JEA, a publicly owned electric utility company, annually raises over $50,000 during their workplace giving campaign—peaking at $73,104 in 2014.
How do they do it? Passionate employees, an organizational culture of giving back, and following tried and true methods of employee engagement and workplace giving.
JEA’s 2018 campaign ran from April—June and was themed “Many Hands Doing What We Can To Help.” The campaign committee hosted a basketball tournament, charity walk, flag football tournament, and talent show to unite employees and excite them about giving back to the community. Community Health Charities also created personalized communications for JEA, including charity one-pagers, stories of impact, and sending charity speakers to JEA events.
“At JEA, we have approximately 35 different departments that hold their own CHC rallies. These rallies can range from 15 people to well over 100. When a speaker from a CHC charity attends and speaks of the difference their organization can make in the lives of someone who is worthy of the assistance, it makes that particular charity seem ‘real.’ We can put ourselves in that person or family’s situation and can appreciate the love, kindness, support and friendship of those who give so much of their time to help others in need.”—Tia Kalina, Administrative Support, Brandy Branch Generating Station
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