Some of the world’s greatest philanthropists are business owners and corporate executives. What drives their charitable work can be attributed to many factors, ranging from solidifying their employee, client and community ties and supporting the communities that support them, to favorably positioning their company to appeal to future workforce’s values and taking advantage of tax incentives. It’s rare for any two corporate charitable giving programs to be alike.
Greater Horizons works with corporate leaders to determine and execute services that reflect their philanthropic views and goals, resulting in programs that make their charitable dollars work smarter, as well as encourage their employees’ passion and involvement.
Our corporate giving experts can help you navigate to a comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) program or execute the services you wish to include in it. Greater Horizons provides the most comprehensive offering of products, services and expertise in the marketplace today, making your charitable dollars go farther and managing your good work.
What constitutes a corporate charitable giving program? Your company’s program might start with giving employees paid time off to volunteer or collecting personal hygiene items for a local shelter. Perhaps, it’s writing a check at the end of the year as an annual donation or sponsoring a nonprofit’s fundraiser. All of these activities move the needle for the organizations that benefit from your efforts. Typically, what happens is corporate leaders want to grow their philanthropy into a streamlined and well thought out corporate charitable giving program. This is where Greater Horizons can help, offering a variety of cost-effective components of your CSR program.
With strategic planning assistance, we help align your company’s giving mission and goals. With our history of guiding and executing corporate philanthropy programs, we have a five-step process to help you answer the hard questions and provide solutions that truly make a difference.
A corporate donor-advised fund can serve as your company’s corporate foundation, and it organizes philanthropy under one structure. Not only can Greater Horizons help you establish a corporate foundation that maximizes the tax and budget aspects of your company’s philanthropy, we:
- Can organize your corporate giving under one structure
- Do not require a minimum balance for the fund
- Keep fees low, starting at just $21 a month.
How does a corporate donor-advised fund work?
Matching gift programs are attractive because they show that your company’s leadership cares about what is important to their employees. Matching gifts also encourages employees to be charitable since their donations are tied to your company, making a matching donation to their chosen nonprofit. If you have a corporate donor-advised fund established, matching contributions can be made from it.
Giving cards are a unique way to give the gift of giving to employees and clients. They look and work like retail gift cards, only they are redeemed as a donation to any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. The full amount you purchase the card for qualifies as a charitable deduction. Even better? Giving cards can be ordered customized with your company’s brand.
It’s common for people to feel collectively helpless when news of a local, national or international disaster strikes. Greater Horizons has a disaster relief online donation option to which your employees can donate easily. It quickly puts donations into the hands who need it most.
Other Greater Horizons services that can be part of a corporate charitable giving program are:
- Scholarship Funds
- Competitive Grantmaking
- Assistance Identifying Company-Wide Volunteer Opportunities
- Volunteer Tracking
Corporate Charitable Giving Programs are Meant to Be Tailored to Your Culture, Mission and Goals
With Greater Horizons, it is easy to establish a tailored CSR program to your company’s culture, mission and goals. Create or enhance your philanthropic program to increase your visibility in the community, help your recruiting efforts and improve your bottom line. Our customized, cost-effective products and services, corporate giving expertise, and experts dedicated to helping you build upon and manage your good work all come together to create your unique program. Depending on your goals, your program could include any of the services listed above.
Corporate giving doesn’t just create more loyal customers. It also makes employees feel good. Greater Horizons helps companies and their employees make a positive impact around the world and in their own backyards.
Interested in developing a corporate charitable giving program? Contact our experts at Greater Horizons for assistance.