Celebrating good causes on GivingTuesday
Tuesday the 30th of November is GivingTuesday, the annual global day to do good. On GivingTuesday we celebrate non-profits and give back to our planet and community, bringing a positive transformation together.
Helping children and contributing to education is at the core of Futurewhiz, but our people are also actively doing good – for example by volunteering and donating to charities. One way to give back is to participate in Payroll Giving.
What is Payroll Giving?
Payroll Giving allows employees to contribute to a sustainable and social world by donating directly to chosen charities from their own salaries, with an opportunity to receive a tax benefit while giving. In addition, 100% of the donations are going to charities! Futurewhiz partnered with The Social Handshake to offer employees an opportunity to participate in Payroll Giving in July 2021.
Meet our Content Coordinator Renske, who tells what giving back means to her.
Why is giving back important to you?
“I feel that it is kind of my civic duty, and I believe that since I could spare some money, it feels selfish not to give something back. I find everything important, but I have decided to support causes that I care about the most: health, environment and arts. My grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease, and I find it important to support the health sector. Nature conservation is very close to my heart as well. I also care about stimulating arts for the children and that is why I am supporting a cause that provides more music lessons for children in elementary school.”
Why did you decide to join Payroll Giving?
“My reasons for joining were mostly because it seemed so easy; I was already a donor to several organizations, but I was often being hounded by tele-marketeers and asked to make additional donations. By joining Payroll Giving I could still give to causes I care about, but I was not being stalked. That seemed like the best of both worlds!
Now, a few months later, I don’t regret my decision in the slightest. I must admit, I don’t really think about Payroll Giving anymore. And I like it that way. My donations are automatically given to the causes I chose. And because it’s directly deducted from my pay, it doesn’t feel like an expense. This is maybe just a mind trick, but it’s one that definitely works for me!”
“I get to choose up to three different causes to donate too, which is gold for someone who thinks everything is important. Now I can at least choose three different areas to donate to, instead of just one. I want to feel like I’m making a contribution to the causes dear to my heart, and now I’m able to do that without having to sign up for several different donation programs.
I am glad I’ve given the opportunity to give something back in such a convenient way. I feel that as a B Corp, we are all very aware of the ways in which we are contributing to a society as a company, but also of how we as individuals can make a difference. Therefore, I think Payroll Giving is a very good match for Futurewhiz and I hope people will continue feeling inspired to use it!”