Headlines & Helpful Information, Community, Leadership
By: Laurel Pointer
In today’s world, prospective and current employees are
looking to see what separates their company from the rest. For many, community
involvement and giving back to others are key factors as to why they join or
stay with an organization. The nonprofits s a company supports, and how they
support those organizations, say a lot about the company’s values.
The good news is that many nonprofits, like Susan G. Komen, offer
a variety of ways to support a worthy cause while also providing fun engagement
opportunities for businesses and their employees. Here are four key reasons why companies
should consider doing more than just writing a big check.
1. Volunteering Fosters Employee Morale
Whether you’re manning a water station at a local, one
day event like Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® or MORE THAN PINKWalk®,
or choosing to volunteer at a longer event, like the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® 60-mile
walk , taking time out of the everyday grind of the office and focusing on
helping others provides a great perspective and a sense of comradery. Plus, depending on the event, it can be fun
to see your co-workers let their hair down, shed their professional persona,
don a pink boa or crazy hat, and expend a little elbow grease.
one thing to pay a registration fee and participate in an event, but it’s a
whole different level when your team engages in fundraising. Set a fundraising
goal and watch people’s competitive spirit come out. Who can be the top individual fundraiser?
Which department can host the best raffles, chili cook-offs, or jeans days to
be at the front of the pack? Bragging rights are only surpassed by the sense of
accomplishment and the knowledge that the money raised will go towards
life-saving education, treatment and research programs that can help end breast
3. Being Part of a Team Strengthens Your Bond
Susan G. Komen hosts events nationwide throughout the year.
To get involved with an event near you go to www.raceforthecure.org or www.the3day.org.
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