Creating a company culture of “doing good” is an excellent way to build a positive workplace environment. Helping those in need can enrich your employees’ lives, hence working for a company that supports and encourages charitable goals results in happier, more productive employees. ~ Truist Blog
More than ever before, today’s employees want to make a meaningful impact.
They want to make a difference in this world.
They want to be part of something bigger than themselves.
They want to work for an employer that cares about them and the general well-being of the community in which they do business.
If your company is one of the thousands that value giving back to the community through financial contributions, volunteering and sharing expertise you already know how much this means to your employees.
The benefits associated with your company’s decision to invest in its community include:
- existing and future customers know that doing business with you also has positive implications for society.
- employees find meaning within your company’s philanthropic culture.
- company volunteer and donation programs create opportunities for team building.
- the community at large recognizes and respects your company’s commitment to healthier communities.
- you are helping to make the world a better place.
INVESTING IN YOUR COMMUNITY IS ALWAYS A WIN/WIN.
If you are looking for ways that your company can make a difference for its chosen organization, you may wish to consider one or more of the following:
- Match the donations of your employees up to a specified amount.
- Donate a generous gift every year.
- Partner with them on a specific project.
- Sponsor one of their fundraising events.
- Volunteer to lead a committee in your area of expertise; Health and Safety for example.
- Dedicate a portion of your employees’ time to provide counsel or services like IT support or legal advice.
- Become a member of their Board of Directors.
- Pay for a professional to facilitate the building of their capacity and sustainability through strategic planning.
- Pay for key staff at the organization to attend professional development workshops along with your employees.
- Use your influence to reach a greater audience of support.
What are some other ways that your company can invest in the organizations they love?
The purpose of this blog is to facilitate discussions that will help us all to better engage with our communities. Your participation and feedback are most welcomed and valued. Please join the discussion below.