This Holiday Season, Make Giving a Team Effort | Workplace Charity

Q: What’s the best way to get your team involved in the holiday spirit?

A: Make corporate giving a team effort.

So often, companies that do give, do so without much fanfare internally. Even worse, they do so without involving their team. The CEO or other person decides who to give to, writes a check, and it’s done with. Rinse and repeat next year.

But the better way to do it is to involve your team. Get them excited about what the company is doing to support the community, help the needy, and in the process, spread the word about the company. (Yes, community involvement can be a marketing strategy…and no, that isn’t evil).

Team Giving as a part of Workplace Charity

Top 5 benefits to involving your team in giving

 

1. They buy-in to the giving

When they are a part of choosing the recipients, everyone rallies around the cause.

Inspired by the Billionaire and the Hare

THIS is what makes blogging fun for me.

Tortoise and the Hare Book

I recently got one of the best emails that I have ever received from a reader and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Here is part of it:

“I want to say ‘thank you’ for your blog – it is becoming my everyday ‘must’ to check your blog.  It’s always uplifting to read.  Specifically I was inspired by your post “The Billionaire and the Hare“.  I never thought seriously about giving, but I just couldn’t help thinking after reading your post.  I also started giving (not big amounts) and I have to say doing that releases me from some fears (I may not even have noticed them before) – really amazing to have more freedom.”

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