Ipsos is one of the world’s leading survey-based marketing research firms with locations around the world. WAVAW has had the opportunity to connect with their Vancouver office through one of our Board Members and since then we’ve been delighted to be one of their chosen charities.
Every two years, the Vancouver employees of Ipsos select four local and regional charities that they will support for the following two years. But this is no regular fundraising where the company asks its employees for donations, this is FUNdraising! So how does Ipsos make fundraising FUNdraising?
By making fundraising a social activity – imagine barbecues, chilli cook offs and pancake breakfasts!
Each month, Ipsos’ dedicated committee organizes various social activities that also raise donations. The organizing committee is a volunteer group of employees representing different departments in the Vancouver office and their activities range from online bingo to Valentine’s Day candy-grams to silent auctions to chilli cook offs…to anything that brings the staff together and motivates them to embrace the spirit of giving.
Each year, the Ipsos Vancouver committee raises about $20,000 for the selected charities. In total over the last two years, WAVAW has received almost $10,000 in donations from Ipsos. The company itself also leads by example and matches the fundraising efforts of its employees through corporate matching donations.
Today we have the pleasure to publicly thank Ipsos, their dedicated committee and their employees for supporting the work to end violence against women. From all of us at WAVAW:
Happy National Philanthropy Day and Thank you!