Initiating a workplace giving campaign can be done in four easy steps:
- Your company assigns a campaign coordinator to establish a timeline and distribute pledge forms to all employees. (Most campaigns take place in the fall, with pledges deducted from paychecks during the next calendar year.)
- Community Shares provides you with ideas for campaign promotion. Staff and representatives from member agencies are available to attend kickoff events, present information on Community Shares’ agencies and answer questions at your workplace.
- At the end of the campaign, the campaign coordinator(s) collects pledge forms, completes a campaign report and sends one copy of the pledge forms to Community Shares and another copy to your payroll department.
- The payroll department sets up an automatic deduction and a liability account. Designations can be sent to Northwest Ohio Community Shares on the schedule that works best for you – every pay period, monthly, quarterly or annually.
Community Shares works with other fundraising federations in a number of workplaces. Conducting a side-by-side campaign with Community Shares requires minimal additional work. Please contact us at (419) 243-6637 for more information!