Companies of all sizes often raise money for charity as a way to give back to the community. But with the rising popularity of social fundraising, it is possible to take corporate responsibility initiatives to a new level! An online fundraising event can give an incredible boost to corporate culture by uniting the team towards a common goal. This can be especially useful to companies with remote employees and various offices. An online fundraiser allows everyone to be involved in the same “office” activity.
Your company can set up an online fundraising site in minutes to be used in various ways:
- An ongoing fundraiser for the year
- A short-term campaign for a specific initiative
- To fundraise in honor of a holiday or someone’s retirement
- To create an online home for an in-person event
Check out what this company is doing for their annual fundraiser for literacy: http://biblioteam2013.mydagsite.com. They have various remote employees and offices around the world and are using their DAG fundraising site as a way to rally enthusiasm amongst all employees who often feel disconnected from daily office life. They are also offering it as a platform to motivate individual employees to do athletic endeavors and have people donate in honor of their goals. Meghan is doing a 45-mile cycling loop in Vermont.
What kinds of things can you use Deposit a Gift to raise money for?
To help raise money for…
- Local shelters
- Community projects
- Complementing an in-person fundraising event, like a benefit or auction
- Education support programs
If your organization is looking to spice up its corporate responsibility initiatives, consider the crowdsourced fundraising approach. You want a tool that is customizable so that it’s a true reflection of your company’s values as well as social so that it’s inherently easy to share.
Once you’ve got your site set up to reflect what you’re trying to accomplish, the key is marketing it to the max to generate excitement about what you are doing and get people on board. You want to start with internal communications to get the company team excited and then encourage them to share outside of the office to get their friends and family involved. The more it spreads, the more you raise for your chosen cause!
If you’d like personal support getting your corporate responsibility initiative setup, please contact us!