Subscribe to News
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  Fundraising

NZ $1Million Workplace Giving Milestone


Thursday, 27th March 2014 at 3:37 pm
Staff Reporter
In New Zealand staff within the Government’s own Social Development department have donated more than $1 million through payroll giving – becoming the first Government department to do so.

Thursday, 27th March 2014
at 3:37 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
NZ $1Million Workplace Giving Milestone
Thursday, 27th March 2014 at 3:37 pm

In New Zealand staff within the Government’s own Social Development department have donated more than $1 million through payroll giving – becoming the first Government department to do so.

“This million-dollar milestone is an exceptional achievement by MSD staff and shows their willingness to make a difference for the communities they live in and work with, beyond the call of duty,” the NZ Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett said.

The NZ Government introduced payroll giving in 2010 as a way for people to give back, without worrying about filing tax returns or dealing with complicated paperwork, the Minister said.

More than $15 million has been donated by New Zealanders through the scheme so far.

In a scheme similar to the one that operates in Australia, employees nominate a registered charity, school, church or other approved organisation, and their employer sets up a direct payment each payday, sorting the tax at the same time.

“Since MSD began taking part in the scheme in April 2010, almost 30,000 donations have been made by staff, contributing around $10,000 a fortnight,” Bennett said.

Organisations receiving donations include the NZ Red Cross, Kidscan and World Vision, as well as schools, churches and many other organisations.

“Staff also used payroll giving to donate generously to relief agencies following the Pike River mine disaster, the Christchurch and Japanese earthquakes, and recent storms in the Pacific and the Philippines,” Bennett said.

“These donations are going directly back to the community, helping to support people and families in need.”


Staff Reporter  |  Journalist  |  @ProBonoNews



Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au


Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Philanthropic giant steps up for bushfire crisis

Maggie Coggan

Thursday, 9th January 2020 at 3:15 pm

Top philanthropic gifts of 2019

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 18th December 2019 at 5:33 pm

Participatory grantmaking: Can we afford not to do it?

Contributor

Monday, 16th December 2019 at 4:17 pm

A champion of profit and purpose

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 16th December 2019 at 8:21 am

POPULAR

How are Aussie charities helping in the bushfire crisis?

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 7th January 2020 at 3:21 pm

What impact will the bushfire crisis have on homelessness?

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 15th January 2020 at 4:28 pm

The rise (and scepticism) of Facebook fundraisers

Maggie Coggan

Thursday, 16th January 2020 at 8:49 am

Bushfire resources for people with disability

Contributor

Wednesday, 15th January 2020 at 4:54 pm

Subscribe to News
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!