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How does Companies for Cures work?

  • Dana-Farber will provide printed materials and paper pledge forms to your company's contact person. Our representatives are available to attend or facilitate campaign events, give short presentations at employee meetings, and/or answer any questions your employees may have.

    Generally, employees choose a fixed amount to be deducted on each payday, but a one-time gift is also an option. The gift is sent directly by the employer to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.

    Steps to creating your own workplace giving program:

    1. Choose from three flexible payment options:
      • Use payroll deduction to have a set amount per pay period deducted from employees' paychecks.
      • Have a one-time deduction taken out of one of their paychecks.
      • Give by check or credit card so that the tax deduction may be taken in the year of the campaign.
    2. Work with your payroll department to decide if the distributions to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund will be made monthly, quarterly, or annually.
    3. Schedule a kick-off event to endorse the program and encourage employees to make their pledges at that time.

    Tips for creating a successful workplace giving campaign

    Designing a workplace giving campaign that fits your company's culture is a great way to increase morale and bring your employees closer together. Below are several recommended steps to create a successful workplace giving campaign:

    1. Develop a strategy
    2. Set goals
    3. Recruit senior management and department leaders
    4. Publicize your campaign
    5. Offer incentives
    6. Hold events
    7. Conduct post-campaign follow-up