In today’s world full of challenges, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to contribute to meaningful change. One of the most accessible ways to make a substantial impact is embracing the idea that small change can indeed create a big difference for charities.
Charities are struggling at a time when people need their help more than ever. You may think that a small donation is not enough but when these donations come in consistently, combined with thousands of others, it can create a significant impact. Whether you can afford to donate £5 or £500, every contribution matters.
Payroll Giving is the simplest way to give. This is a scheme that could be offered by every employer yet recent figures have shown that Payroll Giving has dropped to its lowest in 7 years.
Philippa Cornish, head of corporate clients at the Charities Aid Foundation, said:
“It’s concerning to see a sustained fall in the number of people participating in payroll giving schemes.
“Employers should see payroll giving as an important part of their employee value proposition, and a powerful way for their people to make a positive impact in their communities.”
When it comes to giving, we don’t just talk about change in monetary terms.
We can work to change the mindset around Charitable giving. It should not be viewed as an obligation, but as a privilege. Recognize that you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.
Research and understand the impact of your donation. Choose a charity that really means something to you. Take a moment to reflect on why you choose to give?
Employers who offer charitable giving as an employee benefit are making a change to the traditional compensation and perks. They recognise the positive impact this can make on their workforce and strengthen their reputation as a socially responsible employer.
Make the change and be the change.