Employee Incentive Ideas
The following is a selection of ways to recognize and reward your employees for their support of your JFC fundraising program and/or the “Heroes for Hope” employee giving program. Incentives may be offered for participation as well as for meeting a certain fundraising donation threshold. Rewarding your employees’ efforts is a great way to keep the JFC program top-of-mind for employees and can significantly increase your store’s donation to help children in need.
Offer employees who raise a specified threshold of fundraising dollars an incremental discount off a one-time purchase in your store.
Present a special piece of merchandise to the employee who raises the most money for the JFC.
Order selected JFC branded merchandise such as rubber bracelets, mugs, pens, or flashing hearts for employees who participate in your fundraising program.
Present the employee who raises the most money for the JFC program with a complimentary gift certificate to their favorite restaurant or store. Other gift certificates such as movie or event tickets could be purchased for all employees who meet a certain fundraising threshold.
Recognize employees who raise the most money with a special recognition plaque in your store. Specially-designed lapel pins or charms that employees could wear would also recognize their efforts for the JFC in your store and in front of customers.
Offer special “comp” or vacation days to employees who meet a certain fundraising threshold.
Invite the employee who raises the most money for the JFC program to serve as the store’s representative for a check presentation to a JFC representative.
Host a party or reception just for your employees who participate in the JFC fundraising program. Contact the JFC to inquire about the feasibility of having a charity representative and/or family attend as a special guest.
Use your store’s earned or purchased “Facets of Hope” tickets to present to an employee or employees who meet a significant fundraising threshold.
Honor your employees among your industry by purchasing a recognition ad in the Facets of Hope program book that features the names of your employees who participated in your fundraising program.
Purchase an ad in your local newspaper to recognize your employees who participate in the program. Honor the employee who raised the most money with a special highlight. This recognition tactic will also garner positive recognition for your store.