This year, the Employee Giving Program (EGP), is excited to announce that employees will have the opportunity to use up to three (3) days of sick time for volunteering. Just like giving through EGP, this an amazing benefit that is limited to nonprofits that are in the Employee Giving Program. Now is the time to … Continue reading Want to volunteer? Make sure you can!
The King County Employee Giving Program Department Achievement Awards recognize departmental milestones in 4 categories: participation rate, overall dollars pledged, most improved from previous year, and the number of “new connections,” aka new employee donors, that were made in a year. The EGP is excited to recognize the following departments with 601 or more employees for their achievements: Participation … Continue reading 2017 STAR Awards – Departments 601 or more employees
We are excited to announce the opening of our 2018 application cycle! Our program has grown to include more than 1,000 participating nonprofit organizations. In 2017, King County employees pledged $1.92 million to their favorite organizations. That monetary total, or course, doesn't convey all the love and adoration. We love watching community connections blossom! Each … Continue reading 2018 Nonprofit Application Cycle and Workshops
It's tax time! Employees want to know: how do I document workplace giving charitable donations for my taxes? For payroll donations, the IRS wants you to have two things: A copy of your pledge A copy of a paystub or a W-2 If you donated through the King County Employee Giving Program, lucky you! Here's … Continue reading The 1-2-3s on how to retrieve tax documentation for donations
It's that time of the year to recognize a colleague who went far and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the community! With the Employee Giving Program's Annual Celebration just around the corner -- Thursday, February 15, 2018 (details below) -- which celebrates outstanding effort and contributions made by departments and individuals, we want … Continue reading Nominate a Peer for a 2018 STAR Award!
In 2018, the King County Employee Giving Program (KCEGP) is launching its new volunteer program. In partnership, King County Information Technology (KCIT), a department of King County government, and KCEGP are initiating a pilot engagement to accomplish three objectives: Understand technology needs of Nonprofits Align volunteer services Establish an ongoing program KCIT has more than … Continue reading King County Information Technology (KCIT) Pilots Volunteer Program
Story submitted by Beverly Hawkins, King County Employee Listening to NPR, National Public Radio, I heard a story about the Ebola outbreak in Liberia a few years back. It spoke of the brave doctors on the frontline, fighting this horrible affliction. One doctor, after coming down with Ebola, was nursed by his mother in an … Continue reading My Story – One World
Story submitted by Julie Long, Department of Executive Services I was a single mother of two at a very young age. Although most of the time I barely had what I needed to get by, helping others seemed to be an innate part of my genetic makeup. And I came from a long line of … Continue reading My Story – The Little Things
Story submitted by Kamryn Bettelon, Department of Judicial Administration I was caught in a flash flood coming home from vacation during Hurricane Harvey. Water on the road where my rental car was stuck reached almost 17 feet high. I know this because the sticker on the freeway overpass said "Clearance 16'9"" and water had reached … Continue reading My Story – Caught in a Hurricane
For many of us, our pets are more than just pets – they are a part of the family. Cats and dogs are there in our moments of joy and of sadness, in our moments of smiles and tears. In this year’s Annual Giving Drive, you too can make a difference in an animal’s life … Continue reading Lend a paw: Animals searching for their forever home