Partner with ALIVE for an event
A great way to promote charity and giving throughout your organization is hosting charitable events. Events can take many shapes and forms, but the premise behind them is the same.
An event may be an on-site or off-site; some ideas include:
Hosting a nonprofit at the office to talk about what the organization does and the impact it has on the community
Hosting a fundraiser. This fundraiser could be on-site or off-site, before or after traditional office hours. Another opportunity may be at the company’s annual meeting, award ceremonies and/or holiday party. Leaders from the company often discuss how charity has impacted them personally, and why they believe in charitable contributions and encourage employees to give back to something they care about. The fundraiser could include an entry fee (that is ultimately donated), a raffle, challenges, team-bonding exercises and more.
To pursue a general partnership with ALIVE Rescue, please contact the organization's founder,
Sponsoring nonprofit events. Companies can sponsor nonprofit events through monetary donations, offering space for an event or providing goods or services to the charity for an event. When sponsoring an event, corporations usually agree to donate to a specific event in exchange for being listed as an event sponsor. This sponsorship is then communicated to the company’s employees, and promoted by both the corporation and the nonprofit. For more information on upcoming event partnership opportunities with ALIVE Rescue, see the "blah blah" section.
In-kind donations are when corporations or companies provide non-profits with a donation of goods and services. We are always looking for animal care products (check out our wish list here).
Additionally, we would welcome in-kind donations from the list below:
> Technology: Computer, tablets, software, services
> Construction materials: See details The Big Barn
> Vehicles: When
The Big Barn opens, we will need large vans/trucks for transportation
> Photography and videography: We are always in need of good photos and videos!
> Accounting services
> Law services
If you have questions about potential in-kind donations, email Kristen Gerali
Engage and encourage employees to donate
Corporations often promote a specific day of the year as a “day of giving.” If not a company-selected date, another such date is “Giving Tuesday.” Companies can simply send an intra-office email discussing Giving Tuesday and its impact on society. In this email, a company can list some local, national or employee-supported nonprofit organizations that employees may consider donating to.
Such an email is often accompanied by flyers or posters displayed in an area that employees will see, like the front desk or the kitchen, that highlights some of the key elements outlined in the email. This type of acknowledgement reinforces the company’s commitment and belief in charity, proving that social impact is not simply a message worthy of only a once-a-year email.
Donation matching program
According to Double the Donation, 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs and an estimated $2 billion to $3 billion is donated through matching gift programs annually. Data from The Big-Give Research Initiative showed that 84% of survey participants say they’re more likely to donate if a match is offered. This is often because individuals feel that their impact is more significant when it is increased by an employer matching program and they’re not willing to leave that impact on the table.
Matching programs are generally when a company offers to match a specific percentage of an employee’s charitable contribution, up to a certain amount. An example would be matching 100% of employee donations, up to $5,000 per employee.
Time off for volunteering
According to the
Corporation for National Community Service, via the 2018 Volunteering in America report, one in three adults (30.3%) volunteer through an organization. The report continued, “Americans volunteered nearly 6.9 billion hours, worth an estimated $167 billion in economic value, based on the Independent Sector’s estimate of the average value of a volunteer hour for 2017. Millions more are supporting friends and family (43.1%) and doing favors for their neighbors (51.4%), suggesting that many are engaged in acts of “informal volunteering.”
Corporations throughout the country offer paid time off for their employees. This is a way to promote volunteering among employees while contributing to the greater good.