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People Powering Change


Nearly half of South African employees cite their employer’s commitment to corporate philanthropy as a major driver for working for the organisation, a number that rises to 54% among employees aged below 45 years. This is one of the key findings of our People Powering Change research, which surveyed over 4,000 business leaders and employees, including 1,000 in South Africa, to get their view on corporate philanthropy and volunteering.

Global survey

The global survey, conducted by global research house Kantar, sought to understand current trends in corporate philanthropy and measure the potential impact of COVID-19 on corporate giving and purpose-led business.

Survey report

Many business leaders reported that COVID-19 has had a negative impact on the extent to which they will engage in philanthropy, with 64% reporting that funds for corporate philanthropy have already been cut – or will be cut in the coming 12 months.

Philanthropy through the ages

Sage Foundation is committed to supporting non-profit organisations (NPOs). That’s why we developed Sage Foundation NPO Success, providing discounted Sage Business Cloud subscriptions so you can save time, reduce costs, eliminate errors and achieve compliance.