Via Payroll Deduction
Did you know that your employer may offer you the opportunity to make a pre-tax charitable contribution through payroll deduction? Start your inquiry by reaching out to your Human Resources professional to learn what programs are available to you. Make sure to use BCRC’s EIN (tax-exempt) number: 74-2743333.
A 2020 Forbes study indicated that 75% of companies surveyed indicated that giving back to the community was the most important reason to offer a workplace giving program. Further, employees who participated showed improved motivation, performance, and retention.
There are a few items to note when starting your philanthropic giving process.
The payroll deduction timeline at each company could look slightly different and disbursement schedules will vary. It could take up to 2-6 months for BCRC to receive and acknowledge your gift, which means planning is beneficial.
Via Matching Gifts
Many corporations offer employees an opportunity to participate in matching gift programs where the employer will match contributions made by the employee, dollar-for-dollar or sometimes more. These programs enable you (or your spouse) to double, or even triple, the impact of your personal donation.
Via Employee Fundraising Events
BCRC partners with community supporters who generously raise funds by hosting their own annual events on behalf of the BCRC mission. Through these independent fundraising events (IFE’s) you assist BCRC as a community advocate, raising awareness about BCRC services, and our clients. In the past, we have seen creativity put into action from individuals, organizations, and companies to raise funds while engaging in workout competitions, school events, shopping parties, food sales, t-shirt sales, and more.
IFEs generate more than $200,000 annually in revenue, which directly funds our individualized patient navigation services. The commitment and compassion involved in these events make it possible for us to provide our client services, free of charge.
BCRC wants to ensure your hosted event is a success, so we encourage you to use our best practices before you begin planning your event. Please take a moment to read ‘Your Guide to Fundraising Success’. This comprehensive guide provides helpful information on getting started, marketing your event, managing social media and how to collect donations. It also includes FAQs. Of course, our Development Team is available to assist with any additional questions or needs.
Once you’ve had an opportunity to review the guide, please register your fundraiser at least one month prior to the event date. There you can share details with us about the event and tell us how we can assist you for a successful event.
State and Government Giving Programs
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
If you are an active or retired employee of the federal government, remember BCRC when making your selection for the Combined Federal Campaign. Learn more about this program at www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign.