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Increasing workplace giving

Partner agencies: 
Department of Social Services
Registration date: 
Wednesday, 21 March 2018

BETA is working with the Department of Social Services to evaluate the effectiveness of various behaviourally informed approaches on increasing workplace giving.

Additional trial information

Intervention start and end date: Wednesday, 21 March 2018

BETA ethics pre-registration number:  BETA ETH 2018 – 01

Experimental design: An unbalanced three-arm RCT randomized at the individual level and a pre-post observational trial. Data will be data collected at two follow-up periods: two and four weeks after intervention delivery. 

Intervention(s): Two different behaviourally informed interventions will be distributed to employees.

Control condition: Pure control, attention control


Primary outcomes: Workplace giving (WG) participation (joining or not joining), and change in average fortnightly WG donation.

Secondary outcomes:

  • total amount of money directed to WG each fortnight
  • change in comprehension of WG
  • charities receiving donations
  • number of email read receipts
  • number of click-throughs from email to WG sign-up page.

Expected sample size: 1,315 employees in the RCT. 687 employees in the pre-post trial.

Registration number: BETA ETH 2018 – 01

Other: Shea Houlihan. 2018. Increasing workplace giving. AEA RCT Registry. March 20.