There is a lot of Twitter buzz today about New Year’s Resolutions and Business goals for 2011. Employees already have requested off for summer vacation and as an HR manager, CEO or employer you may be wondering how to infuse some passion into the post-holiday back-to-work blues. Below are a few Non-Profit ideas your company can adopt now for a year long of fun and giving back.
Why not Adopt a Non-Profit for your company and make them a part of your new year’s calendar?
There are many great local Non-profits, charities and organizations that need help all year long not just at the holidays. We will mention a few you are familiar with and maybe a few you haven’t yet heard of:
We all tend to think of the Salvation Army at Christmas time. And they are huge at Christmas. But the Salvation Army is a year round ministry that constantly gives back to the Tulsa community. And they are a lot of fun for companies to work with because they are so big on Social Networks like Twitter.
Read the Story here of Social Media Tulsa gives back-Christmas 2010.
2. Junior Achievement of Oklahoma on Facebook
JA Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
Many an employees life has been enriched by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters. This is a great program with a proven track record that can add value to a Company’s work-force through volunteerism and giving back.
There are many great organizations to work with. One of the best ways to identify your corporate cause is to ask: What are our Companies “Core Values?” By identifying the mission of the company or the core values you can better determine what might be a good fit. Larger companies may want to provide several options for employees to choose from even allowing extra time at lunch or after work for participation in community service and for volunteering.
This short post is in no way a complete list. The goal here was just to get your mind thinking about what might work for your business for Social Good this year. There is also Little League Sports (I like to capitalize too much-have you noticed?) Church groups, civic groups, school, band, music, football, cheerleading, etc.
One of the web’s favorite resource for Social Good and Non-Profit information is at http://www.socialbrite.org What are your favorite Non-Profits? What has worked best for your organization? Have you used Social Media to expand volunteerism beyond your corporate walls? How did that work? What did you learn. Thanks for your comments. Or email us directly info@M3NewMedia.net. Feel free to tell us what you want to see on the blog.