I am super passionate about giving back.
But, I realize. I often get ahead of myself and forget that there are a lot of people who are not like me.
Perhaps you are one of them. Maybe you like the idea of helping other people, but don’t know who to help or how to get started. If all of the giving can be a bit overwhelming, well this post is for you.
I am going to give you 3 quick strategies that you can implement in your business right away–especially during this holiday season.
- Make your dollars count. Buy presents from small shops that provide employment and even scholarship opportunities to women and men who are overcoming poverty. The list of these amazing businesses is long and their products are outstanding. I curated a list of my favorite shops that Give Back, just sign up and start shopping! Imagine if your business’ signature Thank You gifts were these beautiful Desk Accessories from Marie Mae–a business that trades artisan goods for business school training for women in Rwanda?
- Jump On Board with Your Favorite Cause. You don’t have to come up with something on your own — you are busy. You are running a business for crying out loud! Find whatever cause makes your heart light up or whatever makes you angry and give to the cause! It can be Human Trafficking, Childrens Hunger Fund, SPCA, Childrens Cancer Research–find a cause and give a percentage of your earnings. Be sure to tell your clients too, it is because of their loyalty you are able to give–it is a win-win-win–everyone feels good about being a part.
- Do something good for someone in your neighborhood. There is a family near you that needs backpacks and winter coats and a few extra dollars to make this Christmas special, ask a local Church or school to identify a family or two in need and give them what you can.
I know that you really want to make a meaningful impact with your business and your life. That is why you are hustling so hard in the first place. Giving Back is a great way to do that. So GO GIVE.