We have a very slim window to stop the irreversible decimation of wildlife, as we are in what scientists are calling the 6th Mass Extinction. Yet the ‘business as usual’ approach by large conservation and government agencies, we’ll lose some of the most iconic and beautiful wild ones; elephants, rhinos and lions, within the next ten years. We work from the top down, as it’s our endeavor to create global political will in doing more for the world’s wildlife. Our work with the Australian Government to be the first country to ban the importation of lion trophies and body parts, a courageous and visionary step by then Environment Minister Greg Hunt. A move that set precedent and was followed by other countries. We know our work isn’t sexy, but it’s creating a real difference for wildlife.
Donalea Patman OAM
Workplace Giving programs are an easy way for employees to make a big difference and contribute to something real for wildlife and wild places. It’s as simple as making small, regular donations directly from your pay, which can be managed by your payroll team, so you don’t even need to remember to do it. Donations are often matched by employers which means double the contribution.
A Workplace Giving program is one of the most effective ways to boost morale in your workplace and demonstrate good corporate social responsibility. It helps build an organsation you can be proud to work for.
What’s more, these charitable donations are deducted before tax, so it provides an immediate tax benefit by reducing taxable income and there’s no need to keep receipts until tax time.
If you love wildlife then we encourage you to love our work as it’s all For the Love of Wildlife. We drive real change for the lives of endangered and threatened species.
We invite you to contact us for more information about Workplace Giving via firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+61) 417 939 042.
By working together, we can turn the extinction crisis around and make the world a better place for wildlife.
How do I set up a Workplace Giving program at my work?
To set up a formal workplace giving program you should talk to the relevant person in your organisation (normally the head of human resources or sponsorship). This would involve the following steps:
- Identifying a group of staff members who are interested in wildlife and who wish to support For the Love of Wildlife.
- Each staff member who wishes to make a regular donation to us then needs to sign a letter authorising the payroll office to deduct a specified amount from each pay. We can provide a pro forma letter for this. The amount deducted will be sent by the payroll office directly to For the Love of Wildlife.
- We will liaise closely with your payroll office to assist in the establishment of the giving program.
Detailed information on workplace giving is also available on the Australian Taxation Office website.
Why workplace giving?
Regular donations are vital to fund our work protecting endangered wildlife and habitats, and meeting the urgent threats to our living planet. By donating through workplace (payroll) giving, you can make your money go even further.