Giving Compass’ Take:
• Here are three ways that companies can infuse their culture with philanthropy: Team volunteering, company-wide service days, and friendly giving competitions.
• Does your employer have any CSR opportunities you can take advantage of?
Companies all over are finding ways to develop a workplace with a cause and a way to demonstrate its commitments to community.
One of the best ways to begin developing a philanthropic company culture is to ingrain CSR into your daily work habits through Volunteerism. This effort allows your workforce to converse and collaborate on projects while seeing firsthand how your time investments can influence a community.
Company-Wide Service Days
CECP reports that 54% of companies in their 2016 survey offered a company-wide Day of Service volunteer program. Of those companies, 80% consider it the most successful volunteer program within their CSR strategy. Company-wide service days are a specified amount of time/shifts set aside by the employer and meant to encourage the workforce to volunteer within the community. It’s a rallying event, transcending departments and organizational levels, focusing all employees on a common cause.
Friendly Giving Competitions
Employee giving can do amazing things for nonprofits and charities, especially within CSR programs that features matching. Adding an element of competition to the program can lead to even bigger outcomes and engagement. In-office or interdepartmental sporting tournaments, trivia, cook-offs or clothing drives can all help encourage donations of time, money or goods.
Read the full article about company culture around philanthropy work by Liz Bardetti at Medium.
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