Monday marks the national holiday to celebrate the life, ideals, service, and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Originally incorporated more than 30 years ago, the holiday was renamed in 1994 as a call to all Americans to make the day one of volunteer service.
Tragedy for some of us is tragedy for all of us. No matter where you’re from or where you live, it’s up to everyone to do their small part to bring relief to our fellow Americans suffering from the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
It’s Giving Tuesday, the unofficial kickoff of our national season of giving – time for giving back, giving thanks, and reflecting. Amid the craziness of the holidays, I finally found a few minutes to embrace the spirit of the season and look back on 2016. Let me tell you, it was a pretty incredible year!
At Businessolver, we’re committed to business with a purpose. That means ensuring the right products, services and support are there for our clients at the right time. It also means extending that sense of purpose to the communities in which we live and work.
Companies have responsibilities, from delivering a product or service and ensuring regulatory compliance, to managing employees and taking care of customers. But there is a greater responsibility that entails more than day-to-day business: businesses also have a responsibility to give back to the people and places they serve. One of the most effective ways to do this is through a corporate giving or social responsibility program.
Launching a successful program can be challenging, though – it’s more than writing a check or organizing a corporate volunteer outing. It requires a thoughtful approach that allows the company and its employees to support meaningful causes that improve and benefit their community and our world.