Summer brings a lot of things.  Longer days, sunnier skies and perhaps a vacation.  It also brings us closer to the time of year many associates with annual workplace giving.  While fall seems far away now, it is the perfect opportunity to begin planning and preparations for your charitable giving initiatives and programs.

This week we focus on WPG’s Top 3 for what you, as an employee, can do to make the most of your workplace giving campaign.

  1. Identify your company’s workplace giving program.  When does it run?  Does your company offer matching gifts or volunteer programs?  Knowing the details around the program allows you to get the most out of your engagement and support.
  2. Research which charitable organizations are supported in the campaign.  Determine if charities that are important to you are on the list.  If they aren’t, reach out to your campaign coordinator and inquire how to get your preferred charity included.
  3. Get Involved!  Sharing your connection to your company’s campaign or any of the charities that are supported within it with your colleagues promotes excitement, encouragement, and engagement.  Come together to support the communities that you work and live in and benefit from knowing that you made a difference this year.


Check back next week for Campaign Planning and Preparation Part 2, our Top 3 for Charities




It is a word we see and use every day perhaps without thinking about it. This time of year, the concept of awareness is seemingly more prevalent. We are presented via our news outlets, our subscriptions and our friends and neighbors with different things we are told we need to be made more aware of. Health related awareness days, weeks and months are flooding our inboxes. We are reminded to be aware of various natural disasters that occur on what seems to be a more frequent basis. We are asked to be aware of issues involving children, the sick, the hungry, those in need. We are being asked to become more aware of so much, that we find it difficult to actually become truly aware.

Search for a cause that is important to you.

Give to your charity to support its programs and initiatives.

Share your awareness with your colleagues and simplify what it means to become aware of a cause meaningful to you.

Have you found something you want to support and share your awareness but do not know where to start? There are countless ways to give. If you happen to use Yammer, visit the Giving application on your Yammer network.

For more information on all things giving, please visit WPG | 1.888.331.1571



The evolution of workplace giving and what it means for the future.

Over the last 25 years, we have witnessed the evolution of workplace giving.  We have seen paper evolve to technology.  We have seen one charity turn into choice.  We have seen the gift of one evolve into community engagement.  Workplace Giving has accomplished everything that was deemed as its’ future from several years ago.  So what does that mean for our new future?  As technology and social media advance, how can we propel the old future to the new future and how do we bring that to our partners so that they can evolve their relationships with their communities, promoting engagement, philanthropy and partnerships?

The simple answer is that the future is here and it is ready to be utilized.  Possibilities with technology are virtually endless.  They are pliable and responsive to the needs of our partners as well as the charitable organizations they serve, thus allowing us to be the vehicle connecting the past to the future.

The future of workplace giving is, quite simply up to us.  What we decide to do with the resources around us, and how we can shape those for the betterment and advancement of workplace giving will pave the way for our partners and organizations to transition into the future.

Perhaps it isn’t about what is in store for future of workplace giving but rather what isn’t in store for the future.  If we prepare for the future as if it has arrived now, we can assist our partners to adopt the advanced technological and social enhancements that are currently utilized already in the corporate market thus making charitable giving and engagement opportunities as relevant as the business strategies we use to propel commerce.

Taking the resources that are available already and making them work now as well as in the future, will keep us on the path for the next 25 years making workplace giving proactive, advanced and evolved.  It is an exciting time for workplace giving and what it means for both the business and charitable industries.


Natural disasters occur every year in the United States as well as across the globe. We witness their impact through our own news outlets and when we are presented with such devastating images and realities, we want to help. In 2013 alone, approximately 880 major natural disasters killed more than 20,000 people and caused about $125 billion in damage.(1)

When natural disaster strikes, WPG can be there to help your company create a disaster relief program allowing your employees to direct their support in a way that aligns with your overall mission to support those in need locally or abroad. WPG can set up your disaster relief campaign within 24 hours of receiving your information.

Giving when it matters most – it’s what we do.

To talk to WPG about disaster or any other type of workplace giving program, please contact us.

1 “Natural disasters killed 20,000 people in 2013.” CBC news, 7 Jan. 2014. 9 Oct. 2014

spring3It’s time to start thinking about your annual workplace giving campaign!

Sometimes it is hard to think ahead to the fall when it’s just only beginning to be spring, but now is the best time to think about the type of campaign you want to launch in the fall – or at anytime throughout the year.  Consider a Campaign Analysis by a trained account manager to review what your campaign looks like now and what it could look like by the time you are ready to launch. Do you want to target a new donor base?  Increase participation?  How about adding a volunteerism component to the mix?

WPG Solutions is the one stop you need to make before summer arrives to enhance and expand your current charitable giving opportunities.  With enhanced payment options, upgraded reporting capabilities and a brand new administrative dashboard added to our selection of products and services, we are excited to share!  Contact us today and let us help you check your campaign off your “Spring To-Do List.”  |   1.888.331.1571



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We have expanded our payment options on giving to include Bitcoin payments. After choosing the charity you would like to donate to, simply click the Bitcoin button on the payment screen.  The system will automatically calculate the Bitcoin conversion based on the dollar amount you enter.  Simple and fast, just the way we like it.  Check out our terms for the fine print details.

Enhanced payment options are just the beginning for giving…..stay tuned!

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savethe children





Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When disaster strikes, they put children’s needs first. They advocate for and achieve large-scale change for all children.

With the Syrian Civil War affecting millions of individuals – many of whom are children, Save the Children created a video to show what war does to children.

Save the Children is a featured charity this month and we encourage you to consider supporting their worthwhile causes.


Now add “Smart Giver” to your Smart Holiday Bargain Hunting Season

We all know that right after our day of thanks, we have two days of getting the most bang for our buck.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday officially kick off the holiday shopping frenzy.  But did you know about #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday provides us with an opportunity to put our focus not just on the sale flyers but also on the communities in which we live and work. Read more



Support and relief is desperately needed in the Philippines after the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.  While aid is on the way, it cannot get to the areas where one of the most powerful storms ever recorded hit fast enough.

Supporting AmeriCares, Doctor’s Without Borders Read more

Veterans Day

WPG joins the millions of American’s across the country in honoring those that have served in our armed forces.

Fisher House Foundation is best known for providing free or low cost housing for veterans and military families so that they can be close to a loved one undergoing treatment or hospitalization at military medical centers.  With 5 million days of lodging provided to families since 1990, they have helped families save more than $200 million in out of pocket lodging and transportation expenses.  Read more