Giving in the workplace is a simple and effective way to support the mission of the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Every year, numerous workplace warriors take part in payroll programs and annual giving campaigns and support the charity of their choice through workplace giving.
Workplace giving programs can vary from office to office, but to get you started, we’ve shared a few common programs below.
Need some help? Or have a question? Our development team is happy to help.
How it Works
If your workplace has a giving program in place, we recommend taking advantage of the existing system. If there is no established giving method, consider taking the initiative and introducing your office to the following practices.
If you need to find information on your employer’s existing community-giving policies, contacting your H/R department is usually a good start.
This type of workplace giving is exactly what it sounds like: a small portion of your paycheck is automatically deducted every payment cycle, and is sent directly to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Some companies operate year-round payroll deduction programs, others conduct them seasonally (often beginning in the fall). This is by far the most common form of workplace giving; it is easy to set up, effortless to execute, and tremendously impactful.
To make your gift go further, explore whether or not you can combine your deduction with your Employer’s Matching Gift Program.
An annual giving campaign is organized like a Payroll Deduction Program, but it takes place only at certain times of the year. The key difference between the two programs is Annual Giving Campaigns are often company-wide, and are sometimes organized to support one charity. This means you would have to propose that AICR be named as the beneficiary of your company’s philanthropic focus.
Beyond the incredible benefit of receiving funds from a concentrated fundraising effort, Annual Giving Campaigns are fantastic opportunities to share the importance of cancer awareness with new communities.
How it Helps
Workplace giving offers numerous advantages for supporters like yourself, and for the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Convenience and Tax Benefits
It’s easy to calculate your tax benefits with payroll deductions.
Small gifts go a long way. If you give $20 a week, over the course of a year you will have contributed over $1,000 to the future of cancer education and research.
Your gift can easily be matched (or possibly even doubled or tripled) via your Employer’s Matching Gift Program.
When AICR knows we can count on your ongoing support, it allows us to focus more on providing resources to researchers and families, and less on fundraising.