Every company, large or small, is part of a community. The community provides the employees, materials, services, and customers or clients your business needs to thrive. With so much at your company’s disposal, you can make a big difference by giving back to the community that supports your business.
Making a difference in the local community or communities where your company operates can offer significant advantages and opportunities, whether you’re part of a multinational corporation or a mom-and-pop shop. Charity work builds rapport with the local community. It gives your employees the chance to band together for an important cause, practicing teamwork and problem solving together even when they’re not on the clock. It also offers your company and its staff the chance to change the world for the better.
Want to start giving back to your community, but not sure where to start? Consider the following tips for choosing an organization your company can feel proud to support:
- Do your research. The Internet is a good start for identifying potential organizations whose charitable mission and goals are a good fit with your company. Also, speak to individuals at the organization, volunteers, and community members to learn more about an organization before you commit.
- Talk to your employees. Your employees often live, volunteer, and raise kids in your local community as well as working in it. Ask them for ideas on choosing an organization that makes it easy for them to volunteer and whose values and vision match your company’s.
- Diversify. Diversifying isn’t just for investments. Consider supporting a variety of organizations, activities, or causes to help give back and to increase your employees’ opportunities to participate. For instance, your company might put together a team for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes or arrange a business-clothing drive for Working Wardrobes.
- Keep excellent records. Diligent record keeping is crucial for tax purposes. Whether your company donates money, materials, or time, keep track of what is given, when it’s given, and to which charities.
When it comes to giving back, the passionate recruiters at Marquee Staffing lead by example. Contact us today to learn more about our work and how your organization can change the world as well.