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Giving Australia 2016: business giving and volunteering

Report series commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

11 Sep 2017

This is the second of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, with findings of interest to civil society, government, business, and philanthropists.

The Business Giving and Volunteering report focuses on giving and volunteering by small, medium and large businesses that represent a significant contribution to the Australian not-for-profit sector.

Some key insights from the Business Giving and Volunteering report include:

- Business volunteering in the workplace is increasing, with 63% of large companies having a workplace volunteering program, 30% of mid-sized businesses, and 6% of small business (though many small businesses indicated they would like to get involved in workplace volunteering).

- Almost 90% of large businesses reported allocating more resources to volunteering, compared to 10 years ago, and wanted to see more of their workforce participating in workplace volunteering.

- Almost three-quarters of large businesses or 72%, indicated they encouraged employee giving by allocating paid time for volunteering.

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