Monday Motivation: Your Business and the Community

A city with a couple taller buildings, title - Business and the Community

A great way to drum up motivation across your employees is to recognize the kind of impact your business is making on the community. For one, you’re creating jobs, income, and a quality work environment for people in the community. That is huge and you should be proud of that. But what else can you do?

You may have heard of a little shoe company called, TOMS . The first thing that pops up when entering their website is the following quote.

View from the top of a large hill or small mountain looking over a valley with another large hill on the other side. Three people looking over the valley pointing off into the distance. Title - The more you give the more you live - TOMS

Heck yes I can agree with that! TOMS made a name for themselves by promising to donate a pair of shoes for each pair purchased. But they don’t stop there. Check out their Tribe page to see just how much they (and you) can do for, not only the community, but the world.

Toms is setting a great example, although hefty. Here are a few simple ways your business can make an impact on the community by John Rampton (@johnrampton).

Host a Contest

Winners choose a local charity of their choice to donate the money, instead of prizes. John says it’s, “one of the most successful ways I’ve been able to help some of the local charities around my business.”

Build a Home

You can partner with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and help build a home for disadvantaged residents in your community. This would be rewarding for anyone involved and a great team building opportunity.

Encourage Employee Volunteerism

As a business owner you can offer your employees PTO (outside of regular PTO) that’s specifically for volunteering time. Your business will gain brownie points from the community and your employees. I’d like to propose we make this the new norm in every company, but that’s just my opinion.

Do you feel motivated? Read the many other great ideas from John in his article, 10 Ways to Give Back to Your Community.


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