‘Will you sponsor me?’

A good policy can help with delicacies of inter-office fundraising etiquette
By Lisa Evans
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/26/2013

Fundraising in the workplace has become as commonplace as water cooler gossip, but employees asking colleagues to open their wallets in support of a charity run or their child’s sports team can be met with hostility by staff who may feel harassed.

Before taking fundraising efforts to work, employees should check the company handbook for regulations. In the absence of formal guidelines, they should obtain permission from their supervisor before approaching co-workers.

And if an office is overwhelmed with do-gooders seeking donations, it may be time for human resources to implement a fundraising policy. A good policy will include: