With Earth Day on April 22nd, spring is a popular time for businesses to focus on giving back.
However, giving to charity throughout the year has become an important part of running a business. Many entrepreneurs prioritize charitable giving to causes they care about.
And employees and customers may even be more likely to support companies that focus on this type of giving. In fact, nearly half of small businesses donate money to nonprofits in their communities.
This month, in celebration of Earth Day, Small Business Trends is doing its part to give back. We donated to ForestPlanet to plant 300 trees. ForestPlanet is a company that we featured last year. Her whole goal is to help companies do what Small Business Trends just did… give back by supporting tree planting initiatives across the country.
Learn more about ForestPlanet here.
Of course, we’re not the only ones giving back.
Small businesses give back
Read more about how small businesses donate in this post.
42 percent of small businesses donate up to $1,000 to charity and prefer to give cash
If you’ve decided to incorporate charitable giving into your business plan, it’s time to figure out the best way to do it. This may seem pretty simple, but companies have different needs and processes. You may also want to involve your team or clients in your fundraising efforts. This post outlines the steps required to make the most of your charity donation.
5 Steps to Giving Back: Donate to charity and your business
Of course, monetary donations are not the only way to support important causes. Volunteering can also show your commitment to social and charitable initiatives. It can also be a perfect way to engage your employees. Here are some of the key benefits of volunteering for you and your team.
8 ways volunteering can inspire you and your employees
Aside from aiding in team building, volunteering can even help your business grow. Customers often value companies that give back to the community. So these efforts may result in positive press or goodwill from the wider community. Learn about other ways volunteering can improve your bottom line in this post.
5 ways volunteering can help your small business grow
Finally, volunteering can have a positive impact on your own leadership and entrepreneurial skills. From promoting lifelong learning to building your local network, these opportunities can make you a more effective professional for the future. Read the story of an entrepreneur here.
How volunteering sharpens my entrepreneurial skills
If you have a business with a charitable or purposeful focus and would like to be featured in Small Business Trends this month, reach out to us to share your story.
Additionally, if you help other businesses give back or integrate social causes into their missions, share your offerings with our small business readership. Contact our editorial team today.
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