Thanksgiving is all about giving! Most businesses take the easy way out when giving back by simply writing a check, which they can put on their taxes for a deduction. Stand out and give back in a new way! Giving back can look great for your company. It may be subtle and more marketing related, but your employees and others will see your company as one that cares and wants to make a difference. This can drum up business for your company as well as enhance pride or morale in the workplace for your employees. Some possible ways to give back are:
- Give time: Time is equally valuable to money during the holiday season. Organize your managers and employees to give some time to serve on a charitable board or help build a home for someone to spend the holidays.
- Volunteer Time Off (VTO): You can formally allow a paid day-off each year for employees to provide a volunteer service of their choice. This is a great way to encourage your employees to give back.
- Have employees participate in the donations: Create a donation pool or a gift-matching program where you match the amount that employees raise for the donation. Getting your employees involved sends a message that they have some control and that they have a chance to help give back if they do not otherwise have the time. Offering to match their donations shows that you appreciate their efforts and it can inspire them to give what they can.
Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer to ensure your business’ success! Utilize these ways to give back to the community to really make your business stand out this holiday season.