing PwC to manage their matching budget easily and saving TFN time and money in processing donations. They were exciting evenings and as someone described it, “a live workplace giving event”. If you haven’t gone to a TFN event, I highly recommend doing so. If you are a charity with turnover of less than $1 million then I would also encourage you to check out TFN. Read our blog with Lisa Cotton, TFN’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Sydney Water has also launched its grant program for community organisations from Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Illawarra. 

Do you have a story to tell or a case study of corporate community investment in action and making an impact for companies and charities – contact Emma Lang to contribute, to be interviewed for feature in our blog or for us to develop a case study of your corporate grants program, workplace giving program or the impact of your corporate foundation with Good2Give.

Cherry picked

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Which workplace giver are you?

In celebration of #WorkplaceGivingMonth we thought we’d ask “what kind of workplace giver are you?”

Read the blog here
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Latest CAF research

Is artificial intelligence the future of philanthropy advice?

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Industry Evaluation

Read Lisa Grinham’s blog on our latest data revealing industry-by-industry performance in workplace giving.

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Spread the word

@ProBonoNews “Tax deductible gifts aren’t about loopholes to save earnings. They’re about acknowledging the community impact we have through benevolence. They’re about acknowledging the importance of investing in a thriving and independent charity sector.” – Good2Give’s CEO, Lisa Grinham, writes in Pro Bono Australia on the need for a new tax narrative in the lead up to #EOFY.

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Follow the conversation on #WorkplaceGivingMonth #donateatwork and give throughout June!