If you are a business and would like to donate to our charity, please click on the donate button below, however if you would like to discuss a donation or have any questions please contact us on:
Telephone: 07513 877787
Our email is: email@example.com
Our website is: www.fibromyalgiaresearchuk.gov
Our address is: 2/6 Goodwood Way, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 0SY
One of the great privileges of running a business is being able to give generously to charitable causes. Over 4% of the population worldwide are currently effected by Fibromyalgia and more people are being diagnosed every day, by supporting our charity, your business is spreading the word about your values and intentions, and in return we can help you by introducing your company to new customers who are involved with nonprofit organizations.
Here are a few ways that supporting a charity can be helpful to your business:
Tax DeductionsOne of the most immediate benefits to your business from supporting a charity is being able to get a charitable donation tax deduction. Donations that are generally tax-deductible include sponsorships of charities or events, donations of inventory or services and cash donations. In general, you can get deductions on charitable donations of up to 50 percent of your Adjusted Gross Income – but be sure to follow the rules closely to avoid any tax problems.
You might be able to claim your charitable contributions and some volunteering expenses as charitable contribution deductions on your income taxes.
By itemizing your deductions, you can write off the mileage driven to and from volunteer work, as well as the cost of materials purchased for volunteer projects. You can also get a tax deduction for the monetary value of charitable donations – whether it’s cash, stock or even used vehicles. When customers see the charitable impact of buying from a small business that supports the community or gives to causes that matter to them, they will be more likely to buy from your company instead of from a more anonymous big brand that doesn’t have that same human connection.
Sponsoring our charity and possibly volunteering your business’ time are great ways to raise awareness about a specific cause and also promote your business in partnership with our organization and events. You can spread the word about the event by posting on your social media platforms and your website.
Sharing photos of your charitable endeavors is a great way to generate press for your business and the cause you are volunteering for.
Gain Customer Support
Giving back to your community will help you build stronger relationships with your existing customers – and gain new ones. A 2010 study by Cone Communications revealed that 85 percent of consumers have a better outlook on businesses that give to a charity.
Giving Back is Good For You
Even aside from the tax breaks and publicity, perhaps the biggest benefit of having your business support a charity is the feeling you get from giving to others.
Employee perks have escalated to new levels in the last few years, with start-ups leading the pack with in-house massage therapy, yoga days and catered food. Increasingly, the most in-demand talent can choose to be picky about their workplace, given their qualified skillset and experience levels.
In a 2007 a study by Deloitte on volunteering, 62 percent of 18-26 year olds questioned “would prefer to work for a company that offers volunteer opportunities.” Another study about millennials and volunteering in the workplace found that 63 percent of millennial women and 45 percent of millennial men said that a company’s work on charitable causes helped influence them to accept a job offer. What this means for your business is that you have a better likelihood of attracting the type of candidates you want working for you if you offer volunteering and a sense of idealism as part of your company’s core mission and daily work experience. Getting your company involved with your community is great way to boost morale and keep your employees happy. Giving your employees time to participate in volunteer events during work hours is fun for the whole business. Not only does it give everyone the opportunity to interact outside of the office, but it also gives your employees the satisfaction of giving back to the community that has supported your business.
Current Fibromyalgia Research UK supporters
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