creating a workplace campaign or expanding the one we have be
a lot of work?
because the process is very simple. You use the same mechanism
already in place for deducting taxes, savings and retirement.
Georgia Shares will supply campaign materials, train your volunteers
and assist in any way we can.
Georgia Shares ensure wise use of our employee's contributions?
in two ways. Each year, we conduct a formal review of each participating
organization's activities, accomplishments, management and financial
accounting. Each must meet prescribed standards in order to
participate in a payroll deduction drive. Moreover, each employee
has the choice of earmarking his or her contribution for a specific
participating organization, or for Georgia Shares as a whole.
Each person's gift goes to the organization he or she selects.
adding Georgia Shares affect our participation in United Way?
a proven fact: employees are more generous when they have more
choices. Yale University and the Nation Committee for Responsive
Philanthropy studied 227 workplaces in which previously exclusive
United Way campaigns were opened to include other options. Overall
giving increased in 92% of the campaigns and United Way giving
increased in 75% of the combined campaigns. Georgia Shares'
campaign experience to date confirms these findings.
other charities want to participate once we open our campaign?
are convenient because they allow companies and agencies to
work efficiently with multiple entities. Many employers find
it most effective to require that applicants be part of a federated
fund such as Georgia Shares or United Way.
not just let employees make their own contribution outside of
payroll campaign gives employees a range of charitable choices
once a year in a friendly, upbeat presentation. It also makes
contributing simple, easy and enjoyable while reaching out to
people who might not otherwise get involved. Finally, studies
show the average donor gives five times as much through payroll
deduction as through cash contributions.
do we include Georgia Shares in our annual giving campaign?
easy. A combined campaign is no more difficult to manage than
a campaign featuring one federation. No additional company or
employee time is required. Generally, federations cooperate
to create join campaign materials. Our staff will work with
your payroll deduction department to coordinate the logistics
and other appropriate matters.
if we do not already have a payroll deduction drive? How can
we start one?
The process is simple. It uses the same mechanism already in
place for deducting taxes, payroll savings and retirement. Our
staff will work with your officials to determine the best way
to start a straightforward, efficient campaign. We also have
brochures and posters that describe our work and the method
for making contributions.
if our computer system can't handle a payroll deduction for
is a simple solution called a single slot payroll deduction.
We have this deduction system and it is being used successfully
across the country.