Tag Archives: not-for-profit

07 Mar 2014

Workplace Giving with Good Return

Workplace Giving with Good Return

  Workplace giving allows people to make donations to charity from their pre-tax salary, and is something Smartsalary customers have been doing for the past year for one of our charity partners Good Return. Good Return is a not-for-profit organisation, who offers microfinance loans to women in poverty in the Asia Pacific region, loans which help women expand their businesses and grow their income. So far our customers have raised almost $3000; with most loan requests being less than $350 that money has helped around ten women and their families to help themselves out of poverty. Women like Katea, who is using Read More

12 Mar 2013

There’s been a lot of talk in the media lately about the salary packaging concessions available to employees in the public hospital and not-for-profit (NFP) sectors – largely focused on whether or not they should be reduced, or scrapped altogether. Unfortunately, the debate fails to educate the public about how these concessions work and why they deliver important benefits to our public hospitals and charities. We want to provide some clarity about what these concessions mean, and why they’re so important to these sectors. So, what’s a salary packaging concession? Put simply, these concessions allow employees of some charities and Read More

05 Mar 2013

A world without poverty

A world without poverty

That’s the vision of Good Return, a not-for-profit organisation that provides microfinance loans to women living in poor, isolated communities across the Asia Pacific region. These loans empower them to start or grow their own businesses – providing financial stability, self sufficiency, and a way out of poverty. In fact, microfinance encompasses not just the provision of a loan, but also access to savings, insurance and money transfer products they otherwise would not have. When the loan is re-paid, the money is put back into the community through the supply of education and skills development programs such as literacy, numeracy Read More