Making a donation as a business: Part 1
March 19, 2015

If you want to find a way to give back to the community that supports your business, you might want to consider donating to a charity. This is a great way to show financial support for a cause that is important to your neighborhood. In addition, there are a plethora of other options you can consider when deciding to give money back.

Back a cause you connect with
Ask your staff if there is a charity that resonates with them. It is important to consider your employees and what causes might mean something to them because it can help encourage participation among everyone involved in your small business, according to Business News Daily. For example, if one of your staff members has a child who suffers from a disease or condition, consider donating money to help raise money for research. Having an emotional connection can help stimulate more giving.

Reach out to the community
Don't hesitate to ask your customers what causes are important to them. You might find the perfect charity to donate to if you ask your patrons for advice. Those who have lived in the community for awhile can offer insight about what is important to the neighborhood.

Know where you will make an impact
When are deciding on a mission to contribute to, it is important to also consider where your business will be able to make the most substantial impact. Be realistic about the amount of money you will be able to contribute and which charity will benefit most from your contribution.

Bring your team on board
By asking your employees about causes that they feel passionate about, you can help inspire people to give donations to a charity you wish to support. Accept checks and cash donations from your staff and add it to your business's donation. Another benefit to getting everyone involved is turning this project into a team-building activity. The Houston Chronicle indicated that team-building exercises can help your employees trust one another, communicate more effectively and address conflicts in a more appropriate manner. A more cohesive staff that works well together can help your business grow.

Make it fun and consider having a giving challenge to inspire a little healthy competition.

Donating to a charity is a great way to give back. It helps your business reflect and realize what opportunities have been made available. Do your research and find a suitable charity where you and your employees can donate.

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