Charity gives you the feel good factor.
It feels good for the soul to raise money or other donations for a deserving cause. We all want that warm glow from knowing we have done a Good Deed. In dark times, a bit of kindness goes a long way.
Charity events create team building opportunities.
Maybe you have never spoken to Karen from accounts before, but attending an event together has broken the ice. Taking part in charitable events outside of work tasks can forge new relationships and help old team members to bond over a worthy common purpose. It can also open up communication between senior management and other employees.
Charity work offers networking opportunities with other businesses.
Meeting up with a powerful network of like-minded business people from other companies to help work for a joint cause will undoubtedly bring networking benefits. This is a way to reach out and connect with other businesses and sectors of the community on a different platform.
It helps define your corporate identity.
Supporting a charity shows that your business is trustworthy and ethical. This can be an important tool when recruiting new employees who want to know they are moving to a great company with honest values.
Supporting a charity can provide great PR.
Taking part in charity fundraising will provide your business opportunities to be seen in the media and will show you in a good light. Detailing your charitable efforts on your website will reinforce to customers, clients and other businesses that you are a reputable caring organisation.
By supporting a local Charity Organization like St Bernard’s Hospice, you are investing in YOUR community.
Support a Non-Profit Organization where you KNOW your hard earned money remains in YOUR COMMUNITY. There are NPO’s that are National and the money they make from their local fundraising efforts are sent to the NPO’s Head Office and distributed to other Communities.
Please remember, you, your loved one, friend or colleague might require The St Bernard’s Hospice Home Based Palliative Care Services one day; I know, I have.