You need to invest a lot of money in a workplace giving program to do it right.
Perhaps the biggest myth I’ve heard about starting a workplace giving program and the one that’s at the heart of why I wrote this book, is that you have to make a significant dollar investment to launch a program. You will be happy to know that not only is this not true, but you can actually launch your program with little to no investment and still make an impact in your community. How do I know? Because that’s exactly what I did.
Many events, such as clothing and food drives, cost your company nothing and still benefit nonprofits and the people they serve. Organizing a volunteer effort is also a no- or low-cost activity. Starting your program off with these types of events has other benefits as well. It gives you an opportunity to gauge employee interest, and in doing so allows you to gather data to build a case for future funding and program expansion. Understand that there is no such thing as “not good enough” when it comes to giving. Doing something trumps doing nothing any day.
(From "A Million Dollars In Change: How to Engage Your Employees, Attract Top Talent, and Make the World a Better Place")
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