Corporate social responsibility or CSR is an organisaton’s way of giving back. It
can take many forms – from a charitable campaign during the holiday season
to a partnership with an organisation that lasts years, if not decades.
Corporate social responsibility isn’t limited to money
While CSR quite often tends to be financial, it isn’t limited to that. As
companies become more socially-minded, they may want to make a
contribution but not have the funds to spare. The classic saying, time is
money rings true in this situation. If you can’t make a financial contribution,
you can most certainly volunteer your time. You and your team can dedicate
certain hours of your working days each month to supporting a charitable
organisation. It’s an excellent way to give back, lend a helping hand to an
organisation that needs it, and bond as a team over new experiences.
Corporate social responsibility and your industry
You don’t have to belong to a certain industry to be of service to charities.
There are countless ways you can support – from fundraising to catering the
food at an event to supporting with administrative tasks and social media.
You could even form a strategic partnership with a charity and help them
broaden their circles, putting them and their special cause on the map.
Corporate social responsibility and your calling
If you decide to volunteer as a team or a company, conduct a meeting to
discuss a cause you’re all passionate about. It could be the environment or
animal welfare to children in need or helping refugees get settled in a new
country. Once you’ve decided on a cause, chart out how much time, money,
and resources your company is able to dedicate to it. Ponder potential
questions and have your answers ready so you can approach a charity and
outline exactly what they can expect from you. Reliability and accountability
are the pillars of volunteer work, so make sure you’re available.
Corporate social responsibility and the need to give back
Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist, propounded Maslow’s Hierarchy
of Needs. In it, he states that people have a fundamental need to be of value
to their community. Corporate social responsibility is an excellent way to help
others, including your employees. CSR programmes have impacted the
wellbeing of employees by boosting their productivity and reducing
employee turnover. Millennials claim that they would even take a pay cut for
a socially responsible company. Giving back impacts our personal happiness,
in addition to that of others, making the world a better place for everyone.
Buddy Bag Foundation is committed to helping children in emergency care.
You can support by donating funds, hosting a Buddy Bag Brigade bag
packing event, fundraising, donating your services, donating goods,
becoming a Buddy Bag Foundation Angel, or payroll giving. If you’d like more
information, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org