7 Reasons Supporting a Charity Can Help Your Business

You have many privileges as a business owner. The corner office, the awesome parking spot, your own business… just to name a few. Yes, those privileges of running a business are great, but there are also others that are somewhat more meaningful.

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Have you ever thought of the benefits volunteering can deliver to your business? We have, and we’re here to enlighten you with seven ways supporting a charity can be helpful for your business.

1. Defining Your Corporate Identity

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3 5k Ideas to Try When Organizing Your Charity Race

They don’t call ‘em “fun runs” for nothin’. When you organize your ownrunning charity race, not only do you raise money for a cause, but you also involve the community in some outdoor physical wellness initiatives.

As one of the most tried and true methods of fund raising, there will never be a shortage of 5ks to lace up and sweat for. So, if you want to jump into the fund raising racing circuit, you’re going to have to find ways to differentiate yourself and draw attention to your cause. Here are three themes that will put your 5k a step ahead of the rest.

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How to Use Your Talents for a Charitable Cause

Today, we have some more advice for the shallow-pocketed philanthropist. By using some of your special skills and expertise, you can help out a charity without even touching that precious bank account of yours. Here are three ways to skillfully donate to charity.

Put It in Writing

Do you consider yourself to be the greatest writer to ever put pen to paper, or rather finger to keyboard? Use your mastery of the written language for the greater good and help a local charity gain some exposure.

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Four Ways A Millennial Can Make Time For Volunteering

It’s eight in the morning. You wake up, shower, get dressed, and then take that long hike to class. After sitting through 75 minutes of lecture, which happens to be irrelevant to your major, you make the trek back to your apartment to cook some brunch (yes, I said brunch–I apologize) followed by the homework that’s due in your next class, which… is in 15 minutes.

Once again, you’re walking to class and staring at your iPhone clock for another 75 minutes.millennials and volunteering

If this is how your day-to-day goes as a college student, even as a post grad, you’ll find it terribly difficult to find time to make a difference with volunteer work.

 

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Making Monetary Donations on a Budget

When donations make headlines, they are often in insurmountable amounts high enough to shake heaven and earth itself. Bill Gates himself pledged to donate 95 percent of his wealth to charity which is currently estimated to be at $74.8 billion.

Although the generosity made by deep-pocketed philanthropists is often staggering, you don’t necessarily have to empty your bank account just to make a difference. Making donations on a budget can be easy; and no we aren’t going to ask you to donate a gallon of blood in the process.

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10 Steps To Strategize Your Next Nonprofit Campaign

So your nonprofit is ready to take a new step into campaign territory?

Whether you’re an established nonprofit organization or an organization just getting into the game, you’ll need a solid course of action to reach potential donors. Raising awareness requires much more than setting a yearly goal. You need strategy.

Strategy that is not just about tactics. Strategy will also promote development within your committee.

strategyWe’ve come up with these ten steps that will further your chances on establishing a solid and strategized nonprofit campaign! We salute you on your brave campaigning journey!

 

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3 Tips For Setting a Nonprofit Resolution [Infographic]

Ok, so  you have your personal New Year’s resolution set in stone. You’ve been to the gym about three times now–we’ll even count yesterday even though you left early because your legs really did “hurt that bad”. Good for you; you’ve picked a goal to get in shape! You prioritized your time to set aside for your fitness, got yourself a gym membership and even joined a spinning class because you love the social engagement aspect of it.

Looks like you’re on track. What else could there be? Forgetting something? Maybe the nonprofit board you belong to is falling short of its New Year’s resolution?! Don’t panic; there’s still time.

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Paying It Forward with Play It Forward

‘Tis the season to spread some holiday cheer! We all gladly welcome back the holidays this time of year with open arms. Whether we’re spending time with our families, catching up on some last minute holiday shopping, or just enjoying whatever time we may have away from the office; we’re all trying to take in as much of the holiday spirit before it’s said and done.

However, maybe you’re not feeling entirely fulfilled this holiday season. Maybe you’re transitioning from a Scrooge to a Grinch type character? Maybe sitting in that recliner watching the game, or decking out your house to resemble something out of a Griswald family vacation movie isn’t your thing. You seek something a little more satisfying or maybe even philanthropic. Well congratulations, this time of year has plenty in store (no, not in an actual store… get the Black Friday madness out of your head) for you to give your time to a cause that matters!

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How Charity is Trending Because of #GivingTuesday

As the dust settles upon the wreckage of that which was the chaos of Black Friday, manic shoppers retreat to their homes and power up their computer monitors to quench their bargain-lust on Cyber Monday.

In an effort to revive philanthropy during the holidays and combat the materialism of major shopping days, such as Black Friday, Giving Tuesday was born with hundreds of millions participating around the world each year.

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26 Ways to Give Thanks —The Gratitude Marathon

November is coming to a close, and within a few days Thanksgiving will have passed, millions of shopaholics will invade the malls, and Christmas music will dominate the airwaves. Despite its cozy and cheerful exterior, the holiday season can become very stressful amongst the hectic traveling, chaotic shopping events, and inescapable, mind-numbing, repetitiveness of Christmas melodies.

Before we jump into the more aggravating aspects of the holidays in the next few weeks, let’s take a step back and focus on the true meaning of Thanksgiving: showing gratitude.

Gratitude Marathon

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