Approximately 20% of corporate hospitality goes unused or under-utilised, along with cupboards full of corporate merchandise left over from events and a workforce suffering fundraising-fatigue after numerous attempts to meet targets, the business case to uncover a solution is compelling.
Faced with a similar situation, one of the leading global professional services firms turned to GivGo. GivGo provide a digital solution and specialise in online fundraising for companies in aid of their charities and associated foundations, by giving employees the exclusive opportunity to bid for experiences and merchandise, as well as donate money directly to their charity partner.
“We were looking for an innovative idea to help us raise more for our charity. What GivGo has provided us with is exactly that. It saves us time and resource and looks professional, as it’s fully branded to look like our intranet. We were thrilled when our first auction raised over £10,000. Since creating our site we’ve run three auctions raising money that simply wouldn’t have come in otherwise.
“Auctions give us a great opportunity to talk to our people about our sustainability agenda, it engages employees at all levels and across all locations. In fact, we encourage staff to run team building challenges to secure auction items for us which is a great task for our graduate intake too; upskilling staff and increasing the number of volunteer days used while raising money to help us meet our fundraising targets.
“The site is very easy to use and complies with all of the necessary data protection requirements of the firm as well as processing payments securely - paying money directly into the charity’s account. We also have our own UK-based account manager should there be any technical issues.
“We were worried that only senior employees with deep pockets would bid, but this hasn’t been the case. We’re now into our second year of using GivGo and money raised through this site is a great source of charitable income for us.”
Take a look at our demo site or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can engage employees and raise more for your associated charity.