Australian Businesses raised over $1.5m during Junerosity
The results are in from our inaugural Junerosity month of giving and we’re excited to announce the results!
What is Junerosity?
As corporate giving programs become increasingly important to both the business and the communities they serve, there's a need for Australian businesses to effectively demonstrate their generosity.
Junerosity is a chance for every company to capture and measure all the good stuff they already do, and to easily set up new giving programs, at no cost. The combined outcome contributes to the grand Junerosity total - showcasing just how much Australian companies care during the month of June, while ending the financial year on a high.
We offered Aussie companies free use of our workplace giving and volunteering platform and challenged them to raise funds and volunteer for their favourite charities. A month isn’t long to connect to your charities, rally employees and kickstart activities, and for some participating businesses this was just the beginning of their journey, yet the overall results exceeded our expectations:
Total donations in June = $1,547,576.18
Total hours volunteered = 357
A huge thankyou and congratulations to all our charity partners and businesses who got involved. You've proven that Australian businesses DO care, their employees are keen to get involved with workplace giving and charities are willing partners to collaborate with corporate Australia for the good of all.
Here’s a sample of the many activities that contributed to the overall total, and the charities which benefited from Junerosity:
PPB Advisory is a leading advisory firm, delivering advice and strategic outcomes for their clients. Clearly they applied their innovative thinking to their ticketed fundraising events to support Cystic Fibrosis Australia - Their PPB Detox Day offered a range of healthy activities such as yoga and breakfast smoothies, plus a raffle of prizes including dinner for two, a photography package and french champagne.
IMC is a technology-driven trading firm who support a wide range of charities in Australia. Their employees and networks contributed to Junerosity via payroll giving, company donations, employee fundraisers and volunteering (in June, IMC employees hosted a robotics program for kids).
This leading cloud, consulting and support organisation for Business Analytics solutions joined Junerosity towards the end of the month, yet have already raised hundreds of dollars for Camp Quality through sponsoring employees running the City to Surf in August.
Another late entrant who created and filled a volunteer program, giving 120 hours to help shape a program for 8-12 year olds to develop a tool kit to prepare them for jobs of the future for The Australian Design Centre.
So what's next?
We'll be helping our Junerosity participants expand their giving programs into the current financial year, and helping those charities which came on board find even more support for the great work they do.
We're already thinking about Junerosity 2018, with plans to make it even bigger and more successful than this year.
As always, if you, your organisation or your charity wants to turbocharge your positive impact on the causes you're passionate about, drop us a line via the form below: