Sarah Ford | June 8, 2015

Submit a Charity Dollars at Work Story

In addition to getting your charity included as a charity choice in the Combined Federal Campaign and in private sector campaigns across the country, America’s Charities manages many private sector company’s workplace giving campaigns (about 50) with our PledgeFirst online giving technology.  

With PledgeFirst, companies are able to provide their employees with a fun and engaging giving experience.  One reason that giving experience is so engaging is because of the Charity Dollars at Work stories featured in each company’s employee giving pledge site.  And now with our partnership with Causecast, your stories will also be shared with their clients helping your story get in front of nearly 100 private sector companies’ campaigns.

What is a Charity Dollars at Work Story?

A Charity Dollars at Work story is one of the first and last things an employee donor sees before they decide which charity(ies) to pledge their support to for the year. So, the purpose of a Charity Dollars at Work story is to connect with that employee donor on a more emotional level and communicate how their donation can help your organization fulfill its mission. Typically, these stories are specific examples of people, animals, or communities that have benefited from your charity, and include a few examples of what a $10, $50, or $100 donation can help your organization do. Often, donors are surprised or unaware of how much it costs to offer certain programs and services. When you share personal stories and share how much money it costs your organization to make those personal experiences happen, it gives donors a better sense of what their pledge can actually accomplish. 

Charity Dollars at Work Story Tips:

  • Your story should be a few paragraphs long and should provide a specific example of how you have made an impact
  • We can embed video clips and photos with each story
  • We can include a link within your story that goes back to your website, ideally a link to a page with more stories or information about your programs and services

Deadline to Submit Story:

We accept Charity Dollars at Work Stories on a rolling basis.  However, the bulk of the campaigns we manage take place between September 1 – Early December, so we advise that you submit your story to us by mid-August.

How to Submit Your Story:

Email your story to and put “Charity Dollars at Work Story” in the subject line.

>> View Sample Stories Submitted by Other Members


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