Fun Ideas for Engaging Employees and Raising Money for Charity

Dec 14, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Planning your next big employee charitable giving campaign?  Trying to think of some fresh, new ideas for engaging employees and putting the "fun" back into fundraising? Draw some inspiration from the infographic below and use the following timetable to help plan your campaign activities:

Month Campaign Starts

  • Hold campaign kickoff event to jump-start your campaign. Entice your employees to participate by using door prizes, games, featured charity speakers, and a special address from your senior leadership.
  • Track your results to manage the campaign and ensure you’re on track to meet your goals.
  • Prepare and report mid-campaign results to leadership, as well as with employees to keep them updated on how much has been raised and as a friendly reminder to participate.
  • Hold charity fair or other fun events like weekly “brown-bag lunch events” featuring speakers from partner charities to bring the message of the good the campaign does directly to the employees.

Month Campaign Ends

  • Send final reminders to participate as campaign draws to an end.
  • Hold event to wrap-up campaign – this is a great way to celebrate everyone’s generosity, thank employees in person, and give one final reminder to participate.
  • Survey employees about their experience to figure out what worked well and what needs improved for the next campaign.
  • Pull and prepare final campaign reports to share results with leadership and staff.

Month After Campaign Ends

  • Hold awards and recognition ceremony to thank employees and team members who helped coordinate the campaign.
  • Send thank you notes to all employees, reporting the final campaign results and attributing those results to the employees’ participation.

1-2 Months After Campaign Ends

Click here for a PDF infographic with more information.

America’s Charities can help your company design and implement a program centered on supporting nonprofits through workplace giving campaigns, employee fundraising, cause-focused signature programs, volunteerism, donation drives, matching gifts, Dollars-for-Doers, In-Kind Giving and other employee engagement and philanthropic initiatives. Click here to request a demo and learn how we can help you do this.