Philanthropic activities can help your business in quite a few ways. Sure, they make your business look good. People want to be associated with a business that’s committed to doing good in the world. However, they can help in more ways than that. Indeed, philanthropy is incorporated into many of the events that we offer. It can help to bring your workers together, making for a more cohesive unit. In this blog, we’ll go over how philanthropy works with our FullTilt Team events as well as why that’s a major benefit for you and your community.
Philanthropic Activities through History
The origin of the word “philanthropy” dates back to 1600 B.C. It essentially means “love for mankind.” The dictionary defines it as “altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property or work to needy persons… and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.” That’s all true, but to us, “philanthropy” is about so much more than simply donating money. While that’s a very good thing to do and quite useful, there are all kinds of benefits to donating time and effort, as well.
Charitable Volunteering and Events
At FullTilt Teams, we believe strongly in “corporate social responsibility.” That means that as many of our events give back to the community as possible. In fact, we make sure to put something in each event that helps both your workers as well as the community at large. For example, the “End Hunger Games” have your team break into groups and then compete in a series of fun but challenging games. The winners of these games are then given non-perishable food items. So, your workers come together and learn about each other, then at the end, all of the non-perishable food items are given to your choice of food bank. Your team has a great time, comes together as one, and helps the environment.
Doing Good and Feeling Good
It may sound like a cliché, but when you do something good for someone else, it makes you feel good. That good feeling can be contagious. It can also bring people together. By making sure that corporate social responsibility is in our events, it helps to bond your team together all that much stronger. That “good feeling” from doing good for the community strengthens the bond between workers. In fact, it’s the kind of thing that doesn’t end when the event’s over, either. We’ve heard from so many clients who say that their workers talked about how they helped the environment months and longer after the event.
Giving Back and Growing
When people hear that a business is doing good in the community, it factors into their decisions. More and more, studies have shown that consumers take a business’s social and environmental stands into account when making purchasing decisions. Philanthropy can help your business’s bottom line, too. For more information about how charity works in our team building, give us a call at (888) 220-7501 or head to our site.