Information on corporate membership
Every other day, an accident occurs in Switzerland that results in a spinal cord injury. What if such an accident involved you or your employees? With a corporate membership, your employees will receive an immediate support payment of CHF 250,000 if they are involved in an accident that results in a spinal cord injury and permanent dependence upon a wheelchair.
6 advantages of corporate membershipMembership pays off.
1. Immediate support payment of CHF 250,000
Your employees will receive a one-time benefactor support payment of CHF 250,000 if they are involved in an accident that results in a spinal cord injury and permanent dependence upon a wheelchair
2. Attractive employer
Your staff will see you as a more attractive employer.
3. PR effect: Company member list
The appearance of your firm on our online company member list with a direct link to your company website will do wonders for your public relations.
4. Marketing materials: internal/external communication
Upon request, we'll send you a press release, posters for your notice board and a PowerPoint presentation for your employees. Use our logo for your online and print publications.
5. Social commitment
Your social commitment has a positive impact on your image – even amongst the general public.
6. Free visit to the Swiss Paraplegic Centre
With a visit to our institution, you will show your employees what you are advocating for.
Costs for corporate membershipA small amount, with big rewards.
As a corporate member of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation Benefactors' Association, you decide who benefits from your membership: employees alone or employees and their families.
Membership for individual employees:
- Individual member CHF 45
- Single parents with children* CHF 45
Membership for employees and their relatives:
- Married couples and registered partners in the same household CHF 90
- Families (married couples and registered partners in the same household) CHF 90*
*Children 18 and under are covered by the membership at no extra charge.
7 frequently asked questionsPlease feel free to contact us if you have a question that is not answered here.
1. What kind of information do you need to enrol my employees as members?
To register an employee as a member, we will need the employee’s first name, surname, full address and date of birth. You will receive a registration form which you can use to enter the desired membership category for the employee. We will subsequently request that you complete a master data sheet and provide information on the employee’s partner and children.
2. How is my employees’ data protected?
The personal data of your employees and their relatives is protected in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act with regard to the use of personal data, and only used in the context of the corporate membership.
3. How will I be billed?
Once we receive your application, we will send you a confirmation of your corporate membership and a form for registering your employee and entering the appropriate membership category. Please complete the form and email it to: email@example.com. Your invoice will be created using the information from this form.
4. What if an employee has already paid the annual membership fee?
Before creating your invoice, we will check to see if your employee already has a valid membership for the current year. If so, the employee’s membership will not be billed. The corresponding membership fees will not be due until the following year.
5. Do you offer refunds for employees who leave the company during the calendar year?
No refunds will be made in the event that a benefactor leaves a company during the course of a membership year. Each membership is personal, non-transferable and only valid for the respective employee until the end of the calendar year.
6. How can I renew my corporate membership?
At the beginning of each September, Benefactor Services will send you a renewal form which you can use to verify the list of employees who are currently registered as members. Upon receiving your updated list, we will create an invoice for the following year.
7. How can I cancel a corporate membership?
A membership year corresponds to a calendar year, lasting from 1 January to 31 December. If you wish to cancel your corporate membership, you may do so verbally or in writing at any time upon the completion of the calendar year.
“A corporate membership increases your attractiveness as an employer.”