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Why workplace giving

What is workplace giving?

Workplace giving is a joint relationship between employers, employees and charities. Individuals contribute a small portion of their pre-tax salary to charity and receive the tax benefit straight away rather than waiting until the end of financial year. For example, if you donate $20, it will only cost you $12.60[1] but the charity will receive the full $20. In most cases, employers will match staff donations, so the value of your donation will double to $40 direct to the charity of your choice.

The most successful way to increase donations is for workplaces to match donations. Businesses can enhance the impact of their workplace giving program by incorporating volunteering, skill-sharing and in-kind support.

Gain practical insights from workplace giving leaders like JB Hi-Fi, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand by viewing their success stories along with many others, here.


[1]  Exact figures are dependent on the individual’s ATO personal tax bracket

Why choose workplace giving?

It’s a win-win-win for business, employees and charities.

  • Employers enjoy greater staff engagement, retention, productivity, reputation and social impact.
  • Employees give in a smarter, tax-effective way and build a sense of pride in their employer
  • Charities get low-cost, regular funds, access to valuable skills and strong partnerships.

Find out why former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is encouraging Australians to embrace workplace giving

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I would encourage everybody to embrace workplace giving and to introduce their own programs

— The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP

Working towards One Million Donors

One Million Donors is a movement for social change. Our mission is to see one million Australians making donations to charity direct from their pay. This cost effective approach to fundraising has the potential to transform the giving landscape in Australia, impacting every charitable cause while delivering huge benefits to employers and staff. This campaign was launched by The Hon Malcolm Turnbull in 2014 and is overseen by Workplace Giving Australia.

The One Million Donors website is your one-stop-shop for workplace giving. Join the movement and together we can reach this goal to help Australian charities and causes. By joining, you will be able to access valuable benchmarking reports about your progress, apply for the Supporter Mark to recognise your program, and apply to have your achievements celebrated through the Workplace Giving Excellence Awards. Learn more here!