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Workplace Campaigns FAQs

What is a workplace campaign?
How does a workplace campaign work?
How can I give through a workplace campaign?
When and where are funds distributed?
Are donations kept confidential?
What is the "%" number usually listed with the charity name?
Can I give to a charity not listed in my workplace campaign's charity guide?
Can stock, will endowment, life insurance policies be included as donations through these campaigns?
How do I find more information about my workplace campaign? How do I obtain detailed information and the results on the previous year's campaign?

What is a workplace campaign?

The goal of this type of campaign is to give employees an opportunity to improve their communities by making it easier for them to support charitable organizations through payroll deduction.

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How does a workplace campaign work?

Most campaigns are run by employees who volunteer their time to provide information about the listed charities. These volunteers give each employee a contribution form and supply a charity catalog or guide as a resource. Employees fill out the contribution form, designating charities for their donations. Generally these donations are sent to the charities of your choice on a quarterly basis. In most cases, interest earned on donations is also sent to the charities.

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How can I give through a workplace campaign?

There are multiple ways to make your gift:

  • Monthly payroll deduction: Your monthly pledge is deducted equally from each paycheck you receive during the calendar months of January through December.
  • One-time payroll deduction: This is a one-time deduction from your first paycheck in January.
  • Personal check: Checks are generally written directly to individual charities.
  • Volunteering time to your community.

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When and where are funds distributed?

Funds are usually distributed to charities quarterly. Designated charity contributions are sent where the donor believes they are needed. Non-specified contributions are generally distributed to all of the charities in the campaign, on a percentage basis (i.e., if a charity receives 40 percent of designated contributions, it will also receive 40 percent of your non-specified contribution).

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Are donations kept confidential?

All donor information is kept confidential. If donors choose to be recognized for their gifts, they may request it on the contribution form. Donors may also receive information from the charity by requesting this on the form.

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What is the "%" number usually listed with the charity name?

This is the administrative cost of each charity. It is computed by adding the management and fundraising costs and dividing that total by the dollars raised by the charity.

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Can I give to a charity not listed in my workplace campaign's charity guide?

Usually this is possible, but it depends on the campaign. Check with the campaign coordinator.

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Can stock, will endowment or life insurance policies be included as donations through these campaigns?

This depends on the specific campaign. Check with the campaign coordinator.

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How do I find more information about my workplace campaign? How do I obtain detailed information and the results on the previous year's campaign?

Usually the campaign coordinator will be able to answer these questions or you can call the main contact phone number for the campaign.

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For more information, contact:

Annual Giving
annualgiving@fhcrc.org
(206) 667-5242
(800) 279-1618, ext. 5242

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