Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Thanksgiving is 17 days from now, Christmas is in mere weeks and all you have planned is a holiday party sure to have nothing but pigs-in-a-blanket and paperweights for each employee. The future is looking grim.
Now picture this:
You have expertly decided to transform your holiday party into a holiday Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event thus becoming a company hero, all while bettering the lives of people the world over and getting a nice year-end tax break to boot. The future is looking great.
Party vs. Event:
Parties are fun, you can relax and unwind but they also come with a cost—and not just to your budget. The excess that corporate holiday parties can generate is overwhelming not to mention completely unsustainable for the environment, for your employee morale and for your bottom line.
Spinning your holiday party into a social possibility allows the greatest number of people to realize what it means to give, receive, care and think beyond themselves.
Being committed to a program around CSR means your company will reap a plethora of benefits…so consider that a holiday CSR event can gift you these:
If you’ve picked a place and a date for your holiday event (or even if you haven’t) there is absolutely still time to up the ante from eating and gifting to serving and giving. So many organizations, charities and programs are running low on resources; any and all types of giving truly make a difference.
CSR Event Ideas
Ideas to create and build a CSR holiday event are endless…here are a few to get you headed in the right direction (trust us…we do this all the time and we’re here to help create a meaningful event for your employees):
It won’t take long before you have repositioned your company to a socially responsible one just by changing your holiday party to a holiday event. So now you can serve others and still enjoy those pigs-in-a-blanket: everyone wins! (Did we mention you’ll get a year-end tax break?)