(Closed) Charity drives at work- nice or pressure?

posted 7 years ago in Legal
  • poll: How would you feel if your boss sponsored a charity drive at work?
    Nice thing to do : (2 votes)
    20 %
    I would feel obligated, but only if the boss knew who donated : (3 votes)
    30 %
    I would feel obligated regardless- I wouldn't trust that the boss wouldn't find out : (5 votes)
    50 %
    other (please post) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    They have similar drives where I work, and only the HR manager knows who donates. It doesn’t really bother me.

    However, where my FH works, the person in charge of his promotion is also the person collecting for charity. So it is a lot of pressure to donate, and rather uncomforable if you don’t.

    Can’t there be some in between, like a change jar or otherwise cash donation where people don’t find out about specific contributors? Perhaps the money could be given directly to the charity and they can tell you how much they got from employess and you can match it?

    Post # 5
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    They do charity drives and donations and such at my company all the time and I’ve never felt any pressure to donate.  An announcement goes out in our weekly newsletter with who to give your donation to and that is all that is ever mentioned.  Then once it is over, the newsletter annouces the total donation made.

    I think it is a really nice thing to do, especially with the generous matching, as it allows the charity to receive an extra large donation.

    ETA: My company is larger than yours so that might make some difference.  But still, I lean towards it being a nice thing to do.

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