Start a New Workplace Giving Campaign

A workplace giving campaign is very unique in that it allows employees a great deal of flexibility both in the amount they would like to give and organization(s) they would like to support. By spreading out donations over a year, employees are able to give more than they normally could with a one-time pledge. Additionally, employees can direct their donations, however they see fit, to one or more of our 60+ member charities.

The benefits of a workplace giving campaign are its simplicity, flexibility, and social utility. Exposing employees to our member charities results in a greater knowledge of the issues, causes, and available services specific to the Columbus and Central Ohio area. This information enables employees to consistently support the causes they feel most passionately about, and in the amount of their choosing.

Contact our Executive Director at for additional information or to start a campaign today!

Five-Step Process: Workplace Giving at Your Company

1. Set a date

Invite Community Shares to start or join your workplace giving campaign at your business. With more than 15 years of experience, we tailor campaigns to meet employer and employee needs while increasing support for more community programs and services.

2. Distribute

Community Shares delivers posters, brochures, pledge cards and giveaway items for distribution in your office. Simply distribute the items to your employees and encourage them to give back to their community!

3. Involve

Get employees involved and interested. Invite Community Shares or a representative from a member charity to give presentations to your employees about the organizations Community Shares represents, how every donation can make a difference, and how employees can volunteer or be advocates in the community.

4. Collect

Employees can designate the Community Shares member charity or group of charities of their choice to receive support through their donation. Your business collects the pledge cards and sends the contributions to Community Shares. Your payroll department can help with this process.

5. Share

Community Shares disburses contributions from your employees directly to the charity or charities they choose to support. These contributions provide steady, continual funding to local charities.

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