How Titan is Giving Back And Why All Businesses Should Get Involved With Their Community
Looking for a way to make your business stand apart from others while also making a meaningful impact?
Here at Titan, community means everything to us. That is why we put an emphasis on giving back to the community and we encourage other businesses to do the same. And here’s the exciting news for businesses; not only will you make a difference in the world by giving back, but more of your customers will trust and respect you, and keep coming back! Over 90 percent of consumers are more likely to trust and be loyal to socially responsible businesses.
Getting involved with nonprofits and doing good in the world is also of benefit to your employees. It’s a rewarding experience, encourages community, and makes for excellent team building exercises.
So what are the easiest and most impactful ways to get started? Here are the top 5 ways your business can start giving back today.
1. Donate Money
Monetary donations are the easiest and fastest way to make an impact on the lives of those in need. Nonprofits could not do the work they are doing in the community without the generosity of every donor that steps up and helps out.
You can simply give a gift online, or you can also incentivize your employees to donate with something like a competition or a matching program. Another perk is that all donations are usually tax deductible.
2. Donate Food
In the United States, 40 million people struggle with hunger, including 1 in every 6 Arizonians. Hunger and malnutrition can drastically affect long term health, especially those with children under their care. This number is even more surprising alongside the statistic that Americans waste about a pound of food per person every day — around 150,000 tons per day.
Food donations are one of the most impactful donation methods, as so many people are struggling with hunger every day, and are constantly worried when their and their children’s next meal will be. If you are a business that sells non-perishable food items, you can easily donate food directly, or you can encourage your employees to bring donations and implement a matching program.
3. Host a Drive
Household items, clothes, bedding, food and baby needs are just a few of the items that most nonprofits are always in urgent need of. For those living below the poverty line or in homeless shelters, these are a rare necessity, and make an incredible impact on their quality of life.
It’s wonderfully easy to make in-kind donations if you’re a business with products you can physically donate yourself to organizations helping those in need — but how can you best donate items otherwise? By hosting a drive. You could even make a decision to hold a quarterly drive, and encourage your employees to donate items in whatever category drive you’re hosting, and match them. Donations like these are usually tax deductible as well.
4. Donate Your Time
Charities rely hugely on the efforts of volunteers who are willing to take time out of their day to help out, in order to do all the amazing work that they do. In fact, Americans volunteer about 8 billion hours of their time every year to help shape their communities for the better.
Offering PTO for volunteering is a rising thing in workplaces and is an excellent way to motivate employees to volunteer their time to the community — and can increase employee satisfaction with the company.
5. Sponsor an Event
Events are a fantastic way for nonprofits to raise awareness and donations, and there are always events going on that you can be a part of. These events are a lot of work and most often require outside funding or sponsorship, so nonprofits are only able to run their events with the help of sponsors and volunteers.
No matter the event, and no matter the size, sponsoring an event is one of the best ways to make a positive impact on your community — 89 percent of those who have partnered with reputable nonprofit organizations agree! Sponsoring an event is an excellent way for you to partner with a charity and make a huge impact, while also getting some visibility for your brand.
At Titan, We Strive to Give Back To Charities and the Community
Giving back to the community and helping others in need is something we believe in wholeheartedly here at Titan. And we encourage every business to do the same. Not only will it set you apart from your competitors while increasing your brand’s connection with the community, you and your employees will get to experience the heart-warming joy of giving back and making a difference in the lives of others.